The Sandpiper Sanitarium is a haunted house in Abbotsford that’s open to the public the last few evenings in October, including on Halloween night.
It’s actually a house in a residential area that belongs to a family that loves Halloween.
NOTE: In 2017 and later dates, it appears the Sandpiper Santarium will likely not be taking place.
The Sandpiper Sanitarium
In 2016, the Sandpiper Sanitarium was open October 29-31 from 6 to 9 pm.
The Sandpiper Sanitarium isn’t as professional as haunted houses like Potter’s House of Horrors in Surrey, or as big and amazing as Fright Nights at the PNE, but for a private home it’s still very impressive and recommended as a place to see if you’re ever in the Fraser Valley at Halloween.
The Sandpiper Sanitarium haunted house has great live actors (who are either friends or family), fantastically frightening displays that look realistic and professional, and no lineups, or at least nothing compared to what you’ll find at most other Lower Mainland haunted houses.
The Sandpiper Sanitarium is located at 3037 Sandpiper Drive in Abbotsford, which is simply a home address on a regular residential street, or at least it’s regular and normal at other times of the year.
Admission is by donation with proceeds benefitting the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and as many as 1800 people go through the attraction during its three or so days of operation each year, including as many as 750 on Halloween night.
If you’re in the Fraser Valley area and looking for a great haunted house that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, is a labour of love, benefits a great cause and is amazingly good for a family project, then we recommend you check out the Sandpiper Sanitarium.
For more information check out the Sandpiper Sanitarium website.
TIP: Late October is a beautiful time of the year in the Fraser Valley. Consider combining your visit to the Sanitarium with other seasonally-appropriate places in the region, like Maan Farms at 790 McKenzie Road in Abbotsford if you have children and like pumpkin patches and corn mazes (including spooky night time ones), or the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm in Chilliwack.
Other fun Fraser Valley places to check out with friends and family this time of year include the following:
- Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley.
- Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford.
- Extreme Air Park in Langley.
- Fort Langley Historic Site in the town of Fort Langley.
- Golden Ears Provincial Park near Maple Ridge.
- Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove.
- Harrison Hot Springs – a resort town with pretty views and natural hot springs.
- Rolley Lake Provincial Park near Mission.
- Stave Falls near Mission.
Other haunted houses in the Fraser Valley and surrounding area include the following:
- Reapers – at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack.
- Brinkworth Dungeon – at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley.
- Tribute to the Walking Dead – at the Mission Raceway Park in Mission (with all proceeds going to the Mission Arts Council).
- Mission Nightmare Haunted House – at the Silverdale Community Hall at 8760 McLean Street in Mission.