Hours and admission
|December 5 – 19
||Monday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
|December 20 – 24
||Daily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
|December 26 – January 5
||Daily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Admission fees include tax.
Matinee train (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:00am – 3:00pm)
The matinee Bright Nights Train includes displays, but no live actors. Some plaza activities may be closed during the matinees.
Night train (Daily, 3:00pm – close)
|Adult (18 – 64 years)
|Child and youth (3 – 17 years)
|Small child (0 – 2 years)
|Senior (65+ years)
You must buy tickets to ride the train. Your ticket is valid for one Bright Nights train ride and other attractions in the plaza.
Train tickets are sold in half-hour time slots. Several trains will depart within each time slot.
Avoid the crowds and come out Monday to Thursday in the first two weeks.
Buy early with Ticketmaster
The Bright Nights Train is an annual event in Stanley Park and it's extremely popular. Buy your tickets in advance to make sure you get on the train when you want.
Tickets sold through Ticketmaster include an additional service charge.
Get tickets online
You can buy Bright Nights Train tickets on Ticketmaster up to 9:00am, day of, except on:
- Sundays – ticket sales end at 9:00am on the Saturday prior
- December 24, 26, 27, and 28 – ticket sales end at 9:00am on December 22
- January 1 – ticket sales end at 9:00am on December 31
Tip: If you're trying to buy tickets online and all the times you check are sold out, phone Ticketmaster. Agents can let you know what dates and times still have tickets available.
Buy day-of at the Miniature Train Plaza
At least half of the tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if Ticketmaster is sold out for that day, there will still be tickets for sale on-site. However, since this event is so popular, tickets for the day can sell out quickly. Come early!
Only same-day tickets are sold at the Train Plaza.
- Matinee train ride: day of, 11:00am to 3:00pm
- Evening train ride: day of, starting at 11:00am
Would you like to bring a larger group to the Bright Nights Train? Make an advanced reservation at www.ticketmaster.ca.
For corporate groups of 50 people or more, please email email@example.com or call 604-257-8530.
Note: Group bookings are available on limited dates only, and must be confirmed prior to November 9.
The entire site is wheelchair accessible, and the train has a specially designed carriage that accommodates up to two wheelchairs with seating for companions. Staff will help passengers in need of assistance board the train.
Snacks and Bright Nights dinner packages
Purchase snacks, hot and cold drinks, and light meals at the Railway Café concession stand. Or buy hot buttered popcorn at the Stanley Park Ecology Society's Cob House in the plaza.
For a more substantial meal, take advantage of Old Spaghetti Factory dinner packages. Packages are available through Ticketmaster: when buying your train ticket, add the dinner package to your purchase after choosing your train ride time slot.
Call the Spaghetti Factory and make dinner reservations in advance.