It’s hard to believe Halloween is just six weeks away! The weather is perfect for parties, ghost stories, and trick-or-treating in Kamloops. Whether you’re a resident, or looking for a great place for a weekend get-away, Kamloops has activities for every level of scare! So, pick out your costume, carve the pumpkin, and take advantage of the many spooky Halloween events Kamloops has to offer during October.
Pumpkin Picking: Kids of all ages will enjoy picking their own pumpkin at Tranquille Farms. In addition to a U-pick pumpkin patch, you can enjoy free tractor rides, animal encounters, and trampoline jumps. The farms are open daily starting in Early October. Carving the jack-o-lantern is much more fun when you’ve picked the pumpkin yourself!
BOO at the Zoo: This family friendly event at BC Wildlife Park includes a Kid’s haunted house, Spooky Lights, the Freaky Family Farm, and plenty of trick or treating! Uncle Chris the Clown will perform, and there is a contest for best costume. The evening culminates with fireworks at 8:30! The event runs Oct 28-31. Check the zoo website for details and tickets.
Kamloops Heritage Railway Ghost Train: Take this spooky hour-long ride and hear the story of the 1915 train that disappeared on a dark and stormy Halloween Night. With a little luck, you’ll even make it back alive! Tickets run $15-$20, and advance reservations are necessary. Don’t miss out—this annual event sells out fast!
Haunted Kamloops Tour: Did you ever wonder why the house on the corner looks so scary at night? Come and hear the stories of Kamloops scariest sites. Sponsored by the Kamloops Museum, this 2 ½ hour tour is not for the faint of heart! Explore the scary burial ground and visit various Kamloops locations where the memories and echoes of murders and hangings still reside.
Pumpkin Beer: There’s no better way to cap off a night of ghosts and goblins than sharing a cold brew with friends. Tell your own ghost stories or share your experiences after the Haunted Tour. And the best place to do this? The Noble Pig, which is featuring a very special pumpkin beer this time of year.
For those of you who aren’t into scares and screams, Kamloops also has a spooky skate at Valleyview Arena and a Spooky Swim at the Canada Games Aquatic Center. Details for all available events and accommodations can be found on the Kamloops Tourism Website.
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