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HHP DH Pumpkinferno 2016Pumpkinferno at Haunted Harbour (Evenings Thursday-Sunday October 1-30, 2016)

Experience the phenomenon of Pumpkinferno!  Families can view amazing carved pumpkin displays set against the night-time backdrop of Discovery Harbour.  Mazes and crafts provide fun for all ages!  But Beware.. Zombies and ghouls lurk in the all new "Terror Zone"... Enter if you dare! (Terror zone not recommended for young children)

The carved pumpkins you will see at Pumpkinferno are realistic, artificial pumpkins, whose forms have been shaped from molds of real pumpkins. The pumpkins have been designed and carved by a talented group of young artists from the Eastern Ontario region. These designers and carvers were selected based on their penchant for design, whether in his/her field of study or as a personal hobby.

Evenings Thursday-Sunday October 1-30, 2016 (7-10pm)   Read more  


HHP DH Ghost Tours LogoGhost Tours at Discovery Harbour Wednesdays: 9:00pm to 10:30pm

July 13 to August 24

A spooky guided tour by candlelight featuring encounters with apparitions in the window and footsteps in the hallway.  Tales of actual people associated with the Military and Naval Establishments will include that of the McGarraty brothers who died on the march from York in June of 1831 and the tale of Private James Drury who died New Year’s Eve 1836 on guard duty at Officers’ Quarters.

- Please note that this event is primarily outdoors with visitors walking throughout the historic site.  

- The tour cost is $10.00 per person plus HST.

- The tour goes rain or shine.

- Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour.

- Please, no pets are allowed

- Recommended for ages 10 and up


HHP DH Pirates of the Bay 2016ARRR...Pirates of the Bay

Saturday July 30 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

In cahoots with the Town of Penetanguishene, join us for this swashbucklin’ NEW FAMILY EVENT. Be sure to know your pirate name and beware landlubbers as Discovery Harbour will be the main Pirate Lair!!   Shiver me timbers, rumor has it that the infamous Captain Corbin will be joining the day.


Walk the plank, learn how to speak "pirate" lingo, enter the Pirate's hideaway for fun activities and games, hornswaggler magic, a treasure hunt for dubloons, face painting and ruffians.  


Meet “Buccaneer Brant” for blimey juggling, swab the decks and learn me scallywag knots.  Be on the lookout for a Pirate Skirmish with the HMS Badger and Historic Military Establishments of Upper Canada.  

Shuttles will move visitors between the dock in Penetanguishene and Discovery Harbour.




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