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Klahowya Village at Stanley Park for Summer 2012: Win Spirit Catcher Train Tickets

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 — 10:36am PDT
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Klahowya Village in Stanley Park has returned for the summer with the Spirit Catcher Train (telling the legend of Sasquatch), ceremonies, artisans marketplace, cultural performances, and more.

Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

Open daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm until September 3rd, it’s a great family activity rain or shine. Admission to the village is free for everyone and under the canopy of Stanley Park’s western Red Cedars and Douglas Firs you’ll learn about the area’s cultural history through storytelling and art.

Daily Programming
Monday to Thursday
11:00 to 11:15 Opening Prayer to Smudging Ceremony
11:15 to 16:00 Artisan Showcase
12:30 to 13:00 Storytelling
13:00 to 13:30 Meet and Greet with Train Performers
14:00 to 14:30 Smudging Ceremony
14:30 to 15:00 Storytelling

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays: 11:00am to 5:00pm
11:00 to 11:15 Opening Prayer to Smudging Ceremony
11:15 to 16:00 Artisans Showcase
12:00 to 12:30 Dance Performance
12:30 to 13:00 Storytelling
13:00 to 13:30 Meet and Greet with Train Performers
14:00 to 14:30 Smudging Ceremony
14:30 to 15:00 Dance Performance Group
15:00 to 15:30 Storytelling

Klahowya Village in Stanley Park Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

On top of regularly scheduled Klahowya Village events, the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (whose traditional territory includes Stanley Park) will host Nation Days throughout the summer. Sts’ailes Nation Days took place last week — the Sts’ailes Nation provided the Legend of the Sasquatch.

Friday July 27th to Sunday July 29th: Squamish Nation Days
Friday August 10th to Sunday August 13th: Tsleil-Waututh Nation Days
Friday August 24th to Sunday August 26th: Musqueam Nation Days

Klahowya Village in Stanley Park

Spirit Catcher Miniature Train
Although a fire ravaged the miniature train station in Stanley Park, the popular attraction is still rolling. Tickets are $8 for elders (65+) and children (3-17) and $10 for adults. Packages of 4 tickets are $25 and children 2 are free. Tickets are only sold on-site, at the ticket booth however group reservations can be taken by calling (778) 968-1070.

Special pricing on the miniature train has just been announced: From Monday, July 23rd to Sunday, August 5th all train tickets will be $5 (for adults, children and elders).

You can get to Klahowya Village on transit by taking the #19 Stanley Park – Metrotown bus. It goes right through downtown along Pender and stops near several SkyTrain stations along the way. You can also walk or cycle into the park, and parking is available.

Klahowya Village is presented by the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC.

If you would like to experience the Spirit Catcher Train, I have ten 4-packs of tickets to give away (each valued at $25). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets for the @KlahowyaVillage Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park from @Miss604

I will draw ten winners at random from all entries next Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00pm. Train passes will be valid for the duration Klahowya Village, until September 3, 2012. Each pass is good for unlimited rides within the same day.

Update The winners are @verga88, @1104Denise, @ashleychow, Debra, TheVancouverGuy, rick pelly, Alana, Jag, Veronica, lisa bell!

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  1. Dana says:

    I didn’t know about the fire! I hope the damage wasn’t too substantial. The train is always fun to go on, although I missed last year. Some tickets would be great!

  2. Jenny says:

    This sounds like so much fun! I’m visiting Vancouver, for the first time, in two weeks and would just love to visit the Klahowya Village!

  3. Ruth Hartnup says:

    My daughter loves the miniature train and we’re looking after another little girl for some friends who are moving house soon so 4 tickets would go to very good use!

  4. Bev says:

    I didn’t know about the fire either! Haven’t ever been on the train, would love to experience this!

  5. TJ says:

    Sounds like a fun time. I love learning about other native cultures & traditions…

  6. lisa bell says:

    my son ryder loves to take this train

  7. Tracey Flattes says:

    I would love to try this out…

  8. Elena Martinez says:

    My kids like to ride this train over and over and we would all love to experience it with this exhibit

  9. Kelly Gibson says:

    This looks like a wonderful event and I think I will come down to check it out. A ride on the train would make it extra special.

  10. Beth says:

    That looks like a fun outing! I’d love to check it out with family and friends.

  11. Marianne says:

    I will have guests, so this could be a good thing. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Jeannie says:

    Our little boys are train lovers! They will love this adventure.

