January 29, 2018 David Todd

Have you ever wondered why we dress in fanciful costumes, go out trick-or-treating and carve pumpkins for Halloween? Come and discover the history and natural basis for our Halloween traditions, legends and practices.

fall colours at Kortright Centre

Learn through stories and actitivies how many of the Halloween customs and symbols we use today are based upon cycles in the natural world. Students visiting at this time of year will experience the magical quality of our forest setting as the leaves turn from green to brilliant reds, golds and oranges.

The emphasis of this program is secular folklore and the seasonal changes in nature as they relate to Halloween and associated customs through the ages.

Half Day  |  October

Curriculum Connections:
• Social Studies
• Heritage and Identity – Grade 1: Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities  |  Grade 2: Changing Family and Community Traditions  |  Grade 5: First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada



TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE: For the safety of our visitors, the boardwalk on the Lookout Trail (L2) is currently closed. The Lookout spot is still open and is accessible by trail sections (L5-L4-L3). There is no access to the lookout from L1.