If you’re a fan of haunted houses and are looking for options around Vancouver to check out, we’ve got some good news for you. The longest-running haunted attraction in the Lower Mainland tends to conjure up quite a scare – including having evil circus clowns chase after you. If this sounds like your cup of tea, you’ll definitely want to check out Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors, which opens for the season sooner than you may think.
This year’s House of Horrors has three distinct ‘haunts’ to choose from, all with plenty of spooky things that go bump in the night. The first haunt is called “Echoes of Abbath,” and urges guests to follow the echoes of the ancient drums through the bowels of the dark underworld.
“The living must battle against the centuries of doom reigned by the dark one Abbath. His army of the undead will stop all who dare to enter… and for all who wish to leave, they must kneel at the feet of the Dark One,” explains their website.
And if that doesn’t make the hairs on your arms stand straight up, we know what will. The second haunt invites guests to ring in the “New Year’s Evil” with the “snowstorm of the century.” The year is 1970 and you’re trapped in a motel, completely cut off from the outside world. As the countdown to the new year gets closer and the ball drops, “bodies begin to fall.”
Loud music blares through the halls as “the killer” makes its way through all of the guests. Pretty harrowing, to say the least – right?
The third haunt? A spooky carnival maze called “Zycho Zerchus.” If you hate clowns, avoid this one, because guests will experience a truly terrifying twist on the already unsettling circus clown.
Tickets & info
Folks who dare to brave the House of Horrors can visit Cougar Creek’s attractions in Surrey between Friday, September 29th and October 31st, with additional “Whisper Nights” available on November 3rd and 4th.
Tickets to the House of Horrors start at $29.99 for opening weekend and select days of the season, and go up to $49.99 on more popular days. And if you’d rather check out their “X-Mas Escape From Incineration” escape room, tickets are $30+ a pop.
When: Friday, September 29th to October 31st (Whisper Nights on November 3rd and 4th)
Where: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Cost: $29.99 to $49.99