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Check out this map of Halloween happenings in Kamloops, Okanagan

The Haunt for Humanity at 3121 Archibald Place grows each year with more tricks and treats this year than before.
October 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM

There’s a lot of activities going on to celebrate the spookiest month of the year. With all of the information circulating about where to get your scare on, the frightening part can be sorting out what to do with your family and friends.

We’ve created a map of the places in Kamloops and the Okanagan that include treetop terrors, creepy corn mazes, horror movie festivals, private haunted houses and some (boo)zy fun for the adults. Some events offer family-friendly options during the earlier hours, and some are welcome to all ages all the time.

You can click on each pin to find out more about what is happening.

KAMLOOPS

Haunt For Humanity

This haunted house is a local favourite, and for good reason. On Oct. 25, 26, and 31, you can check out the haunted house which benefits the YWCA Battered Women's and Children Shelter with the $5 tour tickets. A family friendly tour takes place on the listed evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the actors are brought in afterwards until 11 p.m. The area becomes a block party with fire pits, s'mores, and some entertainment all available by donation.

Halloween Display at 607 Pine Street

This house dons all the decorations for Halloween and Christmas. Check out the 24/7 inflatable displays which are friendly for the whole family.

Halloween Display at Findlay Avenue and Qu’Appelle Boulevard

According to a post on a Kamloops Facebook page, this corner becomes a hot spot on Halloween night for all kinds of thrills and frights. According to the post, one Pennywise stands, in wait of all the other ghouls and ghosts to come closer to the holiday.

Sunset Valley Farm

There are tonnes of Halloween events to take part in here. From the family-friendly corn maze, pumpkin patch, and hayride to terrifying night events for the adults called the Field of Screams. If you opt for the late night scares, be prepared for a carnival freak show theme, life-sized jack-in-the-box, carnival tents full of terror, and a creepy corn maze.

Boo at the Zoo at B.C. Wildlife Park

The B.C. Wildlife Park offers Halloween activities during Boo at the Zoo from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 to 27. Trick or treat stations, a costume contest, a haunted maze, and a spooky scavenger hunt are all part of the family-friendly 3-day event.

Tranquille Farm Fresh

Stop by this farm, which was once a tuberculosis sanatorium and a psychiatric institution. They offer various tunnel escape rooms and a family-friendly jungle-themed maze. Click below for more information on dates and tickets.

Haunted House at the Kamloops Courthouse Gallery

Kamloops Makerspace is putting on a haunted house in the historic courthouse this weekend. Stroll through the halls on Oct. 25 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to get your heart rate pumping.

Pumpkins of Light Festival

On Friday, Oct, 24, check out hundreds of pumpkins that have been carved by Kamloops residents. The event is free to attend and runs from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at 915 Southill St.

Brock Halloween Haunt Tour

Stroll around the Brock neighbourhood and vote for your favourite spooky house from Oct. 26 up until Halloween. The Brock Halloween Haunt Tour includes eight houses competing for the title of the best-decorated house.

The addresses to check out are 1124 Schreiner St., 2305 Fleetwood Ave., 865 Southill St., 2769 Rosewood Ave., 2321 Greenfield Ave., 2497 Briarwood Ave., 1140 Bentley Pl., 971 Westgate St. and 165 - 1655 Ord Rd.

Each of the locations has ballots and a dropbox for voters, and there is online voting as well that can be accessed by clicking the link above.

Haunted Display at 1734 Springview Place
Stop by one of the few haunted displays set up in the Sahali neighbourhood. This year, creator Shane Stringer says there will be a new interactive walkway and plenty of new scary additions. The haunted display will be set up for Halloween night and remain up until about 10 p.m.


KELOWNA

Haunted House at 945 Grenfell Road

This haunted house has been growing since it started four years ago, and had nearly 4,000 fright finders go through last year. The haunted house runs on Oct. 25 until Halloween night. There is a kid friendly option, or at the later event which has been said to leave men crying. Proceeds from the by-donation event go towards the Kelowna Food Bank. 

HorrorFest at Black Box Theatre

You can check out some  horror flicks from international and Okanagan filmmakers during the Oct. 25 HorrorFest. Viewers arrive in costume and are treated to food, drinks, and entertainment.

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

This tour will take you through the Kelowna cemetery and go over some of the most peculiar deaths of those buried beneath. Proceeds from the Nov. 1 event go towards local learning initiatives.

