This scooter tour takes you to the most haunted spots in downtown Edmonton
By Katrina Turchin | October 21, 2021
Zip through dark alleys in downtown and Old Strathcona with YEG Scoot’s Ghost Scoot tour. The two-hour, locally curated experience showcases Edmonton’s most haunted buildings, where you’ll hear spine tingling stories about the ghosts who still linger today.
“It’s the most unique experience for locals and visitors to Edmonton,” says Hidar Elmais, founder of Travel Gurus and YEG Scoot. “As you’re on e-scooters, you’re able to see more haunted and spooky locations.”
One such location is the Walterdale Playhouse in Old Strathcona, which was originally a firehall. The theatre is said to be haunted by a ghost named Walt, one of the original fire department employees, who is believed to have died in a fatal accident inside the building.
“Visitors describe seeing objects mysteriously moving, lights flickering on and off, and describe unsettling feelings of being watched,” says Elmais.
Another stop is the haunted Craft & Cork on Whyte Avenue where guests get to sip on specially concocted mocktails. YEG Scoot launched this summer under Travel Gurus, an Edmonton-based travel company. The organization needed a pivot during the pandemic and went into the electric scooter tour business.
YEG Scoot’s Ghost Scoot tour is next weekend October 30 and 31 starting at 7:00 p.m. Bookings are $50 a person and are selling out fast, so make sure you book soon if you want to secure a spot on the tour. The booking price includes the cost of one mocktail.