Before we had kids, my husband and I spent our vacation time checking out different haunted locations, doing the tours and really spooking ourselves out, all in the name of fun and maybe a little history lesson here and there. Since having kids, well, not so much. Haunted tours generally don’t lend themselves to family entertainment for the under 5 set.
But this event, coming up at Old Fort Erie on All Hallow’s Eve, caught my eye. And the event is suitable for all ages.
Hubby and I just might be introducing the kids to a good ol’ haunted tour this year.
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Niagara Falls, ON – Experience the traditions of Halloween, 1812-style, brought to life through the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Staff at The Niagara Parks Commission’s (NPC) Old Fort Erie are preparing the final details for these memorable tours, which will take place October 19 – 20 and October 26 – 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A fun and frightening evening is promised for visitors to the old stone fort, ending with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy. The site of the bloodiest battlefield in the history of Canada conjures up many of its own hair-raising tales. See the Old Fort from the perspective of the spirits who still make their presence felt. The past comes to life through story-telling and the ancient traditions of Halloween
Tours start at 7:30 p.m., followed by the burning of the Guy Fawkes effigy at 8:30 p.m. This event is suitable for all ages. Be prepared and dress for any kind of weather. Reservations are required; please call (905) 871-0540 to book.
All Hallow’s Eve at Old Fort Erie
Date: October 19 – 20 & October 26 – 27
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adult $12.25, Child (ages 6-12) $7.95, Children 5 & under FREE
Location: Old Fort Erie: 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario
Reservations: (905) 871-0540
Old Fort Erie is owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission. NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
For more information, visit www.niagaraparksheritage.com or contact:
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