Autumn is finally here and that means Halloween is just around the corner! While we're enjoying the change in season, there is something spooky in the air that comes around every October and this year is no different.
For Canadians who are lucky enough to live in Ottawa, Ontario, one of the city's classic Halloween celebrations is coming back in full swing this year. Billings Estate National Historic Site is transforming into the Haunted House on the Hill this fall for the ultimate experience of terror.
The giant white mansion is located up on a hill at 2100 Cabot Street in Ottawa, with a beautiful lawn and interior that dates back to the 1800's. But for the Halloween season only it is transformed into a creepy haunted house with terrifying twists and turns that are sure to scare even the bravest souls.
The estate may be a popular wedding venue, but with actors dressed up as your worst nightmare, a creepy (and historic) belltower, plus an on-site cemetery, you can see how this place would give you the creeps!
Because the House on the Hill haunted experience is so scary, children under the age of 14 are not allowed to attend the haunted house by themselves. So while it may seem like a clever prank to give your annoying eight-year-old brother the fright of his life, kid's under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
The event promises that visitors will have to step into the darkness and finally face their greatest fears in the spirit of Halloween. There will be actors to scare you, as well as booby-traps to make your hair stand on end and chills travel down your spine.
Tickets to the Haunted House on a Hill are only $10.65, making this one of the less expensive experiences available this fall. The only catch is you have to purchase your ticket by 5:00 PM on the day your planning to visit, or take the risk of buying them onsite. Buyers beware that tickets go quickly, so it's always best to plan ahead!
What are you waiting for? Grab your friends for a spooky night out in the spirit of the Halloween! October only comes but once a year, so why make the best of this creepy autumn season?
You can visit the Haunted House on a Hill at Billings Estate during weekends this October. The event will be running on the 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th starting at 7:00 PM with multiple start times throughout the night!