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.

Experience Mother Goose's Ghastly Garden, the theme for 2014

Bridge collapses. Little girl eating cheese terrorized by spider. Hysterical mother found living in shoe.

Horrendous headlines from trashy tabloids? Or simply the real goods that classic nursery rhymes are made of?

To find out, come to the Ghost Train as we present a twisted cabaret of timeless nursery rhymes and bedtime treats perfect for a Halloween night.

Events and activities – it's not just a train ride

Enjoy all things Halloween at the Ghost Train. Enter our Spooky Barn, visit the pumpkin patch and pumpkin-carving tent, dress up for our costume contest, and go on a lantern-lit nature walk.

Spooky Barn

Enjoy this fun, indoor, haunted addition to our family friendly event. Escape from the weather and have a spooky good time for just $2.00 per person. Open all matinees and evenings.

Pumpkin patch

Buy a pumpkin to carve at home for $5.00. Open all matinees and evenings.

Pumpkin carving

The first 50 families at the pumpkin-carving tent and carve a jack o'lantern to take home. Tuesday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 21, starting at 6:00pm.

Costume contest

Wear your Halloween costume to the Ghost Train. Prizes awarded for originality, personality, and overall design. Four age categories. Judging begins at 7:00pm in the activities tent. Tuesday, October 28.

Creatures of the night

Go on a 30-minute lantern-lit walk with Stanley Park Ecology Society and learn about the night creatures of the park with hands-on activities. Thursday to Sunday, October 10 to November 1, starting at 6:30pm.

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
Children 2 and under  Free 

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

Buy 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 from TicketLeader

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

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

Buy tickets now on TicketLeader.ca

Buy day-of, in person 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: Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 4:30pm
  • 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 10 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.

Snacks and dinner packages

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.

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. After, contact the Old Spaghetti Factory to make your dinner reservations in advance.

Accessibility

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.

Volunteer at the 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.

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Phone: 604-257-8531

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Directions to the Ghost Train

Public transit:

Bike, walk, drive to main parking lots:

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

Overflow and trolley parking:

  • 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
Get the Ghost Train map

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 6:00pm – 10:00pm, the free shuttle runs every twenty minutes.

View the shuttle map and schedule

Last modified: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:08:10