Halloween Ghost Train in Stanley Park

Ghost Train

Travel through the silver screen into the world of classic horror movies! Take your velvet seat on the Halloween Ghost Train and journey back to a time when moving pictures unearthed the shadows that lay sleeping in the dark recesses of our minds.

Awake Dracula! Awake Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Phantom of the Opera. Crawl out from your coffins, slither from your slabs, and ooze out from your tombs! These October nights summon you from darkness.

The train is covered, but dress warmly.

Hours and admission

The Ghost Train operates from Friday, October 11 to Saturday, November 2, 2013, and is closed Monday, October 14 for Thanksgiving.

Admission fees include tax.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday matinees (11:00am – 6:00pm)

Age group Price
All ages $5.50

The matinee Ghost Train includes displays, but no live actors.

Daily evenings (6:00pm – 10:00pm)

Age group Price
Adult (18 – 64 years) $11.00
Child and youth (3 – 17 years)  $7.00
Small child (0 – 3 years) Free
Senior (65+ years)  $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 with Ticketmaster

Ghost 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.

You can buy tickets in advance (up to 9:00am the day of the event) for all Ghost Train rides except Sundays – Ticketmaster cuts sales off at 9:00am on the Saturday prior.

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!

  • 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 at www.ticketmaster.ca.

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 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 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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Last modified: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:20:57