Tranquille Farm Fresh in Kamloops, British Columbia
Tranquille Farm is a historic farm site over 149 years old, located in the city of Kamloops British Columbia, 15 minutes from downtown. It is located in a stunning setting nestled between the shores of Kamloops Lake to the south and the famous Lac Du Bois Grasslands Park to the north. The protected Tranquille Wildlife Management to the east and the Tranquille Ecological Reserve to the west complete a quartet of neighbours most farmers would die for.
The Tranquille Farm is being reborn as a leading edge urban farm that will be integrated into the Tranquille on the Lake development. Forty one thousand square feet of magnificent historic barns and other farm buildings have been restored and will be serving the new community as a market centre where urban food research, crop production, value added food production, and culinary skills will be pursued and celebrated. Simply put, their vision is to be the industry leader in the art of urban farming inside of a sustainable master planned community.
Tranquille Farm Fresh Market
Visit the Tranquille Farm Fresh Market housed in the newly restored calf barn!
Saturdays 9am - 4pm
Sundays 10am - 4pm
Long Weekend Mondays 10am - 4pm
Partners for the 2013 season include Hoodoo Ranch supplying certified organic eggs, fruit and berries. Fieldstone Organics provide ancient and heritage grains, cereals and legumes. You can also grind your grains in to flour and flake your oats right on the site. High quality German made grinders and flakers are also sold in the market. Ted's Trout is also partnering with Tranquille Farm Fresh to provide local trout, fresh, frozen or smoked. Dominion Creek Ranch is a 5th generation ranch that supplies grass fed, antibiotic and hormone free beef, pork and lamb.
Local Honey is sold from Dominion Creek Ranch as well as Tranquille’s own honey will be available later in the season.
In mid-September, Tranquille Farm Fresh will present the grand opening of their Corn Maze, a 6+ acre, mind-bending experience challenging explorers of all ages. Paths are cut through 10 foot high corn and clues are provided to help navigate through the maze. The Maze will be available to the public on the weekends (Saturdays 9am-4pm, Sundays 10am-4pm, and Thanksgiving Long Weekend Monday 10am-4pm) and during the week by group appointment only. The grand finale wrap-up event of the maze will be held on October 27.
Corn Maze Extravaganza
With actors, fog, lights, music and scary sounds, the Corn Maze Extravaganza is a Halloween favourite! It will be available October 25, 26 & 27, 2013 from 5:30-10pm.
Check out the video of Tranquille Farm Freshs' Corn Maze!
Tranquille Farm Fresh Guided Tours
Tranquille Farm Fresh offers a variety of guided tours sure to entertain and interest everyone.
How do I book a time and purchase a ticket?
Booking may be done through Kamloops Live Box Office or by visiting the Tranquille Farm Fresh market on the weekend and purchasing tickets directly. If buying directly at the market, it is recommended to call first to check availability. Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled and confirmed tour time!
Please note that tour times are subject to change without notice.
NEW - Guided Tunnel Tours
It is estimated that between the 1920s and mid-1970s, two kilometres of tunnels were built beneath the old Tranquille sanatorium and former tuberculosis hospital. In a one hour, fun filled experience; tunnel goers will venture into the tunnel system and learn about its secrets as well as embark on a wagon tour of the old Tranquille village by night.
Tours begin September 6, 2013 - October 27, 2013
NEW: By popular demand, tunnel tours have been extended to Halloween night and the weekend of November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Friday evenings, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm
Saturday evenings, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm
Sunday evenings, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm
Group bookings available during the week, minimum of 16 people.
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Guided Heritage Tours
A heritage tour that unpacks 6,000 years of history including aboriginal peoples, Hudson's Bay staff, ranchers, farmers, boat builders, gold seekers, outlaws, government bureaucrats tuberculosis and mentally ill patients, the movie industry and land developers.
Tour Times: Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving long weekend Monday (11am) with the first tour June 1, 2013.
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Guided Bird, Wildlife and Eco Nature Tours
Experienced guides Rick Howie, Cindy McCallum, Joan Best, Frank Ritcey and Ken Lipinski from the Naturalists Club in Kamloops will guide you on two hours of adventure and fun observing and photographing the birds and wildlife of Tranquille. Learn about the Bobolink, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Great Blue Heron, Pelicans, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Painted Turtle, Black Bears, Deer, and California Big Horn Sheep that ebb and flow across this ancient fertile delta. These tours are walking tours, please arrive dressed for the weather and the terrain.
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Guided Gold Panning Tours
Two hours of adventure and fun searching for gold in the waters of the Tranquille River, working in the shadow of the miners who discovered 3,000 ounces of gold there in 1857. Use century-old gold panning techniques and learn about the impact of Placer mining on the natural environment of the Tranquille River.
Tour Times: Sundays (10am-12pm) from August 18 - September 8, 2013, dependent on interest and demand.
Gold Pan provided or bring your own.
Please contact Tranquille Farm Fresh (250-434-9690) to confirm dates and times and to book your tickets.
Contact Tranquille Farm Fresh
4600 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC
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