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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 2016.

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 for 2016 — 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.

When: Lil Haunters runs from 4 to 7 p.m., October 1 – 31. House of Horrors is closed Oct 3 – 6, and Oct 10.

Where: 12530 72 Ave.

Cost: Click Here for rates.

 

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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.

When: Oct. 1 to 31

Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack

Cost: Reapers $11, The Maze Of Terror $11, Reapers & The Maze Combo $18, ($1 off with a non-perishable food item). GST included in all prices.

 

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Sandpiper Sanitarium in Abbotsford will be running for its 3rd 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.

When: Saturday October 29th – Monday October 31st from 6p.m.to 9 p.m.

Where: 3037 Sandpiper Drive, Abbotsford BC

Cost: Entry into the Haunt is by donation. Suggested Donation is $10 per family. 100% of the money goes to Canuck Place.

 

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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?

When: Oct.16 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. till Friday, October 31. Open rain or shine.

Where: 13750 88th Ave.

Cost:  Adults & children $9.50 + tax

 

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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.

When: October 14 to 30th

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley

Cost:  Advance tickets required: gravetales2016.brownpapertickets.com

  • Youth Edition (for brave youth, accompanied by adult) – $13.30 + service fee. October 14-16 & 19-30, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
  • Adult Grave Tales (ages 17+ only) – $17.10 + service fee.
    October 14-16 & 19-30, from 7 pm to 9 pm or 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Enhanced 3-hour Adult Grave Tales (ages 17+ only) – $20.60 + service fee. October 14-16 & 19-30, from 9 pm to midnight.

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6. The Walking Dead Haunted Attraction

Calling all Walking Dead fans – The Mission Arts Council presents a spectacular tribute to the show this Halloween season at Mission Raceway. No children under the age of 8 are permitted. Children over 8, but under the age of 12, must be accompanied by an adult.

When: OCT. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Where: 32670 Dyke Rd., Mission, B.C.

Cost: Tickes are $10 each.

 

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

7. 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.

When: Oct. 9-31 from 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Where: 13750 88th Ave.

Cost: Adults & Children $9.50 each + tax

 

Things to do for Halloween in the Fraser Valley

8. Halloween Hoot at The Fort

Fort Langley’s eerie old buildings conjure up the perfect Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. Pirate magician, Gary Savard, will appear and enchant families with his magic tricks. Before or after the show, you’ll find trick-or-treating, face painting, crafts and a Spooky Servant’s Quarters building to explore!

When: Oct. 29-30, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Watch a family-friendly magic show at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. For the best seats, order advance reserved seating at http://halloweenhoot.brownpapertickets.com/.

Where: 23433 Mavis Ave, Langley

Cost: (FREE for valid annual pass holders. For admission rates, click HERE.)

 

9. Halloween in the Forest

Looking for a spooky Halloween? Head to the Surrey Nature Centre for the perfect family Halloween day. Learn fun facts about owls, bats, spiders and raccoons, enjoy Halloween treats and meet our Forest Fairy. Wear your costumes and enter the prize draw to win. For more info, click HERE.

When: Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:Surrey Nature Centre, 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC

Cost: Free

 

10.Trick or Treat Parade at Willowbrook Shopping Centre

Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Trick or Treat Parade is back!  Registration starts at 4:30pm at the following Willowbrook entrances: Sport Chek, Swimco, Tim Hortons, Sears and Sashimi Sushi. Proceeds from the event will go to the Langley School District Foundation to support innovative and essential school programs for Langley students.

When: Oct. 31, 5 – 6 p.m. (registration starts at 4:30 p.m.)

Where: Willowbrook Shopping Centre

Cost: $2 per child up to age 12 (cash only).

 

Halloween in the Fraser Valley

11. Highstreet Party in the Plaza

Head on over to Fraser Valley Highstreet for some Halloween fun, which includes a photo booth, DJ, treats, balloon artists and more. Trick or Treat at our 8 themed installations and enjoy our Land of Boo Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win an iPad* courtesy of London Drugs. More information about the Land of Boo contest here.

When: Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Highstreet

Cost: Free

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12. Haunted Display at Yorkson Creek

A Langley family has transformed their front yard into a ghoulish Haunted Graveyard, which can be viewed daily 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24 to 31, but the haunted house portion is only open Oct. 14, 15, 22, 28, 29 and 30, 6 to 9 p.m., and 4 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31

When: See above

Where:  8156 211 Street, Langley

Cost: The public is also asked to bring something for the Sources Langley Fook Bank.

 

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:

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

14. Chilliwack Corn Maze, Chilliwack

15. The Bose Family Corn Maze, SurreyAnd this attraction in Mission slipped under our radar this year, but it look pretty spooktacular if I do say so myself. Check it out HERE.

 

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Okay, I’m officially exhausted, time for a nap! Thank goodness I don’t have to report on Halloween events outside of ‘the Valley’ – I’ll leave that up to British Columbia Mom. Check out their roundup HERE.
Note: Please double check times/fees before attending any event to ensure the information presented hasn’t changed.
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[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.valleymom.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/13621326_10154196499215359_2104428602_o.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]One of Vancouver’s top Mommy Bloggers, Kristyl Clark resides in the beautiful Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada surrounded by lush countryside, urban shopping centers, wineries and parks. This work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls is proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. This 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. Kristyl also publishes a monthly column in Black Press publications throughout Metro Vancouver titled ‘Pink Laundry’. 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.[/author_info] [/author]
 Do  you have a favourite Halloween haunt in the Fraser Valley? 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.

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