The Greater Toronto Area is transforming into a ghoulish spectacle this Halloween season. From terror-filled haunted houses to zombie-apocalypse-themed attractions to nostalgic apple-bobbing contests and pumpkin crafts—there’s something to celebrate for every age group with our collection of the top 22 Halloween activities in Toronto.
Check out our list of the most anticipated Halloween events, attractions and pumpkin patches in the Greater Toronto Area.
Toronto, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, Ontario
September 28, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Time: 6 pm to 11 pm
All ages. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Walk through one of Canada’s oldest historic castles as you experience an interactive, immersive theatrical interpretation of all the classic horror fiends. This tour is self-guided.
UPDATE: The Haunted High Park event is now sold out for 2018! The event is at maximum capacity. However, there is another ghoulish activity to go to!
Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 2018
Location: Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Drive, High Park, Toronto, Ontario
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids: 7 to 10
Drop the kids off in the spooky interior of Colborne Lodge for a morning of Victorian ghost stories, creepy baking and Halloween decoration creations.
Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, Ontario
October 2o, October 21, October 27 and October 28, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
Tickets: $11 to $15 (Plus $7 for parking)
Come and visit the Black Creek Pioneer Village for some good ol’ fashioned fall and Halloween fun! You can decorate your own pumpkin, watch live performances, get up close during the Creepy Creature Show, tread through the Haunted Maze, Trick-or-Treat around the village or try your hand at the Apple Sling Shot.
Location: 2000 Meadowvale, Rd, Toronto, Ontario
Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
and Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28, 2018
Tickets: $29 for general admission (13 to 64). Kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get free admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. Two complimentary child admission per adult admission.
The animals at the Zoo want to see you! Dress up and head to the Toronto Zoo this year.
Location: Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto, Ontario
October 23 and October 27, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Tickets: $13.27 (pre-registration is required)
Kids 8 and up
Explore a national historical site and hear the tales of why the lighthouse is haunted and what really happened during the bloody Battle of York before walking to two military cemeteries by the light of a lantern.
Location: High Park, 1873 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario
October 19, 20, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Teens 13 to 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Enter Toronto’s High Park after dark and discover the chilling legends and ghostly tales that have been spooking visitors for decades. Discover Victorian funeral and mourning traditions inside the candlelit rooms of historic Colborne Lodge and see what goes creak in the night. Spooky refreshments included.
Location: Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm to 9 pm
Tickets: $35 to $225
Want to get up-and-running and celebrate the Halloween spirit? Check out the Ontario Science Centre’s Monster Dash. Run alongside Miles the Monster in the annual Halloween-themed Monster Dash walk/run event. All 100% of pledges and donations support the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in the community
Location: 655 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario
October 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tickets: $25 per family (funds go to State of Mind festival)
This year, the haunted house has partnered with Kids Can Academy and proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to this charitable organization! If you’re not into being scared, check out the crafts and treats! Or take a family photo with Pictonat Photography in the pumpkin patch!
Location: St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street W, Oakville, Ontario
October 26, 2018
Tickets: $25 and up. You need to register online beforehand
This is the 13th annual Trek or Treat, a Halloween run/walk event that’s followed by a haunting evening of Halloween-themed activities! Not in the spirit for a five-kilometre run, try the family-friendly Creepy Mile instead. The one-mile route is decorated with huge glowing Halloween inflatables and even features a mid-way candy station! Don’t forget to bring a food donation for the Oakville Fair Share Food Bank!
Burlington, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario
Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 5:30 pm – Friday, October 26, 2018, at 8:30 pm
Tickets: $12 to $19 (kids 3 and under are free)
Come and walk the pumpkin trail where you’ll see hundreds of jack-o-lanterns along the way. Plus, enjoy live entertainment, face painting, pumpkin-themed activities and games.
Note: Only a quarter-kilometre loop of the Pumpkin Trail is fully wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly. The remainder of the trail includes rough terrain.
Treat in the Streets
Location: Downtown, Burlington, Ontario
October 27, 2018
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Celebrate Halloween at the wildly popular free trick-or-treating event in downtown Burlington, Ontario. Families are welcomed by businesses to trick-or-treat in costume throughout the downtown core. To help find the best trick-or-treat spots pick up a map!
