Ghost Stories and Spooky Adventures in Kamloops, BC
Check out Pandora's Costume Box for yourself! Costume rentals available for Halloween, wigs and make up for sale, clothing alterations and repairs are available too! Click here for more information.
Kamloops Heritage Railway Ghost Train
On a dark and stormy Halloween night in 1915, a train carrying 44 passengers and crew left Kamloops Junction destined for the town of Blue River. The train disappeared into a thick fog while passing through Wolfenden and never reappeared. Since the restoration of the 2141 steam locomotive, strange events have taken place around the time of Halloween. Have the spirits been resurrected? Join them on the 1-hour long Ghost Train as they tell their story and settle their restless souls.
2012 Departure Dates: October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th(7:00pm)
**UPDATE ** BOO at the ZOO @ the BC Wildlife Park - October 26th, 27th & 28th only
Enjoy Halloween at the BC Wildlife Park with things like a Kid's Haunted House, Freaky Family Farm, Spooky Light Displays, Haunted Maze and Trick or Treating. Don't miss the 15th Annual Wildlights Festival December 14th to January 6th!
2012 Dates cancelled: October
Dress up! Prizes for the best costume. Remember to dress warmly.
Spooky Halloween Swim @ The Canada Games Aquatic Centre inside the TCC
Special activities, games and haunted fun to celebrate Halloween.
2012 Date: October 26th (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Halloween Spooky Skate @ Memorial Arena
Take part in this Fabulously Freaky Halloween Event at the Memorial Arena.
2012 Date: October 28th (11:00pm-1:00pm)
Haunted Kamloops Tour with the Kamloops Museum & Archives
Take a haunted tour that will explore scary burial grounds, historical spooky spots and various locations where the echoes of hangings, murders and forgotten souls can still be heard creeping around...at any time of the day or night.
2012 Dates: October 23rd to October 26th (6:00pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm), please refer to schedule.
Agri-Adventure Tourism X-perience
Ziplining and Farm Tour fun rolled into one exciting package! Includes The Canyon Tour Zipline Adventure and a visit to Pete Murray's Corn Farm - a hayride, sheep feeding and pumpkin picking...and you get the pumpkin!
Available: Every weekend in October
Prebook only - space is limited so book online today here
Tranquille Farm Fresh Corn Maze
Enjoy their first CORN MAZE in 147 years! Bring your family and friends and try to figure out what paths to take to complet the maze as you wanter through this 9 feel tall corn stalk jungle! Your ability to decipher clues will be tested as you try and determine the correct paths to take to get through it.
Available: Opening September 15th, 2012 at 9:00am
Special Event: Corn Maze Extravaganza October 27-28
Be sure to bring boots, hiking boots or old shoes as paths throughout the maze are dirt. Please call ahead on rainy days if in doubt, 250-376-2617.
Kamloops Criminals Guided Walking Tour
NEW! Who is the most famous Kamloops criminal? Who tried to escape from Kamloops gaol? Learn the answers to these questions and more during the Kamloops Museum's Criminals of Kamloops Guided Walking tour.
Available: September 29, 10-11:30am Course no. 199300
Halloween Around Town in Kamloops, British Columbia
Besides all the specific Halloween events that happen in Kamloops, you can experience Halloween spirit just by heading out around town. Listed below are some examples of Halloween sites to see.
Haunted Houses in Kamloops, BC
Many local residents get in the spirit of Halloween by setting up elaborate decorations in their yards or even have haunted houses open to the public. The best way to find out when and where these are happening is to just take a drive around the city - in particular, the downtown core. Also check out the list below!
Sakred Skin's First Annual Halloween Bash!
Sakred Skin has it all - have fun with some fake 'tattoos', dress up and enjoy the haunted house. Enjoy some candy, raffle and prizes too! An adult haunted house will be held at 8pm!
Date and time: Sunday, October 28, 2012 (12-5pm); adult only at 8pm.
Dead Rise to Walk Downtown
Every year at about this time the dead rise and shamble en masse into the city's downtown in search of brains. Then they go out for a beer and bite to eat after. The seventh Zombie Walk will begin at Pandora's Costume Box on Victoria.
Date and time: Saturday, October 27, 2012 (2pm)
A Spooky Scary Halloween Romp at the Haunted Holiday Inn and Suites!
Join the staff of the holiday inn and suites and other Kamloops businesses for a creepy spine-chilling celebration on Halloween night. Children of all ages are invited to attend the transformed function room between 4pm and 6pm. With the help of local north shore businesses and Lees Music, this will be a great first trick or treat stop of the evening! The local library branch will be there to tell spooky stories and watch out for the A&W bear in costume. Starbucks and white spot will provide you with a cup of hot chocolate and there will be treats galore!! This event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kamloops. Donations will be accepted for the event to this worthy cause!
Chinese Cemetery in Kamloops, BC
The Chinese Cemetery was set up by the Chinese as a temporary burial place as Chinese were banned from burying their deceased in the Pioneer Cemetery. The Hudson's Bay Company allowed the Chinese to select a burial site on land that they owned south of town. The site was demarked by a wooden picket fence, and a stone altar and burner were placed at the north end of the cemetery. The site now contains approximately 125 burial plots, over 50 of which were disinterred. Not only is the view superb from this cemetery, some of the key elements that define it as 'heritage' are the original and early elements of interred and disinterred grave plots, permanent gravestone materials such as granite, cast concrete and ceramic tile, the variety of gravestone styles and the variety of modern commemorative structures associated with traditional Chinese death rituals. (Source: City of Kamloops)
Kamloops' Very Own Ghosts
Adults only Halloween Events in Kamloops
Kamloops Burlesque Post Apocalyptic Show - October 11th, 2012
World ending fun and sexiness! Join the Kamloops Burlesque Monthly Showcase at The Blue Grotto October 11th, 2012 for their Post Apocalyptic Show! Join local favourites Miss Coco creme, Vain Calamity Jane, Gilda Lily, Melvyn Felske, Veronica Kitten, Lizzie Bordern, Luna Dee Lite, Black Moon and Special Guests will be ending the night with their terrifying blood spraying, excitement!
For more information click here
A Nightmare on Cactus Street at Cactus Jack's Saloon Night Club - October 31st, 2012
With Special Guests DJ Virtue and The Hunter. $7 tickets in advance at Mountain High Pizza (314 Victoria Street) or $10 at the door. $150 prize for best female and male costume! 19+ event.
For more information click here.
Halloween Parties in Kamloops
Western Canada Theatre's Hallowe'en Family Dance Party
Let the wild rumpus start! Healthy snacks, craft table and games, family friendly music guaranteed to get parents and kids dancing and more.
Where: Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC
When: Saturday October 27, 2012
Time: 10am - 12pm
Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item to the Kamloops Foodbank.
Past Halloween Events
Sahalloween at Sahali Centre Mall - October 5th to 6th
Featuring a Haunted House, pumpkin patch, face painting, spooky crafts, bouncy castles, haunted house and much more! Show off your skills in the colouring contest - download the Sahalloween Coloring Sheet HERE.
For more information call 250-374-3033
Scarecrow Building Contest - October 3rd, 2012
The Kamloops Farmer’s Market and the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association are co-presenting the 2nd Annual scarecrow contest and invite you to participate! Get into the spirit of the fall with an old-fashioned scarecrow build. The Scarecrow Making Contest is open to any school, youth organization/facility, neighbourhood group, family or individual, business, office group, in short, everyone!
For more information phone 250-372-3242 or email.