Sunshine Valley fire chief Chris Terry joins in the fun. (Submitted photo)

Halloween spirit offered up at for free at Sunshine Valley

Brian Taylor’s haunted house returns for seasonal scares

Goblins, ghouls and other ghastly sights have taken over the Holiday Trails Resort in Sunshine Valley.

They fill the great hall at the resort, and fill visitors with both horror and delight. The massive display is the creation of Brian Taylor, a Sunshine Valley resident and scare master extraordinaire. This is the second season Taylor has offered up his haunted house to the community, with the help of his neighbours.

Members of the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department helped him set up the countless props and decorations, and will even dress up as actors. And when Halloween is all over, they’ll help Taylor take it all down again.

They swung open the doors on the Thanksgiving long weekend, and saw more than a thousand people come through. And their visitors are of all ages.

For those who really don’t think they can handle a full scare, Taylor and his team will tone it down, making sure the moving parts stay still. He will even walk through for those who are truly terrified. In the end, he hopes everyone will come through and have a blast.

Scaring people through fun Halloween haunted houses became a passion for Taylor more than 30 years ago, and something he really dove into after he was hit by a drunk driver while on his motorcycle. The accident changed his life and his family’s.

READ MORE: Sunshine Valley gets spooky, thanks to local creator Brian Taylor

When they were raising their children, there were times they couldn’t afford to take part in activities as a family. Being able to provide a fun, family activity for free is a way they can help others, he says.

While the event is free, they also graciously accept donations. All proceeds from visitor donations go back to the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department.

The haunted house will be open this Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It’s easy to find, he explains. When you turn right into Sunshine Valley off the highway, turn left at the four-way stop and follow along to the resort’s main building.


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