Ride the Stanley Park 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 Stanley Park train, a replica of Canadian Pacific Railway #374, famous for pulling Canada's first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s. 

The train is one of Vancouver's most popular attractions carrying more than 200,000 passengers per year. It runs throughout the summer months and during seasonal events such as Halloween, Christmas and Easter.

Seasonal rides

Ghost Train 2015

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

The Bright Nights Christmas Train and plaza sparkle during the winter holiday season. 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.

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.

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 28 and 29; April 1 to 6, 2015 (Easter Train)

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

April 18 to June 19, 2015

  • Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm
    (weather permitting, phone for updates)

June 20 to September 7, 2015

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

Mid-September 2015

  • Closed 

October to November 2015 (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)

*Specific dates to be determined

November 27 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

Have a Stanley Park Train summer 2015 season pass?

Claim your free ride on the Ghost Train and Bright Nights!

Each person listed on your season pass gets one free ride on:

  1. Ghost Train on the October 9, 10, or 11 matinee train from 11:00am to 5:00pm
  2. Bright Nights on the November 27, 28, or 29 matinee train from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Bring your photo ID and the season pass to the Stanley Park Train ticket booth to claim your free ride on the next available matinee train. Train rides are available every 30 minutes, and you can choose your departure time provided seats are available.

Terms and conditions of this offer

  • Train rides can only be claimed and used by the people listed on the pass.
  • Train rides are only available during the dates and times listed above.

Contact us about this offer


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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: Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:49:16

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