Whether you are traveling within Canada or just looking for a great way to entertain the kids this Halloween season, there’s an event in your backyard. From coast to coast here are 22 spooky-themed Halloween activities for your little ones in Canada.
Vancouver Island Corn Maze
Location: Pendray Farms, 9537 West Saanich Rd.
September 22 to October 29, 2018
Friday: 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
Price: $14 for 13+, $6 for kids 3 to 12, free for 0 to 2-year-olds
Who doesn’t love the idea of getting lost in 14 acres of a spooky corn maze! Pendray’s Farm is a bit of a Halloween tradition for those on Vancouver Island and a great way to celebrate the fall season and Halloween spirit. Just remember to bring your own flashlight and wear boots! Also, remember to leave Fido at home as no dogs are allowed in the maze.
Fort Langley, B.C.
Location: Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, 23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley, BC
October 12 to 14, October 17 to 21 and October 24 to 30, 2018
Time: 3-hour shows, with start times at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm
Tickets: $13.20 – $20.60
Suitable for ages 6+ only
Join expert storytellers for a three-hour program of spine-chilling stories, as you walk through the Fort Langley village at night. Advance tickets are a must, as many days and times sell out. Go to gravetales2018.brownpapertickets.combrowntpapertickets.com
If you’re looking for more festivities in the Vancouver, B.C. area, consider one of Vancouver’s haunted houses for more ghoulish, family-friendly Halloween entertainment.
Location: Capital News Centre, 4105 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC
Saturday October 28, 2018
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Tickets: Free admission (donations of non-perishable food items appreciated)
Come celebrate Halloween with crafts, activities and loads of fun for the whole family. Dress to impress and enjoy a variety of prizes, treats and activities including:
- Obstacle course & bouncy house
- Active games on the fields
- Fun halloween games
- Cookie decorating
- Face painting
- Zorb soccer
- Free skate! (Skate rentals are available, don’t forget your helmet!)
Location: 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC
October 31, 2018
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
On Halloween night from 5 pm to 7 pm join us at the Plaza for a tonne of family fun! There will be a DJ, a photo booth, crafts, treats, balloon artists and more. Trick or Treat at eight installations and enjoy our Land of Boo scavenger hunt for a chance to win an iPad courtesy of London Drugs.
Location: 3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC
October 25 & 26 – 6 pm to 9 pm (Gates close 8:30 pm)
October 27 – 5:30 pm to 9 pm (Gates close 8:30 pm)
October 28 – 4 pm to 7:30 pm (Gates close at 7:00 pm)
Tickets: $12.95 for 13+, $7.95 for 3 to 12, 2 and under are free
Spend the weekend before Halloween with ghosts and ghouls in a family-friendly, safe Halloween event.
New this year:
- Meet the Addams Family at the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women
- Enjoy a Villainous Vaudeville Show
- Learn to play Quidditch from the pros with the Calgary Quidditch Club.
- Newly revised Carnivale!
Back by popular demand:
- Take a spooky stroll down our well-decorated streets, and meet some of the ghoulish residents of the village
- Kick up your heels and get ready to take to the skies at the Witches Flying School
- Drop in for storytelling and crafts with some of our favourite wizards, witches and more
- Do the Mash – the Monster Mash! Our Family Halloween dance will have your bones jumping along to top Halloween hits
- Have a freaky feast as you decorate your very own “Ginger-dead Man” cookie
- Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice and her funny friends for tea
- Be on the lookout for the spooky scarecrows and their pumpkin patches, werewolves, a cast of creepy characters, Carnivale games of chance and more!
Haunted Pumpkin Festival
Location: Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm, 56311 Lily Lake Road, Bon Accord, AB
Weekends from September 29 to October 31, 2018
Fridays: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Tickets: $13.24 + GST and up. Save $2 buying in advance and online or by a family pack for extra savings
Spend a day at the pumpkin patch and enjoy over 50 family-friendly activities to help you and your little ones enjoy the season. On Fridays, there is a corn maze, a haunted house, train rides along with pumpkin picking and games for kids. On the weekends you can expect live entertainment, puppet shows and special guests!
Halloween Dance party at Regina Public Library
There are many fun and hands-on Halloween events for the entire month of October at your local branch of the Regina Public Library. You can register online or by telephoning the branch.
Location: Connaught Program Room
October 28, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Families can come out to this drop-in event where they can dance in costume, sing sings and. enjoy some light refreshments.
