Dare to be scared at one of these haunted houses

In many boroughs, familiar places are transformed into spooky sights for Halloween.

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 Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.  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. All ages are welcome but children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. The event runs from 4-10 p.m. and costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is included. It is recommended that guests bring a flashlight and dress up for the occasion.

For more information, search upcoming events at https://www.mcgill.ca/morganarboretum/. 

Pointe-Claire – Smitheman Family Haunted Yard

The fifthteenth edition of the ever-popular Smitheman Family Haunted Yard will run from Oct. 25-31 between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome to see witches, ghosts, a creepy cemetery and a massive light show. 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 or at https://smithemanhalloween.ca/.

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 invited to explore the haunted house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and kids under the age of 5 can walk through a special, tamer version from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The centre is at 30 Lyncroft Rd.

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


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 8 p.m. There will be treats for all, as long as supplies last, and the Haunted House for the Brave will be open to all ages. Young children should be accompanied by an adult. The maze is 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


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