Kelowna Corn Maze

This corn maze offers family friendly fun during the day, and gets a little spookier at night. You can grab your gourd while visiting their pumpkin patch. It's open every weekday from 2 p.m. until 11 p.m., and runs from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on the weekends.

McMillan Farms

Check out this farm to get the whole pumpkin-patch experience and then some. With hay rides, corn and hay bale mazes, a petting zoo and a slingshot, it is sure to get everyone feeling festive for fall.

Myra Canyon Adventure Park

If you want to get away from the corn mazes, you can find your scares in the treetops. This high-line adventure park transforms to offer scary tours suited specifically to each age group.

Nightmare Before Christmas Market

This spooky market offers all the goods, like a haunted room for the brave, and free pumpkin and pumpkin donut decorating for the creative and hungry. The event takes place on Oct .27 and runs from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There will be over 40 vendors and live performances at the event, which takes place at the East Kelowna Hall, located at 2704 East Kelowna Rd.

Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk

On Oct. 27, check out some of the best pumpkins carved in Kelowna. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. bring your carved pumpkin and an L.E.D. light if you want to compete in this pumpkin walk. The walk takes place at Mission Creek Regional Park near the Environmental Education Centre, and begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. Visitors are able to vote for their favourite pumpkins, and winners will be chosen based on skill, scariness and comedic impact. Visitors are encouraged to wear their costumes.
 

PENTICTON


Halloween Mash Up at TIME Winery & Kitchen

On Nov. 1, sip on award-winning local wines, craft beers, and themed cocktails at TIME Winery and Kitchen's Halloween Mash Up. A murderous menu has been created for the event, and a DJ will have guests Monster Mashing into the night. The party starts at 8 p.m. and runs until midnight. Tickets are $10 each.

Haunted Doll Museum

Get your creepy doll fix at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre during the last weekend of the month. High school students put on this annual event as a fundraiser for their 2020 dry grad. Get spooked on Oct. 26 and 27. There is a family friendly portion before the real terror sets in.

Chute Lake Lodge

Visit the Chute Lake Lodge on Nov. 1 for a trail walk tailored to all ages and fright levels, and then stay for a night of dancing. The festivities start at 5 p.m. and run into the night. Click below for more information.

Halloween Musical at the Summerland Arts and Culture Centre

Park your broomsticks out front on Oct. 25 for a family-friendly Halloween musical. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Day of Destruction at Penticton Speedway

Head to the races on Oct. 27 for the Day of Destruction. Fans, drivers, and even the cars will be dressed up in costume for the spooky, speedy event.

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway

Take a ride on the preserved stretch of historic railway with a  family friendly ride at 5:30 p.m. or check out the scarier ride at 7 p.m. The rides happen Oct. 25 to 27. Costumes are encouraged.

Haunted House at S.S. Sicamous Heritage Park

From Oct. 23 until 31, visit the haunted house beside the S.S. Sicamous Heritage Park which is at 1099 Lakeshore Dr. West. The haunted house is open from 12 p.m. until 11 p.m. each day and gets spookier at 7 p.m. Adults tickets cost $12 and it's $8 per child. 


VERNON

Historic O’Keefe Ranch

At O'Keefe Ranch you can get all the fall essentials - pumpkins, hay rides, and a petting zoo. The Field of Screams will haunt the ranch on October evenings with a Grimm's Fairy Tale theme, with a terrifying twist on classic fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Alice in Wonderland, and Rapunzel. Check out their website for more information and tickets.

Ghost Tours with Gabriel Newman

Gabriel Newman will welcome guests to the Historic O'Keefe Ranch for three nights of story-telling and haunted tours. Visitors will meander through the old buildings for an hour on the $21 tour. The O'Keefe Ranch tour will run at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 to 30. Newman will also be doing a downtown Vernon tour, also listed on this map.

Walk of Terror at Caravan Farm Theatre

This event includes creepy stilt walkers, music, and theatrical performance all put on by the Okanagan’s Performance Art Troupe. After the walk, visitors can calm their nerves with a craft beer or local wine, food, and free marshmallows for kids. The walks start at 6:30 p.m. and runs on Oct. 25 and 26.

Davison Orchards Country Village

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the month you can head here to hitch a ride to the pumpkin patch, taste some farm fresh foods, and a watch a pumpkin weighing competition on Oct. 19.

Powerhouse Theatre

Visit this truly haunting theatre and better understand the history and spirits held between the walls. On Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. guests are invited to watch as ghost hunters from True North Paranormal investigate the very building where the onlookers sit.
 

If you think there's something we missed, let us know in the comments. This story will be updated with new information as it comes.


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