Nova Scotia has a dark past that is filled with maritime accidents, wars, betrayals, and murders. So, it is no surprise that October is full of haunted houses, 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 25 haunted attractions in Nova Scotia to that you can check out this October.
1. B.A.Fraid Toy Factory – Kentville
The current Kentville Post Office, was home to B.A.F. Toys. In 1958, something mysterious caused a mass electrocution of all 67 shift workers accident. 2018 marks the 60th year since the horrible industrial incident at the B.A.Fraid Toy Factory. Officials will be holding tours of the location that housed the original B.A.Fraid Toy Company throughout the month of October.
2. Bluenose Ghost Festival ‘Die Happily Everafter’ – Dartmouth
Many fairy tales have very dark endings that have been sugar coated over the years, but ‘Die Happily Everafter’ will show you how dark these stories really are. This haunted attraction is not for the faint of heart or children. There is much more to scare you at the Bluenose Ghost Festival.
3. Phantom Freakshow Haunted House & Corn Maze – Wolfville
Phantom Effects create some of the scariest characters and use them to create a breathtakingly, terrifying haunted house and corn maze every year. Even if you get out of the warehouse, you still have the corn maze to escape from.
4. Haunted Churchill House – Saxby’s Curse – Hantsport
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.
5. Haunted Hollow – Hammonds Plains
When night falls, it is time to head into the Haunted Hollow to see if the rumours of walking dead are true. You should be sure to dress warmly because the weather and the forest will give you chills.
6. Haunted Corn Mazes
Visit corn mazes in Nova Scotia. Many farms are host to haunted houses, and haunted corn mazes.
7. Riverbreeze Fear Farm – Truro
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.
8. Barrington Haunted House – Barrington Exhibition Grounds
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of the Purge? Well, the Barrington Haunted House has the answer and you can find it out if you can survive the night. It is so scary that you should be prepared to run, so wear your comfortable shoes. – October 26, 27, 29, and 30.
9. Kentville Ghost Walk – Kentville
Take a walk with the family and spend two hours learning about Kentville’s dark history by listening to Jerome the GraveKeeper and his ghostly friends. These tours are not intended to cause hearts attacks, so Kentville’s Ghost Walk is a great activity for the whole family.
10. Wolfville Gravely Ghost Walk – Wolfville
The Wolfville Gravely Ghost Walk is two hours of spooks and chills while you learn about the history of Wolfville. You will meet Jerome the Gravekeeper and his ghostly friends along the tour. It is a haunting history lesson and has become a favorite activity for visitors and locals alike.
11. Windsor Ghost Walk – Windsor
Windsor was once known as the “Athens of NS”, and has a fiery past that the Windsor Ghost Walk will teach you more about. The tours are now in their 11th year, and the tour just keeps getting better each and every year.
12. Halls Harbour Ghost Walk – Halls Harbour
It is a well-known fact that pirates, ghost ships, ship wrecks and buried treasure are a part of Halls Harbour history which comes to life on the Halls Harbour Ghost Walk. You can never be sure who you will meet on the spooky tour, so be prepared to be scared.
13. Carnival of Terror presents: Night of Horror at Splash Adventure
This year, Carnival of Terror has put together two haunted houses for their Night 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.
14. Tattle Tour Ghost Walk – Halifax
Starting that Old Town Clock, the Tattle Tour Ghost Tour takes you through Halifax’s most haunted area. Hear the stories of the haunted buildings that line the streets of the Waterfront and the odd occurrences that take place at many businesses when no one is there.
15. Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour – Halifax
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. The ghost tours are offered every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening until October 27, 2018.
16. Lunenburg Haunted Tour – Lunenburg
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.
17. 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.
18. Hank’s Farm Market and Corn Maze – Sydney
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.
19. The Halifax Ghostwalk – Halifax
The Halifax Ghostwalk may be the oldest ghost walk in North America and is recommended by both Fodors and The Lonely Planet. It is a nighttime walk through downtown Halifax led by tour guide Glenn Coolen and Dusty Keleher, stopping at some of the most haunted spots in the city, including a cemetery.
20. Haunted Sydney Ghost Tours – Sydney
Spend 90 minutes on the Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour and hear the spine-chilling stories of the ghostly residents of Sydney that are told by the costumed guides. After being scared by the spooky stories, you can enjoy a cup of tea along with traditional Cape Breton sweets. Who can resist a sweet or two after being spooked?
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21. Haunted Fortress of Louisbourg Tour – Louisbourg
The Fortress of Louisbourg was the site of numerous battles between the English and the French, which are the reason that there are many spooky tales. The Haunted Fortress of Louisbourg Tour takes you through many closed off parts of the fortress and the ghostly guides will tell you spooky stories about the other ghosts that call the fortress home.
22. The Five Fishermen – Halifax
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.
23. The Halifax Club – Halifax
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 haunt the grounds.
24. Cossit House Museum – Sydney
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.
25. Churchill Mansion Inn – Yarmouth
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.
Musquodoboit Scaregrounds – Middle Musquodoboit
Sadly not open in 2018, the Musquodoboit Scaregrounds has been a local favorite for many years. Hopefully, they will be back in 2019 to scare us.