The Port Moody Heritage Society is proud to be holding our 14th annual Ioco Ghost Town Days this Sunday, October 4th at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue from 12-4. Don’t forget to bake a pie for the Ioco Church’s pie contest!!!They will also have delicious goodies at their bake sale!!!

There will be a few new things this year!

We will be having Trolley rides with guided historical tours of the Ioco Townsite! A Bouncy Castle and weather permitting a Hot Air Balloon!!!

hot air balloon


You will be able to watch the Hot Air Balloon get set up from 12-1, and then for 2 hours the Pilot will take 2 people at a time for a ride. The Hot Air Balloon will cost $20 per person , kids are also $20 and only 2 people are allowed in the balloon at a time. The carriage of passengers is left to the pilots discretion, as it is he/she  that is solely responsible for onsite safety. The height that the balloon will raise is dependent on wind conditions, but they can usually rise 30-50 feet. The length of each ride will also depend on the weather and on the number of passengers wanting to fly. In one hour, they can usually accommodate up to about 50-60 people. As suggested above, the decision to accept passengers is solely that of pilot. Once the balloon is inflated, he/she may decide to not accept passengers if the wind/weather conditions or the location are not ideal.

This is a new thing we are trying this year and we are very excited to have the Remax Hot Air Balloon at the event but please be aware that a ride is not guaranteed. If you buy a ticket, and the Remax pilot decides that the weather is not suitable or that he/she no longer wants to fly for any reason your money will be returned to you.   We hope everyone that wants to gets a ride but again there is no guarantee!

More things at the event….

We will be having a model A car display, wood turning demonstrations, log sawing by Mossom Creek, and face painting by the girl guides ( they are also selling their delicious cookies!) Theatrix will be performing and having a dress up area and also JPeachy is bringing his Art Van which provides so much fun for the kids! There will be an artist cafe, lots of artisan displays and Kinsmen will be running the concession. $5.00 for lunch which includes one Bratswoth, pasta salad, coleslaw and a drink or $1 if you only want  a drink.



The Syndicate will perform on the main stage throughout the day

Nigel Tucker will be in the tent beside the Trolley tours

Joyce Johnstone and her dancing border collies perform at 1 and 2 pm in the tent by the Trolley rides

Musician Dennis Hewson will perform at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Theatrix will be performing throughout the day with individuals dressed up roaming the area

Artists will be under J Peachy’s tent

There will be many displays offering fun things for the kids to do! There will be a Toddler’s Fun tent, badge making at the Port Moody Heritage Society tent, Coloring , face painting and so much more! Look forward to seeing everyone there.





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