Celebrate The Traditions Of Halloweens Past At Niagara Parks Heritage Sites

Some ghostly fun things to do this Halloween, courtesy of Ontario’s  Niagara Parks Commission

Posted October 19th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – Heritage staff at The Niagara Parks Commission’s (NPC) Old Fort Erie and Laura Secord Homestead are busy preparing some fun family friendly, Halloween-themed events:

  • All Hallows’ Eve at Old Fort Erie
  • 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario
  • October, 22, 28 and 29
  • Tours at 7:30, 7:45 and 8:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Adult $12.25, Children (ages 6 to 12) $7.95, Children five and under FREE
Searching for ghosts in the kitchen area of Old Fort Erie

Searching for ghosts in the kitchen area of Old Fort Erie

Experience the traditions of Halloween, 1812-style, brought to life through the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. 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. Walking these historic and hallowed grounds, you will view the old fort from the perspective of the spirits who still make their presence felt within its walls. The past truly does come to life through the story-telling and ancient traditions of Halloween celebrated within the Fort.

This event is suitable for all ages. Be prepared and dress for any kind of weather.

Reservations can be made by calling (905) 871-0540 or online at http://www.oldforterie.com/ .

  • NEW: Halloween Movie Nights at Old Fort Erie
  • October 22, 28 and 29 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $5.00 or Free with paid admission to All Hallow’s Eve

As part of the 2016 ‘Friday Night Flicks’ series at Old Fort Erie, Halloween-themed films will be shown within NPC’s Old Fort Erie visitor centre theatre, following the burning of the Guy Fawkes effigy on the All Hallows’ Eve event nights.

The modern theatre has ample comfortable seating, surround sound and a large projector screen to showcase these film favourites. The snack bar will be open before the features begin.

Featured Movies:

  • Saturday, October 22: Rob Zombie: Halloween (Rated 18A; 2007)
  • Friday, October 28: Poltergeist (Rated 18A; 1982)
  • Saturday, October 29: The Addams Family (Rated PG; 1991)

NEW: Frankenstein Party at Laura Secord Homestead

  • October 29 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $5.00 per person
  • Laura Secord Homestead, 29 Queenston Street, Queenston, Ontario

This event will celebrate the 200th anniversary of when Mary Shelley wrote her classic novel, Frankenstein. Costumed guides will discuss how the story came to be and how the traditions and celebrations now known as Halloween began. Participants of all ages will enjoy taking part in games and crafts. Snacks will also be provided.

Reservations can be made by calling (905) 262-4851.

Old Fort Erie and the Laura Secord Homestead are both owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission. NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide.

Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

For more on the Niagara Parks Commission and its year-round series of events, click onhttp://www.niagaraparks.com/ .

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One response to “Celebrate The Traditions Of Halloweens Past At Niagara Parks Heritage Sites

  1. They do a great job at Old Fort Erie. I highly recommend this event. The whole tour and the Guy Fawkes effigy torching is done in such a sublimely historic atmosphere, with a captivating spirit enhancing the imagination in the foreboding darkness. The people know their stuff. The factual information and professional re-enactments make for an impressive presentation and commemoration of our local heritage.


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