5 Haunted Houses To Visit This Halloween


Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 — 3:54pm PDT
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Vancouver is not immune to haunted houses and ghostly tales, and at this time of year eerie amusements and attractions with the sole purpose of scaring your proverbial pants off pop up all around town. I found five that will get your blood pumping this season:

HAUNTED MANSION
Haunted Mansion at the PNE. Photo by Phillip P on Flickr

North Vancouver

What: Belmont Haunted House
Where: 1006 Belmont Ave, North Vancouver (Edgemont Village)
When: October 15th to October 31st from 2:00pm to 9:00pm daily
About: Promising to be the region’s largest and spookiest independent haunted house. The elaborate mix of special effects and live actors is guaranteed to make you scream. Admission is by donation to Ronald McDonald House BC.

Surrey

What: Potter’s House of Horrors
Where: 12530 72nd Ave, Surrey
When: October 10th to October 31st from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
About: The House of Horrors is a professional presentation in a labyrinth like walk through of approximately 9,000 square feet. It consists of several rooms and displays connected together by dark twisty hallways. New for 2014, Potter’s has added a second haunted house. 5:00pm to 6:30pm every night is “Family Hour” when lights are brighter, sounds are lower, and there are no actors. After that, it all gets amped up and is not recommended for children from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $10 (plus taxes/fees).

What: Historic Stewart Farm
Where: 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
When: October 25th 3:00pm to 4:30pm (5-7 years); 6:30pm to 8:00pm (7-11 years)
About: This one’s for the kids! Stop by the farmhouse in your costume and discover that it has been taken over by ghosts. Admission is $15. Pre-register by calling 604-592-6956.

Vancouver

What: Judge Dee’s Chinatown Haunted House
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden at 578 Carrall St, Vancouver
When: October 21st to October 31st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm (closed October 27th)
About: Not suitable for children at any time. The Classical Chinese Garden transforms into a terrifying Haunted House featuring over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians. This one-of-a-kind experience is inspired by the gruesome stories of Judge Dee: China’s Sherlock Holmes. Tickets available online in advance for $12, $10 for students or on site.

UPDATE: Vancouver, West End

What: Barclay Manor Haunted House
Where: 1447 Barclay St, Vancouver
When: Friday, October 31st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday, November 1st from 4:30pm to 6:00pm and 6:30pm to 8:30pm
About: Historic Barclay Manor is one of the West End’s oldest houses and being a Vancouver heritage home has its own natural creepiness. Make your way through the haunted house and see what surprises we have in store! This year promises to be the scariest yet, ages 8 and older recommended. Pre-registration at the West End Community Centre is recommended.

Burnaby

What: Haunted Village
Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
When: October 23rd to October 26th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
About: More than a house, the entire Burnaby Village Museum has been converted into a Haunted Village filled with Halloween haunts for young and old. The Village, the Farmhouse and the carousel will all be adorned in a ghoulish, spooky yet fanciful fashion. This year the decorations play with the theme of crows and Victorian steam punk. Admission is $14 for adults, youth and seniors and $9 for children 2-12 years old. Entrance includes trick-or-treating for the children, entertainment and carousel rides for all. Taxes included. Tickets available at the door; Members free. The Ice Cream Parlour will be open for ghoulish snacks and light meals.

UPDATE: Maple Ridge

What: Glenhurst Manor Haunted House
Where:11661 Glenhurst St, Maple Ridge
When: October 25th, 26th and 30th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; October 31st from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
About: Admission is by donation of cash or non-perishable food items for the Friends In Need Food Bank. 10 live actors bring the house to life. Guests will enter the haunted house through the hotel lobby, then walk along corridors from room to room. There will be a room decorated in red velveteen with flickering lights and candles and a children’s room with a brass day bed and fleur de lis decor. Upon exiting the hotel, guests will walk into an area filled with 30 jack-o-lanterns and where they will find a cemetery and mausoleum. On Halloween night from 5:00pm to 6:00pm there will be no actors in the house so that families with young children can visit.

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13 comments

  1. Crazy Eyes says:

    You forgot one in Maple Ridge. Please revise your list. This is a major Haunted House and has been called a better scare than the dunbar haunted house!

    This one started in Maple Ridge two years ago and has raised lots of money and food donations for the FRIENDS IN NEED FOOD BANK.

    Glenhurst Manor Haunted Hotel is the best scare in vancouver area. It is worth the drive and the scare.

    It will scare the S**T out of you!!!!!!

    Glenhurst haunted Hotel
    11661 Glenhurst Street Maple Ridge.
    It will scare the S**T out of you!!!!!!

  2. Lee Matthew says:

    I cant believe they forgot Glenhurst haunted house on the List. They show no Maple Ridge Haunted Houses and this is the best in all Vancouver and Fraser Valley. It is smaller than Dunbar but I was way more scared and the effects were awesome. Watch out for the Monkey Man.

    there is no charge but donation to food bank.

  3. Mia Loganter says:

    I am going to Glenhurst Haunted house too. I did a drive past and it looks so scary already. I went to all of them last year and this was the best. We screamed so loud. so much fun.

  4. @Crazy Eyes do you have a website or Facebook page link that I can include? I can’t find any other information anywhere.

  5. Peggy Gravol says:

    Reapers in Chilliwack is always good. They have 2 attractions.
    Potter’s though was way better this year then previous….

    This Maple Ridge haunt is the same as GhostRidge? (Ghostridge moved from North Vancouver a couple of years ago – it was fantastic then)

  6. Crazy Eyes says:

    Glenhurst Manor was just in the paper.
    http://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/279963582.html

  7. Andrew N says:

    Just went to the Belmont Haunted house and Sun Yat Sen Gardens.
    Arrived at Belmont at around 6:50 when it was just dark enough and found it strange there was no line up. Went inside and literally finished within 5 minutes. It was just displays outside the house with some props screaming and that was the only one we heard. Very tame and not scary at all. Went to the Sun Yat Sen gardens right after and arrived 20 minutes after they had opened. It looked promising and there was a small lineup and you can hear some screams and voices of the actors. Overall though, it was also pretty tame and not very scary at all. I was very disappointed. Looking to hit Potter House in Surrey and Glenhurst House next but can anyone tell me if they’ll actually provide worthwhile scares?

  8. Holly says:

    10 days of Terror haunted attraction. A tribute to the walking dead. This was a great attraction! Pulling in to the dark, rainy, gravel parking lot at Mission Raceway Park just adds to the creepiness. The actors were fantastic. Great use of props! Plays on your own fears. Very cleaver sets. Well worth the drive and the price is better than most.

  9. Helga O'beirne says:

    There was an awesome haunted house in Mission . Silverdale community hall 7 11 until halloween night. they said they will go late halloween night. It is called nightmare haunted house. only $5

  10. Suzanne Parnell says:

    THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST ENd of new Westminster
    1507 London st
    new Westminster

  11. Marlene says:

    Hi
    Is there an updated 2015 list?
    My home is 2988 Forestridge place Coquitlam. It is worthwhile to see. Halloween night live monosters.

  12. Matt Glenhurst Manor says:

    Glenhurst Haunted Manor will be open:
    Oct. 29th from 6-9pm
    Oct. 30th from 6-10pm and Halloween night(31st) from 5-10pm
    ***from 5-6pm there will be no actors for the little ones!
    ADMISSION is by DONATION to the “FRIENDS IN NEED FOOD BANK”

    We hope to see you all come out !
    Address: 11661 Glenhurst St. Maple Ridge.

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