Your Guide to Surviving DARK
Where Terror Awaits...
Gather your crew and buckle up for a terrifying experience like no other. Back for its fifth year, DARK offers three wicked haunts that will leave you sleeping with one eye open. From October 7 to 30, you’ll be able to face your biggest fears at Fort Edmonton Park! Come for the scares and stay for the food and fun. From local food trucks to spooky cocktails to a live DJ spinning your favourite beats, DARK is Edmonton’s Haunted Festival, and you won’t want to miss it.
Please note, 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
The joke’s on you. A killer clown has taken over the Big Top Tent on the Midway, and there’s nothing funny about it. Giggle too loudly, and this prankster will show you what it really means to “clown around.” Their favourite trick? Making the audience disappear, one bloody part at a time. Will this circus act be all it’s cracked up to be or leave you in stitches? *Haunt wheelchair accessible
DARK Tip: Hold on tight to your crew in the mirror maze, you'd hate to get separated!
3 AM - Dead of Night
When the clock strikes three, the veil between reality and the supernatural world is its thinnest, making it the most powerful time for night demons to cast their sinister spells. Dare to close your eyes, and these demonic dream weavers could condemn you to the portals of hell. *Haunt wheelchair accessible.
DARK Tip: Be careful to look up and down, the scares are all around!
Reap what you sow. In an act of desperation, the owners of an ailing farm make a dangerous deal with a primeval spirit to collect souls for an abundant harvest. Consumed with evil, the farmers are now confined to a lifetime of hunting victims for blood to fertilize their crops.
DARK Tip: Whatever you do, don’t trust the scarecrows!
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. PS. Grab the fast pass for access to a VIP-only bar.
Quiz Night is back for the third year in a row. Tune into Instagram Live every Monday night in October (except for the big night - Halloween!) 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 tickets!
Dead Centre of Town
The DCoT Collective with Catch the Keys Productions presents Dead Centre of Town XIII. Edmonton’s only live-action thriller inspired by true history possesses the Capitol Theatre for an intimate and immersive theatrical retelling of some of Edmonton’s long-lost supernatural secrets. Secrets that can’t stay backstage forever. Runtime: Approx. 50-55 minutes at the Capitol Theatre.
DARK Tip: Bundle Dead Centre of Town Tickets with your DARK ticket. *Not included with DARK.
Stay at the Hotel Selkirk after DARK
* SOLD OUT * 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 $259 + GST. Available Friday and Saturday only. Limited availability. Book Your Stay!
To celebrate 5 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 River City Raveyard in the Hollow! Local DJ Thomas Culture AKA 'The Groove Digger' is live DJ spinning spooky beats all night long.
7 PM - 11 PM
Tickets $45 (+service fee & GST)