5 ideas for halloween fun in Ottawa

Enjoy some spooky fun

Written by Nitin Manohar
October 26, 2017

Halloween is just around the corner, which means you’ve probably stocked up on tiny chocolate bars (and perhaps even eaten a few). A family favourite here in Canada, Halloween is a fun time in every community, including Kanata and other parts of Ottawa. We’ve rounded up a few great Halloween events in the area – grab a costume, fill your thermos with cider or mulled wine and enjoy some spooky fun with your friends, family and neighbours.

Haunted Walks of Ottawa

Ottawa is full of historic buildings, and naturally, there are longtime rumours of unexplained events and supernatural occurrences. Haunted walks of Ottawa offers several ghost tours, including visits to the Carleton County Jail and Chateau Laurier, the Byward Museum and the Diefenbunker. This type of activity may be too frightening for young kids, but it makes a unique evening out with your friends or spouse.

Halloween Fun at Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch

Fall at the farm means spooky evening activities and a haunted wagon ride. Kids of all ages will enjoy the corn maze, which is harmless enough during the day but filled with ghouls and werewolves after dark. Young kids will enjoy a less scary daytime visit – don’t forget to check out the bake shop before heading home.

Fright Fest at Saunder’s Farm

This large, rural property comes alive at Halloween, with a dozen mazes to explore and 15 acres of pumpkins on site. There are Halloween activities, hayrides, a pirate ship to explore and plenty of other things to keep you busy.

Halloween Events at Watson’s Mill

This working industrial heritage site takes an eerie turn as Halloween approaches. Take a paranormal tour or enjoy Haunt Nights – both are great fun for adults and older kids. There’s also a children’s Halloween party with free admission – don’t forget to bring your trick-or-treat bags!

The Great Pumpkin Ball

This annual celebration is an adult version of a Halloween costume party. A night of music, dancing and prizes, all proceeds go to local charities. This year’s charitable recipients include The Ottawa Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. A great costume is a must, so go all out!

Thanks for reading – have a safe and happy Halloween.