Hi everyone! With Halloween less than a week away, there are dozens of awesome Halloween activities happening all over Canada. Here are a few of our favourites:
Vancouver, B.C. – The Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park
After dark, the miniature rail line in spooky, 1,000-acre Stanley Park takes riders deep into a forest inhabited by characters from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, including Rapunzel, the fairy godmother and the Pied Piper. Kid-friendly. Oct. 5-Oct. 31.
Calgary, A.B. – Activities at the Calgary Zoo
Voted best 2011 Halloween event by Calgary’s Child Magazine’s Parents’ Choice Awards, the Calgary Zoo offers many different activities, including “Zombie Land” — “Watch out for the walking dead lurking through Zombie Land in Prehistoric Park. Keep away from the spider webs so you can make a run for it… you wouldn’t want to turn into a Zombie!”
Regina, S.K. – Pumpkin Hollow Corn Maze
As you can see from the photo above, the Pumpkin Hollow Corn Maze (located just outside Regina) is pretty amazing. In addition to the maze, they offer over 15 different activities for the whole family, including the Jumping Pillow and Hay Bale Slide.
Winnipeg, M.B. – The Six Pines Barn of Doom
Winnipeg’s Six Pines has some really scary stuff going on! They offer a super scary haunted barn experience featuring interactive environments with actors and actresses doing their very very best to spook you! Be warned though, this one isn’t for young children. Too scary!
Toronto, O.N. – Powerhouse of Terror
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to open your eyes and find yourself as the main character in a horror movie. It’s time to Face your Fears and challenge yourself in Toronto’s scariest most terrifying Halloween haunted house attraction. The theme park is located in the Power House Recreation Centre on Humber College grounds at Kipling just south of Lakeshore. Face your fears this October…but don’t come alone!!! Fear not the darkness, but what lies within it! Check out this video of CBC’s visit to the Powerhouse of Terror:
Montreal, Q.C. – Montreal Ghost Walks
Montreal Ghost Walks: be prepared to walk through the streets of Old Montreal as a storyteller reveals the darker side of local history while haunted locations are explored. Choose either the east side or west side walking tour.
Montreal Ghost Hunts: more interactive than the ghost walks, participants hunt down ghouls site by site and “meet” the ghosts behind the legends, who share their tales and tragedies, in person. Two ghost hunt themes are offered, each with a different itinerary: Montreal’s Historical Crime Scenes or the New France Ghost Hunt.
St. John’s, N.F. – Halloween Mardi Gras
Dress up, lose your inhibitions and party with your friends amongst some of the greatest costumes seen anywhere during Halloween. Mardi Gras is an annual tradition on the “Biggest Little Street in North America” and has historically been a very popular event for residents of the City of St. John’s, many of whom participate in the Bud Light costume BOOnanza. They also have a costume contest with a $5000 grand prize!
People in Newfoundland really know how to celebrate Halloween! Check this out too.
Nova Scotia- Real Life Ghost Stories
Nova Scotia has no shortage of ghost stories. With a history that extends back 400 years, it stands to reason that their long colourful past has left behind some troubled souls. Early settlers brought with them a rich legacy of stories and legends that have been passed down from generation to generation. Here are some of the more popular haunted locations around the province.
Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Haunted Mansion
On a hillside in the town of Kensington, Prince Edward Island, stands a forbidding mansion. Local ledgend tells of a wealthy English man, Dr. Jack, descending on the small farming community in the early 1890’s and creating his Tudor style home. Care was taken to recreate the winding streets of London in the old cellar to provide an atmosphere of home away from home. As the story goes, he opened a small hotel in his house, however many of the visitors were reportedly never heard from again! Children & the faint of heart should come during the daylight hours before their spooks come out!
Happy Halloween Canada! 🙂