ottawa delay halloween

At least one Canadian city wants to delay Halloween by one day because of rain

The forecast for a bunch of Canadian cities isn't looking so great for Halloween, so at least one city is hoping to delay the day altogether. 

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Ottawa on Thursday. They're warning that the city could receive between 30 and 50 mm of rain by Friday morning.

In light of the unfortunate weather forecast for the spookiest night of the year, Ottawa Special Events tweeted "while we have no real sway of any kid, we think the @ottawacity should put out a statement delaying Halloween by one day."

Some Ottawa residents are totally on board with the delay. 

While others feel strongly about Halloween falling on October 31. 

A few American cities have made the move of delaying Halloween due to weather, including a number of communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

Other Canadian cities expecting precipitation on the evening of October 31 include Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, St. John's, Whitehorse, Quebec City, Charlottetown, Fredericton and Halifax. 

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News

This is why we celebrate Canada Day

The weather forecast is calling for snow in parts of the country on Canada Day

Canada horrified after woman tells B.C. teens to go back to where they came from

Canadian Tire stores forced to close after every item scans in as Mr. Potato Head

Canada keeping border closed to foreign travellers for at least another month

Air Canada discontinues 30 domestic routes across the country

Canadian economy takes historic plunge with biggest drop in history

Canada is expecting a second wave of COVID-19 as things reopen and here's the plan