The Dunbar Haunted House – a must visit local attraction

October 9, 2012 | By

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The Dunbar Haunted House – a house birthed in the spirit of Halloween and laced in the desire to connect with the community. A visit to this haunted house will be your last(ing) memory for certain.

The owners of the Dunbar House set out to re-kindle the Halloween spirit they remembered as kids, and began to dig a trench that led to their gravel driveway, that lay way to their graveyard scene, that unfolded in terror.

In it’s initial years they had a mish-mash of locally acquired Halloween props, masks and costumes, drawing a lot of interest and raising just under $5000 dollars for the B.C. Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

Then during their third year, they decorated their entire property in an elaborate, multi-set “ghost-walk,” which took visitors through their driveway, down the side of the house, around the backyard, back up the other side of the house, and across the front yard. They spent at least six weeks setting up the display and about three weeks dismantling it.

Adding to their minions over the years, they have numerous volunteers helping them with set-up and spooking, including friends, students from school and several enthusiastic neighbours. The haunt was open that year for two weeks and raised around $20,000 for the B.C. Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, the B.C./Yukon Make-A-Wish-Foundation, and the B.C. Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association.

Now, visitors pass from ancient Egypt through Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the plague, the Age of Exploration, the Revolutionary Wars, a 19th-century insane asylum, a 20th-century mutant pumpkin patch, and a hillbilly slaughter shed. This haunt took many masterminds three months to set up and many more months for planning and prop development. Fortunately, further new faces continue to lend a helping hand with the set up and spooking. Watch for those who have left their helping hands behind however …a few were dismembered within the house.

Their series of displays continue to grow bigger and more terrifying every year. Raising over $42,000 last year, they look to add to that in order to continue helping the B.C. Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund., among other well-deserving charities all in the name of a spoortacular event.

Come be a part of a good cause, donate your cash, and enjoy a screaming good time!

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Andrew is a West Coast enthusiast through and through. He is a native of the area that you will often find adventuring on one of the many sea to sky activities that abound in the Fraser Valley. Along with being in love with the place he calls home, Andrew is a well known and respected Realtor focusing on helping others to find their own perfect home in Langley, Surrey, White Rock and beyond! Visit to find your perfect home.

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