Visit the Best Haunted House Attractions in Nova Scotia on Halloween Weekend - We've been travelling all over Nova Scotia to find the best, scariest, most exciting, spookiest adventures for you to take part in on Halloween weekend and there is certainly plenty to offer! The Atlantic Coast is teeming with experiences to chill you to the bone and make the hair on your back of your neck raise up - there might even be a scream or two! These are only some of the epic haunts available in Nova Scotia - just the ones that we managed to make it to! So, let's go explore some of the spooky things to do in Nova Scotia on Halloween weekend!
The Haunted Barn, on this particular year, was not a barn at all but a terrifying maze through an old Home Hardware in a Glace Bay mall. But, make no mistake, this new temporary location absolutely did not detract from the terror within! The inside scoop tells us that the organizers had less than a month to prepare at a new location, however the scares have been so expertly executed that you would never know it! Therefore, one should expect lots of jump, scares and a weaving maze of new and exciting horrors around every corner. Someone even managed to get a little scream out of me, which is virtually unheard of.
Where to Go: 3 Stirling Rd., Glace Bay, NS, Cape Breton Island
Bonus Info: Kids day is Oct. 31st from 2-4pm. Admission is $2 or an item for the food bank, with proceeds from the day going to the Glace Bay Food Bank.
Two Rivers Wildlife Park in rural Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada is not where you would expect to find such an expansive haunt, but prepare to be scared while also contributing to Two Rivers' biggest (and certainly spookiest) fundraiser of the year. The Fright Night haunt starts out strong. It continues to up the anti throughout with a staggering number of actors, not to mention a stunning number of constructed buildings, set pieces, and interactive elements. Get your walking legs ready, because this one on the list of "Best Haunted House Attractions in Nova Scotia Canada is, by far, the longest and most sprawling we've seen yet. As an impressive added bonus, they even have a live band playing near the line-up to keep patrons entertained during the wait to get in!
Where to Go: 4581 Grand Mira North Rd, Huntington NS, Cape Breton Island
Times: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00PM
Bonus Info: Oct. 31st from 12-3 pm is family day! Admission is $10, with ages 2 and under free. The Proceeds from the entire experience helps to feed the animals through the winter.
Phantom's Freakshow in Kentville truly has to been seen to be believed. With a full make-up, wardrobe, and props studio nearby, these guys are leaving out no detail! The ambiance from the very beginning is set to full-on creepy and a stellar team of actors are engaging around every corner. This crazy haunt is so incredibly detailed and well-done from a production value perspective that it's like walking in to a new scene in a movie with every few steps. They've truly thought of everything to provide a full experience - incredible characters and set, stellar lighting and sound, and even a few smells to add to the ambiance!
Where to Go: 325 Main St., Kentville, Nova Scotia
Price: $15 (age 10+), 12 (kids), $25 (Fastpass)
Bonus Info: The team consists of professional special effects make-up artist with over 20 years experience building haunts for charity. Each year, Phantom's Freak Show raises thousands of dollars for the IWK Children's Hospital, with a focus on mental health initiatives.
Bluenose Ghosts at Alderley Landing in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is a small haunt that packs a big punch! With their theme of NS legends, collected by the famous folklorist Helen Creighton, this attraction feels uniquely Nova Scotian. Furthermore, adding to the East Coast vibe, you can see the huge and impressive lighthouse they've constructed and it gives you some clues into the horrific magic that's been crafted inside. For added fun you can visit their photo courtyard or add on some optional extra activities like visiting the medium housed in the courtyard.
Where to Go: Alderney Landing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Price: $10 (with optional add-ons for crypt rides or psychic readings)
Bonus Info: This haunt helps to preserve the cultural heritage of Dartmouth and Dr. Helen Creighton's work in preserving the ghost stories and legends of Atlantic Canada!
As you can see, no matter where you are in Nova Scotia, there's a haunt within reach! If the scares seem a bit too much for you or your little spooks, watch for haunts that offer "Family Day" experiences before the lights go out. Whatever your scare tolerance, make sure to get out there and enjoy the best haunted house attractions in Nova Scotia this Halloween Weekend!
There's also plenty of spooky things to do in Nova Scotia if your not into haunts! Visit historic graveyards, ghost walks, and mediums for some creepy fun. Watch for our next article for more spooky things to do in Nova Scotia!
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