Pumpkin and spice is all well and nice, but when it comes to fall, there’s one very important element: the spook factor. PEI is by no means short of a good ghost story, and it’s the Halloween spirit that really brings out all things eerie and haunted. Whether you want some family fun or a good ol’ scare, these stops are a great time for everyone!
Route 6 Motel
Crowned as the scariest haunted house in Atlantic Canada, the Route 6 Motel is a terrifying experience not to be missed on your fall bucket list. What once started out as a cozy motel in beautiful Cavendish has been abandoned for years due to… well, it’s newest – and scariest – residents. A visit to the Route 6 Motel isn’t exactly the relaxing stop it once was. Just one step in will have you trembling in fear and attempting to run free. Every Sunday in October is when the clowns come out to play… do you think you can make it through?
Whether or not you want to risk going through the Haunted Mansion in Kensington is up to you… but if you make it out on the other side, it’s surely a great story to tell! In the daytime, the Haunted Mansion welcomes one and all for family-fun on the Tilt-a-Whirl and Red Baron rides outside. However, as the sun begins to set, that’s when the scares get ramped up as the ghosts and ghouls start to appear. On select days through the month of October, the Haunted Mansion is host to Halloween – Nights of Fear from 6:00-9:00pm… a night you won’t soon forget.
Kool Breeze Haunted Farms
Looking to get outside for some family time? Kool Breeze is welcoming families to their corn maze designed by Garth Davey as a tribute to 4-H, as well as pumpkin picking, and oversized hay sculptures and pumpkin patches perfect for photo-ops and fun! As the sun sets though, things become a little less friendly and a whole lot scarier. From 7:00 – 10:00pm on October weekends, the once welcoming and friendly corn maze starts to seem a little different… you may walk in unafraid but before long you’ll be jumping out of your skin and screaming as you try to find your way out! Good luck to you as you brave the Kool Breeze Haunted Farm!
Gravedigger Ghost Tour
Head to Charlottetown on October 26th for the ideal mix of spooky and fun on the Gravedigger Ghost Tour. First, join the Gravedigger as he roams through the historic streets of Charlottetown, leading you on a tour of spooky stories about unsolved murders, ghostly hauntings, executions, and the superstitious beliefs of Islands past. Beginning at the Confederation Centre‘s Outdoor Ampitheatre for the tour where all ages are welcome, you can end the night at Upstreet Craft Brewing for a 19+ Gravedigger Halloween party with music, pint-specials, and a costume contest!
Summerside Ghost Walk
Back again on October 19th, the 17th annual Historic Ghostwalk will be put on by the Wyatt Heritage Properties in Summerside. While this tour is family-friendly and may not make you jump, you can rest assured that the true stories of Halloween and the darker side of Island happenings will certainly give you goosebumps and raise hairs on the back of your neck! As each story is unearthed at different locations along the tour, you will see and hear more and more that will make you uneasy. Bundle up and gather your friends – this historically creepy tour is one for the books.
Spooky Charlottetown Ghost Tour
Have you ever wondered about the all-too-real and unnerving past of Historic Charlottetown? Gather your nerves and head out on the Secrets of Charlottetown – Spooky Charlottetown Ghost Tour. This hour-long tour reveals the stories of a ghostly soldier, a mixed up execution, a haunted painting, and even more. Led by a local, story-telling guide in period dress every Tuesday and Thursday, this is a great way to get outside, learn about Charlottetown, and most importantly, get in the Halloween spirit.