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7 best haunted houses in Montreal to spook you

The best haunted houses in and around Montreal are frighteningly good and scary amazing.

Written by
Isa Tousignant

Seekers of scares, we see you. With its centuries-old architecture and 150 documented ghost stories, Montreal is famous for being Canada’s most haunted city—and residents revel in it. Halloween is our time to shine, whether you’re looking for seriously scary ghost tours, spooktastic Halloween celebrations or kid-friendly activities like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. The most immersive terrorizing comes courtesy of both pros of panic and amateur creep freaks who transform their entire houses—and beyond—into shrines of fright. Enter at your own peril.

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This most (in)famous commercial haunted house in Montreal pushes the limits of realism and immersive creepiness a little more every year. To the point that it’s only open to those aged 18 and up. For this highly anticipated 6th edition, titled 6AME, visitors will be plunged into the haunting side of play gone wrong. In each of its insane thematic rooms, visitors will be invited to spend the chips they’ll receive at the start in the way they deem best. (Expect Squid Game horror—with a little less actual murder.) With between 700 and 1,000 animators whose sole aim it is to produce cold sweats, you might get a little PTSD from this one. 


The main haunted house at this Six Flags amusement park is a year-round attraction, but at Halloween it’s only the beginning. The annual Fright Fest happens throughout October and features THREE haunted houses, fills the park with wandering zombies and monsters, and offers spooky activities for the whole family (including rides 100% in darkness and an immersive ode to nightmares) throughout the day. After dark, prepare for extra frightening fun as nightmares hide around every corner and the vampires can finally come out to feast.


Great for kids of all ages and open on Halloween night only, this high tech haunted house in the suburb of La Prairie features over 15 moving pneumatic and animatronic props, cinematic special effects, a smokeshow, covered mazes and a 75 foot haunted tunnel. And did we mention a cemetery? Computer-controlled ghosts, monsters and skeletons make this a sincerely creepy experience even for parents, and to balance out the terror, how about the good feels of charity: funds raised benefit the Children's Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Why stop at a haunted house when you can visit an entire haunted village? This controversial Halloween destination an hour and a half’s drive from central Montreal is a ghost town, literally. Set in the houses of a historic village in Drummondville (worthy of a visit anytime of the year, to be honest), this creepy experience has both a kid-friendly section (including face-painting and a candy fairy) and (in past years) one destined for adults. You can dine in horror at the thematic restaurant before exploring the 3 kilometres of streets and trails where 100+ actors bring your nightmares to life in 20 horrifying areas.


The Limoges family in the neighbourhood of Rosemère have announced this will be their last big year, so get all the family-friendly spookiness while you can! They've been putting on a horrific Halloween show since the 90s, and it’s a beloved attraction for a reason. Open two nights only (on the Friday before Halloween and on Sunday the 31st), it’s full of that quirky Halloween charm of yore, with fake looking monsters, kitchy props and creepy things jumping out at you that makes for a lo-fi version of fright night that’s full of laughs as well as squeals. 


An hour’s drive from downtown Montreal, the haunted Hotel 54 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is worth the car rental. Considered the largest indoor haunted house open year-round in the province, and, some say, the most terrifying, it’s both a haunted hotel and a spot for some frightful wining and dining. Buy a ticket to its supperclub show, complete with meal, and you’ll get to wander its corridors and rooms haunted by lost souls, demonic spirits, vampires, zombies and psychopaths. Oh, and animators. The live shows feature renowned magicians, illusionists and mentalists. Mental! Open to ages 12 and up, and great for groups.



Every weekend through October, face your fears in this haunted house in Laval whose 2022 theme is Nightmare. In an experience that lasts just over a half-hour, unless you choose the supperclub format, you’ll encounter 45 animators bringing to life the tormented dreams of a young girl you’ll undoubtedly be dreaming of again. Lily’s chilling story is set in the small room of her orphanage with projected images and immersive special effects that illustrate the darkness of her thoughts. The creep factor is high on this one, so it’s not recommended for kids under 16.


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