SUDBURY -- A northern Ontario tourist attraction is giving its annual Halloween event a different twist in light of COVID-19.

The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Greater Sudbury's Capreol neighbourhood had to scrub its popular Terror Train exhibit this Halloween.

However, officials are still providing fans a Halloween haunt at its heritage centre.

“Robby Lavoie, the creative mind behind this event, pitched to us to do a drive-in style haunt,” said Derek Young, operations manager of the railroad museum. “It’s kind of horror movie meets escape room kind of experience.”  

Young said all the action is going to happen around you in your vehicle.

The drive-in haunt includes a 13-minute story created by two Capreol writers as you sit in your car waiting for your next scare.

Also new this year, a Saturday matinee for families.

"We figured since we were transforming the fire hall into a black box theatre, it gives us the opportunity to black out a room and it also gives people an opportunity to experience this in the daylight, too," said Young.

The Capreol Halloween special is on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October. The haunt will start Oct. 2 and run until Oct. 31.