Cowichan Valley Halloween fun starts this weekend at FDC

The BC Forest Discovery Centre’s Halloween Train takes to the rails from Oct. 21-23 and again Oct. 26-30.

  • Oct. 21, 2016 5:00 p.m.

The BC Forest Discovery Centre’s Halloween Train takes to the rails from Oct. 21-23 and again Oct. 26-30.

That means eight fun nights: it’s open Friday to Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday, then open Wednesday to Sunday from 3:30 to 9 p.m. with the first train leaving at 4 p.m.

It’s a great opportunity to ride the Green Hornet around the grounds of the centre, through ghostly scenes and scary Halloween characters. Children will also enjoy trick or treating and making Halloween crafts, and there are haunted houses for those who dare.

Another fun feature that will be back again this year are performances of Thriller by members of the Kathy White Dancers on Oct. 23 and Oct. 26-30.

The whole event runs rain or shine and is included in BCGDC memberships. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $10 for youth (13-18) and $8 for children (3-12). Children two and under are admitted free.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Save-On-Foods in Duncan or at the Cowichan Valley Regional Visitors Centre, at 2892 Drinkwater Rd.

You can also get them at the door.

Ladysmith:

Ladysmith Fire Rescue is presenting their 2nd Annual Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23.

Admission is by donation, and all proceeds go to help in the fight against muscular dystrophy.

The event takes place at the Lady-smith Fire Hall, all decked out for the occasion as the scariest place in town. On Saturday you can get a fright from 4-10 p.m. and on Sunday from 3-8 p.m.

Save On Foods is donating hot dogs, which will also be available by donation.