October 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - As Halloween approaches local organizations are ramping up their ghost and ghoul themed events.
The corn maze at Tranquille Farm is already open on weekends, but a haunted house will be appearing at the farm as well from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30. The farm’s theme this year is based on the mind, with a brain shaped maze and a creepy doctor’s house with strange inhabitants. Tickets for the attractions at 4600 Tranquille Rd. are $15 for anyone 8-years-old or older and cash only.
Nearby, but a little bit lower, the Disordered Mind is also taking place, with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights until Oct. 31. The tunnels at Tranquille Farm, formerly used as a tuberculosis sanitarium and later a facility for the mentally ill, are now the stage for a play about the sanity of a women in the care of two doctors with different ideas. Tickets are $28.75 through www.kamloopslive.ca.
The ghost train departs Oct. 21, 22 and Oct. 27 to Oct. 29. The Kamloops Heritage Railway event will include a funeral parlour, mediums and other mysterious characters. A short skit will also run before departures. Tickets are $29 for adults, $26 for seniors, $17 for children 3 to 17 and $5 for toddlers 1 to 2 years of age. The train leaves at 7 p.m., with the skit and ticket pickup at 6 p.m. at #3 520 Lorne St.
If the ghost train is a bit too much for the youngsters, a trick or treat train is planned of Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., with a magician, princesses and other costumed characters.
From Oct. 28 to Oct. 30 Boo at the Zoo is taking over the B.C. Wildlife Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly. In addition to the animals, kid friendly entertainment will be in the park, including a haunted maze, a clown magic show and kids scavenger hunt. Trick or treat stations will also be set up around the park, located at 9077 Dallas Dr. Admission to the park is $12 for adults and $8 for children aged 3 to 17, with family passes available.
For trick or treaters, Aberdeen Mall is holding a event from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, while the North Shore Business Improvement Association is running their fourth Treat Street from 3 to 5 p.m.
For those a little old for trick or treating the Boys and Girls Club of Kamloops is holding the Nights Alive Halloween Dance on Oct. 28. Aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds the costume dance will run from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the John Tod Centre at 150 Wood. St.
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