Berry Barn’s Haunted Graveyard
Location: 830 Valley Rd, Saskatoon, SK
October 4 to October 31, 2018
Monday to Friday: 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm to 8 pm
Tickets: $5 for adults, $10 for families
The Berry Barn’s Haunted Graveyard is aimed to scare but if your child doesn’t like to be scared you can always visit the Kids Fun Zone, instead. All proceeds go to the Saskatoon SPCA.
Halloween Fun zone at Shelmerdine’s
Location: 1402 5th Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK
September 19 to October 31, 2018
Wednesdays to Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sundays: 11 am to 4:30 pm
October 29 to 31: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tickets: Free admission to the bouncy castle and haymaze. Ride tokens for the rides. Single token $4, Family Fun Pack, $25 for 10 tokens. Wristband $30 for unlimited rides.
Kids aged 2 to 8 will enjoy this not-so-scary indoor playground that features a hay maze, tire swings, bouncy castle, zip lines, face painting and more! A great way to get into the Halloween spirit with your little ones!
Thunder Bay, ON
Fort Williams Historical Parks Haunted Fort Night!
Location: 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay, ON
Every Thursday through Sunday starting October 4 and ending October 31, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: $15 per person, recommended for ages 12+
Sinister forces are stretching the forlorn barrier between the living and the departed in the forsaken community of William’s Town. Corrupted lost souls sense the weakness. These nightmarish creatures now call out, twisting and tormenting the innocent as they hunt for an escape from their purgatory of emptiness and endless misery. Will you be able to escape untouched or will you become trapped in their clutches? Or, better still, try your luck at shooting the zombies ($5 for 50 paintballs!).
Halloween at Saunders Farm
Location: Saunders Farm, 7893 Bleeks Road, Munster, ON
September 22 October 31, 2018
Haunting Season times: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Frightfest only Friday and Saturday: 6 pm to 11 pm
Frightfest Oct. 23 to 31 daily: hours vary
Haunting Season Tickets: $20.25 +
For over 25 years the Saunders Farm has transformed into a spooktacular family event known locally at the Haunting Season. There are over 35 attractions, live shows, a parade, nine hedge mazes, peddle carts, food booth and huge pumpkin patch.
At night, the farm turns into Frightfest with six haunted sights, live original shows, street theatre, ag-arcade games, food booths and a tavern. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario
October 28, 2018
Time: 4 pm to 10 pm
Tickets: $0 to $225
Run alongside Miles the Monster in this annual Halloween-themed Monster Dash walk/run event held at the Ontario Science Centre and sponsored by Good Times Running. All money raised goes to the Science Centre’s Community Access Program, including the Adopt-a-Class program, which helps deliver science fun to underserved neighbourhoods in Toronto. Go online to register and to obtain donation and tax-receipts.
Check out our Toronto-specific guide for more kid-friendly Halloween activities in Toronto this year.
Location: Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, ON
September 28 to October 28, 2018
(Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Open times up until Oct 15: 7 pm to 10 pm
Open times from Oct 19 to Oct 29: 6:30 pm t0 10 pm
Tickets: $8 to $16, kids under 4 are free
Want an event the entire family will love? Drive 90-minutes from Kingston to check out the fantastic display of thousands of creatively designed handcrafted pumpkin installations at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg. Pumpkinfero is more magical than macabre, and was recognized by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario as the province’s best new event! It’s absolutely worth the extra travel time.
3rd Annual: Halloween Family T2B Spooktacular
Location: Malden Park, Windsor, ON
October 20, 2018
Doggie Costume Walk: 11 am to 12 pm
Family Event: 12 pm to 5 pm
Tickets: Free. Doggie costume walk is $25 entrance pledge per person (all donations and money raised goes to the Ronald McDonald House Windsor and T2B Paediatric Programs)
This family and pet-friendly event offers loads of ghoulish good fun including a 5K9 Doggie Costume Walk. The event is organized by the T2B Youth Ambassadors and includes games, a costume contest, live entertainment, pumpkin decorating, a BBQ, face painting and treats like cotton candy and popcorn! Better still, Animal Antics Behaviour Centre will be on site with Doggie Day Care to take care of your doggies, while the Windsor Firefighters will help to run the BBQ and will be selling their calendar to support their foundation.
Pumpkinfest at Heartland Forest
Location: 8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls, ON
October 20, 2018
Times: 10 am to 4 pm
Tickets: $8 to $27
A not-so-spooky Halloween Party that’s perfect for the little ones! Come enjoy treats, games, contests and a free BBQ!
