Spooktacular Outings in YDH

Who doesn’t love a good haunt come October? As All Hallows Eve approaches, the creepy gets creepier and the veil grows thinner for trick or treaters big and small. How are you going to spend the next few weeks?

It comes but once a year, so why not embrace some spooktacular events because when November is upon us, they’ll fade into the mist.

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

The first stop is also Canada’s top fun spot. Each year, Canada’s Wonderland throws a big spooky party and invites you to attend. During their Halloween Haunt, visitors get to experience the fright of their life as they navigate the ghostly mazes and enter the elaborate scare zones to fight off monsters and outwit the walking dead.

If that’s not enough to raise the hairs on your neck, you still get to enjoy all the fabulous thrill rides that make this one of the best parks in the area. Drop hard and fast in the Drop tower, spin like a madman on the Orbiter and lose your mind on the Psyclone. If your little ones aren’t quite ready for the ghosts and goblins, then enjoy some lighter fun fat Camp Spooky. The tickets range from 24.99 for pass holders to 109.99 for an all-inclusive haunt ticket.

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Where the Dark Things Dwell

Nothing says scary quite like a haunted historic village. Black Creek Pioneer Village takes you back to get a hands-on history lesson but every October, the village changes and the creatures roam the streets. Visitors can treat or treat from building to building collecting their goodies and shaking hands with the monstrous, but friendly, creepy inhabitants. Play games, beat the haunted maze and listen to stories – you can even decorate your own pumpkin.

Black Creek Pioneer Village is located in Northwest Toronto. Check the calendar closely, though, because the ghosts are only out on certain days of the month.

Ghosts of Old Town Hall

You’ve heard the rumors now experience the hauntings first hand during this one-of-a-kind walking tour. Since the 1880’s, people have witnessed the ghosts in and around Town Hall. On October 18th, the visitors learn for themselves about the hauntings and, by the end of the night, will experience at least one themselves. The tour lasts about 30 minutes and goes down Main St. and through the Old Town Hall in Downtown Newmarket. The tour will cost you just 20 dollars per person.

Ride the Halloween Train

For just four days in October, the York-Durham Heritage Railways becomes something mildly creepy. All aboard for a decorated ride of a lifetime full of entertainment and beautiful scenery. On Saturdays, the train runs for 90 minutes and the Sunday rides are a full two hours of boo-tastic fun. Bring the little ones in costume and they ride for just 1 dollar. Every child leaves the train with a goody bag in hand, too.

Graveyard Bus Tour

For one day only, you can board the eeriest bus you’ve ever seen and explore the spookiest cemeteries around. A local spook — historian — tells the tales of the dead as you learn more about Mulmur and its ghostly past. This year, the gruesome ride starts at 6 pm on October 28th at the Township Office in Mulmur. Whatever you do, don’t miss the bus.

This Halloween takes advantage of the best ghost-themed fun in the area whether you love a tricky maze, want to decorate a pumpkin or are just looking for the best ghost story. There is a haunt for everyone.