Forestridge Haunted Yard is a free Halloween haunted house in Coquitlam. Next door there is Macs House of Horrors and nearby is Vancouver Horror Nights.
Forestridge and Macs are at neighbouring private homes in North Coquitlam. Vancouver Horror Nights, meanwhile, is at Coquitlam Centre which is just 3 km south of the other two places on the Barnet Highway.
See below for details about all three of these Coquitlam-based Halloween attractions.
Coquitlam Haunted Houses at Halloween
Coquitlam is a great place for haunted houses, especially in 2022. There are a couple of free ones as well as the Lower Mainland’s biggest, best and scariest 100% indoor Halloween attraction.
Forestridge Haunted Yard has been running for about four decades including for the past two at the same location. Macs House of Horrors on the other hand is fairly new. Vancouver Horror Nights, meanwhile, was in Port Coquitlam in the past but is at Coquitlam Centre in 2022.
Check them all out this Halloween! You won’t be disappointed (unless you don’t like scary things).
Forestridge Haunted Yard
There are a number of haunted houses in the Lower Mainland that are set up at people’s homes and where admission is by donation. Forestridge is one of them, and it’s a great one. Other really good ones include Belmont Haunted House in North Vancouver and Anmore Manor near Port Moody.
Forestridge Haunted Yard’s address is 2988 Forestridge Place in North Coquitlam. It’s not far from Westwood Plateau Golf Course. It’s also right next door to Macs House of Horror which is also a really good haunted house.
Forestridge is impressive. It’s also much more than just a “haunted yard”. The outside and front yard of the house is where you’ll find lots of skeletons, ghoulish statues and other Halloween displays. There is also an inside area to explore too though. There is a lot to see and it is all very well put together.
If you are ever in Coquitlam at night in October, you should go see Forestridge. It’s worth checking out. In 2022 the place is open to the public in the second half of October.
To learn more about this attraction see the Forestridge Haunted Yard website or check out the venue’s Facebook page.
Macs House of Horrors
Whereas Forestridge has been running for many years, Macs is relatively new. Now grown up, the kid who grew up next to Forestridge decided he wanted to go all out on his home too. That’s why today, at the end of Forestridge Place, there is not one, but two great haunted houses to enjoy and explore.
Similar to Forestridge, Macs House of Horrors is both extensive and really good. It too has lots of Halloween decorations outside as well as a fair bit indoors. At both places, the indoor areas are set up a bit like small mazes. Expect a few rooms and corridors full of scary scenes and displays.
Vancouver Horror Nights
One of Metro Vancouver’s biggest, best and most extensive Halloween attractions is Vancouver Horror Nights. The place features amazing haunted mazes and escape rooms. They have ultra-scary activities for teenagers and adults who want to get totally freaked out, but also a couple of great attractions for children too.
Vancouver Horror Nights is put on by the people behind the Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre in Port Coquitlam. Last year the haunted attraction was in PoCo, at the theatre. In 2022, however, the Halloween fun happens in the old Sears department store location at Coquitlam Centre. It’s a massive new space which allows the attraction to be way bigger and have more activities than ever before!
What You’ll Find at Vancouver Horror Nights
In 2022 Vancouver Horror Nights has the House of Fear and Sacrifice Sensory Deprivation Maze. They are both awesome and terrifying in different ways. The first is a first-rate haunted house full of amazing sets and ghastly characters. With the second you are blindfolded and led around in the dark. You can tell there is a theatre company behind both productions – they are both so well done!
Also at Vancouver Horror Nights there is the Bogeyman Bash (which is great for children) and House of Fear Jr. (which is the same as the adult version of the same attraction, but without all the scary live actors). There are also a number of cool escape rooms and a Zombie Café & Bar.
Whereas the Forestridge Haunted Yard and Macs House of Horror at Forestridge Place are free, or by donation, with the above attractions at Coquitlam Centre you have to buy tickets. They are definitely worth paying for though!
TIP: If you like haunted houses, visit all three of Coquitlam’s haunted attractions on the same night. Visit Forestridge and Macs first and then finish with the games and mazes at Vancouver Horror Nights. If you do that you’ll have such a fun (and frightening) evening!
To learn more about the attraction at Coquitlam Centre see our article about Vancouver Horror Nights or visit vancouverhorrornights.com.
To learn more about the area where the above haunted attractions take place see our article about the City of Coquitlam.
To learn about other Halloween things to do in the Lower Mainland in October check out the following articles:
- Lower Mainland Haunted Houses
- Adult Halloween Activities
- Halloween Activities for Children
- Halloween Events in Vancouver
- Vancouver’s October Calendar