Alice in Nightmareland
Alice falls down the rabbit hole again. Only this time, she is older and things aren't what they seem. But then, what could she expect, wandering through a grand graveyard at night on Halloween?
Follow Alice and the Not-So-White Rabbit through an endless series of stone doors and enter into a gothic nightmare world of tombs and tombstones, crypts, and catacombs!
All the excitement happens October 11 to 31, 2019.
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.
Activities in the plaza and farmyard include:
- 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.
Popular dates sell out in advance – buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Get more BOO for your buck
On October 15, 16, 21, and 22, when you purchase one Ghost Train ticket, get another one free. Valid only for online tickets.
Service fees and charges apply to advance ticket sales.
Help our partner charities
When you visit Ghost Train, please give generously to our partner charity the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society External website, opens in new tab, by bringing a nutritious, non-perishable food item.
|Monday to Thursday||5:30pm to 9:30pm|
|Friday to Sunday||5:30pm to 10pm|
|Thanksgiving Day, October 14||Closed|
Matinee train (no live performers)
|Friday to Sunday||11am to 5pm|
|Thanksgiving Day, October 14||11am to 5pm|
Not sure if the evening train will be too scary? Try our Little Monsters Matinee
The matinee train is a fright-free experience that has all the props and decor of the after-dark event, minus the live performers.
Ride all you dare!
Matinee tickets are valid for unlimited rides from 11am to 2pm, Fridays to Sundays (Thanksgiving excluded).
Prices do not include tax.
|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.
Avoid the crowds and come out Monday to Thursday in the first two weeks
How to buy tickets
Tickets on sale August 16, 2019.
Buy your tickets online External web site, opens in new tab or phone 604-252-3700.
Online ticket sales cut off each morning at 8am. Same day tickets are available onsite at the ticket booth.
Get more BOO for your buck
On select weekday dates in October when you purchase one Ghost Train ticket, get another one free. Visit us on October 15, 16, 21, and 22 to take advantage of this scream of a deal.
Offer is only valid for online tickets.
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 4:30pm, Friday to Sunday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
Serving up their specialty coffees for moms and dads.
Delicious plant-based wraps, soups, and burgers.
There are options for the omnivores too. Warming butter chicken will hit the spot.
The Looking Glass 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!
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 $14.50 put towards any other entrée menu item. This also applies to children's meals: any child spaghetti entrée, or $6.75 put towards any other child entrée.
The Stanley Park Train is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.
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