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Haunted Historic Village

About the Haunted Historic Village

Friday and Saturday nights, from October 13 to October 28. Tours start at 7 pm.
*Note: October 6 and 7 have been cancelled.

Ottawa’s most terrifying haunted Halloween event is back!  Every year the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is transformed into a brand new experience, with Halloween horrors around every corner that will push your fears to the limit. Dare yourself to set out into the darkness... You never know what's lurking in the shadows or around the corners of our historic buildings!

Be sure to purchase your tickets early as this event is sure to sell out!

Reservations and Tickets

Tickets go on sale August 16. They can be purchased online or by touch tone phone at 613-580-2588. If you do not have an account already with the City of Ottawa, please create one online prior to purchasing your tickets.

Online ticket purchasing instructions:

  1. On the Service Ottawa landing page, please click Activity Search in the menu bar at the top of the page.
  2. Type ‘Haunted’ in the Containing Keyword box.
  3. Click on the ‘Show Courses’ box below GI – Haunted Historic Village.
  4. There are 48 timeslots to choose from. You may scroll through each of the five pages until you find the time slot you desire.
  5. For more information about a desired timeslot you may click on ‘View Details’, otherwise click on ‘ADD’ and follow the instructions to purchase the number of tickets required.

Clients can also purchase tickets in person at any City of Ottawa Museum or Recreational Facility with a registration counter during regular operating hours.

The maximum number of tickets per person is 4. Tickets must be reserved for a specific date and time and cannot be exchanged or refunded once purchased. A percentage of tickets will be available for purchase at the door, but no guarantees! It’s best to reserve in advance.

Cost: $10.45/person

* Children 13 years of age and under must be accompanied by adult. Please note that tickets for children 13 and under cannot be purchased online.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you at least 16-years-old? Are you someone who just loves Halloween, or at least making people scream in fear? Whatever your reason, we welcome you to join our HHV cast and crew!

We’re looking for fun, energetic people to show us their most fear-provoking faces, which may include zombies, ghosts, or other spooky characters.  To find out more, join us for the HHV Volunteer Casting Session at 6 pm on September 20 at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Mark it in your calendar!

If acting isn’t your strong suit, we’re in need of volunteers at least 14-years-old with artistic flare, too! 

Is makeup your forte? Come 'make up' our team on event nights! We’re also looking for those who know some tricks of the construction trade to help build on-site sets, as well as volunteers to create props, assist with nightly set up, and provide hospitality services such as parking attendants, greeting visitors, and taking surveys! 

If you're a NEW volunteer and would like more information about joining the Haunted Historic Village cast and crew, please contact us or call 613-580-2424, ext. 17303.

All returning volunteers, please fill out the Haunted Historic Village Volunteer Intake Form, and should you have any questions please contact Daniele Hamonic.