Heritage staff at Niagara Parks’ Old Fort Erie are busily preparing some fun family-friendly, Halloween-themed events that will leave you spellbound. Start a new Halloween tradition by taking part in the haunted ghost tours of the Old Fort, or enjoy a classic Halloween film, screened in the eerily charming Visitor Centre theatre.
All Hallows’ Eve at Old Fort Erie
350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario
October 21, 27 and 28
Tours at 7:30, 7:45 and 8:00 p.m.
Admission: Adult $12.50, Children (ages 6 to 12) $8.15, Children five and under FREE
Experience Halloween during the War of 1812 era, as Old Fort Erie is brought to life by ghost stories of the fallen soldiers who may or may not remain on Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Led by the lantern light of your spooky tour guide, explore the old stone walls and dark corners of these historic and hallowed grounds. Be prepared for a fun and frightening evening, ending with refreshments and the annual burning of the Guy Fawkes effigy at 8:30 p.m.
This event is suitable for all ages. Be prepared and dress for any kind of weather. For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit: www.niagaraparks.com/events or call the Fort at: (905) 871-0540.
Halloween Movie Nights at Old Fort Erie
October 21, 27 and 28 at 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 or free with paid admission to All Hallows’ Eve
Following the ghost tours and the burning of the Guy Fawkes effigy, there will be Halloween-themed films shown within the Visitor Centre theatre at Old Fort Erie. Films will include the hilarious zombie parody, Shaun of the Dead, on Friday, October 21, followed by two family-friendly favourites on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Drinks, popcorn and light snacks will be available for purchase.
Saturday, October 21: Shaun of the Dead (Rated 18A, 2004)
Friday, October 27: Addams Family Values (Rated PG-13, 1993)
Saturday, October 28: ParaNorman (Rated PG-13, 2012)