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What to expect

If you're a fan of ghost stories and unusual attractions, this trip is for you! We've rounded up the spookiest attractions for a 'Haunted History' route. Please Note: This trip takes place in the same area as Local Markets & Picturesque Towns.

Trip Highlights

A school and post office with a haunted past

A hike to haunted ruins

A graveyard with an unusual surprise

A visit to one of the most ‘haunted buildings in Ontario’

A scene from ‘IT’

A street with a paranormal past

Suggested for
  • Ghost hunters
  • History buffs
  • Families with older children (15+)
Available to depart
Available to depart any day with limited hours on Monday-Wednesdays.

Itinerary

Stop 1

You’ll start off your day with a couple of known buildings that offer up some ‘haunt gossip’. The drive time to your second stop is 13 minutes.

Stop 2

The second stop will get you stretching your legs a bit in search of some haunted ruins. You can also visit a nearby local art gallery with a spooky past. The drive time to your third stop is 12 minutes.

Stop 3

The third stop takes you to a haunted tower with a nearby ancient cemetery. The drive to your fourth stops ranges anywhere between 30-40 minutes (depending on where you want to go).

Stop 4

It’s time to choose your own haunt! We’ve included a little bit of everything here for you to venture out and do your own thing. Please note, one of the options on the fourth stop includes a stop that’s also on our Local Markets trip.

Estimated Travel Time
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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Camera
Cash
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Water
Additional Details
Pet Friendly
Vegan
Wheelchair Accessible

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please see the approximate driving distances below. Please note this just includes driving distances and not time spent at stops.

From Toronto: 4 hours / 559 km
From Oakville: 3 hours and 25 minutes / 252 km
From Hamilton: 3 hours and 12 minutes / 214 km
From Pickering: 4 hours and 21 minutes / 354 km
From Kitchener: 2 hours and 23 minutes/ 154 km
From Barrie: 4 hours and 43 minutes / 379 km
From London: 4 hours and 17 minutes / 340 km

This trip can be used any day of the week throughout the year. There may be some closures Monday-Wednesday, but we provide alternatives.

We recommend leaving anytime between 8 am-9 am.

You can bring your pup on Historic Haunts!

The trip includes patio options for when it’s warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommend bringing up to 5 people. Some of the food stops along the way have a maximum capacity of 5 people per seating area.

Two separate stops accept a recommended donation of $5/person totalling $10/person. Please bring this in cash.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.