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Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors in Surrey

Cougar Creek's House of Horrors

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors is an attraction with haunted houses in Surrey. It’s actually one of Metro Vancouver’s best and scariest places at Halloween!

The attraction has four haunted houses and an escape room. There is even a coffin you can hang out in if you want. It’s an impressive place. Serious fright seekers love it!

This year Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors is open on various dates between September 29th and November 4th.


Visit the cougarcreekhouseofhorrors.com website for tickets and full details.


Cougar Creek's House of Horrors


Surrey’s Haunted Houses

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors is a tremendously popular seasonal attraction. It’s one of British Columbia’s best Halloween destinations for folks who like getting freaked out. People travel from all over the region to experience the fun!

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors is like a cross between visiting Disneyland and being inside multiple different horror movie sets. The haunted houses really are some of the best, anywhere.


Where is Cougar Creek?

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors’ address is 12530 72nd Avenue in Surrey. It’s in south-central Surrey near Newton. Depending on the traffic, it’s about a 45-minute drive from Vancouver (and totally worth the trip)!

The attraction has quite a bit of free onsite parking and there is street parking in the area as well. It’s also quite an easy trip via transit. The bus stops almost right outside the venue.


Halloween Clown at Cougar Creek


Hours and Admission

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors takes place over 24 nights between late September and the beginning of November. On most nights it’s open between 7:00 and 10:00 pm. Extended hours are in effect, however, on October 20th & 21st and October 27th & 28th. On those Fridays and Saturdays the place is open between 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm.

In 2023 the venue operates on select dates between September 29th and the end of October. There are also a couple of bonus “Whisper Nights” in early November. Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors is open on September 29th and 30th, as well as on October 5th to 8th, 12th to 15th, 18th to 22nd, and 25th to 31st. Whisper Nights are November 3rd and 4th.

All tickets to the Ultra-Scary Show include access to the two haunted houses and the Zycho Zerkus maze. The escape room and Sinneraria cost extra. Prices are the same for all ages.

Regular admission starts at $29.99 (plus taxes and fees) and goes up to $49.99 later on. For folks wanting to avoid the longer lines, Speedpasses are available for an upgrade of $20. For a higher price you can get a VIP Speedpass which grants instant access to the attractions and Sinneraria, plus some other goodies.

Sinneraria can also be added on to the regular pass, online only, for $9.97. The escape room costs an additional $30 (plus taxes and fees).


Visit the Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors website for tickets and full details.


Cougar Creeks House of Horrors in Surrey


What to Expect

Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors is exceptional. It’s of a professional quality and highly recommended (assuming you like scary stuff). It’s definitely worth the trip out to Surrey from Vancouver to see it.

In the line up you can expect loud rocking music, flashing lights and the odd scary character walking around. Inside the venues, expect lots of blood and bulging eyes, torture-chamber-like scenes, musty smells, and wax-museum-calibre characters. There are also live actors.

A nice bonus at Cougar Creek is the entertainment while you’re waiting in line. Scary characters in costume walk by from time to time and stop to interact and for photo opportunities. Most nights there are periodic stage shows featuring various local performers. On the night when we went in 2023 there was “Dandy” who did a variety of jokes and songs in a Rocky Horror Picture Show style. He was wonderful, fun, scary and hilarious all at the same time. He was awesome and had the crowd laughing lots.

If you like haunted houses, you’ll love this place!


Halloween Character in Potter's Lineup


Cougar Creek’s Haunted Houses

In 2023 the haunts are “Echoes of Abbath” and “New Year’s Evil“. There is also the “Zycho Zerkus” carnival maze experience.

The live actors are typically excellent. The scene settings are of a Hollywood calibre, complete even with clammy, spooky smells. To go through the haunted houses it takes between about 20 and 40 minutes.


Visit the Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors website for tickets and full details.


Echoes of Abbath

Echoes of Abbath features an underworld theme. Guests move through forest-themed decorations and come face to face with Abbath’s army.


New Year’s Evil

New Year’s Evil transports visitors to a motel in 1970. It’s snowing outside and dead bodies turn up as midnight approaches. There’s loud music and gory scenes in the hallways.


Zycho Zerkus

Brand new for 2022 was the Zycho Zerkus maze. It’s back in 2023 with its terrifying clowns and carnival theme.


Visit the Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors website for tickets and full details.


Escape Room and New Sinneraria Maze

The Escape From Incineration is the escape room experience at Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors. Guests have to solve puzzles and riddles to escape within 20 minutes from a burning building.

New for 2023 is Sinneraria. It’s a blackout maze in which guests are blindfolded and guided by a single rope. There are tactile scares, meaning things will touch and brush against you. It’s pretty freaky!


Visit the Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors website for tickets and full details.


Horrors Jr Times and Prices

Horrors Jr is when the scariness factor is turned down a couple of notches. It’s when there are no live actors or scary animatronics, so it’s more kid-friendly. In 2023 the Horrors Jr Show runs from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th.

Admission costs about $20 including online fees. Tickets include access to all houses during the day. The price is the same for both children and adults.


Cougar Creek 2023 Video

For a rough idea of what to expect at Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors, check out the video below. It shows scenes of the place from the outside in 2023. As you can see, it’s a fairly large and elaborate place. Wait though until you see the inside (which you’ll need to do by going in person). It’s impressive!

(Actually, if you really want to see more, we have another video with a bit more detail, including a few scenes from inside the place, on YouTube. If you can go in real life though, it’s so much better!)



Tips to Enhance Your Experience

Below are some tips and suggestions to help you make the most out of your Halloween experience at Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors.

TIP #1: If you can afford it, don’t like standing in line and plan to go on a weekend or during the last few days of October when the crowds are at their peak, get a Speedpass.

TIP #2: To minimize your time in line, go early in the evening and earlier than later in the month. Also, buy your tickets online to avoid having to stand in the ticket lineup and then later in a different lineup to get in.

TIP #3: Admission is cheaper on weekdays earlier in the month – when the place is less crowded – and more on weekends and during the last week before Halloween.

TIP #4: If you like haunted houses, especially really scary ones, go to Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors. It’s one of the best!


Potter's House of Horrors


Other Information

For more information about this very impressive Halloween attraction in Surrey, and to book your tickets, see the Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors website.

To learn about other scary places to check out elsewhere, click Lower Mainland Haunted Houses (but be sure to also go to Cougar Creek! You won’t be disappointed)!

For a list of other things to do this season, see our article about Lower Mainland Halloween Events.

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