Nova Scotia has a dark past that is filled with maritime accidents, wars, betrayals, and murders. So, it is no surprise that October brings an array of haunted houses, spooky corn mazes, and ghost tours across the province. There are even places that are said to be haunted on this list that you can visit, especially if you want to know if ghosts really exist. While there are many said to be haunted areas in this beautiful province, listed below are 20 haunted attractions in Nova Scotia you can check out this October.
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1. Haunted Weekends at Noggins Farm
The Haunted Weekends at Noggins Farm are created by DARTNS Haunted House team every year and they are sure to scare and give chills to all those who enter. Every year, the haunted weekends are a crowd-pleaser, so they just keep getting bigger and better.
10009 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Wolfville
October 3 to November 1, 2020
2. Bluenose Ghost Festival
Are you brave enough to enter Castle Dracula? Come ready for lots of scares. This event is designed from the ground up to scare even the toughest people. You even have the opportunity to take a castle ride.
2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth
October 23 & 24, 2020
$40 + tax and service fees
5 person bubble
3. Phantom Freakshow Haunted House
Phantom Effects create some of the scariest characters and use them to create a breathtakingly, terrifying haunted house.
325 Main St, Kentville
October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22 -25, 29-30, 2020
$12 – $15
4. Haunted Churchill House – Saxby’s Curse
If this 150-year old home was not scary enough on its own, during October something takes over. Each year, new characters take over to test your fear tolerance. You can never be sure who or what you will find in the Haunted Churchill House.
6 Main St, Hantsport
2020 dates TBA
October 19, 20, 26, 27, 2019
5. Haunted Corn Mazes
Visit corn mazes in Nova Scotia. Many farms are host to haunted houses, and haunted corn mazes.
6. Riverbreeze Fear Farm
The Riverbreeze Fear Farm is made up of 4 haunted houses and 2 haunted mazes for you to explore and to scare you. It is said to be the most terrifying haunted corn maze in the Maritimes, so you may want to buy tickets early to make sure you can get in, but you may not come out the same.
660 Onslow Road, Truro
Fridays & Saturdays, October 3 – 31, 2020
7. Spirits Walk in Downtown Amherst
It’s trick or treating for adults. Walk around downtown Amherst to sample the “witches’ brews” from craft breweries and distilleries.
2020 dates TBA
October 24, 2019
8. Ghostly Atlantic Bubble Walks
Join Jerome the Gravekeeper and his ghostly friends
in historic Grand Pré for three sunset Ghostly Bubble Sit Down Shows featuring your favourite, family-friendly historical tales.
Main Street Station, 325 Main Street, Kentville
September 24, October 2, 8, 2020 | 6:30 PM
$50 – $125
9. Haunted Barn
Are you brave enough to enter the haunted barn? If you are a scaredy-cat, have some fun and play some Halloween games, smack the pinata or just dance the night away.
3693 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd., Hubley
2020 dates TBA
October 26, 2019
10. Carnival of Terror presents: Nights of Horror
This year, Carnival of Terror has put together two haunted houses for their Nights of Horror that will be held at Splash Adventure. It is one of the best and most terrifying haunted houses in HRM and you can even get a deal if you buy tickets for both haunted houses at the same time.
2020 – Cancelled
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27, 2019
Atlantic Splash Adventure, 1200 Lucasville road, Hammonds Plains
$12 to $22
11. Halifax Ghost Walk
The Halifax Ghostwalk is the oldest ghost walk in North America and is recommended by both Fodors and The Lonely Planet. Starting that Old Town Clock, the Halifax Ghost Walk takes you through Halifax’s most haunted area. Hear the stories of the haunted buildings and the odd occurrences that take place at many businesses when no one is there.
October 3, 8, 10-11, 15, 17, 21-25, 28-30, 2020
$15 – $20
12. Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour
Spend an evening with your friends exploring the Halifax Citadel to see if the legends are true. The Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour takes you around the grounds by lantern light after dusk.
5425 Sackville St, Halifax
Thursday – Saturday, Until October 30, 2020
$15.87 per person
13. Lunenburg Haunted Tour
The streets of Lunenburg are lined with terror and mayhem when you are taking the Lunenburg Haunted Tour. The tour takes 1.5 hours to complete and will take you from the Mariner King Inn to the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mariner King Inn, 15 King Street, Lunenburg
October 14 & 17, 2020
$15 – $75
14. Halloween Hayride and BBQ
Party the night away at Hatfield Farm. Take a ride on the haunted wagon ride or try to ride the mechanical bull. Costumes are optional, even though it is a Halloween party.
1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains
2020 dates TBA
October 19, 2019
15. Hank’s Farm Market and Corn Maze
Have some great family fun at the Hank’s Farm Market and Corn Maze. The Haunted House is open on weekends in October. It is one of the few Haunted Houses that is open during the day, which makes it a great option to visit with the family, especially if you are busy at night.
581 King Grove Rd, North Sydney
Opens September 5, 2020
16. Scary Night at the Museum
Explore the Kings County Museum and Main Street Station with Jerome the GraveKeeper and his ghostly friends. Hear the stories of the ghosts of the various locations around Kentville along the tour.
Main Street Station, 325 Main St, Kentville
2020 dates TBA
October 30, 2019
Adult: $20, Student/Senior: $16
17. The Five Fishermen
The Five Fisherman is a very popular family restaurant, but did you know that it is haunted. Originally, the restaurant’s building was built in 1817 as the first free public school in Canada, then it became a morgue where victims of the Titanic and Halifax Explosion were taken. The staff has gotten used to having the ghosts around while they work, sometimes they hear voices or see glasses flying off shelves.
1740 Argyle St, Halifax
18. The Halifax Club
Established in 1862, the Halifax Club is a private club and was a meeting place for business partners. It is said the club’s manager stabbed himself for no reason in front of the club members, and died from his wounds. His ghost is said to haunt the cloakroom, where employees are overcome with cold chills. There are other ghosts of the club members who also haunt the grounds.
1682 Hollis St, Halifax
19. Cossit House Museum
Cossit House Museum, which was built in 1787, is one of the oldest standing houses on Cape Breton. It was named after its owner of the time, Reverend Ranna Cossit. Cossit House is one of the most frightening stops on Sydney’s ghost tours. Guests have reported hearing footsteps and screams coming from different rooms around the house.
75 Charlotte St, Sydney
20. Churchill Mansion Inn
The Churchill Mansion Inn looks like it could be in the next Steven King novel. Overlooking the Darlings Lake in Yarmouth, the Inn was built in 1889. In certain rooms, guests have reported hearing loud footsteps, drastic changes in temperature and have had sudden difficulty breathing. So, gather your friends together and check into the hotel if you want to see for yourself if it is really haunted.
44 Old Post Rd, Darlings Lake, Yarmouth
Barrington Haunted House – Barrington Exhibition Grounds: Barrington Haunted House is on hiatus this year (2020). Plans are on for 2021.