There’s nothing like a haunted house to get you in the spirit of Halloween.
The anticipation, the shivers, the decorations, and of course, the moment when someone (or something) pops out at you, drawing a jolted scream of terror – only to walk out and laugh (or cry) with your friends shortly after.
To help you get your scare on, we’ve assembled a list of some of the best-haunted houses across Metro Vancouver and the lower mainland.
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Entering its 26th year, Reapers features a theatrical horror experience and a maze of terror. Victims of the event are invited into an asylum-themed haunt, bringing the horrors of crazed patients, twisted doctors, and deranged hospital staff to life.
Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
When: Open until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Tickets: Entry to either attraction begins at $11
The Haunt of Edgemont
The long-standing Haunt of Edgemont was created by three horror enthusiasts: Trevor Watson, Jodie Blank, and Asha DeChamplain. Through the use of live actors, visual effects, and horrifying props, the Haunt has become one of the best stops on the North Shore.
Where: 3414 Emerald Drive, North Vancouver
When: Open until Wednesday, October 31
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Tickets: Entrance by donation, proceeds support the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund
After what was supposed to be the event’s final year, the Dream Horror Haunted House is back for one last scare. Part of what makes the house so scary is the abundance of actors, many of which, stem from various film schools across the lower mainland.
Where: 3552 Commercial Street, Vancouver
When: Every day until Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 7 to 11:30 pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: Potter’s Farm and Nursery – 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey
When: Every day until Wednesday, October 31
Time: 7 to 10 pm (family hours and Lil’Haunters vary)
Tickets: Available online, priced between $12 to $50 depending on night and size of group
Although not technically a haunted house, Maan Farms is just as terrifying as a house could ever be. The maze is filled with the dead, creepy, corrupt clowns, creatures of the underworld – and real chainsaws.
Where: 790 McKenzie Road – Abbotsford, BC
When: Select nights until November 3 – see online for details
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Tickets: $20 online; $25 at the door
Whether it’s the haunted houses, the actors creeping around in the smoke, the selection of rides and games, or simply just the mini-doughnuts, there’s always something for everyone at Fright Nights.
Their two newest houses are the Bloodshed and the Doll Factory, both welcome – and frightening – editions to their repertoire.
Where: Playland at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: Select dates between until October 31
Time: 7 pm to midnight or 1 am depending on the day
Tickets: $25 to 105 depending on the date
Anmore Manor – Haunted House
Anmore Man has been a local neighbourhood scare for the past seven years. Visitors are invited to step inside the home and partake in a number of handmade decorations and horror scenes – not to mention some terrifying live actors.
Best of all, admission runs by cash or food and goes towards the Share Society Food Bank.
Where: 1151 Robin Way, Anmore
When: October 26, 27, 28, and 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Admission: By donation, cash or non-perishable food items