Hallowe’en in Cumberland

October 2017

This Hallowe’en season, Cumberland gets spookiffied, with fun, unique experiences for all ages:


SPOoKY Haunted Coal Mine

The Cumberland Museum & Archives features its annual Spooky, Haunted Coal Mine October 24th to 31st.  Descend down the steep dark stairs into halls and passageways of terror and trickery! Get ready for ancient apparitions, spirits, spiders, bats, rats, ghostly forces and other spooky surprises! Not recommended for children under 5. Parents are requested to accompany children under 10.

By donation. Open 10 to 5 daily, except 12 to 5 October 29th, and 10 to 7 October 31st. Closed Monday, October 30th.


Cumberland After Dark – Guided Walking Tour

Explore Cumberland’s darker history on October 27 at 7pm, with an after-dark, lantern lit walking tour of Cumberland streets and alleys. Uncover facts, superstitions, stories and ideas about death, dying and the after world from the perspective of the diverse early settlers of Cumberland. From the Hungry Ghosts, Sulfur and Brimstone and Yomi-no-kuni to cholera outbreaks, murders, and funeral processions – if you like the dark side of history, this 90 min tour with Meaghan Cursons is for you. Register ONLINE or RSVP 250 336 2445.


Haunting Stories from Cumberland’s Past… 

On Saturday, October 29th the Spooky Haunted Coal Mine comes to life for teenagers and adults, with special ghostly interpretive appearances. After being greeted by a most gruesome host you will descend into the coal mine for a 20 minute theatrical journey, meeting ghastly characters who will share their haunting stories from Cumberland’s past. $5-10 sliding scale donation per person.  Drop in between 7:00pm – 10:00pm… if you dare! (No pre-registration required). Not for the young, or the faint of heart.


Cumberland Trick or Treat Parade, and Spooky Haunted Coal Mine, Halloween Eve

On Hallowe’en Eve, October 31st, join the annual Trick or Treat Parade in Downtown Cumberland. Trick or Treaters gather outside the Cumberland Recreation Centre (CRI) at 4:00, before parading down Dunsmuir, stopping at businesses for candy and other surprises. Head back to the Cumberland Recreation Institute for free hot dogs, drinks and fun crafts, and to visit the ‘Spooky Haunted Coal Mine’ (by donation) at the Museum, open until 7pm!

An adult must accompany children.

This event is generously sponsored by Cumberland local businesses, the Cumberland Museum and Archives, and the Village of Cumberland.


The November 1st tour has been cancelled.