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
As of mid-September, the statuses of many Halloween attractions in 2021 are to be confirmed. However, events that are happening this year include Reapers Maze of Terror in Chilliwack as well as Cougar Creek’s (Potter’s) House of Horrors and Bear Creek Halloween Trains in Surrey. The PNE is also expected to have a Halloween event of some kind this year. Langley’s Brinkworth Dungeon is also an exceptional place and worth checking out.
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.)
Chilliwack Haunted Attraction
- Reapers – a haunted attraction that’s usually 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. 2021 dates and details are to be confirmed, but we expect the first day of the season to be around September 24th.
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 usually open in late October and admission is by donation of cash and food to the Share Society. This venue did not operate in 2020 due to concerns about COVID-19. However, the place is preparing to open again in October 2021, with exact details to be confirmed.
Burnaby Haunted Houses
NOTE: This event did NOT happen in 2020. 2021 dates and details are to be confirmed.
- 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.
Langley Haunted House
- 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 ran in 2020 from October 17th until the 31st. 2021 details are to be confirmed.
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, in addition to an ultra-serious and scary Haunted Corn Maze. Pitch Black returns in 2021 as well, along with the new “Scariest Forest in Canada”. These Halloween attractions run on select days between September 24th and the end of October. For details click Haunted Corn Maze.
Mission Haunted Attractions
NOTE: These two events did NOT happen in 2020.
- 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. 2021 details are to be confirmed.
- River’s Edge: Knight’s Terror – Halloween fun at the Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road occurred on weekends in the last half of October most years. It was appropriate for fright-seekers ages 8 and older. (Those under 8 years of age were not permitted.) All proceeds from the haunt went towards programs presented by the Mission Arts Council. The cost was around $13 per person. (This event has been permanently cancelled.)
North Vancouver Haunted Attractions
NOTE: None of these attractions were able to run in 2020 (at least not as walk-in events). Hopefully they return in 2021, though exact details for each event are to be confirmed.
- Belmont Haunted House – a haunted attraction at 1006 Belmont Avenue in North Vancouver. It’s usually open to the public on the last few days of October. Admission is by donation benefiting Ronald McDonald House.
- 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 usually open to the public on the last three or so days in October. On Halloween night it typically runs from dusk until 9 o’clock and finishes with fireworks at 9:15. Donations to the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund are appreciated.
- 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 usually 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.
Surrey Haunted Attractions
- Halloween Pumpkin Express – child-friendly miniature train rides at Bear Creek Park return to Surrey in 2021. They take place from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm from October 9th until the 31st. Cost is usually around $11 per person. The Haunted Forest Scream Train is at the same place, costs about $2 more on average, 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!
- Potter’s (now known as Cougar Creek’s) House of Horrors – two amazing haunted venues at 12530 72nd Avenue. In 2021, returning from previous years, is “Devils Descent” and “Death Valley Motor Inn”. Both are open for most of October 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 from 7:00 until around 10:00 or 11:00 pm.
Vancouver Haunted Attractions
- Slayland – this is a new event at the PNE/Playland that happened in 2020. It was kind of like Fright Nights, but without the haunted houses. It featured about 20 amusement rides and was suitable for slightly younger people as well. 2021 dates and details are to be determined.
- FlyOver Canada at Halloween – the Halloween film at the multidimensional theatre at Canada Place is “HowlOver Canada” in 2021. It runs daily from September 27th until the end of October.
- Stanley Park Ghost Train – family-friendly miniature train rides usually run daily during the last half or so of October. It’s not a haunted house, but it is haunted and good for children. Unfortunately, the Ghost Train is cancelled for 2021 due to coyote activity.
- Barclay Manor – a small and fairly simple haunted house put on by the West End Community Centre Association. It usually takes place in a heritage home at 1447 Barclay Street in Vancouver’s West End on the last weekend in October. The cost is about $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4. Whether or not this event takes place in 2021 is to be determined.
- Fright Nights – multiple haunted house attractions and around 20 rides at the PNE’s Playland at 2901 East Hastings Street. The event was cancelled in 2020 and replaced by a different event, but 2021 details are to be confirmed. For a description of each of Playland’s 8 different haunted houses in the past, 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. In 2020 it featured a series of over 40 short films. In normal years. screenings take place at the York Theatre at 639 Commercial Drive on the weekend just before Halloween.
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