Everyone hail to the pumpkin king! It’s the weekend before Halloween and you can bet that pumpkin guts will be on the table, the floor, and yes, the chair. While some opt for relatively simple designs for their jack-o-lanterns, challenge yourself with these 6 pumpkin carvings inspired by Manitoba. 🎃

Click here for a printable PDF version of our Manitoba stencils. Or, drop by our Visitor Information Centre at The Forks to pick up printed stencils!

The terrifying mosasaur

Mosasaur Fossil Pumpkin Carving Stencil

80 million years ago, the seaway that once covered Manitoba was teeming with terrifying creatures. Don’t believe us? Visit the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre to see Bruce, the world’s largest publicly displayed mosasaur and the inspiration for this spooky stencil.

The friendly beluga whale

Beluga Whale Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Now that we think about it, beluga whales have an uncanny resemblance to Casper the friendly ghost. Weird. They also make for adorable pumpkin carvings, for those who tend to shy away from the gruesome and ghoulish.

The striking Canada Goose

Canadian Goose Pumpkin Carving Stencil

An icon of Canada, you need only go to the Royal Canadian Mint on a sunny autumn day to see these majestic creatures and get some inspiration for your pumpkin carving – or just use the stencil above!

The delirious Confusion Corner

Confusion Corner Pumpkin Carving Stencil

Okay, originally we thought the mosasaur was definitely the scariest stencil on this list – but the iconic Confusion Corner in Winnipeg might take the cake. We kid, we kid.

The lovable province

Manitoba Pumpkin Carving

For those who want a simple homage to our province, the I-heart-Manitoba is an easy option that encompasses our Canada’s Heart…Beats brand.

The ferocious polar bear

Polar Bear Pumpkin Carving Stencil

So, you thought you could get through a Manitoba blog post without seeing a polar bear? You were wrong. Happy Halloween! 🎃🎃

Travel Manitoba

The spooky Travel Manitoba staff showing off their creations. Tada!