Things to do in Ottawa this Halloween 2019
A list of family Halloween activities & adult Halloween events/parties in and around Ottawa.
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Family / Teen Halloween Activities in Ottawa 2019
The World-Famous Haunting Seasonat Saunders Farm is a family tradition for over 25 years. With over 35 attractions, live shows, a parade, 9 Hedge Mazes, peddle carts, 10 food booths, a huge pumpkin patch, it’s a spook-tacular experience for the whole family.
Frightfest (Night Time) at Saunders Farm is Canada’s #1 Haunted attraction with 6 fright sites (Haunts), live original shows, street theater, Ag-Arcade games, 9 food booths and a tavern. Not recommended for kids under 10.
PumpkinfestOur farm is transformed into a giant Halloween playground. Bring a picnic and come join us for a ghostly gathering in a country setting. Details
1865 O’Toole Rd., Cumberland (Ottawa)
Local residents and rival farmers have long suspected that something unnatural has been happening out at the Proulx Farm in Orleans, with reports of blood-curdling screams, a foul stench, unexplained power outages, and inexplicably lush & large crops.
No proof of foul-play has ever been found… Until now.
Authorities are urging the public to report ANYTHING UNUSUAL they see at the Proulx Farm, and to use extreme caution when in the Cumberland Area.. Details
1865 O’Toole Rd., Cumberland (Ottawa)
Acres of Terror
The Spooky Wagon Ride™ includes a fun-filled time exploring all the attractions and enjoying the activities we have for you. Attractions include The Spooky Wagon Ride™, The Spooky Village, Kid’s Spooky House, The Fog Maze, The House of Terror. We have approximately 50 human actors ready to scare you at any given time!
PumpkinfernoCome and stroll through a hauntingly beautiful and spellbinding outdoor exhibit of close to 7,000 hand-crafted pumpkins, set against a stirring night-time backdrop just inside the gates of historic Upper Canada Village. Marvel at rejuvenated and eclectic displays of scenes from exotic places and historic ages, meet up with forest animals and sea-born creatures, see story book heroes, mythical characters, cultural icons and more …. all carved from pumpkins! Details
Spooky Stories and Urban Legends
It’s the spookiest season of them all! Kids and families are invited to join us for hands-on fun as we explore tales, legends, and stories about the things that go bump in the night and that have inspired some of our favourite Halloween traditions. Gail Anglin from Ottawa Storytellers will help bring these tales to life and Fantasy Face Painting will complete your Halloween transformation. Details
Explore Watson’s Mill as it turns spooky with our 4 level haunted house. 10+ Details
Chillings Estate Halloween Party
Join us for a family-friendly Halloween celebration! Come dressed in your costume and help us put the ‘trick’ in ‘trick-or-treat’ as we explore the whimsical, wily, and sometimes troublesome history of Halloween pranks. Complete fun Halloween activities and challenges to enjoy a delicious treat. Additional vintage treats and coffee will be available for cash purchase. Details
Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Incident at the Bunker
Guests will be led on an interactive adventure with the undead, deep inside the labyrinth that is the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum. This one-of-a-kind Halloween experience is a perfect combination of humour, storytelling, interactive challenges, unexpected surprises, and of course…zombies. Details
The Haunted Trail
Take a spooky guided walk down Osgoode’s Multi-Use Pathway at night! O-YA youth volunteers have devised lots of frights along the way that will make for the scariest journey you’ll ever take on the pathway. Each walk is approximately 15 minutes in length. The Haunted Trail is spooky and has some scary scenes / themes.
Nightmare on LQ Street Overnighter
Halloween Themed Laser Tag Details
Tricks’N Treats – The Haunted Mall Adventure
Its a Haunted Mall Adventure with witches, dinosaurs, Dracula, Elsa and Anna from Frozen and Belle from Beauty and the Beast! It’s the time of year where kids get ready for spooky tales, adventure and fun. Join us for a pre- trick or treat party, you will surely get in the mood for some Spooky Halloween Fun.
It’s Howl-O-Ween at the OHS! Come in costume and join in on all the spook-tacular free family fun at the OHS! Halloween themed activities will include: Photo booth, Craft & bake sale, Face painting, Halloween-themed crafts, Visits with OHS animals, Sweet treats and more!
