Don’t Miss Ioco Ghost Town Days- This Sunday October 2nd 12-4pm

The Port Moody Heritage Society is proud to be holding our 15th annual Ioco Ghost Town Days this Sunday, October 2nd 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!!!

We will be having Trolley rides with guided historical tours of the Ioco Town site, 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 $10 per person , kids are also $10 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 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.

We are very excited to have the Remax Hot Air Balloon back at the event this year 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….

The Syndicate will be playing throughout the day at the Main stage!

We will have a Magic Show at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm!

We will be having a Model A car display, 4 food trucks ( The Pepper Pot, Cheeses Crust, Tators, and Meet 2 Eat). There will be 30 displays, two wood turning demonstrations, log sawing by Mossom Creek, and face painting by the girl guides ( they are also selling their delicious cookies!)  JPeachy is bringing his Art Van which provides so much fun for the kids! There will be an artist cafe, and much more!


The Syndicate will perform on the main stage throughout the day!

Nigel Tucker will be singing throughout the day and Joyce Johnstone will be back with  her dancing border collies perform at 1 and 2 pm

There will be many displays offering fun things for the kids to do! Look forward to seeing everyone there.

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  1. Cheryl Baizana says:

    Thank you for bringing back IoCo Ghost Town Days! Please everyone support your local community events! Lets preserve what little is left of IoCo! Love the ghost town days! Hope the weather is good for the balloon ride. Still love the model T rides and seeing the houses with the creek running through/under. Would love to see it preserved and set up like the Burnaby Village Museum! Love IoCo. Come out for Ann! Well wishes Always C.A.B.

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