Vancouver is full of haunted houses in October leading up to Halloween. There are family-friendly spooky attractions, but also ultra-scary ones too!
Haunted Houses in Vancouver
Vancouver and the Lower Mainland have numerous haunted attractions to choose from. Most are super freaky and not for the faint of heart. Others are suitable for the entire family, except maybe not for very young children and folk with nervous dispositions.
Click on any of the following locations for information on haunted attractions in each specific municipality, or scroll down for information on all the venues.
If you are looking for ghosts, ghouls, gore and spooky places, you’ll find all that at the following Lower Mainland Halloween haunted houses. If you’re looking for Halloween events in general though, and not haunted houses specifically, then click Vancouver Halloween Events.
(Important Note: Attraction details are subject to change. See each venue’s official website for exact information.)
Anmore (Tri-Cities) Haunted Houses
- Anmore Manor – a haunted house at a private residential home at 1151 Robin Way in Anmore (close to Port Moody). It’s open in late October and admission is usually by donation of cash and food to the Share Society. 2019 dates and hours of operation are October 25th and 26th from 7 until 10:30 pm and October 27th and 31st from 6 until 10 pm.
Burnaby Haunted Houses
- Burnaby’s Haunted Village – a family-friendly event costing about $14 for older folk and $9 for children ages 2 to 12. Halloween activities generally include trick-or-treating, live entertainment and free carousel rides. It’s usually open on the last few days of October from 6 to 9 pm. 2019 dates are from October 25th until 28th.
Chilliwack Haunted Attraction
- Reapers – a haunted attraction that’s open from 7 pm until late on select days throughout October. The cost is about $11 for the Reapers haunted attraction and $11 for the mazes, $20 for both attractions and $1 off with a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank. Located at 9423 Gibson Road, the attraction is not recommended for young children. TIP: Reaper’s hits capacity on many nights, especially on weekends and nights with good weather close to Halloween. Purchasing tickets online in advance is recommended.
Coquitlam Haunted House
- Coquitlam Halloween House – a haunted house at a residential home at 443 Draycott Street in Coquitlam. Admission is usually by donation and in the past funds raised benefited Variety the Children’s Charity. It’s wheelchair accessible and open from about 6:30 to 9:00 pm between October 19th and Halloween. It’s not the Lower Mainland’s highest quality haunted house, but still very good and fun for people in the area. In 2018 they raised over $8000 for charity, which is awesome!
- Forestridge Haunted Yard – located at 2988 Forestridge Place in Coquitlam, this scary place is the home of a retired school teacher. The lights are usually on every night from the middle of October until November 1st from about 6:30 until 10:00 pm. It’s usually free to see but donations for Variety The Children’s Charity are greatly appreciated. As many as 1000 kids visit the place on Halloween night (as do live monsters). Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area!
Langley Haunted House
- Brinkworth Dungeon – open nightly Monday to Saturday the last couple of weeks of October. The 2019 season runs from October 18th until November 2nd. Also in 2019, the Brinkworth Dungeon features Revenge of the Mummy and Silent Hill Asylum. Located at 22260 48th Avenue, the cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for those under 5. Donations to the Langley Food Bank are encouraged and a portion of the proceeds benefits JRFM’s Basics for Babies.
Mission Haunted Attractions
- River’s Edge: Knight’s Terror – Halloween fun at the Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road occurs on weekends in the last half of October and is appropriate for fright-seekers ages 8 and older (those under 8 are not permitted). All proceeds from the haunt go towards programs presented by the Mission Arts Council. The attraction is usually open on the last three or so weekends in October. 2019 dates include October 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th and then October 30th-31st. The cost is $13 per person.
- Mission Nightmare Haunted House – a Halloween attraction at the Silverdale Community Hall at 8760 McLean Street. It is generally open during the last week or so of October. The cost in the past has been about $7 and partial proceeds benefited the Mission Food Bank and Christmas Bureau. 2019 dates are from October 18th to 27th (closed on October 21st and 22nd).
