Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park

Riding the Ghost Train at night

Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes our riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, themed by Halloween and other creepy tales. The train is covered, but dress warmly.

The Ghost Train presents: Horror Classics
Lights...camera...all aboard!

Back from the graveyards of yesteryear comes the most gripping, exciting, and spine-tingling creatures ever to haunt the Stanley Park Train! 

Witness Dracula, Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera, and more, as they come back to life from behind the silver screen to haunt you, chill you, and thrill you!

This weird and wild adventure will take you back to a time when moving pictures dared to unearth the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds.

Note Ghost Train is a family-friendly event and we suggest parental guidance for children. For a less scary experience, try our matinee train.

Volunteer with Ghost Train

Are you a high school student looking for a volunteer experience in a fast-paced environment? Get an opportunity to work with our Ghost Train team on-site. Contact 604-689-1463 for details.

Opening hours

The Ghost Train is open October 9 to November 1. We will be closed October 12 for Thanksgiving Day.

Live theatrical performance train

  • Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Friday to Sunday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Matinee train

  • Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 5:30pm (last train 5:00pm)

Matinee train

Our matinee train ride is a great daytime activity for families, school groups, and groups with children. Journey through the forest and view our thematic displays. Ticket sales for the matinee train end at 5:00pm.

There are no live performers during matinee train rides.

Night train

Our classic night train ride includes a 14 minute experience following our “Classic Horror” theme with lights, sounds, and live performers.

Spooky Barn

The 2nd annual Spooky Barn is open all operating hours. Enjoy this fun, indoor, haunted addition to our family friendly event. 

Escape from the weather and have a Spooky good time for just $2 per person. Spooky Barn will be available for both matinee and evening show times.


You must buy a ticket to ride the train. Your ticket is valid for one Ghost Train ride and other attractions in the plaza.

Avoid the crowds and come out Monday to Thursday in the first two weeks.

How to buy tickets

Buy advance tickets early to avoid sold out rides.

Tickets are sold in half-hour time slots. Several trains will depart within each time slot. Tickets are good for one train ride during the time slot shown on the ticket, and for one entry to the Train Plaza attractions.

 Tickets are only good for the date and time shown on the ticket, and are non-refundable.

Advance tickets

Popular dates sell out in advance – buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Buy online or by phone (604-252-3700) with TicketLeader.

Service fees and charges apply to advance ticket sales.

Buy tickets now on TicketLeader.ca

Same-day tickets

Is the time slot you want sold out online? A portion of tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if online tickets are 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!

On-site ticket sales start at 3:00pm (11:00am for matinee trains, Friday to Sunday). You can buy same-day tickets only.

Matinee ticket sales cut off at 5:00pm, Friday to Sunday.

Ticket prices

Prices include GST.

Age group  Price 
Adult (18 - 64 years)  $11.00
Senior (65+ years)  $8.00
Child/youth (3 - 17 years) $8.00
Children 2 years and under  Free
Matinee train  $6.00


Leisure Access Pass is not valid for Ghost Train.

Group bookings

Would you like to bring a larger group to the Stanley Park Ghost Train? Make an advanced reservation when online tickets sales begin on August 5, 2015. Group tickets aren't sold in person at the Train Plaza.

For corporate groups of 26 and more call 604-252-3663 or email groupsales@pne.ca

Group bookings are available on limited dates only, and must be confirmed five days before arriving.

Have a Stanley Park Train summer 2015 season pass?

Claim your free ride on the Ghost Train and Bright Nights!

Each person listed on your season pass gets one free ride on:

  1. Ghost Train on the October 9, 10, or 11 matinee train from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  2. Bright Nights on the November 27, 28, or 29 matinee train from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Bring your photo ID and the season pass to the Stanley Park Train ticket booth to claim your free ride on the next available matinee train. Train rides are available every 30 minutes, and you can choose your departure time provided seats are available.

Terms and conditions of this offer

  • Train rides can only be claimed and used by the people listed on the pass.
  • Train rides are only available during the dates and times listed above.

Contact us about this offer


Getting here

Ghost Train is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.

Get directions on Google Maps 

Free parking

The Ghost Train has on-site and overflow parking lots. All parking is free.

Overflow lots include the Info Booth, North Pipeline Road, and Beaver Lake lots.

Ride the train

Several trains depart during each half-hour time slot.

Line up at the start of your time slot for shorter waits.

For example, if your time slot is 7:00pm to 7:30pm, arrive at 7:00pm and join the line for your time slot. You'll board a train by 7:30pm. All aboard!

Note Ghost Train is a family-friendly event and we suggest parental guidance for children. For a less scary experience, try our matinee train.


Accessibility parking spots are located near the main gate to the Train Plaza.

The entire site is wheelchair accessible.

The train has a specially designed carriage for two people in wheelchairs and their companions.

Staff can help passengers board the train, if needed.

Creatures of the Night

Learn about the night creatures of Stanley Park with hands on activities by Stanley Park Ecology Society. Lantern-lit wildlife walks are held from Thursday to Sunday evening.

Find out more about Creatures of the Night

Please help our partner charities

When you visit Ghost Train, please give generously to our partner charity, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society .

Bring non-perishable food items for the food bank. Thank you.

Save 10 per cent on Vancouver Aquarium tickets

Show your Ghost Train ticket or proof of purchase and get 10 per cent off admission to the Vancouver Aquarium.

Belugas, penguins, sea otters and 50,000 other aquatic creatures await your arrival at one of the top aquariums in the world.

The Vancouver Aquarium is located in world famous Stanley Park just steps from the Ghost Train, and is open 365 days a year.

View Aquarium hours and daily show schedules External website

Terms and conditions

  • Discount valid for the number of Ghost Train tickets purchased
  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Redeemable in person only with proof of purchase
  • No cash value
  • Expires November 2, 2015

Vancouver Aquarium


Snacks, hot and cold drinks, and light meals are for sale at the Railway Café concession stand. Hot buttered popcorn is offered at the Stanley Park Ecology Society's Cob House in the plaza.

Dinner packages

For more substantial meals, try our Old Spaghetti Factory dinner packages sold on TicketLeader. When you buy train tickets, add a dinner package to your order after choosing your train ride time slot.

Once you complete your order, contact the Old Spaghetti Factory to make your dinner reservations in advance.


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Last modified: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:58:17