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Your Ultimate Guide To Halloween in the Fraser Valley

Whether it’s goosebumps you crave or ‘spooktacular’ fun with your wee goblins, the Fraser Valley is home to plenty of thrills and chills leading up to Oct.31.

From mysterious mazes and some seriously creepy haunted houses to eerie train rides and tales told graveside, here is your ultimate guide to Halloween in the Fraser Valley for 2017.

TOP HAUNTS IN ‘THE VALLEY’

I ain’t afraid of no ghost, but are you? Here’s your chance to come face-to-face with some lost souls of the Fraser Valley. Just be careful that none follow you home.

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1. Potters House of Horrors

Complete with a with a state-of-the-art sound system, the latest in animatronics and live actors, this is seriously one of the spookiest spots in ‘the Valley.’ Those who dare are in for one heck of a scare! L’il Haunters is new(ish) for 2017 — a kids-only attraction (suitable for kids 12 & under) with two mini haunted houses that aren’t too dark or scary and contain no animatronics or actors. Li’l Haunters is not made to frighten children, but more to introduce them to the extremely thrilling and magical world of community haunted house. Children 3 and under and parents/ guardians are always free. For more information on the L’il Haunters attraction, visit: http://pottershouseofhor rors.com/lilhaunters.htm.

Where: 12530 72 Ave.

 

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2. Reapers Haunted Attraction

Exciting new scares and themes await each weekend, delivering big thrills and plenty of spine-tingling chills at this popular Chilliwack haunt.

Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack

 

Sandpiper Sanitarium in Abbotsford will be running for its 4th year, collecting donations for Canuck Place.
This Valley haunt features seven scare rooms that aren’t for the faint of heart and is recommended for children 8 and up. Open rain or shine.

Visit www.abbotsfordhauntedhouse.com for more info.

Where: 3037 Sandpiper Drive, Abbotsford

 

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4. Haunted Forest Scream Train

Every October the forest at Bear Creek Park comes alive with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. With returning characters like Chainsaw Charlie, you might run into the walking dead who roam the platform every Halloween.

Be prepared to be scared out of your mind! This forest is haunted, you know! Our favourite characters are back like Chainsaw Charlie and you might run into the walking dead who roam the platform every Halloween! Can you handle this terrifying train?

Where: 13750 88th Ave.

 

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5. Grave Tales

The popular Grave Tales historic walking tours are back! Spine-chilling stories are depicted at night by expert storytellers as you walk through the Fort Langley village. Choose from the youth or adult-only version. As of this year, there’s also a late-night walk that begins at 9 p.m. and includes additional tales. Check out my recent post about this Fort Langley frightfest HERE. Reservations are a must. School group tours are available in the afternoons by phone reservation: 604-513-4799.

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley

Note:  Advance tickets required: gravetales2016.brownpapertickets.com

 

FOR THE WEE VALLEY GOBLINS & GHOULS

There is lots of festive fun that isn’t so terrifying for both the young and young at heart.

 

Things to do for Halloween in the Fraser Valley

6. Pumpkin Express

Travel through the decorated forest with a special tasty treat to enjoy. Afterwards, your child can take part in the  crafts and activities under the tent on the platform and  play the Halloween games. As tiny travelers depart from their adventure they will be given a child-size pumpkin to take home. Visit http://www.bctrains.com/ for more info.

Where: Bear Creek Park, 13750 88th Ave.

 

Things to do for Halloween in the Fraser Valley

7. Kids Fort Langley Halloween

On Oct. 29th from noon to 5 p.m., Trick-or-treat at Fort Langley National Historic Site! Gather around the bonfire for ghost stories, explore the Spooky Servants Quarters and get an airbrush tattoo. If you dare, give yourselves goose bumps meeting some of “Mike’s Critters” creepy companions. Fun and not too scary, this event is great for families. Wear your costumes for great photos.

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley

 

8.Trick or Treat Parade at Willowbrook Shopping Centre

Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Trick or Treat Parade returns from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on October 31. Entry is by donation and includes a ‘trick or treat’ bag and goodies*. Please enter at the following Willowbrook entrances: Sport Chek, Swimco, Tim Hortons, and Starbucks to collect your goodie bag and treats. Proceeds from the event will go to the Langley School District Foundation to support innovative and essential school programs for Langley students. Greeting stations open at 4:30pm. *While supplies last. Suggested donation $2 per child. Cash only.

Where: Willowbrook Shopping Centre

 

9. Halloween Spectacular at Laughing Stock Ranch

CORN MAZES

There’s nothing fun about getting lost — unless of course you happen to find yourself in a corn maze. The Fraser Valley is home to several corn mazes that offer some Halloween fun down on the farm:

10. Maans Farms Corn Maze, Abbotsford {There are three versions to choose from}.

11. Chilliwack Corn Maze, Chilliwack

12. Taves Family Apple Barn, Abbotsford

 

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Okay, I’m officially exhausted, time for a nap!
Note: Please double check times/fees before attending any event to ensure the information presented hasn’t changed.
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 Do  you have a favourite Halloween haunt in the Fraser Valley that you feel should be added to our roundup? Tell us about it below. 

One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard

One Comment

  • ELAINE LAFOLLETTE

    October 10, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Last year was there first year after moving here from Delta, but this Haunted Swamp house is amazing! Located at 4120 228th Street, Langley and donations go to the Ronald McDonald house.

    Reply

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