Dare to be scared at one of these haunted houses

In every borough and town, familiar places are transformed into spooky sights for Halloween.



Spook-tastic Halloween event at Hampstead's Irving L. Adessky Community Centre

Take a spine-chilling journey through some of these terrifying trails, haunted houses and mysterious mazes — if you dare …

Ste. Anne de Bellevue - Morgan Arboretum

Over at McGill University’s MacDonald campus, the Morgan Arboretum will turn into a haunted zone for all ages on Oct. 28. Kids can collect candy along the Orange Trail, and brave trick-or-treaters will be invited to the Chalet Pruche, which will be transformed into a haunted house. In addition, the Royal Astronomical Society Montreal will open the observatory for all guests to take a sneak peek at what’s up there (warning: it’s not for the faint of heart…). All ages are welcome but children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. It is recommended that guests bring a flashlight and dress up for the occasion.

For more information, search upcoming events at morganarboretum.org.

Pointe-Claire - Smitheman Family Haunted Yard

For the thirteenth straight year, the ever-popular Smitheman Family Haunted Yard will invite children of all ages to see witches, ghosts, a creepy cemetery and a massive light show. You can visit the yard every night from Oct. 27-31 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Kids under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free and donations are accepted for the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, which benefits young children with serious illnesses. The yard is located at 116 Maywood Ave. in Pointe-Claire.

For more information, visit facebook.com/smithemanfamilyhauntedyard.

Hampstead - Irving L. Adessky Community Centre

The town of Hampstead will be hosting their own spook-tastic Halloween event on Oct. 31 at the Irving L. Adessky Community Centre. All ages are welcome to explore the haunted house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and kids can walk through a special, tamer version from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The centre is located on 30 Lyncroft Rd.

For more information, call 514-369-8200 ext. 8260.

Ste. Anne de Bellevue - Parc Aumais

In Ste. Anne de Bellevue, kids aged 6 and up can walk through a spooky trail made by local teens that features tons of ghoulish creatures. Kids are invited to dress up and visit the trail on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Chalet Peter-Williamson in Parc Aumais, located on 300 Cypihot St. Admission is free for all.

For more information, visit ville-sainte-anne-de-bellevue.qc.ca/fr/261/halloween.

N.D.G. - YMCA

At the Teen Zone entrance of the N.D.G. YMCA, you’ll find a trail of pumpkins leading you to the entrance of its annual haunted house on Oct. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and children under the age of 6 should be accompanied by an adult. All guests will receive treats at the end of the maze, located at 4335 Hampton Ave.

For more information, call 514-486-7315.

Pincourt - Omni-Centre

Pincourt will also be hosting a special Halloween event for all ages on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The haunted house is located within the Omni-Centre at 375 Cardinal-Léger Blvd. Admission is free.

For more information, visit villepincourt.qc.ca

For a listing of many other Haunted Houses around Montreal, click here.

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