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 50, 524 Belmont Ave. W., Kitchener ON
October 27, 2018
Times: 7 pm to 11 pm
Tickets: Free, all ages
Come dance the night away at this family-friendly, all-ages Halloween bash!
The Garden of Light
Location: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal, Que.
September 7 to October 31, 2018
Sunday to Thursday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Tickets: $8 to $15.75 (children 4 are free)
Rain or shine, come and see the Garden of Light at Montreal’s Botanical Garden.
After experiencing record levels of traffic in recent years, Gardens of Light tickets are now sold at a fixed time. You can pick up your Gardens of Light ticket at the ticket office online or on site for a specified date and time of visit. Your ticket will be valid for the whole day at the Garden and the Insectarium, and you will get access to the Garden of Light at the time indicated on your ticket. Keep in mind, you need to spend time getting to the statue of the Lion of the Rose Garden, which is the beginning of the Gardens of Light.
By purchasing your ticket online, you will be able to participate in the Contest Place contest , it is a winner and you will have the chance to win one of the 10 prizes offered by Espace pour la vie.
Quebec City, PQ
Halloween on the Plains of Abraham – Haunted tower
Location: At Martello Tower, Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
Borough of La Cité-Limoilou, Downtown
October 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2018
Times: 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Tickets: $3 for 5+, free for 4 and under
Entertainment, surprises and fabulous decors on the Martello Tower roof, including scenes like the mysterious forest and the astronomical observatory. Fun, stand-alone quiz to complete and a tour on the mini-train of the Joan of Arc Garden, much to the delight of little ones. Watch your back, soldiers may surprise you! A must-see for families.
Boo at the Zoo
Location: Magnetic Hill Zoo, 125 Magic Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2018
Times: 11 am to 4 pm (Zoo hours are 10 am to 6 pm)
Tickets: $40 family pass (family of 4), $9 for children under 12, seniors $11 and general admission is $12
Boo at the Zoo returns again this year, with the animals out with various Halloween displays around the site, with various levels of spookiness, making this a great event for all ages. There will also be bouncy castles, pony rides (additional cost), food vendors, and more.
Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular
Location: Ferry Terminal, Dartmouth, NS
Saturday October 20, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Start this howling great day off with a family costume parade complete with live music and free treats. Everyone will meet at the Ferry Terminal at 11 am and then walk along Portland Street before finally ending up at the corner of Victoria and Portland Streets. There will be prizes and treats for everyone in the family.
Haunted Mansion PEI
Location: 81 Victoria Street West, Kensington, PEI
October 13 & 14; 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
October 19: 6 pm to 9 pm
October 20 & 21; 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
October 25 & 26: 6 pm to 9 pm
October 27 & 28; 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm
October 29 & 30: 6 pm to 9 pm
Tickets: $17 (or pay $10 kids price for admission between 2 pm and 4 pm)
On a hillside in the town of Kensington, Prince Edward Island, stands a forbidding mansion. Legend tells of a wealthy English gentleman, known to the locals as Dr Jack, who entered the unsuspecting farming community in the early 1890’s and built an enormous Tudor-style mansion. Eventually, Dr Jack opened a small Inn in the mansion, however, many of the guests were reportedly never heard from again. Several notable figures allegedly stayed with the Doctor for an extended period, the most notorious being Lizzy Borden (the infamous axe murderer). Some swear she still walks the halls! During the Halloween season, the mansion is turned into a haunted delight known as the Nights of Fear.
On the weekends between 2 and4pm, things are creepy, but still family friendly with children in mind and we run the Tilt-A-Whirl and Red Baron rides outside as well. From 6 to 9 pm it gets scarier with the addition of undead ghouls that ramp up the scares (not recommended for small children).
St. John’s, NFLD
Location: George Street, St. John’s, NL
October 27, 2018
Time: 8 pm to 11:30 pm
Tickets: $20 (this is a 19+ event)
While not technically a kids’ Halloween event, this is one event where you may want to get a babysitter! If you thought you had to go to New Orleans to experience a real Mardi Gras, then you have not been to the annual St. John’s Halloween Mardi Gras. This is an event of all-out-fun with spectacular costumes, good music, good fun and good times on George Street. Tickets.
No matter where you are in Canada, these events are sure to add a bit of spook to your October nights.
Content updated as of October 12, 2018