October travel deals for Canadians so good, it's spooky

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This pumpkin spice latte from the Lobby Bar at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort will help get you in that October mood. (Facebook)
This pumpkin spice latte from the Lobby Bar at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort will help get you in that October mood. (Facebook)

This special edition of October travel deals features destinations with haunted Halloween events and pumpkin themes for the whole family to enjoy. So be sure to pack your scariest costume and bring your camera to these Canadian and American destinations.

The Deal: Pointe Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort – Phoenix, Ariz.

Savings: Another Day in Paradise deal – stay three nights and get the fourth night free

The Details: This offer is available starting October 21 and you must request plan code PBADP4 when making reservations. The minimum stay is four nights and the maximum is seven nights. Full prepayment is required and there are no cancellations.

Reasons To Go: Located next to the Phoenix North Mountain Preserves the resort boasts a 40-foot waterfall, a water village with acres of pools and cabanas to relax in. Or play a round of golf on-site at Lookout Mountain, tennis, ping pong, hiking, or enjoy a meal with a spectacular panorama view of the Phoenix desert from the floor to ceiling windows at Different Pointe of View.

Halloween: Harvest Fest in Phoenix has a pumpkin patch, fun hayrides, and live music on select dates in October. Visit Vertuccio Farms for Halloween inspired events such as a corn maze, spider web climb, and pumpkin bowling throughout October.

The Parlour Inn’s restaurant in Stratford, Ont. (theparlour.ca)
The Parlour Inn’s restaurant in Stratford, Ont. (theparlour.ca)

 The Deal: Parlour Inn – Stratford, Ont.

Savings: Complimentary three course dinner for two on your third nights stay

The Details: This offer is valid until October 31 and is based on double occupancy. Dinner is offered from their traditional a la carte menu.

Reasons To Go: Stratford is an arts-inspired town with award winning theatre, adorable shops, fine dining, and of course, it’s the birthplace of pop superstar Justin Bieber. Should you or the kids be a fan you will want to download this Bieber-iffic map for all things Justin related in Stratford.

Halloween: Ghosts of Stratford Walking Tour Halloween Edition takes place on select October dates and Savour Stratford Pumpkin Trail is open Tuesday to Saturday for a self-guided trail that allows you to experience pumpkin-inspired flavours with 26 different offers.

Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Calgary Downtown (Facebook)
Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Calgary Downtown (Facebook)

The Deal: Hilton Garden Inn – Calgary, Alta.

Savings: Save up to 15 per cent off their best available rate

The Details: Must be purchased online at least fourteen days before arrival and full payment is required.

Reasons To Go: Calgary is booming with arts and culture and the Glenbow Museum is home to unique artifacts to explore, or visit the Calgary Tower for a bird’s eye view of this bustling city.

Halloween Event: Haunted Calgary has a low scare option in the afternoon and a full scare at night for the daring guests on October 27, 28, and 31. It’s the largest outdoor walk-through haunted attraction in the area with 10,000 square feet of scariness, complete with ‘Fear Engineers’ and a scary ‘Scream Team.’ Consider yourself warned.

October is a great time to check out the theme parks in Florida. (Miriam Porter)
October is a great time to check out the theme parks in Florida. (Miriam Porter)

The Deal: Ramada Plaza – Orlando, Fla.

Savings: Save 20 per cent when you stay three nights or longer

The Details: In addition to the 20 per cent discount when booking for three nights or more guests also receive complimentary breakfast, shuttle service to Orlando attractions, and parking.

Reasons To Go: For a back to nature Orlando experience take a ride on Boggy Creek Airboat Rides where you may see alligators in the wild; or spin around on the Orlando Eye for a spectacular view of the city. For a night on the town check out La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil in Disney Springs. This exhilarating performance combines daring acrobatics, gymnastics, exciting music and dazzling costumes that will transform you to another world – catch La Nouba before these talented performers take their final bow at the end of 2017.

Halloween: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom is an exclusive after dark ticketed event happening on select dates until November 1. It’s the perfect excuse for adults to dress up alongside kids in their best Halloween costume and go trick or treating throughout the park while meeting Disney Characters along the way. This spooktacular event is fun for all ages because it’s not so scary after all, and of course the happiest place on earth is perfect for kids and kids at heart.

Four Points by Sheraton, Kingston (Facebook)
Four Points by Sheraton, Kingston (Facebook)

The Deal: Four Points by Sheraton – Kingston, Ont.

Savings: Daily breakfast for two people included in their best available room rates

The Details: Free breakfast for two when booking online or on the phone when you mention BAR1B.

Reasons To Go: Years ago Kingston started out as Canada’s capital city and is now an adorable small town commonly referred to as the “limestone city,” due to many buildings built from local limestone. The Four Points hotel has great views of the lake and is within walking distance to many shops and delicious restaurants.

Halloween: Zip on over to Fort Fright at Fort Henry while in Kingston for a one of a kind scary coffin ride and the famous spooky hallways and tunnels of the Fort’s garrison with live actors that will leave you screaming and then laughing for more. The fun has already begun and is happening Thursdays to Sundays until October 29.

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