Skully’s Journey: Newfoundland’s Abandoned Towns

It’s time for Skully’s final trip to reach the one Halloween Alley store location he is yet to visit. Skully is heading to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

After 6 hours of driving and a 16 hour ferry, Skully arrives. The entire province of Newfoundland has a population of just half a million people. Back in the 1940s and 1950s many people lived in cut-off rural fishing communities that the government felt were not viable locations for people to thrive in. Between 1950 and 1975 over 30,000 residents of Newfoundland were resettled to villages and towns with more advanced infrastructure. Many residents were heartbroken to leave their lifelong homes but they had to leave on government orders.

Today, these abandoned towns still stand but nature has not been kind to them.

Ireland's Eye
Ireland’s Eye was completely abandoned during the 1960s but you can still visit this eerie village. If you’re brave enough.


Parson's Harbor's Church
Parson’s Harbor’s church, once stood proudly in the village but now, nature has taken it for herself.
Newfoundland Sites
Bonavista Bay was home to residents of all ages. This was once a family home but has remained empty for decades.

Have you ever visited any of Newfoundland’s abandoned towns? Did the silence spook you? Or perhaps just sadden you? Tag us in any photos of your Newfoundland adventures on Instagram.

For those of you in Newfoundland’s most populated town, St. John’s, you’ll be delighted to hear that your Halloween store is now open! For those of you not in Newfoundland, we have Halloween costumes a-plenty in Halloween shops across Canada and Australia. Find your nearest Halloween store here.