It’s officially spooky season! Which means all kinds of Halloween festivities are happening this month in and around Toronto! Halloween isn’t just for the kids, either. There are so many adult-friendly things to do to celebrate the spookiest time of the year. From actual scary haunted houses to ghost tours around the city, we’ve rounded up the best activities to indulge in spooky season – the right way.
Here’s where you can get spooked this month!
Every year, it’s pretty much mandatory to go to Canada’s Wonderland’s infamous Halloween Haunt! The theme park turns into a scream park filled with Halloween attractions, including haunted houses, multiple mazes, thrilling rides and roller coasters, and hundreds of monsters strolling around waiting to scare you. Get your tickets for Halloween Haunt here!
Every year in the month of October, the Casa Loma castle gets transformed into an immersive theatrical experience known as Legends of Horror. Throughout the hour+ experience, guests are immersed in a variety of sets throughout the gardens and chambers below the castle, including tunnels and spaces never before open to the public! From now until Halloween, Legends of Horror will be happening daily, and you can get your tickets here.
Toronto is full of history, so naturally, there are plenty of ghost stories to be told throughout the haunted locations in the city. The Haunted Walk has a ton of different ghost tour options that you can choose from here, all ranging in price and length.
About an hour drive from Toronto is Hanes Corn Maze in Dundas. Although it isn’t really a haunted attraction, walking through the maze at night with some friends can definitely get pretty spooky. The maze itself is made of 20 acres of 12-foot-tall cornstalks; be sure to bring a flashlight!
What better time to participate in a scary escape room than October? Escape Manor in Toronto currently has six escape rooms available to book, including Death Row, The Asylum, and Devil’s Advocate – all of which sound especially spooky. You can check out the rooms and book here!
Okay, Pumpkins After Dark isn’t particularly scary, but nonetheless, it’s totally worth a visit during the Halloween season! The event, located in Milton (under an hour away from Toronto), features over 10,000 hand-carved pumpkins in displays. This year, there will also be fall treats to enjoy, as well as live pumpkin-carving demonstrations! Get your tickets here.
Martino Manor Haunted House is like no other. It’s a 3-story haunted house filled with authentic Victorian and Depression Era decor. It also has an outdoor maze featuring a well house, mausoleum, morgue, chapel, and solarium! That’s not all though. Throughout Martino Manor, there are live actors, cutting-edge animatronics, and film-quality set design. Prepare to get scared!
Sceemers is celebrating 30 years of haunting this year, so its safe to say they know what they’re doing. At Screemers you’ll find seven haunted mazes, over 120 live actors, the Midway of Madness Ride, and food trucks! You can find tickets for different dates here!
Fear Farm, located at Snyders Farm is a must-visit with friends during the Halloween season! You can enjoy its world-famous hayride and visit the six of its “haunts”. The hayride includes actors, live-action, and a spooky atmosphere. There’s also plenty of food and drinks to enjoy at the farm, so you’re sure to leave feeling full and spooked.
Enjoy a chilling night of luxurious fun during Hallowalk at Friday Harbour Resort, just an hour north of Toronto! You will get to go on a journey through Friday Harbour’s Nature Preserve, travelling through the woods along a path adorned with spooky decor and themed zones. The event runs from October 13th to 15th, 20th to 22nd, and 27th to 30th. If you decide to go on October 28th, there will also be an After Dark party at the Lake Club to celebrate Halloween! For more info, click here.
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