Halloween is right around the corner and we say, bring on the scary goblins and ghouls, spine chilling ghosts, and cute like pumpkins and costumed superheroes.
To get in the frighteningly good spirit of this fun holiday, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership rounded up 10 things to do around Ontario for some family and freaky fun.
Haunted Walks of Kingston
What: Enjoy real-live ghost stories and try not to be spooked as you walk the historic streets of Kingston at night.
Details: Multiple tours daily. October 4 – 30.
Gently Haunted Forest & Cornfield
What: Fun for the whole family: a haunted forest, pick-your-own pumpkin, straw jump and pony rides.
Price: Entrance is free. Small fee for some activities.
Details: Andrews’ Scenic Acres located on 10th Sideroad, until October 31, 8am – 6pm
The Midnight Visit: A Tragical History Tour
What: Enjoy Fanshawe Pioneer Village after dark as you follow the ghostly lantern on a walking tour. Learn the secrets of old London.
Price: $11 plus HST.
Details: Fanshawe Pioneer Village 1424 Clarke Road. October 14-30, Friday and Saturday 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. Sunday 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
What: Spend an afternoon exploring family fun with themed Halloween activities at Fifty Point Conservation. Activities include: a Spooktacular Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast, bone-shaking interactive dinosaur exhibit, a howling hayride, ghostly games, creepy craft tables and some hot chocula.
Price: $15 per car
Details: Saturday October 22, 1-4pm
Boo at the Zoo
What: Put on your costume and visit the creatures at the Toronto Zoo! Trick or treat stations are set up throughout Tundra Trek.
Price: Kids in costume 12 and under are free with regular admission when accompanied by a paying adult.
Details: October 22-23, October 29-30. Saturday and Sunday 10-3pm.
The Haunted Theatre
What: Walk through three floors of terror and try not to be frightened by the walking souls of the dead who burned inside the theatre years ago.
Details: October 20-23; 27-31.
Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland
What: 20 haunted attractions including the return of the Zombies 4D Interactive Dark Ride, horrifying mazes, scare zone, live shows and 700 monsters prowling the park.
Price: Online prices start at $31.99
Details: Friday – Sunday and Halloween Monday. Ends Oct 31.
Howling Hootenanny, Black Creek Village
What: A creepy creature show, Haunted Maze, Mini Maze and an apple slingshot. You can trick-or-treat in the village plus more!
Price: Adults (15-59) $15; Children (5-15) $11; Senior, Students $12
Details: 11am – 4:30pm, October 22 + 23, October 29 + 30
Halloween at Science North
What: Pumpkinferno display with over 5000 carved pumpkins, Family Fun Halloween activities including face painting, a family haunted house, spooky storytelling, a spooky animal show and the Zombie Tunnel of Terror (kids 12+). Warm up with treats around the campfire after walking through the pumpkin patch.
Price: Full ticket $15
Details: October 7-30, Friday to Sunday evenings 5-11pm
Kiwanis Screamers, Proulx Farm
What: Welcome to Orleans Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Explore a haunted barn, take the Escapees Scary Wagon Ride and enjoy the Shoot to Thrill Interactive Paintball Game.
Price: $20/person (cash only)
Details: October 1-31, Friday and Saturday plus Sunday October 30 and Monday October 31, 7-10pm. Farm located 30km east of Ottawa.
Enjoy a screaming good time while you get out with the family and explore Ontario! Happy Halloween.