It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, visit a spooky barn and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home too ($). Details
Wear your costume and explore the origins of Halloween traditions as you collect some yummy treats along the way. Complete a 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, explore Halloween in early Hollywood, and more! Details
2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland
Halloween Dog Parade
Dogs and dog lovers from all over the National Capital Region will be celebrating Halloween by dressing up their doggos (and perhaps themselves) for an afternoon of fun, food and fido. There will be prizes for best costumed dogs, celebrity judges, food and drinks, vendors, and, of course, the Parade of Dogs.
Ottawa Roller Derby Halloween Disco
Come to Ottawa Roller Derby’s very spooooooky annual Halloween Roller Disco and boooooogie to some awesome tunes! Put on your best costume and roller skate at this family friendly event. Details
Halloween at the Bank of Canada Museum
Bring the whole family in for some Halloween fun. Details
Let’s make Halloween less spooky
Students learn what the different components of the blood do, and what happens when parts of the blood don’t work correctly. They even get to make their own blood!
Students will also learn why bones breaks, learn the different types of broken bones and how to do a nursing assessment of a broken bone. Then will get to practice casting and splinting. Details
Trick or Treat with the Mayor
Come Trick or Treat with the Mayor and your favourite costumed characters in the Haunted Heritage Building! Then head outside to the courtyard to see what is brewing in the Maleficent Witches’ Den before making your way to the Pumpkin Patch to decorate your very own miniature pumpkin! The excitement continues inside City Hall where you can enjoy hot chocolate, assorted juices, and cookies at the Creepy Swamp Café in Jean Pigott Place or make your way to Andrew Haydon Hall’s Spooktacular Theatre to watch some classic Halloween movies and snack on some tasty popcorn!
Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby
Design a pumpkin race car, build it, and let your imagination run wild to create an eye-catching racer. Compete for prizes and bragging rights at The 5th Annual Lansdowne Park Pumpkin Derby! It’s a gravity race; the pumpkin racers roll down a ramp and hopefully make it to the finish line.
Toddler Halloween Hunt
Come dressed up in your favourite costume. Discover spooky (and cute) ghosts and monsters throughout the museum to collect treats. There’s plenty of open space to run around and have fun in the Bunker. Feel free to bring a lunch and eat in our cafeteria! Details
Kids under 5 are always free!
Come and eat a three course meal in the prison cells which will be completely transformed for this Halloween event. After dinner, you will be treated to a spooky tour of the old jail. Details
Monkey Rock Music 10th Annual Halloween Party
It’s that time of year again – come and get spooky at our TENTH annual Halloween Party!
Our Halloween event is the number one family show of the season, and not to be missed. In addition to our 100% participatory FULL BAND rock show, we’ll be running family dance contests, costume contests, and generally going crazy. Details
People of all ages are invited to come and take part in our fun and spooky event. There will be a section reserved for younger children and another section for those who would like a more frightening experience. There will also be Halloween treats to be handed out to trick or treaters. Details
Adult Halloween Events & Parties in Ottawa
Curse at Park Hill
A dark and unnatural force has taken hold of the museum. It all began with an artefact, an object connected to a centuries-old unsolved mystery. Strange noises, flickering lights, and vanished items soon followed. Then, one by one, staff began disappearing, leaving behind an abandoned exhibition and the telltale signs of a frenzied struggle. Details
Now that “gaslighting” has made its way into popular vocabulary, it’s time for a revival of the classic stage thriller that originated the term – and became an Oscar-winning film! In the London of Queen Victoria, Bella’s husband has convinced her that she is losing her mind; but then a mysterious stranger appears with an even more terrifying explanation. Details
St James Cemetery Walk
Join us on this dark and daring tour through St. James Anglican Cemetery! You’ll learn about local history while meeting some of those buried here and hear about burial customs, brazen grave robbers and more! Details
