Light up Gellatly Nut Farm for Halloween

Annual Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk takes place at popular West Kelowna regional park on Sunday, Oct. 25.

The hugely popular ‘Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk’ returns to the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park later this month.

On Sunday, Oct. 25, from 3  to 5 p.m., carved pumpkins (with an LED candle light/tea light inside) can be dropped off at the regional park, located just off Whitworth Road in West Kelowna.

Slip on your Halloween costume and head to the park between 5 and 8 view the lighted pumpkins lining the pathways around the nut orchard.  Bring along a donation for the Central Okanagan Food Bank and while you’re there, vote for your favourite pumpkins.

“Families, schools, businesses and sports teams that want to demonstrate their pumpkin carving ingenuity can enter the ‘Best of’ competitions including Scariest, Cutest and Funniest pumpkin,” said regional district communications officer Bruce Smith.

“We’ve got some great prizes to award and hot beverages for everyone to savour.  West Kelowna Fire Rescue will be on hand with a fire truck for photos and cooking up hot dogs to say thanks to the community.  Don’t forget to visit the nearby Cove Lakeside Resort for some entertainment, warm beverages and treats!”

“To ease traffic and parking at the event and for our park neighbours, we encourage people to grab a ride on our free ‘Pumpkin Shuttle Bus.’ Everyone riding will be entered into a draw for a prize!  Park and lock your vehicle at George Pringle Elementary School, 3770 Elliott Rd. in West Kelowna and approximately every half hour starting at 3:30 p.m. the bus will shuttle you to the park then make a return trip to the school.

“The last bus will leave the Gellatly Nut Farm Regional Park at 8:30 p.m., returning to the school parking lot.”

Traffic control attendants will be at the school and park to help direct traffic. West Kelowna Community Policing volunteers will be on hand at the school parking area.

Smith advises nnot to park on local streets near the park as the roads are narrow and the vehicle congestion can pose a safety hazard for pedestrians and emergency personnel.

For more information about the Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk visit or call the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, 250-469-6140.

Just Posted

Chinese pioneers honoured

A sign was unveiled in City Park Saturday to honour the Chinese contributions to Kelowna

Search at Silver Creek property enters third day

A portion of the property has been cordoned off with black landscaping fabric

Corn maze owner deters vandals with cameras

The Kelowna Corn Maze now cameras installed on the property

UPDATED: Vehicle incident closes stretch of Hwy 97 in West Kelowna

A detour is available beginning at Daimler Road

Rockets call up rookie netminder

With starter Brodan Salmond injured, Kelowna calls up player from BCMML

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Okanagan Taste: Snacks and what to pair with them

Your guide to for the go-to snacks and beverage pairings for sports season

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Tolko pledges to support women in leadership roles

Vernon - Brad Thorlakson, CEO of Tolko Industries, added his name to the Minerva Diversity Pledge

Garage-rockers visit Kelowna

The Pack A.D. is performing at Doc Willoughby’s Nov. 4

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Most Read