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Lower Mainland Halloween Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Vancouver

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 VENUES & COVID-19

Some haunted attractions have been cancelled for 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. These include Potter’s House of Horrors in Surrey, the Haunt of Edgemont in North Vancouver and the River’s Edge: Knight’s Terror in Mission. There also won’t be haunted houses at Fright Nights this year either, although the PNE is running other events instead.

Scary Halloween places that are still happening in 2020, all things going according to plan, include the Haunted Corn Maze at Maan Farms in Abbotsford, Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley and the Reapers Maze of Horror in Chilliwack. A few other haunted attractions are also happening, but with special precautionary measures in place.


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.

Abbotsford | Anmore | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Langley | Mission | North Vancouver | Surrey | Vancouver


Lost Souls of Gastown

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.)

Abbotsford Haunted Attractions

  • Maan Farms – a great place to enjoy Halloween activities is at Maan Farms in Abbotsford. They have a Pumpkin Patch and kid-friendly activities plus an ultra-serious and scary Haunted Corn Maze. This Halloween attraction is running in 2020 and it promises to be as scary as ever (although running at a greatly reduced capacity). For full details and to buy tickets click Haunted Corn Maze 2020.

For a preview of what to expect at the Haunted Corn Maze in Abbotsford, check out this video clip (which represents less than 5% of what you’ll see at the real thing). If you visit the event in-person, and at night, you’ll find it terrifying!

Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze

Anmore (Tri-Cities) Haunted Houses

NOTE: This event is NOT happening in 2020. See further below for others that are.

  • Anmore Manor – a haunted house at a private residential home at 1151 Robin Way in Anmore (close to Port Moody). It’s usually open in late October and admission is by donation of cash and food to the Share Society. (Note: This venue is NOT operating in 2020 due to concerns about COVID-19. They still plan to decorate the outside of their house for people to drive by and admire, but they aren’t decorating the inside and welcoming the public indoors.)
Anmore Manor at Halloween
The Anmore Manor Haunted House

Burnaby Haunted Houses

NOTE: This event is NOT happening in 2020. See further below for others that are.

  • Burnaby’s Haunted Village – a family-friendly event costing about $14 for older folk and $9 for children ages 2 to 12. Halloween activities usually include trick-or-treating, live entertainment and free carousel rides. It’s normally open on the last few days of October from 6 to 9 pm. This is a haunted attraction, but not an overly-scary one. It’s a good one for younger children. (Note: This event is NOT happening in 2020.)

Brinkworth Dungeon

Chilliwack Haunted Attraction

NOTE: This event is happening in 2020.

  • Reapers – a haunted attraction that’s open from 7 pm until late on select days throughout October. 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. In 2020 the annual Maze of Terror is running (so just one out of its usual two elements).

Halloween Activities for Kids

Langley Haunted House

NOTE: This event is happening in 2020.

  • Brinkworth Dungeon – open nightly during the last couple of weeks of October. Located at 22260 48th Avenue, the cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 13, and free for those ages 5 and under. Donations to the Langley Food Bank are encouraged. This event is planning to run in 2020 from October 17th until the 31st.

HowlOver Canada at FlyOver Canada

Mission Haunted Attractions

NOTE: These two events are NOT happening in 2020. See further below for others that are.

  • 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 most years. It’s appropriate for fright-seekers ages 8 and older. (Those under 8 years of age 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 included October 11th-13th, 18th-20th, 25th-27th and then October 30th-31st. The cost is around $13 per person. (Note: This event is NOT happening in 2020 due to concerns about COVID-19.)
  • 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 benefit the Mission Food Bank and Christmas Bureau. 2019 dates were from October 18th to 27th (but closed on October 21st and 22nd). (CANCELLED for 2020.)
Psycho Halloween Clown
A Psycho Clown at the Haunt of Edgemont

North Vancouver Haunted Attractions

NOTE: Not all of these attractions are happening in 2020 (at least not as walk-in events). See further below for others that are.

  • Belmont Haunted House – a haunted attraction at 1006 Belmont Avenue in North Vancouver. It’s open to the public on the last few days of October. Admission is by donation benefiting Ronald McDonald House. (This attraction plans to run in 2020, but only as a “medium-sized event” according to its organizers.)
  • 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. (2020 details are to be confirmed.)
  • 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 was 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. (Note: This haunted house is NOT happening in 2020. Hopefully it’ll be back again in 2021.)
Dovercourt Monster in a Cage
Dovercourt Crypt Halloween Scene

Surrey Haunted Attractions

NOTE: The first of these events is happening in 2020. The second is not.

  • Halloween Pumpkin Express – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park in Surrey happen from about 10:00 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 10:00 pm and includes really frightening stuff. If you like scary haunted houses, you’ll love the Scream Train! (This attraction is running in 2020, or at least that’s the plan.)
  • Potter’s House of Horrors – two amazing haunted venues at 12530 72nd Avenue. In 2019, returning from previous years, was “Devils Descent”. There was also “Death Valley Motor Inn” which was the new thriller for the year. Both usually open in late September 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 7:00 or 7:30 until around 10:00 pm. (This attraction has been CANCELLED for 2020.)
Potter's Haunted House Monster
A monster at Potter’s House of Horrors

Vancouver Haunted Attractions

NOTE: Slayland is running in 2020, as is HowlOver Canada at Canada Place. The other Vancouver events listed below are not.

  • Slayland – this is a new event at the PNE/Playland that is happening in 2020. It’s kind of like Fright Nights, but without the haunted houses. It features about 20 amusement rides and is suitable for slightly younger people as well. (This event IS HAPPENING in 2020.)
  • FlyOver Canada at Halloween – the Halloween film at the multidimensional theatre at Canada Place is “HowlOver Canada” in 2020. It runs daily throughout the month of October.
  • 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. (This event is NOT happening in 2020.)
  • 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. The cost is about $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4. (This event is NOT happening in 2020 due to COVID-19.)
  • Fright Nights multiple haunted house attractions and around 20 rides at the PNE’s Playland at 2901 East Hastings Street. For a description of each of Playland’s 8 different haunted houses, click Fright Nights Haunted Houses Reviews. (NOTE: The PNE is NOT running its haunted houses this year. There is a different event, however. Click Slayland to learn about the rides and other Halloween activities at the PNE in 2020.)

HORROR MOVIES IN VANCOUVER

In addition to haunted houses, Vancouver is also where you’ll find the Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival. Last year it featured a series of over 30 short films at the York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive on the weekend just before Halloween. (In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival is a virtual event.)


Brinkworth Dungeon

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.

Other Information

For more ideas on things to do in October in the Lower Mainland, check out the following:

 

 

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