Every year the West side of Vancouver becomes the stomping grounds for people looking for a fright. The Dunbar Haunted House is a must visit attraction for Halloween enthusiasts of the Lower Mainland (see map below for directions) plus proceeds go to charity. The setup is downright spooky and on a brisk autumn night the house looks like something out of a horror flick.
This year marks the 6th year of the Dunbar Haunted House. The first year featured a few hanging props on the front of the house and a graveyard in the drive way and that year approximately 50 to 100 people from the Neighbourhood came by. Fast forward a few years and thousands of people go through the haunt and in the process raise close to $40,000 for charities. C’mon Vancouver lets go out and beat that amount this year!
The hosts do not charge as admission is by donation and all proceeds go to charity. This year the funds are being collected for the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, the Christmas Bureau, and the Vancouver Police Union Charity Foundation
Having gone the last couple of years I have been extremely impressed with the quality and level of care taken in decorating the house. There were lineups around the block, however it’s definitely worth the wait (approximately 30 minutes). The house features live actors at night from 6:30pm onwards. For families with children you are encouraged to bring them for a day visit.
Go check this out as it is truly one of this cities Halloween treats, you won’t be disappointed.
What: Dunbar Haunted House Where: 6478 Dunbar Street (view map) When: October 15th – October 31st Hours: Sun to Thursday 1pm – 9 pm, Friday and Saturdays from 1pm to 12am. Sunday October 31st 1pm to 12am Live actors nightly from 6:30 pm
Tickets: By Donation (funds are raised for charities noted in the post)
DH Vancouver Staff
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