Dunbar Haunted Halloween House

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Where nightmares are born…

This year marks the 4th year of the Dunbar haunted house. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The first year featured a few hanging props on the front of the house and a graveyard in the drive way. That year approximately 50 to 100 people from the Neighbourhood came by. What a difference a few years makes, as last year thousands came through the haunt and in the process nearly $20,000 was raised for charities.

The hosts do not charge as admission is by donation. All proceeds are divided equally between the following charities: 1) BC Burn Fund; 2) VPD Union Charitable Foundation and 3) BC Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association.

Having gone last year I was extremely impressed with the quality and setup of the house. There were lineups around the block. Lets just say I was extremely impressed and scared many times. Definitely worth the wait (roughty 30 minutes). The house features live actors at night. For families with children you are encouraged to bring them for a day visit.

As host Brad Leith describes:

I originally just wanted to create a spooky atmosphere for kids coming to the house on Halloween. Thirty some years ago when I was a kid more people did something to their homes and yards to make the trick-or-treat experience scary or at least unusual. We never expected that our Haunted House would prove so popular. As the scale of our Haunt has expanded and the time, energy and money that goes into creating it has increased, our motivation is still to create a spooky, unusual experience for people. We also have found that hosting the Haunt provides us with an active and enjoyable means of interacting with the neighbour and the larger Vancouver/ Lower Mainland community. Raising money for children’s charities is, of course, another excellent reason to put on the Haunt.

Go check this out as it is truly one of this cities Halloween treats, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: 6478 Dunbar Street (view map)
When: October 17th – October 31st
Hours: Weekdays from 11 am – 10pm, Friday & Saturdays from 11am to 12pm
Tickets: By Donation (funds are raised for charities noted in the post)

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