Halloween at the City of Ottawa Museums

The City of Ottawa has so many great museums, and I'm guilty of not having checked them all out. Living in the East end, we've been to Cumberland and Billings Bridge, but haven't ventured further than that. I think Halloween is the time to do so! Older building make for a spooktacular setting, don't they? Below is a list of upcoming Halloween activities that you don't want to miss!

Halloween Hijinks

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, Sunday, October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm
Did you know that it’s only recently that Halloween has become a children’s event? In the 1920s, Halloween was a popular event, but mainly for adults. During our Halloween Hijinks, young visitors are encouraged to dress in costume and trick or treat safely at the museum, going from one heritage building to the next to collect period-appropriate candy treats from characters in all sorts of unique costumes.
Cost: Regular admission

Pumpkin Party

Nepean Museum, Sunday, October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm
Join is for a Pumpkin Party! Carve a pumpkin, get your face painted, and make your own Halloween costume! Professional face-painters will be on site to paint faces, either to go with your costume, or in the design of your choice!
Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family

Halloween at Horaceville

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, Sunday, October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm
At our Halloween at Horaceville event, enjoy the treats that traditional Halloween pranksters did, carve pumpkins and listen to some audience-appropriate scary stories!
Cost: $6/person $10/pair $16/family

Halloween Party

Billings Estate National Historic Site, Saturday, October 31 from 10 am to 4 pm
Many houses in Ottawa are rumoured to be haunted, including our very own Billings Estate National Historic Site! This family-friendly event encourages age-appropriate explorations of Ottawa’s haunted past. Little ones can trick-or-treat at our custom, child-sized haunted houses, built to replicate Ottawa’s best-known landmarks. Each house will offer an activity, (including our monster shooting gallery) that visitors may participate in before receiving a treat!
Cost: $6/person $10/pair $16/family

Trick-or-Treat at Fairfields

Fairfields Heritage House, Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Trick-or-treat! Fairfields Heritage House will have a trick-or-treating station set up at the end of the driveway on Bellfield. Trick-or-treaters will learn a bit about the history of trick-or-treating along with delicious treats!
Cost: Free

Full Disclosure: The City of Ottawa is a sponsor on the blog, but we have not been paid to post this :) We just want you to have a BOO-tiful Halloween!!