Top 10 Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween

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Top 10 Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween

Here at The Susan and Moe Team, we couldn’t be more excited that we have reached the spooky Halloween season! This is our favourite time of year! Don’t believe us?

Just go and check out our creepy cemetery videos from last year at this link!

Along with giving thanks this month, we also believe that October should be spent doing fun and spooky things with your family and friends. Whether you’re into the more creepy side of things, or just enjoy dressing up with your kids, we’ve got something for you! Please check out our top 10 things to do in Ottawa this Halloween!

Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Dog Costume Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

October 19: – 11AM – 1PM
Hintonburg Park
Fairmont Avenue, Ottawa

What’s cuter than a bunch of dressed up pups on the move? Enjoy this afternoon of dogs, food and vendors. Prizes will be given out to best costumed dogs by celebrity judges! So dress up Fido and bring him out to enjoy the day, you are sure to get some awesome Instagram pics!

Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Psychic Fair

Halloween Psychic & Craft Fair

October 19: – 3:30PM- 8PM
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa

Featuring 15+ fortune-tellers, and professional psychics who will let you know what the Witch’s New year has in store for you. Browse through Ottawa’s best costume and Comicon designers while enjoying treats from the bake sale and refreshments all in support of dog and cat rescue. Oh ya, your pet is welcome too!

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Incident at the Bunker

Incident at the Bunker

October 19, 20, 26 & 27
Diefenbunker Museum
3929 Carp Road, Carp

Partnering up with the Haunted Walk Ottawa, this one-of-a-kind Halloween adventure takes you back in time where you will discover the Bunker’s most shocking secret. This experience is a combination of interactive challenges, unexpected surprises, and of course…zombies.

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Chillings Estate

Chillings Estate Halloween Party

October 20: 10AM – 4 PM
Billings Estate
2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa

A family-friendly Halloween celebration! Dress in your favourite costume and explore the whimsical and troublesome history of Halloween pranks. Complete fun Halloween activities and challenges to enjoy a delicious treat!

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Trick or Treat with the Mayor

Trick or Treat with the Mayor

October 26: 5PM – 8PM
City Hall
110 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa

Mayor Jim Watson invites you to his 19th annual evening of safe Halloween fun in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Basics Program. Dress up and enjoy an evening of Halloween activities and treats. Get up close to little creatures and characters and then decorate your very own mini pumpkin!

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Nightmare on Kent Street

Nightmare on Kent Street

October 26: 8PM – 1AM
Royal Canadian Legion Montgomery Branch #351
330 Kent Street, Ottawa

Nightmare on Kent Street is a spine-chilling charity event benefiting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Taking place in a decadent, but spooky mansion for an evening of food, drink, dancing, fun, and games!

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Halloween Supper

Halloween Supper

October 26 – 28: – 7PM
Ancienne Prison de L’Orignal Old Jail
1023 Queen Street, L’Orignal

Have you ever ate a meal in a jail cell? This unique experience offers a 3 course meal in prison cells that will be transformed into a spooky Halloween delight! After dinner, you can enjoy a guided tour of the old jail. Tickets are $27 each.

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Barnyard Halloween

A Barnyard Hallowe’en

October 26 & 27
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
901 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa

Create and indulge in some ghoulish treats and creepy crafts while discovering interesting facts about bats and visit a spoooooky barn! Visitors of all ages wearing costumes can participate in the costume parade and children can decorate their very own a pumpkin to bring home!

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Halloween Hijinks

Halloween Hijinks

October 27: 10AM – 4 PM
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland

Explore the origins of Halloween traditions as you collect yummy treats along the way. Try out the scavenger hunt inspired by some of the spooky symbols associated with the season. See if you can determine fact or fiction when it comes to Halloween trivia. Create your own masquerade mask, and so much more!

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Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween - Pinheys Point

Haunted Horaceville

October 27: – 7PM- 9PM
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site
270 Pinhey’s Point Road, Dunrobin

Bring your friends and gather round a fire for a live storytelling of the legends and lore of the Ottawa Valley! Enjoy a lantern-lit tour of the manor house to add to the creepy atmosphere. S’mores and hot apple cider will be served.

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