Published Sept. 9/14. Updated Oct.10/17
Nova Scotia has a long history of ghost stories, so it’s no surprise that come Halloween, haunted houses, corn mazes, and ghost tours abound. Read on for our round-up of haunted tours from around the province.
Riverbreeze Haunted Houses and Corn Mazes (Truro, NS)
Rumoured to be one of the more terrifying haunted attractions in the province, it’s also one of the largest. Explore four haunted houses and two haunted corn mazes. See the extensive maze (by day) below. Admission is $30 and gets you access to all on-site attractions. If you buy online in advance, it is a bit cheaper – $27.50 for all attractions. Open Friday/Saturday 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm.
Tattle Tours Ghost Walk (Halifax, NS)
Halifax has a lot of ghosts, and Andy is an expert in telling their tales. Equal parts history and haunting, you’ll get a scare and see the city in a new light. This walk takes place Wednesday, Friday, Sunday from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Read about our experiences on this tour HERE.
Nights of Gore Haunted Corn Maze (Gore, NS)
This haunted house and haunted corn maze is located on a centuries-old farm, the perfect setting for a scare. Open Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm-9:30 pm. Admission is $20. Closed 🙁
Candle Light Graveyard Tour (Annapolis Royal)
Explore Nova Scotia’s oldest English graveyard by lantern. This tour is filled with tales of the dead in (and around) this historic graveyard, and some really interesting lessons in graveyard art. Tours range from $3 – $10 with all proceeds going to the Annapolis Royal Historic Society. Regular tours end mid-October, but they’ll have special tour dates from October 20 – 31, 2017 as Annapolis Royal turns into Ghost Town. Keep an eye on the schedule here.
The Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour:
Led by a costumed guide, this tour takes guests through the tunnels, prison cells, and even restricted areas of this historic site. Hear true accounts of the many unexplained events that have occurred at Halifax Citadel. The tour runs Thursday – Saturday at 8:30 PM. Admission is $8 – $12 per person (there’s also a family rate of $35).
Lunenburg Hauntings & Hangings Tour (Lunenburg, NS)
Lunenburg walking tours take guests on a nightime tour of the spookier history of this picture-perfect town. Learn about hangings, hauntings, and other mysterious happenings. Tours are $10 – $20 per person and run until October 15, 2017. You can read about our experiences on this tour HERE.
“Haunted Hollow” (Hammonds Plains Rd)
A terrifying hike through the woods. This haunted offering takes place every Friday and Saturday in October (weather permitting), with proceeds going to the Halifax Volunteer Search and Rescue. $12 per person.
Valley Ghost Walks (Annapolis Valley)
There is a rotating itinerary of ghost tours in Kings County. There’s a ghost tour most nights of the week, just check before you go as the tours range in location from Kentville to Halls Harbour to Windsor. Admission ranges from $13 – $16. See the 2017 dates on their website HERE.
Haunted Weekends at Noggins Farm (Greenwich, NS)
You’ll find more than fresh produce at Noggins Farm come late October. Explore the haunted house themed as the curse of Mutiny Bay for 2017. Hauntings run select weekend dates in October (see the scare schedule here) $12 with a portion of the sales going to DARTNS.
Alderney Landing Haunted House (Dartmouth, NS)
Fear the darkness at the annual Alderney Landing Haunted House. The hauntings happen weekends in October from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm. Admission is $12.
The Halifax Ghost Walk (Halifax, NS)
Said to be the oldest ghost tour in North America, this haunted walk has been recommended by both The Lonely Planet and Fodors. Take a nighttime walk through downtown Halifax and learn some of its haunted hot spots. $10 – $15 per person. See the schedule here.
Haunted Louisbourg Tour (Fortress Louisbourg, NS)
This interactive theatre experience takes you through the fortress on a recreation of one of the last witchcraft trials in Canada. Admission is $30+tax. Not running for 2017 🙁
Phantom’s FreakShow Haunted House (Greenwich, N.S. )
A haunting brought to life by special effects artists. This haunted house and haunted corn maze are held at Stirling Fruit Farms, with proceeds going to support the IWK Foundation. This haunt is not recommended for young children. Visit Thursday – Sunday in October, as well as Monday October 30th. Admission is $5 – $10. See dates and more information here.
Hank’s Farm Market and Corn Maze (Sydney, NS)
Family fun and a great place to pick up some fall decor at the same time! Their haunted house will run weekends in October from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more on their Facebook page.
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