Skip to content

Retired school bus believed to be haunted, coming to a community centre near you

Free Halloween fun kicks off tonight
bus exterior
The Ghost Bus Tour kicks off tonight at Allandale R.C. Sue Sgambati/BarrieToday

A city of Barrie transit bus has been transformed once again into a haunted bus.

For the next four nights the Ghost Bus will be parked outside a different community centre.

The retired school bus is decorated inside with everything that makes Halloween scary including spiders, pumpkins and of course--ghosts.

The Ghost Bus Tour kicks off at Allandale Recreation Centre tonight from 5-7.

Last year over 1,500 brave people took the tour. 

Costumes are optional but would be more in keeping with the "spirit" of the evening.

"It's family friendly for all ages," said Karen Roy, Transit Support Clerk with the city of Barrie.

It's free and offers numerous activities including face painting and a pumpkin toss.

The event is put on by the city of Barrie Recreation, Barrie Transit and Pepsi.

This year the Barrie Fire Service will be on hand with a fire truck if the Ghost Bus is too spooky for you.

"We will be handing out reflective trick or treat bags with fire safety tips," said Samantha Hoffman, Public Fire and Fire Safety Officer.

Barrie Police also support the tour and will join Barrie Fire in promoting Halloween safety.

You can visit the bus at the following locations and times:

Monday October 26, 5–7pm
Allandale Recreation Centre, 190 Bayview Drive

Tuesday October 27, 5–7pm
East Bayfield Community Centre, 80 Livingstone St. E.

Wednesday October 28, 5–7pm
Lampman Lane Community Centre, 59 Lampman Lane

Thursday October 29, 5–7pm
Holly Community Centre, 171 Mapleton Avenue


Sue Sgambati

About the Author: Sue Sgambati

Sue has had a 30-year career in journalism working for print, radio and TV. She is a proud member of the Barrie community.
Read more