Something wicked this way comes! If you want to get your spooky fill this season, then plan a trip to these mystical villages in Ontario.
You'll feel like you're in Salem as you explore pumpkin-filled streets and historic buildings. These villages are brimming with old-world charm mixed with a delightfully spooky atmosphere.
Whether you're captivated by spooky season or enchanted by the beauty of autumn, these magical villages in Ontario have a bewitching blend of history, quaintness and mystique.
Hop on your broomstick and enjoy these enchanting small towns around the province for a spellbinding fall adventure.
Address: Elora, ON
Why You Need To Go: Step into spooky season at this enchanting Ontario village. Elora has historic streets lined with shops and every October, it transforms into a Halloween land for Monster Month.
You can enjoy tons of spooky activities and treats, as well as wander past ghoulish sculptures from the Twilight Zoo. These glowing art installations will make you feel like you've stepped into a Tim Burton film and are scattered around every corner, making this village a Halloween lover's dream come true.
Address: Creemore, ON
Why You Need To Go: This cute little village comes with all those historic Salem vibes. It's particularly beautiful during the fall, and you can imagine you've stepped into another time as you stroll the streets and explore the shops.
From cozy pubs to leaf-covered trails, this small town getaway will leave you bewitched.
Address: 418 Pearl St., Burlington, ON
Why You Need To Go: Hidden in the city of Burlington, this old-time village square is a cozy spot to warm up with a coffee and snap some Insta-worthy fall photos.
You'll feel like you've stepped back in time as you wander along the cobblestone streets and bask in the crisp autumn air.
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Price: $16.40 per adult
Address: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy., North York, ON
Why You Need To Go: This heritage village looks like a place the Sanderson Sisters would live. You can explore old-time buildings and even take a haunted walk through the area.
There are over 30 buildings at the Village and most are open to the public. You can get a taste of the past as you wander through this little piece of history.
You can see everything from a Broom Maker's Shop to to an inn, saddlery, shoe shop, churches and homes. Who knows, maybe some of the village's past inhabitants still reside there today.
Address: Merrickville-Wolford, ON
Why You Need To Go: Known as the "Jewel of the Rideau," this quaint town makes for a dreamy fall day trip, and you can get extra spooky by visiting the Wick Witch Apothecary.
Address: Kingston, ON
Why You Need To Go: While Kingston is actually a city, the downtown has small town vibes and it's a great destination if you want to feel like you're in Salem.
The historic city is brimming with ghost stories and if you're feeling brave, you can embark on a Haunted Walk. You'll explore places like haunted hotels and courtyards, prisons, towers and more.
If you're not into the spooky side of things, you can enjoy lots of autumn charm throughout the city. The old-time streets look especially beautiful under a blanket of leaves and there are endless cafes where you can sit and enjoy a warm seasonal drink.
Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Why You Need To Go: This notoriously haunted town is worth a visit during spooky season. You can take ghost tours through the streets and uncover chilling stories.
Niagara-on-the-Lake has actually been dubbed "Canada's most haunted town" and there are many spine-tingling stories that will get you in the Halloween spirit.
From tragic love tales to ghostly sightings, you'll want to have your wits about you when wandering through this town at night.
Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.
This article has been updated since it was originally published on October 09, 2022.