Five spooky, scary, haunted attractions you can transit to this weekend

This heritage home has been converted into a one-weekend haunted mansion. Adam Jones/Flickr

From ghosts to goblins to midterm season, nothing screams scary quite like Halloween. But choosing how to celebrate spooky, scary skeleton season can send shivers down one’s spine. Here are five of the best, compass card-accessible haunted attractions that will shock your soul and seal your doom tonight.

PNE Fright Nights

2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Runs: October 5 to 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight

Price: $47 October 26 & 27, $37 October 28 to 31

For the scream-hounds out there, Fright Nights boasts eight haunted houses, including a new macabre farmhouse, The Bloodshed.In addition to the haunted houses, enjoy over 20 scare-inducing rides that might cause all that candy-corn you just ate to make a reappearance. This is one of the more pricey attractions, but we can guarantee it’s even scarier than midterm season.

Lost Souls of Gastown

Tour start: Cathedral Square, corner of Dunsmuir Street and Richards Street, Vancouver

Runs: October 16 to 31 at 8 p.m.

Price: $28 regular, $25 student

For the history buffs, Lost Souls of Gastown shares some of the most bone-chilling stories of Vancouver’s early times. This one-kilometre walking tour features everything from Vancouver’s oldest hotel to the site of the city’s first jailhouse — all while recreating the era of a town filled with fires, disease and murder.

Potter’s House of Horrors

12530 72nd Ave, Surrey

Runs: October 26 to 28 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. and October 29 to 31 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Price: $15.99 per house

For the commuter – drag your friends to your turf for once and get terrified with two gruesome houses at Potter’s House of Horrors. Explore a creature-filled horror with Monstrosity 2.0or an industrial site nightmare with Devil’s Descent. The boundaries between what’s real and fake get blurred as you enter deeper into the night..

Barclay Manor

1447 Barclay Street, Vancouver

Runs: Oct 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Oct 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. & 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Price: $3

For the budget-friendly – From The Amityville Horror to The Conjuring, we have seen that nothing is as creepy as an old haunted house. While Barclay Manor might not be filled with real demons, this heritage home has been converted into a one-weekend haunted mansion. It only takes five minutes to make your way through the home, so it’s a perfect stop for those en route to Halloween festivities Downtown.

UBC Residence

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Runs: September to April

Price: Free (or $950/month)

For the first-year – yikes. Among the shiny new buildings creep dark, decrepit dwellings that house many poor souls. Inside these walls lurks grim food, nightmare roommates and the tears of thousands of first-year students doing whatever it takes to beat the class average. Take heed!