At this time of year eerie amusements with the sole purpose of scaring your proverbial pants off pop up all around town. These haunted house attractions have activities for the little ones all the way up to frightening fun for adults.
What: Potter’s House of Horrors
Where: 12530 72nd Ave, Surrey
When: Saturday, October 1st – Monday, October 31st from 4:00pm to 10:00pm
About: Bundle up your little terrors this Halloween season and give them a thrilling experience at Potter’s House of Horrors, now in its 14th year and complete with a Li’l Haunters attraction geared towards kids 12 and under. This kids-only attraction with two mini haunted houses that aren’t too dark or scary and contain no animatronics or actors. For adults, House #1 Monstrosity and House #2 The Swampin’ Slaughterhouse will be full of truly terrifying surprises (and fun). 4:00pm to 7:00pm is for Li’l Haunters, 4:00pm to 6:30pm is Family Hour, then the ultra scary show is 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are available online.
What: Haunted Circus
Where: Beaumont Studios (316 West 5th Ave, Vancouver)
When: Sun – Wed 3:00pm to 10:00pm; Thurs – Sat 3:00pm to 2:00am
About: The Circus is coming to Vancouver with all the terrifying clowns and circus performers to give you nightmares. The circus will be open to families and young children during the day but as the sun goes down the clowns come out. Live actors and special effects will bring the circus to life. Proceeds benefit BC Women’s Hospital. Tickets are available online and at the door.
What: The Valley Haunt
Where: 1311 Appin Road, North Vancouver
When: October 15th to October 31st
Mon-Fri 7:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday 4:00pm to 10:00pm
About: It started off as a basic graveyard with an occasional ghost and ghoul lurking around, but it did NOT stop there. Every year, it grew….and it grew….and it grew into what we now know as The Valley Haunt. For the 2016 Halloween season, they are putting a unique twist on the haunt, as it will be enclosed in walk-through shipping containers. Closed Sundays. All proceeds go to the BC Firefighters’ Burn Fund.
What: Barclay Manor Haunted House
Where: 1447 Barclay St, Vancouver
When: Sunday, October 30th 7:00pm to 9:00pm;
Monday, October 31st 4:30pm to 6:00pm
About: Historic Barclay Manor is one of the West End’s oldest houses and being a Vancouver heritage home has its own natural creepiness. For bigger, braver souls. Barclay Manor has been converted into a spooky scary house. It takes approximately 5 min to make your way through the house. Tickets are available online and at the door.
What: Haunted Village
Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
When: Thursday, October 27th to Sunday, October 30th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
About: Come waning moon or silver wet cloud, wear your costumes to explore the Village in the dark of the night. Witches, ghosts and all sorts of storybook and fairy tale characters come to life at this year’s Haunted Village. It’ll be a spooktacular time! Entrance includes trick-or-treating for the children, entertainment and carousel rides for all. Tickets available at the door; members free. The Ice Cream Parlour will be open for ghoulish snacks and light meals.
What: PirateHouse Fundraiser
Where: 5970 Portland St, Burnaby
When: Public night is Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
About: Consisting of an annual Halloween pirate-themed yard display and an online auction, PirateHouse began in 2013 as the brainchild of Dr. Julie Desroches to raise funds for St. Stephen Children’s Centre in Uganda.
What: Haunted Swamp House
Where: 4120 228 Street, Langley
When: October 28th to October 30th, 6:00pm to 9:30pm;
October 31st 7:00pm to 9:00pm
About: Entrance is by donation all proceeds go to The Ronald McDonald House.
What: Jordan’s Haunted Adventure
Where: 4120 228 Street, Langley
When: October 23rd to October 30th 6:00pm to 9:00pm
About: 34 years of family Halloween fun! Guided Tours for fearful small children and families will be conducted each night (6:00pm to 7:00pm) and will be conducted by our the “Butler-of-the-manor” junior tour guide, Mathew (10 years old). He will conduct individual and personal tours of the entire display giving an informative narration and highlights with points of interest as well as answering questions about the display. Tours will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission is free.
* Please review recommended ages and age admission restrictions for each of these attractions.
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