20 Cool Jack-o’-Lanterns From Across Canada
Nothing screams Halloween more than jack-o'-lanterns! We challenged Canadians from coast to coast to capture their best pumpkin carving skills and the most creative designs around. Look no further than this gallery of jack-o'-lantern photography to get you into the spirit of the holiday.
Photo: Amy Martin
Halloween during a pandemic isn’t complete without ensuring that all are masked up for some trick-or-treating fun—even the jack-o’-lantern! Thanks to Amy Martin of Borden, Ont. for sharing this snap.
Halloween in the air
Black and orange decorations are a must-have for the month of October. Alan Cheng of Scarborough, Ont. captured these spooky paper lanterns over an apartment balcony. We love this fun take on the theme pic challenge!
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The menacing grin on this jack-o’-lantern is enough to give a good fright to an unsuspecting trick-or-treater. “It was carved by one of my children,” writes Brenda Newman of Manitowaning, Ont. Those are some serious skills!
Behind those glowing eyes is an important message. “Even pumpkins need to be safe. Enjoy your night and be safe everyone!” writes Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alta. Thanks for the reminder, Deb!
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A gruesome guest
Dan Wever of Grand Prairie, Alta. snapped a photo of this terrifically frightful “pumpkin head” at a neighbour’s house from a few Halloweens ago. You definitely don’t want to bump into this gruesome guest in the dark!
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Toothy and terrifying
Check out the teeth—and fangs!—on this cheerful jack-o’-lantern submitted by Edith Beerda of Abbotsford, B.C.
“These pumpkins are too pretty to carve into jack-o’-lanterns,” writes Fred Allin Etobicoke, Ont. The colourful painted expressions are a whimsical alternative to the standard carved face.
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Three’s a crowd
Glen Woolner of Kitchener, Ont. shared this photo of jack-o’-lanterns on the porch, ready to welcome all on Halloween! Can you name all of the different designs?
Robbie Gorr of Petawawa, Ont. sent in this adorable snap of a toothy smiling jack-o’-lantern among the last of the summer petunias.
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This un-BOO-lievably haunting jack-o’-lantern at Downey’s Farm caught the eye of Karen Allin from Mississauga, Ont.
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A spooktacular display
Frank Koenig of Morinville, Alta. captured his granddaughters’ pumpkin carvings. “Apparently it took a couple of hours,” he writes. Judging by the intricate details on those faces, the time spent was worth it!
The scared and creepy expressions on these jack-o’-lanterns captured together by Lana Pickering of Hamilton, Ont. create a spine-tingling contrast.
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Painted pumpkin family
Have you ever seen such a happy family of jack-o’-lanterns? Thanks to Marianne Detmar of Brantford, Ont. for sending in this charming photo.
“A BOO from me to YOU!” writes Maryalice Wood of Langley, B.C. who shared this wonderful jack-o’-lantern quartet.
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Paula Brown of Ottawa also stopped by Pumpkinferno and captured this massive display of unique jack-o’-lanterns. See how many different characters and expressions you can spot!
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Christmas in October
“Several beautiful decorated Jack-o’-lanterns make up this scene in the village,” writes Roger Lafontaine of Cornwall, Ont. “It looks like a Halloween Christmas tree.” It must have been a magical sight to witness!
These grinning jack-o’-lanterns are sure to put a big smile on the faces of any trick-or-treaters. Thanks to Sue Thompson of Chatham, Ont. for this cheerful photo!
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