Like leaves falling off trees, an autumn ritual that remains constant is Halloween.
Mad Pirate scares the norms during Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village haunted house on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. Carter Haydu photograph
A favourite holiday of many people, Halloween has seemingly become more popular in recent years.
That popularity remains present at the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum, where about 700 Halloween enthusiasts are expected to tour the Haunted Village on Oct. 19.
Thanks to the help of 100-150 volunteers, the evening spectacle will last from 7 to 9 p.m., with the 20-minute minute tours taking place every four minutes.
"There will be a lineup, but people should dress warm and be prepared to stand in line because we get a lot of people and it takes time to get everybody through," said co-cordinator Doug Smith.
The village, however, isn't recommended for children under the age of eight.
For those who decide to get their scare on, Smith noted that there is no better way to get to do so than at the Sukanen Ship.
"It's Halloween! What better way to celebrate Halloween."
Nathan Liewicki can be reached at 306-691-1256 or follow him on Twitter @liewicks.