Haunted Business Tour

The provincial Fall GoByBike Week has a spooky theme

Central Mountain Air is one stop on the haunted business bike tour. (Submitted photo)

The provincial Fall GoByBike Week is on a roll this week in Smithers with a spooky theme.

The haunted business tour kicked off last Monday and wraps up on Halloween. Nine local businesses have decorated their stores where bike riders can visit and collect stamps. A round trip airfare for two to Vancouver is up for grabs.

Central Mountain Air (CMA) and the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce organized the week and CMA customer care representative James MacKinlay said he’s always wanted to be involved in an event like this.

“When I was in Vancouver, the newspaper would publish the nicest decorated Christmas houses all over the Lower Mainland and my wife and I would go house to house to see what people did with the decorations,” he said.

“When I started with CMA, I thought about doing something like that with local businesses in Smithers. This encourages people to go from local business to local business, get some exercise, and hopefully attracting them to go back to those businesses.”

MacKinlay said so far it has been busy.

“We are seeing a fair amount, it is definately double digits every day. A lot of young families which is what we wanted to encourage people to get out with their families, do something family-oriented and get some fresh air and exercise,” he said.

Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Manager Sheena Miller said as of Friday more than 150 passports had gone out, with 30 returned and completed.

The nine celebration stations to visit on the Haunted Tour are Local Supply Co.; Bugwood Bean; Bulkley Valley Credit Union; Central Mountain Air (downtown office); Smithers District Chamber; Big Smiles Kids Store; Bulkley Valley Insurance; McBike & Sport and the Smithers Public Library.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Central Mountain Air is one stop on the haunted business bike tour. (Submitted photo)

Central Mountain Air is one stop on the haunted business bike tour. (Submitted photo)

Central Mountain Air is one stop on the haunted business bike tour. (Submitted photo)

Just Posted

No charges to be laid against 22 pipeline protesters arrested on Wet’suwet’en territory

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Salvation Army celebrates National Doughnut Day with deliveries to front line COVID workers

National Doughnut Day pays tribute to the “Doughnut Lassies” of the First World War

Houston mill to re-open June 8

Ends lengthy shutdown which began in March

Fibre installation for South Hazelton begins

Citywest says it will install cable in the summer and home installations in the fall

Annual bird count thrills organizer

Count took place over 48 hours

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Most Read