stanley park ghost train

Ghost Train in Stanley Park

October 11 to 31

Join Jack on his strange and wonderful journey!

Each year the Stanley Park Ghost Train takes our riders on a journey through a mystical and magical world, inspired by Hallowe'en and other spooky tales. This family event is open to all ages and offers a fright free glimpse of the whimsical world of ghosts and ghouls.

Plaza activities include:

  • The Haunted Maze
  • Arts and crafts
  • Exhibits by the Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • Our pumpkin patch

Share your favourite moments on social media with #GhostTrainYVR!

Jack O' Lantern's journey through the Dark Forest

Poor Jack! He may be dead as a doornail but instead of resting in peace, he wanders trapped in an ancient Celtic Halloween world where nothing is what it seems. 

Join Jack on his journey as his lantern casts a light on floating Druids, a 12 foot monster and creatures barely human.

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.

Reserve your tickets online

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

Buy tickets now

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

 Service fees and charges apply to advance ticket sales.

Open October 11 to 31, 2018.

Live theatrical performance train

Enjoy a 14 minute experience complete with lights, sound, and live performances.

  • Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Friday to Sunday, 5:30pm to 10pm

Matinee train

A great daytime activity for families, school groups, and groups with children. Journey through the forest and view our thematic displays.

  • Friday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm (last train at 5pm)

There are no live performers during matinee train rides.

Parental discretion is advised for children under six.

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 7:00pm to 7:30pm, arrive at 7:00pm 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

Please help our partner charities

When you visit Ghost Train, please give generously to our partner charity, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society .

Bring non-perishable food items for the food bank. Thank you.

Insomniac’s Coffee

Serving up their specialty coffees for moms and dads.

Jack O's Café and Canteen

Serving light meals and snacks. Try a café favourite including baked treats.

Cob House by Stanley Park Ecology Society 

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


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

Take public transit External website, 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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