Stanley Park Ghost Train

Vancouver Park Board welcomes visitors to Stanley Park Ghost Train for its 19th Halloween season

“The Park Board is always excited to welcome families and folks of all ages to celebrate this exciting, theatrical Halloween event, now in its 19th year,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

September 27 2018 –

The Stanley Park Ghost Train, presented by the Vancouver Park Board, opens Thursday, October 11 with a spooky new theme, Jack O’Lantern’s Journey Through the Dark Forest.

The Train Plaza lures riders into an ancient Celtic Halloween world where nothing is as it seems. Jack O’Lantern might be dead as a doornail but instead of resting in peace, he wanders through the forest for eternity. Join Jack as his lantern casts a light on floating druids, a 12-foot monster, creatures barely human, and even the devil himself. Discover the stories, legends and folklore of Halloween and harvest celebrations of the past!

19th year

“The Park Board is always excited to welcome families and folks of all ages to celebrate this exciting, theatrical Halloween event, now in its 19th year. The Stanley Park Train relies on the support of our community partners each October to bring a new Ghost Train theme to life for all park visitors to enjoy,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

This year, the Ghost Train experience will also feature a haunted maze, a pumpkin patch where $5 buys you a pumpkin to take home, hands-on activities by Stanley Park Ecology Society, Vancouver Public Library storytellers, crafts and movies, plus food vendors such as Kobachi Kart for Asian-inspired finger foods, Jack O’s Canteen and Café, Insomniac’s Coffee, organic popcorn from the CobHouse, and more.

Food Bank Donations

We encourage visitors to donate non-perishable food items to our partner charity, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.


The Stanley Park Ghost Train runs Thursday, October 11 until Wednesday, October 31.

Hours are 5:30pm to 9:30pm from Monday to Thursday, and 5:30pm to 10pm from Friday to Sunday, with matinee hours on Friday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Night Train

The classic night train ride includes a 14-minute experience with lights, sounds, and live performers.

Matinee Train

The matinee train ride is a great daytime activity for families, school groups, and groups with children, with all the treats but none of the tricks. There are no live performers during matinee train rides.


Buy online or by phone (604-252-3700) with TicketLeader. On-site ticket sales start at 3pm, Monday to Thursday and 11am, Friday to Sunday.

Visitors can buy same-day tickets or advance tickets for future dates on-site in Stanley Park.

New this year

2-for-1 online offer: Available October 15, 16, 22, or 23 – Show your valid barcode to on-site train staff to get a free ride of equal or lesser value for a guest!

Unlimited matinees  Available Friday to Sunday, 11am to 2pm: Visitors with a ticket valid during this time can ride the train as many times as they dare!