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Prince Edward Island, best known for Anne of Green Gables, turns decidedly dark when it comes to Halloween. Given the Island’s rich history, is it any surprise that ghosts and goblins abound this time of year? From haunted mansions to ghost walks, fright seekers will enjoy their time in this delightful Canadian province. But the true question is, how brave are you?
The Haunted Mansion
Back in the 1890’s, wealthy Dr. Jack came to Kensington, Prince Edward Island, and built a huge Tudor-style mansion, or so the story goes. Strangely, when he opened a small hotel there, many of the guests disappeared, never to be seen again. If you go, will the same fate await you? The Haunted Mansion is open weekends through October. Both afternoon and evening fright times are available.
Lowther's Haunted Barn
Lowther’s Haunted Barn in Borden Carlton turns their ghouls loose during October as well. Bloody heads, dismembered bodies, and other horrors fill the place, but be careful, not all those body parts are completely dead! Is that headless corpse in the bathtub one of last year’s visitors? Benefitting the Borden/Carlton Fire Department and Kinkora High School Safe’s Grad’s, tickets are $12/person.
Culture Summerside Ghost Walk
If something with an easier escape route sounds better, consider the Historic Ghost Walk in Culture Summerside. Ten vignettes featuring volunteer actors will reenact scenes of horror in this usually quaint area, perhaps even on the site of the actual crimes. Some history about Halloween is shared as well. The sites change each year, so make this an annual event. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance. Remember, this happens outside, so dress for the weather.
Winner of the 2013 Travel & Leisure World’s Best Award in the Top Islands in Continental US & Canada category, Prince Edward Island (PEI for short) is known for beautiful beaches, cozy bed & breakfasts, and lots of history. Located in northeastern Canada, the province is easily accessible by both land and air travel. Free travel information is available from the Prince Edward Island tourism office.