Illustration of the Stanley Park train

Listen and learn on the Urban Forest Train

Lucky passengers may catch glimpses of the eagle that bathes in the stream or the barred owl that favours a big stump inside the tracks!

The Urban Forest Train is back on track.

Hop on board for a narrated ride where you’ll pick up fun facts about the flora and fauna of Stanley Park, Canada’s first and largest urban park.

Kids can earn a Junior Urban Forest Ranger badge when they listen and learn. Find out how at the ticket booth!

Hours of operation

Dates Hours

April 13 to July 1

  • Weekends only: 10am to 4pm

Open Victoria Day and Canada Day from 10am to 4pm

July 3 to September 2

  • Wednesday and Thursday: 11am to 4pm 
  • Friday to Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Last train of the day leaves at 3:45pm

Open BC Day from 10am to 4pm

Labour Day: Open from 12pm to 4pm because of road closures for the Vancouver Triathlon.

Ride passes

Tickets are sold on-site.


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.

Pay parking is available in parking lots and streets in Stanley Park.


The entire site is wheelchair accessible.

The train has an accessibility carriage that accommodates children in wheelchairs.  Passengers in wheelchairs should be accompanied by an attendant to facilitate the boarding process. 

We are not able to accommodate electric wheelchairs at this time. A manual transfer wheelchair is available.

We offer free tickets for:

  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Attendants for guests with accessibility needs

Stroller parking is also available.

Dog Days of SummerHappy dog sitting on a train

Effective dates: July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25

On select Sundays this summer, train-loving dogs are welcome to join their families on the Urban Forest Train, free of charge.

All participating pooches must be on-leash. If your pet has a high prey drive and has a fear of water or loud noises, the train will not be a suitable activity for them.

Staff can refuse to board any animal for safety reasons.

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