Ottawa’s Top 10 Spooooky Halloween Events

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Ottawa's Top 10 Spooooky Halloween Events

Ottawa's Top 10 Spooooky Halloween Events

We all know that there are two types of people in this world – those who go gaga over Halloween, and those who could just live without it. We hope that if you are reading this article, you are on the former side of those lost souls. I mean – why wouldn’t you enjoy dressing up, eating candy, and getting the bejesus scared out of you? It’s a mystery to me.

The Susan & Moe Team enjoy the month of Halloween, I mean, October. Just check out the mini-series we have been working on where we go and explore a bunch of old Ottawa cemeteries!

So! if this frightful month is a month that you enjoy, it is time to explore the top 10 Halloween events that Ottawa has to offer. This list starts with family-friendly attractions that are fun to enjoy with anyone - even Grandma! As the list goes down, the attractions get spookier and spookier, will you dare?

#10: Children's Halloween Party -

Check out the family-friendly fun at Watson's Mill in Manotick! Featuring graveyard games, crafts and more! Come out and enjoy the day with your kids!

Saturday, October 27 | 1PM - 4PM

Watson's Mill | 5524 Dickinson Street, Manotick


#9: Pumpkin Party! –

It’s time to dress up! Bring out your best costume and get ready for a day or face painting and pumpkin decorating. Enjoy a family-friendly costume parade and enjoy a laid-back fun-filled day with your family and friends.

Sunday, October 28 | 10AM – 4PM

Nepean Museum | 16 Rowley Avenue, Nepean

$17.25 / family, $6.50 single, $10.75 / pair

#8:  Great Pumpkin Ball –

Check out Ottawa’s biggest and best annual Halloween event! Party on 2 floors at one of the city’s most unique event ventures – the St. Brigid’s Haunted Castle in the Byward Market. With 750 guests, this party will not disappoint!

Saturday, October 27 | 8PM – 2AM

St. Brigid’s Haunted Castle | 310 St. Patrick Street, Byward Market


#7: Halloween pARTy –

This Saturday the Shenkman Arts Centre is putting on a spectacular event inspired by sorcerers and magicians! Wear your costumes and come to enjoy face painting, storytelling, bake sale and crafts!

Saturday, October 27 12PM - 4PM

Shenkman Arts Centre | 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa


#6: Acres of Terror –

Cannamore Orchard puts on a delightfully frightening show including spooky wagon rides, a spooky village, the kid’s spooky house, the fog maze and the House of Terror! There are 50 human actors that are ready to scare you at any given time, so get ready!

October 26, 27 & 30

Cannamore Orchard | 1480 County Road 32, Cannamore

$18 – 22

#5: Haunted House on the Hill –

Who doesn’t enjoy haunted houses? How fun would it be to walk through the old creepy, historic Billings Estate with terrors and chilling sights at every turn? Well, now is your chance! Take your family over to the Billings Estate and enjoy this national historic site turned spooooooky.

October 26 & 27 | 7PM – 11PM

Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot Street


#4: Incident at the Bunker –

As if the Diefenbunker isn’t already scary enough, this month they have turned it into an interactive adventure with the undead! This Halloween experience is sure to be a fright with it’s storytelling, interactive challenges and zombies!

October 27, & 28 & November 3

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, 3929 Carp Road, Carp

Adults: $26.75, Youth: $23.75

#3: Victorian Séance -

The Victorian Séance will be put on at two Ottawa locations this year. Discover a traditional séance led by a psychic medium. Learn about the afterlife and the enigmatic workings of emerging communication technologies such as the telegraph and telephone. Enjoy light refreshments as well!

Saturday, October 27 | 7PM – 9PM 

Pinhey’s Point historic site | 270 Pinhey’s Point Road

October 28 | 7PM – 9PM 

Billings Estate National Historic Site | 2100 Cabot Street


#2: Skreamers –

Skreamers is not for the faint at heart. This haunted attraction takes fear to a whole new level. With the very believable story and website they have, it’ll have you wondering if any of these scary hauntings are actually real out at the Proulx Farm in Cumberland…

October 25-28 & 31

Proulx Maple & Berry Farm | 1865 O’Toole Road, Cumberland


#1: Saunders Farm –

The night-time Frightfest at Saunders Farm is Canada’s #1 Haunted attraction with 6 frightening haunts, live shows, street theater, food booths and a tavern. No one quite does Halloween like Saunders Farm. This is an absolute must for Halloween enthusiasts!

Fridays & Saturdays - September 22 – October 31

Saunders Farm | 7893 Bleeks Road, Munster


The Susan & Moe Team hope that you have a safe and spooky Halloween!