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Halloween at Niagara Parks

Fun Halloween Events for the Whole Family!

The Niagara Parks Commission  is pleased to announce two eeerily fun family events taking place throughout October: Ghosts Behind the Falls at Journey Behind the Falls and All Hallow’s Eve at Old Fort Erie.

Ghosts Behind the Falls

Ghosts Behind the FallsGhosts Behind the Falls

Dates: October 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price (excluding taxes): Adult $14.60, Child (6 – 12 years old) $8.95, Children 5 and under FREE
Location: Journey Behind the Falls: 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Reservations: Not required

A haunting experience awaits you at Journey Behind the Falls. Niagara Parks has called upon its ghosts to greet you during this unique and limited time event. Suitable for all ages. Regular admission applies. Visit during the day and pay only $5 more for the event.

All Hallow’s Eve

All Hallow's EveAll Hallow’s Eve

Dates: October 21 – 23 & October 28 – 31
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price (excluding taxes): Adult $12.25, Child (6 – 12 years old) $7.95, Children 5 and under FREE
Location: Old Fort Erie, 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario
Reservations: (905) 871-0540

Experience the traditions of Halloween, brought to life through the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. A fun and frightening evening at the old stone fort will end with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy at 8:30 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Be prepared and dress for any kind of weather. Regular admission applies. more…

All Hallow’s Eve Ghost Tours at Old Fort Erie

All Hallow's Eve Ghost Tour Join us for an eeerily good time at Old Fort Erie!

All Hallow’s Eve at Old Fort Erie

October 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m.

All Hallow’s Eve Ghost Tour

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 Hallowe’en. A fun and frightening evening at the old stone fort will end with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy.

Tours start at 7:30 p.m., followed by the burning of the Guy Fawkes effigy at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12 (prices include taxes); children ages 5 and under are free.

This event is suitable for all ages. Be prepared and dress for any kind of weather, rain, snow or sleet.

Reservations are required; please call (905) 871-7211

Inside the FortInside the Fort

Located at 350 Lakeshore Road in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Old Fort Erie is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) or a scenic 20-minute drive south of Niagara Falls and is close to the Peace Bridge from Buffalo, New York. The grounds and the main floor rooms of the buildings are wheelchair accessible.

Niagara Parks is preparing to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Plans are being made for special events beginning in 2012, and construction has begun on a brand new Welcome Centre for Old Fort Erie. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting new chapter at the Fort!

Old Fort Erie is one of several heritage sites owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, which has preserved and protected the Niagara River corridor without taxpayers’ dollars since 1885.

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Cemetery Tour

Cemetary tour

What a great way to kick off Halloween with the family. Niagara Falls Musesms are offering 2 cemetery tours.

Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 2009

See the characters from Niagara Falls’ past. Walk into the past through Drummond Hill Cemetery and the grounds of the Battle Ground Inn as actors portray the mighty and the meek. Refreshments served.

Tickets by reservation only. Call 905-358-5082 to purchase.

Holy Trinity Church Cemetery Tour
7820 Portage Road
October 30 & 31, 2009

New this year. Step into Chippawa’s past and hear stories that will both haunt and charm you for years to come! This night-time tour will have costumed performers acting out the lives of some of the famous and not so famous people from the history of Niagara Falls. The tours include music, mime and characterizations of lives lived long ago! You may be surprised to learn who is, and is not, buried in the Holy Trinity Church Cemetery.

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