Tranquille, Kamloops

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Tranquille is a neighbourhood of the City of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, located on the northeast side of Kamloops Lake.[1] It is the site of the Tranquille Sanatorium, a home for the mentally handicapped,[2][3] a tuberculosis sanatorium, and originally the Kamloops Home for Men. It gets its name from that of the Tranquille River, which enters Kamloops Lake in this area, and so indirectly is named for Chief Tranquille, or Pacamoose, who was the leader of the Secwepemc people in this region in the early 19th Century.[4]

A real estate developer has proposed redeveloping the area. However, in 2014 the AfterHours (AHSCo) crew has marked this territory as their first urban exploration project. Plans for a fourth visit are still up in the air however they hope with being one of the few ghost towns left in BC that it sticks around for years to come. Many locals and Okanagan valley residents believe this site to be haunted by the spirits of patients and care workers.[5]

Use in popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "Tranquille (community)". BC Geographical Names. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Roxanne (March 23, 2006). "Woodlands justice in doubt". Georgia Straight. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "History - BC Mental Health Timeline". BC Mental Health & Addiction Services. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tranquille (community)". BC Geographical Names. 
  5. ^ "Tranquille on the Lake". Retrieved July 13, 2011. 

Coordinates: 50°43′00″N 120°31′00″W / 50.71667°N 120.51667°W / 50.71667; -120.51667