Laval gets spooked

By Rhonda Massad

Are you brave enough to seek and find the candy lost in the forest at Bois de l’Équerre or would you prefer to learn how to carve a pumpkin at Centre de la nature. This month is loaded with Halloween activities for the young and young at heart.

Follow a guided tour of the haunted forest at Bois de l’Équerre. On Saturday, Oct. 18, visit the haunted forest at Laval’s Bois de l’Équerre. There will be guided tours leaving every 10-15 minutes, starting at 5 p.m. and finishing at 6:30 p.m.

Bring a flash light with fully charged batteries cast light as you search for the hidden candy in the haunted castle. There will be ghosts and zombies hidden as well. This activity is recommended for those over seven years of age.

The tours are free. Cancelations will be announced on the website at:

Halloween activities will scare you at Centre de la nature throughout the month. To name just a few:

Haunted house

Every weekend from the 11 to the 26 of October, the Centre de la Nature will be hosting a haunted house at the North Chalet, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the cost is $2.

Pumpkin decorating workshop

Get creative at their pumpkin decorating workshop on Oct. 25 and 26. There will be three sessions given each day at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. at the Village des arts. The cost is $3 and registration is required.

Also the centre’s Village des Arts guests are invited to trample the woods on Saturday, Oct. 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pumpkin Rally. Witches, ghosts, goblins and monsters are all invited to the pumpkin rally. A flash light is recommended and the event is free of charge. Village des Arts du Centre de la nature is located at 901 Parc.

More information can be found at

For a full list of city events including theatre shows, haunted houses and festivities consult the city website at
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