Looking for a good scare this Halloween? With the abundance of spook-tacular haunted houses in the valley (we couldn’t resist!), this month’s top 5 feature was an easy choice. Creaking floorboards, headless men and moving pictures – these 5 haunted houses have them all. Think you’re brave enough to head out on a Haunted Attraction tour throughout the valley? Grab a friend (preferably someone who can protect you) print out this list and head out for your own Halloween adventure!
A note to parents: Most of these attractions are not suitable for children under 8, however a number of them do have more family-friendly events that run throughout the day. Please contact the attraction directly if you have questions regarding the suitability for your kiddies.
Reapers Haunted Attraction
9423 Gibson Rd, Chilliwack
The ghouls at this haunted house are used to giving you the scare you deserve – they’ve been doing it since 1994! Keep an eye out for lost souls aimlessly wandering around the grounds – they’re looking to scare you from the moment you park. Once inside, be ready to scare yourself silly as you wonder through the myriad of hallways in small groups. By the time you realize the monster behind you doesn’t belong in your group – you’ll be sprinting for the exit! Not scary enough? Try yourself in the terror maze – but don’t blame us if you can’t find your way out!
Open nightly from 7pm – 9pm on weekdays, and until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays (until Oct. 31st). $10 house, $9 maze, $17 for both.
Potters House of Horrors
12530 72nd Ave, Surrey
The largest haunted house in the valley, Potters House of Horrors boasts 9000 square feet of dark twisty hallways, evil pumpkins and demon monsters. With a layout that changes every year, this haunted house keeps you on your toes, even if you are a regular. Known for their elaborate set-ups and special effects, this one will definitely make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Curious, but a bit nervous to give it a go? Glow sticks can be given out to the timid – the demons are afraid of them, and won’t come out as much!
Open nightly from 7pm – 10pm until Oct. 31st. Admission is $15.
Haunted Forest Scream Train
13750 – 88th Ave, Surrey
Think you’d like to relax on a train rather than walk through a haunted house? After you’ve been on the Haunted Forest Scream Train, you might want to reconsider! Located in Bear Creek Park, this train takes riders through the haunted forest in rain or shine weather. Breaking some of the common rules of haunted adventures, these ghostly ghouls might actually jump out to grab you! Be on the look out for Chainsaw Charlie, he’s been rumoured to inhabit this particular forest when looking for his next victim.
Open nightly 6:30pm to 10pm until Oct. 31st. Ride is $8.50
Kilby Haunted Halloween
215 Kilby Rd, Harrison Mills
At 102 years old, the Kilby general store and hotel buildings are spooky enough as it is! Add in a Pirate theme, a few well dressed characters and strategically placed scares, and you’ll get a great fun-filled way to spend an evening this Halloween season/ With crafts, activities and treats to keep the little ones busy, this haunted house is a great family destination with something for everyone.
Open Oct 22nd, 23rd & 24th and 29th & 30th from 2pm – 8pm. Halloween movies are shown at 6:30pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors & youth, or $24 for the whole family.
Ghost Ridge Haunted House
23500 105 Avenue, Maple Ridge
Only for the brave at heart, this 6300 square foot haunted house consistently exceeds its reputation of being the scariest haunted house in the valley. Located on the Albion fairgrounds, it is the only haunted Halloween attraction of its kind in the Maple Ridge area. With a theme like “The After Death,” visitors start off in funeral home, and weave their way through several interpretations of the afterlife and the seven deadly sins. Be prepared for thrills and chills along the way!
Open Oct 22nd & 23rd, and 28th – 30th from 6pm – 9pm. Admission is $10. Special fireworks presentation on Saturday October 30th at 9pm.
Did we miss one of your favourite Halloween destinations? Let us know where you go to give yourself the heebie-jeebies (if anywhere) this time of year!