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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.

Seasonal rides

Easter Train in Stanley Park

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 1, 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.

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

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 twinkling lights. Partial proceeds go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund.

Miniature Train hours of operation

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.

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 

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)

June 6 to 8 (Miniature Train 50th anniversary celebration)

  • Friday to Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

June 21 to September 1, 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

  • Closed 

October 10 to November 1, 2014 (Ghost Train)

  • Monday to Thursday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Friday to Sunday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
    (train only, 11:00am to 5:00pm)

November 27, 2014 to January 4, 2015 (Bright Nights Train)

November 27 to December 18

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

December 19 to 26

  • Daily: 10:00am to 11:00pm
  • Closed December 25 

December 27 to January 4

  • Daily: 10:00am to 10:00pm

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Did you know?

The Miniature Train was built in 1964 after Typhoon Frieda blew down a clearing of fallen trees in the Stanley Park forest.

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

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