Watson Mill Public Paranormal Investigation
Witness and participate in a paranormal investigation of Watson’s Mill. This investigation is presented in partnership with The Haunted Ottawa Paranormal Society (HOPS).Details
Immerse yourself in the legends and lore of the Ottawa Valley…if you dare. Bring your friends and gather around the fire for a live storytelling program that will truly take history beyond the ordinary. These ghostly tales will leave you unsettled, a familiar feeling to early settlers during Hallow’een. A lantern-lit tour of the house and grounds will add to the atmosphere and hot apple cider will be served for a seasonal treat. Featuring guest storyteller Marie Bilodeau.Details
270 Pinhey’s Point Rd, Dunrobin
The Haunting at Laurier House
There is no building in the city with a stronger connection to the supernatural than Laurier House. This haunted mansion was the home of two former Prime Ministers. Sir Wilfrid Laurier lived there for over 20 years and died in the house in 1919. William Lyon Mackenzie King then made it his home until 1948. King had a deep interest in spiritualism and would routinely hold séances and table-rapping sessions in the building, attempting to speak with the dead. Is it possible that these attempts opened a doorway to the spirit realm? Details
Nightmare on Kent Street
Join us Saturday, October 26th, for Ottawa’s most spine chilling party! Nightmare on Kent Street, presented by Alterna Savings and Vixens Victorious is a charity event benefiting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. We dare you to enter our decadent, but spooky mansion for an evening of food, drink, dancing, fun, and games. Expect great prizes, an auction full of amazing items, raffles, costume contests, and so much more!
Goodbye Honolulu – Halloween Party
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Deep Therapy : Halloween in a Warehouse
Deep Therapy showcases the sounds of deep and cutting edge house music in a unique and inviting atmosphere that defies the ordinary. It’s your remedy from the mainstream, and it’s cheaper than a psychiatrist! Details
Til Death Do Us Party
Step into our deathly graveyard and prepare to be ENCHANTED with light, visuals & dark decor (seriously, it’s gonna be INSANE). On it’s fifth year running, you DON’T want to miss this NOTORIOUSLY wild Halloween party. Details
Halloween Charity Ball
Every Halloween Barrymores brings together people from a diverse range of Ottawa’s spiritual and cultural communities to celebrate Hallowe’en while giving back to the local community. It has been Ottawa’s BIGGEST Halloween party for the past 17 years and this year will be no exception. Details
Historic Cemetery Tours
Discover the often harsh and somber history of Bytown and Gloucester Township on a guided exploration of the Estate grounds and Settler’s Cemetery at dusk. Experience true tales of death, burial, and disease on a hour-long tour that will take you beyond the typical museum experience to offer a unique glimpse at life and loss in 19th century Ottawa. Details
November 3 and 10 | 5:30 PM
Rag Bag Comedy Cabaret: Halloween Edition
Curated & Hosted by award winning comedian and Dazzling ringmaster Rachelle Elie every show show includes some of the hottest Canadian variety acts including music, magic, comedy & more. An evening of titlating fun!
Halloween Burlesque Show & Dinner
A perfect Halloween night out with your besties, as a birthday celebration or a sexy fun date with your number one squeeze. Come join us for an extravagant & not too eerie musical feel-good, adults only ghoulish dinner show & after glow party.
More Ottawa Halloween Parties & Events on October 25
- Freaky Friday@ The Show Ottawa
- SASHAY Halloween Edition feat. Mark Falco (TO) @ Barrymores Music Hall
- The Commotions Halloween Bash @ Irene’s Pub
More Ottawa Halloween Parties & Events on October 26
- Scream Show @ The Show Ottawa
- Rebel 101.7’s MELOWEEN Bash!@ Tailgators, Nepean
- Halloween Costume Crawl@ Pub 101
- Halloween with Framework Music@ Mercury Lounge
- Abba + Queen Halloween Party@ The 27 Club
- Ottawa Halloween Club Crawl – King Street Club Crawl@ Various
More Ottawa Halloween Parties & Events on October 31
- Cocktails & Costumes Halloween Dance Party @The Savoy Brasserie
- Nightmare on Clarence @ The Show Ottawa
- Halloween Club Crawl@ Various Venues
- Halloween Thriller@ The Bourbon Room
- i_O@ Barrymores
- House of “ARG” Halloween Pirate Party & Krooked Karnival @ House of Tarq
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