For some, October is about pretty colours, pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking, pumpkin patches, and all things Autumn. On the other hand, some people are all about terror, horror, Halloween, and having the crap scared out of them. What better place to experience that than a haunted house? Here are our picks for the best haunts, houses, manors, castles, and other terrifying dwellings to visit this month!
Presented by Snyder’s Family Farm, the Fear Farm is one of our favourite Halloween activities! It features 6 haunted attractions, including the famous haunted hayride, 3 indoor haunted houses, and 2 outdoor corn maze haunts!
Where: 936685 Blenheim Rd, Bright, ON, N0J 1B0.
When: October 7th to October 30th.
One of the spookiest experiences of October, Halloween Haunt returns to Canada’s Wonderland this October! Watch as the country’s biggest theme parks turn into a scream park filled with attractions that offer unspeakable horror!
Where: Canada's Wonderland, 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1S6.
When: September 23rd to October 31st.
Set sail on a spooky adventure in Toronto’s Haunted Harbour! This experience takes you out on the waters, through the lagoons, past the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, and stops for a quick visit at one of the eerie Toronto islands. Hear spine-tingling tales all from the files of Toronto’s famous Haunted Walk!
Where: 1 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E5.
When: September 30th to October 31st.
Haunt Manor’s Haunted Hayride returns this October! Experience 13 Manor Drive: a peaceful trip into the country that goes terribly wrong when you turn down 13 Manor Drive, and see a travelling Clown show left abandoned near an empty manor!
Where: 9387 Lundy's Ln, Niagara Falls, ON, L2H 0T7.
When: October 1st to October 31st.
The Legends of Horror are returning to the grounds of Casa Loma as they are transformed into an immersive horror experience! Visitors will stroll through a 2 kilometer trail through the castle's tunnels and darkest spaces!
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON, M5R 1X8.
When: September 30th to October 31st.
With an outdoor maze and a terrifying indoor haunted house, the Martino Manor is one of Etobicoke’s top attractions this Halloween season! You got to get tickets at the door, and they’re cash only, so come early and come prepared!
Where: 7 McIntosh Ave, Etobicoke, ON, M8Y 3C8.
When: October 1st to October 31st, open Thursday through Sunday.
The Milton iteration of Pumpkins After Dark is returning! Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event, features over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins and is a one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season.
Where: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3.
When: September 23rd to October 30th.
On Friday, October 28, Dark Waters returns! Spend the scariest night of the year with creatures of the deep as you explore the depths of the Aquarium! Enjoy live music, specialty bars and spooky snacks. Make sure to dress for the occasion with the return of their costume contest!
Where: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9.
When: Friday, October 28th.
Toronto’s original haunted attraction, Screemers is celebrating their 28th year of scares! The park features 7 haunted walk through mazes featuring over 120 live actors, horrifyingly realistic props, and more terror underneath a 15,000 square foot tent!
Where: Assembly Park, 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON, L4K 5C3.
When: October 6th to October 31st.
Step into the Biolux pharmaceutical facility and see if you can survive Zombie Apocalypse, Toronto’s newest and largest zombie themed haunted house! Guests will start in the unsettling Biolux showrooms and uncover the grisly secrets in the Biolux labs, full of gruesome experiments and maniacal scientists!
Where: 175 Kendal Ave, Toronto, ON, M5R 3S8.
When: October 13th to November 5th.
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