stanley park ghost train

Ghost Train in Stanley Park

Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes our riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, inspired by Halloween and other spooky tales.

This family event is open to all ages and offers a glimpse of the goblins and ghoulish characters inhabiting the stories, legends and folklore of Halloween and Harvest celebrations.

Activities in the plaza and farmyard include:

  • The Haunted Maze/The Little Monsters Maze
  • Crafts and movies
  • Exhibits by the Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • Our pumpkin patch

Reserve your tickets online

Buy your tickets online or phone 604-252-3700.

Buy tickets

Popular dates sell out in advance – buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

 Service fees and charges apply to advance ticket sales.

Note Weather notice: The train runs rain or shine. In the case of an extreme weather event, the train may close to protect the safety of our guests and staff.

Check our opening hours by phoning our information line at 604-257-8531. Tickets will be refunded only if there is an official closure.

Help our partner charities

When you visit Ghost Train, please give generously to our partner charity the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society , by bringing a nutritious, non-perishable food item.

Check back for updates for 2019.

Prices do not include tax.

Age group  Price 
Adult (19 - 64 years)  $12
Senior (65+ years)  $9
Youth (13 - 18 years) $9
Child (3 - 12 years) $8
Child (2 years and under)  Free
Matinee train (all ages) $6

Leisure Access Passholders can buy tickets on-site, on the same day they wish to ride, for all matinee and evening trains (5:30pm to close) from Monday to Thursday. Subject to availability.

You must buy a ticket to ride the train. Your ticket is valid for one Ghost Train ride and other attractions in the plaza.

Avoid the crowds and come out Monday to Thursday in the first two weeks

How to buy tickets

Tickets on sale mid-August. Please check back for specific date.

Buy your tickets online or phone 604-252-3700.

Buy advance tickets early to avoid sold out rides.

Tickets are sold in half-hour time slots. Several trains will depart within each time slot. Tickets are good for one train ride during the time slot shown on the ticket, and for one entry to the Train Plaza attractions.

 Tickets are only good for the date and time shown on the ticket, and are non-refundable.

Buy same-day tickets in person

Is the time slot you want sold out online? A portion of tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if online tickets are sold out for that day, tickets are still available at the ticket booth.  Come early as this event is popular!

On-site ticket sales start at 3pm, Monday to Thursday, and 11am, Friday to Sunday. You can buy same-day tickets only.

Matinee ticket sales cut off at 5pm, Friday to Sunday.

Group bookings

Would you like to bring a larger group to the Stanley Park Ghost Train? Make an advanced reservation when online tickets sales begin mid-August. Group tickets aren't sold in person at the Train Plaza.

For corporate groups of 26 and more call 604-252-3663 or email

Group bookings are available on limited dates only, and must be confirmed five days before arriving.

Several trains depart during each half-hour time slot.

Line up at the start of your time slot for shorter waits.

For example, if your time slot is 7pm to 7:30pm, arrive at 7pm and join the line for your time slot. You'll board a train by 7:30pm. All aboard!

Note Ghost Train is a family-friendly event and we suggest parental guidance for children. For a less scary experience, try our matinee train.

Creatures of the Night

Learn about the night creatures of Stanley Park with hands on activities by Stanley Park Ecology Society.

Find out more about Creatures of the Night

Insomniac’s Coffee

Serving up their specialty coffees for moms and dads.

Kobachi Kart

Warm up with a hot bowl of noodles or try chicken karaage or takoyaki with our Asian pub grub cart. You'll be thrilled not chilled!

Jack O's Café and Canteen

The canteen will be spinning candy floss for the kids and serving up their popular churros and hot chocolate. If you're in the mood for something more filling, a short walk down to the café for their burgers, hot dogs, and fries will do the trick!

Cob House by Stanley Park Ecology Society 

No train ride is complete without a bag of delicious organic popcorn.

The Old Spaghetti Factory

If you purchase your ticket online, you can complete your night out with a dinner add-on from The Old Spaghetti Factory.

The voucher purchased would allow you to receive any spaghetti dinner (marinara, meat sauce, spicy meat sauce, clam sauce, or mizithra cheese), or have $12.75 put towards any other entrée menu item. This also applies to children's meals: any child spaghetti entrée, or $6.55 put towards any other child entrée.

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The Stanley Park Train is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.

Take public transit , ride your bike, or walk.

Free parking

The Ghost Train has on-site and overflow parking lots. All parking is free.

Overflow lots include the Info Booth, North Pipeline Road, and Beaver Lake lots.


The entire site is wheelchair accessible.

The train has a special carriage with room for two people in wheelchairs and seats for their companions.

We help passengers in need of assistance to board the train.

Stroller parking is also available.

Dogs at the Stanley Park Train

Please note that dogs of any size are not permitted on the train out of consideration for our visitors with allergies or who are fearful of dogs. 

Certified service animals are permitted.

Contact us about event information and daily ticket availability


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