Stanley Park Ghost Train

Stanley Park Ghost Train Cancelled for 2022

September 20 2022 –

We are disappointed to announce that this year’s Halloween-themed Ghost Train will not be going ahead due to mechanical issues affecting the antique engines and passenger cars.

Safety is the number one priority for the Park Board and the trains did not pass a recent inspection by Technical Safety BC. 

The distinctive engines, some more than 60 years old, require unique and hard-to-access parts, in addition to highly specialized service and maintenance, both of which are in short supply. There are few mechanics with the requisite knowledge of this vintage equipment. By announcing the event cancellation now, we hope to ensure all impacted partners and vendors associated with the Ghost Train are given ample time to make alternate plans. 

We are working diligently to resolve the mechanical issues before the popular winter holiday event, Bright Nights. 

We are also collaborating with SFU’s School of Sustainable Energy Engineering Team on longer-term solutions to update the ageing fleet, including climate-friendly alternatives like electric engines. 

Those looking for an alternative to the Ghost Train are encouraged to attend VanDusen Garden’s family-friendly Harvest Days, open Saturdays and Sundays in October in addition to Monday, October 10 and Friday, October 21. The garden and maze will be transformed for fall with fun photo areas, crafts, live music, snacks, and festive beverages. Buy tickets online