Tunnels

Tunnel tours extended to Nov 22, 23 & 24  2013

Book online at www.kamloopslive.ca

“Discover the secrets of Tranquille’ s historic underground tunnels and have a great time with your family and friends discovering the magic of Tranquille by night”.

The mystery and magic of the historic Tranquille underground tunnel system will be brought to life commencing Friday, Sept 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm. In a one hour, fun filled experience; tunnel goers will venture into the tunnel system and learn about its secrets as well as embark on a wagon tour of the old Tranquille village by night.

The tunnel system was originally constructed to facilitate the delivery of laundry from the site Laundromat and food from the Cafeteria to patients and staff across the site.  Electric carts, called “Tuggers” were used to pull trailers loaded with food and laundry around. Four of these carts have been preserved by Tranquille Farm Fresh. In addition the tunnels were used by patients and staff to move from building to building. They also served as utility corridors.

 

Tunnel construction occurred over decades and eventually was integrated into below ground floors of the Sage Building, the Greaves Hospital, the Main Building, Laundromat, Cafeteria, and other buildings. A barbershop, storage rooms, meeting rooms, offices, shower facilities, and morgue are included in the tunnel system.

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Tour times:

Friday evenings, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm

Saturday evenings, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm

Sunday evenings,  7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm

COST including tax:

Age 5 – 15 $20
Age 16 and over $25
Family of 4  (2 adults & 2 children) $75
Seniors 65+ $20

Book your tour online at www.kamloopslive.ca !

Group bookings available during the week, minimum group of 16 people

Tunnel goers must be able to navigate stairs. The tunnel will be minimally lit. There is a rest area in the tunnel.

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