Get ready for some scares this October in and around St. John’s. Being one of the older settlements of Canada, St. John’s has quite a few haunted locations in North America.
There are special events and tours that you can take in, so you can get ready for Halloween.
Here are 15+ haunted attractions, events, and locations that you should definitely check out this October.
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1. Zombie Train
The zombie horde is coming, and you need to defend the city. Use the mounted paintball guns to shoot the zombies and defend yourself and the other riders. While the zombies may not shoot back but they will stop at nothing to get human organs.
Frontline Action, St. John’s
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26
$10 – $31.30
2. NL Horror Con
If you are a horror lover, you need to check out the NL Horror Con. It is two days jam-packed with all thing’s horror, and this year you can meet Tyler Shea Cone along with other local and national artists, writers and filmmakers. Be sure to wear your best horror costume and meet people who love horror as much as you do.
October 19 and 20, 2019
3.The Nickel’s 48 Hour Horror Challenge
Do you love horror movies? If so, this event is for you. You have 48 hours to write, shoot and edit your own five minute or less movie. On October 14, the movies are screened to the public.
October 11 – 14, 2019
Spirit of Newfoundland, St. John’s
4. Jack O’Lantern Festival
Round up the kids for a spooky day at Lester Family Farm. Be prepare for some scares at the spooky petting zoo, and become spooky with face paining. Take a hay ride, or pony ride. A lots spooky fun to be had.
92 Pearltown Road St. John’s
October 12 & 20, 2019
Celebrate fall and pumpkins at Lester’s Farm Market at the eighteenth annual Pumpkinfest. Go on wagon rides, play games and see if you can win the pie eating contests or the hot pepper contest.
Lester’s Farm, 173 Brookfield Road, St John’s
October 19, 2019
6. Shenanigans Halloween Party Make plans with your family and friends to go to Shenanigans Halloween Party. Wear your best costume to compete in the costume contest for $500 in cash and prizes and dance the night away to the music from Stixx & Stones. Reservations are recommended if you would like to have dinner before the show.
Shenanigans Restaurant & Pub, Conception Bay South
Oct 26, 2019 | 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM
7. A Cabot Power Halloween
Head on down to Quidi Vidi Brewery for a fun and funky time with the popular funk band ‘Cabot Power’. The group of 12 talented musicians performs both classic funk hits and neo-funk grooves, so you can be sure that your dancing shoes will never get dusty.
Quidi Vidi Brewery Company, St. John’s
Oct 26, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8. NSO HALLOWE’EN SPOOKTACULAR
Celebrate Halloween early when you take the family to the Arts & Culture Centre for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever Hallowe’en Spooktacular. The Orchestra will be performing music from the Harry Potter movies, classic Hallowe’en movies and other popular SPOOKY tunes. It will be a memorable night for your family with costumes, games, and some amazing music.
St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s
October 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
9. Terror Town
Terror Town is well-known as the scariest haunted house that has ever been held in St. John’s. Make sure that you are prepared for the fright of your life if you are brave enough to enter it. If you manage to make your way through Terror Town without screaming in fear, be sure to take a photo for bragging rights.
St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s
Oct 10th – Oct 13th, 2019; Oct 18th – Oct 20th, 2019; Oct 25th – Oct 27; Oct 29th & Oct 20th, 2019
10. Halloween Darbies
Grab your flashlight and go hunting for the Darbies in the spooky Connections Gallery. You may find some eyes looking back at you. Bring along your favorite stuffed toy to make them a Halloween costume.
The Rooms, St. John’s
October 27, 2019
11. The Fluvarium’s Annual Halloween Party
Dress up in your Halloween costume and head to The Fluvarium for the 5th Annual Halloween and Birthday Party. There are no-scare Halloween event so it fun for all ages. Rennie the Duck will be making an appearance.
The Fluvarium, St. John’s
October 27, 2019
12. The Rec Room’s Halloween Carnival
Head to the spookiest spectacle of them all this Halloween. Enjoy a night of unlimited game play. Come dress in your best costume to see if you can win the costume contest.
The Rec Room, St. John’s
October 31, 2019
13. Haunted Walking Tour, The Ghosts of Bell Island
Bell Island has dark folklore and on the Haunted Walking Tour you will meet the ghosts and spirits that call the island home. During the tour, you will learn why Bell Island has been called the most haunted island and how to protect yourself from the ghosts and spirits while you are visiting the island.
14. Zombie Scavenger Hunt
October is the perfect time to explore the city through a Zombie Scavenger Hunt. Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.
Visiting St. John’s for the weekend? Discover the city through Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt. Discover tourist attractions but also the peculiarities of what locals call their home. You will have challenges to solve at each stage of your journey. During this time, you will also be exposed to the neighborhood’s history.
15. Visit Haunted Spots
Halloween is (said to be) when the spirits haunt the Earth! Visit these spots to see whether you can encounter any vengeful souls!
Masonic Temple, St. John’s
The Masonic Temple was built over a hundred years ago, and is known to be the home of the Spirit of Newfoundland. There are several stories floating around the city of strange happenings that have occurred in the temple. The caretaker claims that he has seen a person in the reflection of his phone, who disappeared into thin air the second that he looked up.
LSPU Hall, St. John’s
The LSPU Hall is the place to be if you want to attend a show, but you may not want to go alone because it is a well-known fact that the hall is haunted. There are many stories about a man that once worked at the hall, Fred Gamberg, who watches the shows in the main theatre and then disappears without a trace when the show is over.
Anglican Cathedral Graveyard on Church Hill, St. John’sThe Anglican Cathedral Graveyard is an unmarked graveyard that has an estimated 6,000 people buried there. Along with the forgotten bodies buried there, there is one worth mentioning of a worker falling to his death. In photos in the archives of the church, you can see the ghost of the dead worker with living workers.
Duke of Duckworth, St. John’s
If you look at the window above the entrance-way of the Duke of Duckworth, you may spot the Duke’s ghostly figure. There is also a painting in the bar for the spirit in the window. The ghost is nothing to be afraid of, he seems to just want to hang out and keep people company.
290 Duckworth Street, St. John’s
It is a well-known fact that 290 Duckworth Street is one of St. John’s oldest building or that it is haunted. Throughout the years, this historic house has had many owners, including a doctor’s office where surgeries took place. There have been many reports of the ghosts of two women in the house, one woman had an autopsy scar and the other woman had coins over her eyes and was paralyzed.
Newman Wine Vaults, St. John’s
The Newman Wine Vaults is known to have many ‘people’ hanging around. Some visitors to the vaults have claimed to be pinched and pushed around by the spirits. While there is no way to prove the stories to be true, rumours say that there is something eerie going on down in the wine vaults.
Christian’s Pub, St. John’s
Christian’s Pub is well-known for their top quality screech, but in the Pub’s not-so-recent past there was a different type of screeching going on. It is the oldest pub on George Street and they do not hide the fact the building is haunted by a young lady that the staff has nicknamed ‘Maggie’. She’s known to be a little wild and rowdy and sometimes actually damages the equipment in the bar.
Sutherland’s Place, St. John’s
Built in 1883, Sutherland’s Place is known as one of the oldest and most haunted homes in St. John’s. The ghost of an ‘old hag’ was seen by a woman who was visiting this historic house when she woke up in the middle of the night.
Majestic Theatre – St. John’s
The Majestic Theatre is also called the ‘Flat Iron Building’ of St. John’s. The building was built in 1918 and was the site of many hangings, so it is really not surprising that the building is said to be haunted. Some people have reported hearing screaming and seeing objects move on their own while spending time in the building.