Your Guide to Surviving DARK

Fears Roam Here

Celebrating six years of terror, DARK returns and brings with it the sinister thrills you’ve come to expect, plus a few more tricks! On select nights from October 6 to 29, your worst fears will be roaming through Fort Edmonton Park’s exhilarating new haunting experiences. Survive a horde of undead in a defenceless frontier town. Escape the deranged killer clown whose grand gesture is murder. Dare to discover what nightmares are made during the witching hour. 

Come for the scares, stay for the food and the fun. From local food truck favourites and spooky cocktails to a live DJ spinning eerie beats, DARK is Edmonton’s Haunted Festival and you won’t want to miss it.

Please note, that it can take up to 3 hours to get the full experience, give yourself plenty of time! The event is suitable for ages 14+.

Let’s break down the best way to experience DARK this season!


DARK includes three spine-chilling experiences that will haunt you to your core. Whatever evil you encounter, you can be sure this is what nightmares are made of. Don’t miss our new and revamped haunts this season! 

DARK Tip: Start at the 3 AM Haunt to miss the line at Under the Big Top Haunt! 

Under the Big Top - Curtain Call

A killer clown has taken over the Midway and, if you aren’t careful, you’ll soon become woven into their sick and twisted carnival. Beware the sinister circus performers, who will lure you to your doom with promises of fun. This is the final curtain call for Under the Big Top and those who don’t make it out alive will find themselves stitched into the fabric of the circus itself! *Haunt wheelchair accessible 

DARK Tip: Try taking the Green Mile Path around the Cornfield to get to Mellon Farmhouse Scare Zone

3 AM  - Descent into Delirium

When the witching hour strikes, the veil between reality and the supernatural world is at its thinnest. If you dare close your eyes, demonic dream weavers could condemn you to be trapped in this hellish existence for all eternity. Your only hope is to wake up before dawn! *Haunt wheelchair accessible. 

DARK Tip: Be careful to look up and down, the scares are all around!

Bloodshed Passage - Survive the Horde

A quaint frontier town is plagued by a horde of undead hoping to grow their numbers. Take cover and join the fight or you risk being devoured by the plague or worse. This bloody story only has one way out. Do you have what it takes to survive the horde?

DARK Tip: Watch out on the Long Walk Home from this Haunt for flickering lights in the buildings

Calling All Foodies

Customize your DARK experience this season and add our Food & Beverage Tickets. Enjoy delectable eats and treats from local food trucks. This season we’re welcoming Drift, Laker Coffee, Spaghetti Cone, Bucking Good Eats, Curbside, and Jackie O's! Plus, you won’t want to miss the delightfully terrifying adult cocktails. Browse the menus here.

DARK Tip: We’re not saying there is a secret bar… but there is a secret bar. Quiz Night

Quiz Night is back for the fourth year in a row. Tune into Instagram Live every Monday night during DARK at 7:00 pm MDT to test your knowledge of all things creepy, gruesome, and blood-curdling! Impress our horror host and you’ll have a chance to win some truly wicked prizes! 

DARK Tip: Don’t miss your chance to win free DARK and Edmonton Valley Zoo tickets!

Stay at the Hotel Selkirk after DARK 

Make a night of it and end your evening at the iconic Hotel Selkirk. Your package includes DARK admission tickets, a fast pass, a free cocktail, access to a VIP only bar, DARK merch, and more! Packages start at $375 + GST. Available Friday and Saturday only.

Limited availability. Book Your Stay!

DARK Merch

To celebrate 6 haunting years of DARK we’re rolling out a limited edition merch collection! Scoop up your swag online or at the Front Entry gift Shop this October. From cozy hoodies to classic tees and toques, show off your love for DARK this October with #DARKyeg merch. Merch by Elite Promo Marketing. Available for a limited time only. 

DARK Tip: Please note: costumes, costumed masks, and face paint are not permitted at the event.

What To Wear

Bundle Up! Did you know that 75% of DARK is outdoors? The event continues rain, shine or cold. Parts of the event will be indoors, and there will be spaces available to warm up; however, don’t forget to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Remember, it can be a few degrees cooler in the river valley. We encourage you to bring extra layers and don’t forget to bring good outdoor footwear.

DARK Tip: Stop by the Dead Disco where local DJ Thomas Culture AKA 'The Groove Digger' is live spinning spooky beats all night long.

October 6-29

7 PM - 11 PM

Tickets $45 (+service fee & GST)

Ages 14+


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