Kids' Halloween Events in Ottawa

Published Oct 2, 2017

Get in the Halloween spirit this year by taking the family to these amazing events! Here's the top kid friendly Halloween events in Ottawa 2017.

Halloween events abound in Ottawa! Scare yourself silly with the best spooky events, scary attractions and Halloween parties taking place in the city. The staff at ChatterBlock has compiled a list of some frighteningly fun time events that you will surely enjoy!

Halloween pARTy

Visit the Shenkman Arts Centre for Halloween pARTy!

There will be Crafts, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Storytelling, Costume Parade, Bake Sale, and more!

Their theme this year is inspired by sorcerers and magicians! Go Costumed!

Event By : Shenkman Arts Centre 

Event Date : Oct 28


A Barnyard Hallowe'en 

It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum!

You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, visit a spooky barn and take part in Halloween games.

Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home too

Event By : Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum

Event Date : Oct 28-29



Award-winning Pumpkinferno returns featuring a selection of specially designed Canada 150 themed pumpkin-carved displays! This mesmerizing installation of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins is a not-to-be-missed event for all ages!

Take a tour through this spectacular outdoor art exhibit of 7,000 handcrafted pumpkins all lit at night along a kilometer long path in a picturesque 19th century backdrop. This event is open select evenings from late September through October, you won’t want to miss this chance to discover the culture of Canada in a world of pumpkins.

Event By : Upper Canada Village

Event Date : Thurs-Sun from Sept 29 to Oct 29


Acres of Terror (Formerly The Spooky Wagon Ride)

Visit Cannamore Orchard- Eastern Ontario’s most affordable and terrifying Halloween attraction!

This year they have four spooktacular attractions- The Spooky Wagon Ride, House of Terror, Spooky Village and Fog Maze.

There are many activities for younger families these include: Covered Wagon Tours, Cow Train Rides, Pedal Car Track, Duck Races, Small Kids Activity Area, Patio Stone Mazes and our four GIANT Hedge Mazes.

**New this year: Scavenger Hunt, Petting Zoo, and our Museum! Pack a picnic and enjoy it in the orchard or grab something from their onsite Chip Truck or Canteen.

Event By : Cannamore Orchard 

Event Date : Sept 29 - Oct 29


Bunker Buddies Halloween Hunt

Go dressed up in your favourite costume. Discover spooky (and cute) ghosts and monsters throughout the museum to collect treats. There’s plenty of open space to run around and have fun in the Bunker. Feel free to bring a lunch and eat in their cafeteria!

Event By : Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Event Date : Oct 31


Haunted Historic Village

Ottawa’s most terrifying haunted Halloween event is back! Every year the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is transformed into a brand new experience, with Halloween horrors around every corner that will push your fears to the limit. Dare yourself to set out into the darkness... You never know what's lurking in the shadows or around the corners of our historic buildings!

Event By : Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Event Date : Fri & Sat From Oct 6 to Oct 28

Halloween Hijinks

Another great event at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is Halloween Hijinks. This day all the ghosts and goblins come out of hiding – super heroes, animals, and other creatures too!

Celebrate Halloween by exploring the potions lab, make a 1920s style Halloween craft, and collect a few treats along the way.

Event By : Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Event Date : Oct 29


GNAG Halloween Party

GNAG will be hosting its annual Halloween Party on Oct 29. This fun and fantastic event welcomes people of all ages. There will be carnival candy, Haunted House, Preschool Play Room, Kinder Haunted House, Fortune Telling, Bouncy Castle, Halloween Skit and more.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Event By : Glebe Community Centre 

Event Date : Oct 29


Looking for more Halloween Events in Ottawa?

You can visit our popular Halloween Events page.

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