Get geared up for the spooky season! There are many ways to celebrate Halloween this year, and Parc Safari has something special “lioned” up this October.
Parc Safari representative Paryse St-Pierre explains that to celebrate in spooktacular fashion, the park has been organizing various Halloween-themed activities. She says they have “extraordinary decorations, and each day we have a pumpkin hunt.” Scattered gourds, giant spiders, webs, witch hats and more odd objects abound. As for the pumpkin hunt, she explains, “We give clues and people find the pumpkins. At the end of the day, they present themselves and win candies and presents.”
Halloween activities at Parc Safari have been going on for at least five years, according to St-Pierre. Last year, even amongst COVID restrictions, the park celebrated but at a smaller level. It still had decorations, but was open at reduced capacity, and it was unable to have the pumpkin hunt.
The events are for all ages, but she especially encourages families to come. Children under the age of two even get in for free. Dressing in a costume is strongly encouraged. Many of the park’s own employees will be dressed up as well.
A place like Parc Safari is important for many reasons, according to St-Pierre. For one, she says that it is “super important, because there have to be places where families can be together.” Additionally, there’s the aspect of education: the park offers an environment where people can learn all about different animal species in a fun setting. On top of all that, she reminds folks that “We’re also here for the preservation of certain species” and that the park works to protect endangered animals.
Lighting up the night
Besides hosting the Halloween activities, the park is also getting ready to launch its “Enchantment” lighting display that they will be opening on November 5. St-Pierre explains that this will feature “Normal services, with giant illuminated animal structures.” The structures will feature different themes such as Foresta, Arctica, and Africa, and the illuminated animals will reflect the climate they’re representing. The display will be open on weekends, from 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., until March 15.