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Ride the Stanley Park Miniature Train

Miniature train in stanley park

Travel over trestles and through tunnels on your two-kilometre winding journey through the forest.

Appreciate nature from a relaxing seat on the Miniature Train, a replica of Canadian Pacific Railway #374, famous for pulling Canada's first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s. 

The Miniature Train is one of Vancouver's most popular attractions carrying more than 200,000 passengers per year.

Miniature Train hours of operation

January and February

  • Closed

March 15 to 30, 2014 (Spring break)

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Friday to Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Schedule change: Saturday, March 15

The Easter Train opens at 10:30am due to the St Patrick's Day Run in Stanley Park. 

April 16 to 21, 2014 (Easter Train)

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Friday to Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

May and June 2014

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am to 4:00pm
    (weather permitting, phone for updates)

Late June to early September 2014 (Spirit Catcher Train)

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Friday to Sunday, and holidays: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Mid-September 2014

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am to 4:00pm

Mid-October to early November 2014 (Ghost Train)

  • Monday to Thursday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Friday to Sunday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
    (train only, 11:00am to 6:00pm)

Early December 2014 to early January 2015 (Bright Nights Train)

  • Monday to Thursday: 3:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00am to 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am to 10:00pm

The Miniature Train runs rain or shine

In the event of high wind storms or unusually severe weather conditions, please phone us to see if the train is operating.

Seasonal rides

The Easter Bunny drops in at the Stanley Park Miniature Train

Easter Train

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than a trip on the Easter Train. Hop on by for a fun-filled day including egg hunts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Klahowya village

Spirit Catcher Train at Klahowya Village

From June 21 to September 2, visit the Miniature Train Plaza when it transforms into Klahowya Village and take a ride on the Spirit Catcher Train, unforgettable experiences of Vancouver's unique aborignal culture.

Ghost Train

Ghost Train

Enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Halloween Ghost Train, an annual tradition for thousands of families in Vancouver. This themed ride changes every year with new sets, costumes, and other surprises created by the team at Mortal Coil Performance Society.

Bright Nights Miniature Train

Bright Nights Train

See the Miniature Train and Plaza sparkle this winter holiday season at Bright Nights in Stanley Park. Ride the train, watch animated displays and be dazzled by three million twinlking lights. Partial proceeds go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund.

History of the train

In 1964 a clearing was created by fallen trees in the Stanley Park forest, following the havoc created by Typhoon Frieda. The Stanley Park Miniature Railway was built in the clearing.

The Stanley Park Miniature Train operates as a seasonal attraction, based on various themes throughout the year.

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Last modified: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:10:35

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