Caledon, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, Ontario
September 22 to October 28, 2018
Farm market: 9 am to 5 pm
Play area: 10 am to 5 pm (last admission is 4 pm)
Tickets: $9.29 to $61.95 + tax (family rate)
Come let your kids pet the farm animals, find their way in a corn maze and more! There is a lot of things for kids to do during the fall and Halloween season at Downey’s. Additional activities only available during the market’s Pumpkinfest include: Build your own scarecrow, pony rides, unlimited wagon rides and paintball.
Vaughan, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive, Vaughan, Ontario
October 26, 2018, to October 29, 2018
Times: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tickets: $6 to $12 (infants seven months and under are free)
Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Celebrate the Halloween spirit with spooky activities at the Kortright Centre. There’s a haunted house, a frightening forest walk, a bonfire along with scary stories and live owls!
Location: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, Ontario
Date: September 29 to October 31, 2018 (select nights)
Tickets: $35.99 and up
Not recommended for children under 13
When darkness falls, Canada’s Wonderland transforms from theme park to scream park! The largest Halloween event in Toronto, enjoy your favourite rides while frights await you at every twist and turn! Navigate your way through horrifying mazes, live your nightmares in elaborate scare zones and more!
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: 5631 Victoria Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario
Open daily, year-round
Time: 11 am – 12 am
Tickets: $14.95 for General Admission (can get cheaper if buy online)
Dare walk through this old coffin factory that’s said to be haunted by previous owner, Abraham Mortimer. Legend has it that Mortimer was taunted by young hooligans for dedicating his life to making sure his coffin business was successful. One evening, during a confrontation, Mortimer was crushed by a pile of coffins and the guilty ran off. To this day, it’s said he walks through the halls of his coffin factory looking for revenge. Do you dare go inside?
Newmarket, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
BOO-seum fun at the Museum
Location: Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket, Ontario
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $3 admission/child
Suitable for kids ages 4 – 10
Go for a howling good time and see the museum transformed into a boo-seum! Check out the Halloween displays and crafts and try a Halloween hunt! Meet Andrew Hind, author of Canadian Monsters and Mythical Creatures! Andrew will be autographing copies of his book. It sells for $16.95.
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Ave, Gormley, Ontario
October 28, 2018
Time: 10 am to 11:30 am
Tickets: $5 to $10
Ages: 3 to 10
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum for an exciting Halloween treat! All participating children will get a chance to decorate sugar cookies, a loot bag and go trick-or-treating around the Museum property. Note: Pre-registration is required.
Uxbridge, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: Colborne York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge, Ontario
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 28, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2:30 pm
Tickets: $15 to $64 (family pass), kids wearing costumes get in for $2
Kids: 12 and younger
Go on this Halloween-inspired ride that operates between the Uxbridge station and Goodwood. The train is equipped with a wheelchair accessible washroom, snack bar, open-door baggage car, and souvenir stand. The Heritage Train is wheelchair accessible in Uxbridge and allows for full wheelchair accessibility to the train. Upon departing the train, children will receive a goodie bag. This popular ride sells out quickly so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
Innisfil, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Spook Fest Innisfil
Location: 982 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, Ontario
October 20 to October 21, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Join the residents of Innisfil and Barrie, Ontario for the annual Spook Fest Innisfil. It’s a free community event where costumes are encouraged and kids get to practice their trick-or-treating.
Kitchener, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, Ont
October 18 – 21, 2018, October 23 – 28, 2018
Times: 7 pm to 12 pm
Tickets: $29.95 – $89.95 (cheaper if you buy online)
Not recommended for children younger than 12
Test your tolerance for fear at this event that includes a Preparation Penitentiary, a Claustrophobic Test and an intense vision screaming! At this spooky event, you may think you’re observing everything but in actuality, all the eyes are on you! For the ultimate spooktacular night—brave a night of camping nearby!
Bright, Ontario: Halloween attractions and events with kids
Location: 936685 Blenheim Rd, Bright, ON N0J 1B0
Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday in October 2018
Time: 6 pm to 12 am
Tickets $33.99 + tax for General Admission
Located about 1.5 hours away from Toronto, you can experience six horrifying haunts — Hiller House, Hillbilly Hike, The Stalking Dead, Carnevil, The Hayride and The Visitors — on this farm that spans 100 acres. What’s not scary? The selection of treats and goods available including a candy barn, baked goods and a spectacular poutine selection!
Content updated as of October 11, 2018