When people think of haunted houses in Vancouver one that immediately comes to mind (or it should) is the Dunbar Haunted house on the West side of Vancouver. The past few years it has become the stomping grounds for locals looking for a good scare. If you have yet to visit, come October The Dunbar Haunted House is a must visit attraction in the Lower Mainland. The attraction has become so huge that this year it’s moved to a new location. Now at 8934 Shaughnessy St. (See map below for details).
This year marks the 7th year of the Dunbar Haunted House. For those that have seen the evolution of this amazing haunted house, it’s come a long way from a few hanging props on the front of the house and a graveyard in the drive way. In it’s inaugural year approximately 50 to 100 people from the neighbourhood came by. Fast forward a few years and thousands of people go through the haunt each year and in the process raised $67,000 to the Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.
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 -45 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 city’s Halloween treats, you won’t be disappointed.
They’re still on the hunt for more spookers this year! Email them if you’re interested in being one of the live actors [email protected]
What: Dunbar Haunted House
Where: 8943 Shaughnessy Street (view map)
When: October 14th – October 31st, 2011
- Sun.–Thurs. evenings: 7pm–10pm
Fri.–Sat. evenings: 7pm–12am
Sat.–Sun. days: 11am–7pm
Tickets: Evenings 7 pm–close, General Admission: $10 , Children under 12: $5, Weekend days until 7 pm unlimited access: $5 *CASH ONLY* Proceeds go to charity.
Map with parking info: