Join In For Great Halloween Fun At Provincial Parks

Trick or treaters in Lakeshore Campground on thanksgiving weekend
Photographer: Aileen Clarke

TORONTO: During the fall season, tree leaves turn an amazing blend of green, yellow, orange, and red. The scenic surroundings make for picturesque camping, hiking, and road trips across the province.

Ontario Parks is inviting GTA residents to enjoy the fall season at one of the many provincial parks.A variety of events have been planned for Halloween for families and children to enjoy. Participants can take part in pumpkin carving, site decorating contests, trick-or-treating through the campgrounds, and more from October 5- 8.

Turkey Point Provincial Park — Halloween Haunt Weekend – Start off the weekend by decorating your site to join in the festivities! On Saturday, create a pumpkin masterpiece and have a chance to win a prize; then join the family fun, dress-up and trick-or-treat through the campgrounds!

Skeletons at picnic table with lantern Halloween – Algonquin, 2015 Photographer: Andrea Coulter

Balsam Lake Provincial Park — Trick-or-Treat Balsam Halloween from October 6-7. Halloween comes early at Balsam Lake!

There will be trick-or-treating in the campgrounds on Saturday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm! Be sure to wear your Halloween costume and bring candy to share.

Other events throughout the Thanksgiving weekend including a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin carving and fall hikes.

Port Burwell Provincial Park — Fall Harvest Festival – October 6-7.

Join for a hike on the Ravine Creek Trail on Saturday morning and hear voices of the past whispering in the trees. We’ll also discover some of the mysterious and shadowy creatures that hide in the woods.

Then, bring your pumpkin carving supplies to the Interpretive Centre and the park will  supply the pumpkins to make a spooky jack-o-lantern to put on display at your site for the campsite post decorating contest!

Point Farms Provincial Park — Halloween/Thanksgiving Weekend

Wheatley’s Halloween celebration will feature trick-or-treating around the park for kids.

Adults can see the awesome decorations and hard work our wonderful campers put into making this event special.

Emily Provincial Park — Halloween Haunt Weekend – October 5-6, 2018

Start off the weekend by decorating your site, and join in the haunted walk (if you dare!).

On Saturday, participate in the pumpkin carving contest to win prizes! Finish your stay by trick-or-treating through the campgrounds and be sure to stop by the gatehouse!

There are also Halloween festivites at Rock Point Provincial Park, Rondeau Provincial Park, Wheatley Provincial Park and others. Pics: Ontario Parks