Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park

Mother Goose’s Ghastly Garden is the 2014 theme for the Stanley Park Ghost Train

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.

Hours and admission

The Ghost Train operates from Friday, October 10 to Saturday, November 1, 2014, and is closed on Monday, October 13 for Thanksgiving.

Admission fees include tax.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday matinees (11:00am – 5:00pm)

Matinee train rides include displays, but no live performances.

Age group Price
All ages $6.00

Monday to Thursday evenings (5:30pm – 9:30pm)
Friday to Sunday evenings (5:00pm – 10:00pm)

Evening train rides include live performances and displays. The last train leaves 30 minutes before closing time. 

Age group Price
Adult (18 – 64 years) $11.00
Child and youth (3 – 17 years)  $7.00
Small child (2 years and under) Free
Senior (65 years and over)  $7.00

Buying tickets

You must buy a ticket to ride the train. Your ticket is valid for one Ghost 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 online

Online sales start September 2, 2014. Popular dates sell out in advance so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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 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!

  • Matinee train ride: day of, 11:00am to 6:00pm
  • Evening train ride: day of, starting at 3:00pm

From 3:00pm on the day of your train ride, you can purchase tickets at the ticket booth in the Stanley Park Miniature Train Plaza. You can buy same-day tickets only.

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 September 2, 2014.

For corporate groups of 50 people or more, please email stanleyparktrain@vancouver.ca or call 604-257-8530.

 Note: Group bookings are available on limited dates only, and must be confirmed prior to October 7.


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 Ghost Train dinner packages

Purchase snacks, hot and cold drinks and light meals at the Railway Café concession stand or buy hot buttered popcorn from the Stanley Park Ecology Society's Cob House in the plaza.

For a more substantial meal, take advantage of Old Spaghetti Factory's Ghost Train dinner packages. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Call the Spaghetti Factory and make reservations in advance.

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Directions to the Ghost Train

Public transit:

Bike or walk:

  • Enter Stanley Park on W Georgia St
  • Go north along Pipeline Rd
  • Follow signs for Miniature Railway


  • Enter Stanley Park on W Georgia St
  • Turn right at the roundabout on to Stanley Park Dr
  • Find pay parking at the Info Booth, Yacht Club, Totem Poles, Brockton Point, or Beaver Lake lots
  • Take the free shuttle trolley to the Ghost Train
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Free shuttle trolley

It's easy to get to the Ghost Train without the hassle of busy parking lots.

Simply park in one of the five designated parking lots on the east side of Stanley Park and ride the free trolley.

Running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:30pm – 10:30pm, the free shuttle runs every twenty minutes.

View the shuttle map and schedule

Last modified: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:11:41