North Vancouver Haunted Attractions
- The Haunt of Edgemont – a first-rate haunted house at a family’s house at 3414 Emerald Drive in North Vancouver. Also right near Edgemont Village, the place features movie-set-quality Halloween scenes in the garden, a couple of sheds, their basement and front yard. Admission is free, but donations for the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund are appreciated. In 2019 it is open to the public between Friday October 11th and Halloween night from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on weekday evenings and from noon until 9:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Dovercourt Crypt – yet another fabulous family-run North Shore haunted house that runs every year. Located at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Maginnis Avenue at 3637 Maginnis Avenue in Lynn Valley, it’s free and open to the public on the last three or so days in October. On Halloween night it usually runs from dusk until 9 o’clock and finishes with fireworks at 9:15. Donations to the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund are appreciated.
- Belmont Haunted House – a haunted attraction at 1006 Belmont Avenue in North Vancouver. It’s open to the public from 10 am to 9 pm on October 28th to 31st. Admission is by donation benefiting Ronald McDonald House.
Surrey Haunted Attractions
- Halloween Pumpkin Express – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey happen from about 10 am until 4:30 pm for the majority of October. Cost is generally around $11. The Haunted Forest Scream Train is at the same place, costs about $2 more, usually runs from 6:30 to 10 pm and includes really frightening stuff. If you like scary haunted houses, you’ll love the Scream Train!
- Potter’s House of Horrors – two amazing haunted venues at 12530 72nd Avenue. Returning from previous years is “Devils Descent” while the new thriller is “Death Valley Motor Inn”. Both open on September 27th and are very scary. Generally though, family hour is more appropriate for all ages and runs at various times in the late afternoons. The scarier stuff usually runs daily from 7 or 7:30 until around 10 pm.
Vancouver Haunted Attractions
- Stanley Park Ghost Train – family-friendly miniature train rides run daily during the last half or so of October. It’s not a haunted house, but it is haunted and good for children.
- Barclay Manor – a small and fairly simple haunted house put on by the West End Community Centre Association. It takes place in a heritage home at 1447 Barclay Street in Vancouver’s West End usually on the last weekend in October. Cost is about $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4. 2019 dates are Friday, October 25th, (from 7 until 9 pm) and Saturday, October 26th, (from 4:30 until 6:00 pm).
- Fright Nights – multiple haunted house attractions and around 20 rides at the PNE’s Playland at 2901 East Hastings Street. In 2019, tickets range from about $27 to $47 for general admission at the gate depending on the date, or slightly cheaper if purchased online or at 7-11 stores. Admission with Rapid Pass cost between about $69 and $109 or so at the gate and gives you priority access in the lineups. They are open October 4th-6th, 11th-13th, 16th-20th and 23rd-31st from 7 pm until 11 pm on the first weekend and 7 pm until midnight or later the rest of the month. For a description of each of Playland’s 8 different haunted houses, click Fright Nights Haunted Houses Reviews.
HORROR MOVIES IN VANCOUVER
In addition to haunted houses, Vancouver is also where you’ll find the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival. It features a series of over 30 short films at the York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive on Friday, October 25th, and Saturday, October 26th.
Want to see a truly amazing haunted house? Then check out Brinkworth Dungeon. The video below will give you a taste of what to expect.
Brinkworth Dungeon is located at 22260 48th Avenue in Langley. Even if you don’t live near that part of the Lower Mainland, it’s worth the drive to check it out!
What makes this attraction so special (apart from its first-rate quality scenes)? The rooms and the things inside are pretty much all handmade by a local professional artist. That’s right! Whereas the contents of most haunted attractions are made and imported from factories in other countries, like China, what you’ll see at Brinkworth Dungeon are works of locally made art (and both museum and Hollywood movie-quality art at that)!
For more information watch this video and then check out our article about Brinkworth Dungeon.
For more ideas on things to do in October in the Lower Mainland, check out the following:
- Vancouver Halloween Events
- Vancouver Children’s Halloween Activities
- Adult Halloween Activities
- Vancouver’s Best Places in Autumn
- Vancouver Fall Activities
- Vancouver’s October Calendar
- Vancouver Shows and Entertainment