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10 attractions in Ottawa for Halloween

This year, Halloween will fall on a Saturday (yay!) and there's plenty that can be done here in Ottawa at this upturnedly special season. Here are some of them:

Halloween 2012 with Little Alice – LOVE
1.Haunted Walk of Ottawa: These tours take place all year round, but with the cold and longer nights, it seems like the ideal time of year for the tour, where macabre stories are told by professional storytellers. You'll walk through interesting places in downtown Ottawa, hearing about ghosts and other curious and macabre things… uiii. Cost: CAD $14.75 (adults), CAD $12.75 (students), CAD $10.75 (10-14 years old) and free for children under 10. 
2.Saunders Farm: Farm with good infrastructure all year round, but this time of year is all worked on Halloween. It's 30 miles southwest of Ottawa. From September 26 to October 31, Saunders Farm is considered the city's largest Halloween attraction. Cost: CAD $20 (day), CAD $35 (night) and free for children 2 years and under. 

Check out our tour there on another occasion here.

3. Diefenbunker Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure: Days 10,17,24,25,November and November 1, in partnership with The Haunted Walk of Ottawa, visitors will be guided by an interactive adventure with zombies, inside the maze that is this war museum Cold. A perfect combination of stories, interactive challenges, unexpected surprises and of course zombies! Not recommended for children under 12 years. Cost: CAD $19.75 (adults), CAD $17.75 (students) and CAD $15.75 (10 to 14 years). 

4. Trick or Treat to a Wicked Beat: Today! October 24 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the NAC (National Arts Centre). Samara the Witch and dancers from The School of Dance perform with orchestral songs on the Halloween theme. Cost: CAD $23
5.Trick or Treat with the Mayor: Today! October 24, 4:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall. The trick or treat with the mayor of the city, Jim Watson, many costumed people, decoration of mini-pumpkins, take pictures in a themed space and train ride. Cost: donation of non-perishable food.
6.Nature Nocturne: October 30 from 8 a.m. to midnight at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa will suffer an invasion of giant insects (following the museum's new exhibit). Come dress inspired by the world of insects! Only for people over 19! Cost: CAD $25
7.Canadian Museum of History Halloween party: On Halloween Day, October 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ancient museum of civilizations in Gatineau will have attractions for families with children ages 3 to 8. Small and large monsters to make friends hehe, art, games, face painting and small shows for kids to learn about the museum. Included with the museum ticket on the day.
8.Pumpkin Boo Camp: October 31st, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Lansdowne Park, you'll have a combination of pumpkins, gymnastics and imagination for a family-friendly physical activity session. (Sessions at 11 and 12:30). Cost:*Free*
9.Halloween at Rideau Hall: Haunted Circus: October 31, 5-8 p.m. Explore Rideau Hall and its gardens with spooky surprises and receive sweets from the on-site staff. Cost: *Free*

10.Barnyard Halloween: October 31st, and November 1st at the Agriculture Museum, many attractions, pumpkin painting, parades and games especially for kids. Cost: CAD $10 (adults), CAD $8 (students), CAD $75 (3-12 years old) and free for children under 3 years old.