You can shoot arrows at live orcs in the woods at this terrifying haunted adventure

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Haunted Adventure
Photo: The Empty Chest

If you journey into the “Haunted Adventure” woods, you’re in for one hell of a surprise.

Not only are the deep, dark woods creepy on their own, but they are also filled with orcs, demons, monsters, and even a ten foot cave troll.

The Empty Chest Haunted Adventure takes place on several nights this October and offers the chance to navigate your way through an interactive fantasy world.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed into a large tent tavern where they can enjoy a drink and mingle before they embark on their journey. From here, they’ll meet an elf who’ll give them a bow. They’ll learn some basic archery, and then move into the course.

Haunted Adventure
Photo: The Empty Chest
Haunted Adventure
Photo: The Empty Chest

This is where it gets scary (and fun). Participants will enter the haunted forest, where they’ll follow a path of solar lights on the ground. During the course of the adventure, they’ll run into a variety of “creatures” played by live actors. These creatures are the enemy, and guests will need to fire their arrows at them in order to defeat them. If they fail to do so, the creatures will attack them and steal their life-force.

What the heck is a life-force?

Your life-force will appear on an LED lightbulb, and a green light means a healthy life-force, while red means dead. Of course, you can always search for treasure chests along the way in order to gain more life-force pins. Once you defeat all of the creepers along the way, there is a final foe to face: the cave troll.

Haunted Adventure
Photo: The Empty Chest

Towering ten feet tall, this wicked adversary is the last match of the freaky fantasy adventure. After all the action, you can gulp down a refreshing brew at the tavern – supplied by Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks, of course.

The total experience takes about an hour, but there is also a special VIP experience. The VIP experience includes a bow making class, where you’ll get to engrave a bow and keep it. Lunch is also included in the VIP Experience, and the organizers note that, “It will be reminiscent of olden day Viking days. Hot stews cooked over an open flame with large loafs of bread. It can be done vegan or gluten friendly.”

Haunted Adventure
Photo: The Empty Chest

The Empty Chest Haunted Adventure 

When: Oct. 18 – 20: 6 – 11 p.m.; Oct. 25 – 27: 6 – 11 p.m.; Oct. 31: 6 – 11 p.m.
Where: 31515 Harris Road, Abbotsford
Cost: $40 regular (advance & door packages available) or $150 VIP ($110 VIP groups of 2 or more)

For more information, visit here.

Feel like being a part of this incredible fantasy world? The Empty Chest needs around 60 volunteer haunters to bring the experience to life. If you have any availability from Oct. 15 – Oct. 31 and are interested in being a part of the fun, find out more information here.