  13. Breanne says:

    Looks really neat!

  14. Sherman Woo (@SPSherm) says:

    Looks like a great setup. Glad to see that the train is still running!

  15. James says:

    I’ve always loved the train. My 4 year old nephew is in town for my wedding this weekend and tickets for the train would be great! Really enjoy your posts.

  16. gord says:

    I would love to ride the train ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Sara says:

    So cool! lots of heritage!

  18. Nicole says:

    This looks like a great event to check out!

  19. Jason Lai says:

    Looks like fun. Can we ride our horses beside it and shoot our pistols in the air?

  20. Tommy says:

    J’adore les trains!

  21. Leanne M says:

    I would love to take my kids on the train!

  22. Jocelyn says:

    I would love to win!!

  23. Denise says:

    We went last year. They have good bannock bread.

  24. Ray says:

    Love the Stanley Park train.

  25. Rachel says:

    Looks fun!

  26. Marianne says:

    experience nature!

  27. Jocey says:

    This would be an awesome family outing, and we’d love to experience it!

  28. Melissa Quinn says:

    This would be very cool indeed to check out!

  29. Debra says:

    You always blog about the best things to check out! This is one I would have missed had I not read about it here! Thanks again!

  30. Chaminda says:

    Hope I win so that my kids get chance to go on the train.

  31. Maureen M says:

    Would love to try out the train. Will visit the event this summer.

  32. Erica says:

    I would love to go!

  33. Sevie says:

    That sounds like fun! Hope I can catch that train ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Lauren says:

    Have never been to this, would love to check it out.

  35. cindy quach says:

    sounds awesome

  36. Amy says:

    I’ve never rode the train before- would love to take my family there!

  37. I have never been to the Klahowya Village. Would love to go.

  38. leah says:

    I’ve actually never been and it seems like it’d be fun!

  39. Jenn S says:

    This sounds awesome, my parents are coming from Ontario, and it would be a great place to visit while they are here

  40. au07 says:

    love to have fun for always! count me in please? thnx

  41. Gary T. says:

    Never done this, but have always wanted to!

  42. Eileen says:

    I want to get smudged.

  43. Cyndi says:

    Would love to take my kids on this

  44. Val says:

    My boy would love to take his Grandpa on the train.

  45. Jason says:

    I loved the train when I was a kid but I haven’t brought my own kids yet but would love too

  46. tracey miller says:

    would love to do this when we visit next month

  47. Jenna says:

    I’ve been meaning to take my little guy on the train!

  48. Martin Lowe says:

    My kid loves train. His head would explode.

  49. Rob says:

    Had a great time last year would live to go again!!!!

  50. Veronica says:

    I would love to ride the train with my family!

  51. rick pelly says:

    klahowya village looks like it would be alot of fun for my niece,nephew and my girlfriend.i would love it if i won.

  52. Jonathan says:

    I’ve never been to Klahowya Village, I’d be thrilled if I get to be the lucky recipient of these tickets to get me to check it out and enjoy the steam train rides!

  53. Dae says:

    Sounds like fun!

  54. anne says:

    I like learning more and more about Aboriginal Culture. This is a great event!

  55. janet says:

    Train ride and aboriginal culture at Stanley Park, sounds like a great time!

  56. Glenda says:

    this will be a nice treat!

  57. Sandra says:

    Sounds like fun! This would make for a rare and special treat for our family. Thanks for the chance!

  58. Phyllis T says:

    Went there last year and the kiddos loved it, would love to take them again~

  59. Sharylin says:

    This would be a great adventure for when 2 young girls are left in my charge in August!

  60. Rebecca says:

    Would be a great place to take my niece!

  61. Emily Gould says:

    Have my nephews in from Japan, would love to have them experience some native culture!

  62. Erin says:

    Would love to take my family!

  63. Jessica says:

    Its been so long since I’ve been on the train, my girls would love this!

  64. Jennifer says:

    This would be an awesome adventure for me and my nephews.

  65. Alana says:

    I have such fond memories of growing up with Stanley Park and then taking my own children on the train.
    I now have two beautiful granddaughters and would love to bring them up from Seattle to have a ride on the train and enjoy the beautiful Stanley Park. This would be a very special day!

  66. Win.A says:

    Our 6yo son would love this

  67. Vuitton says:

    This is amazing! Would love to learn more about the aboriginal culture during my semester break ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Greg says:

    it’s been a long time since I was on the train

  69. Jag says:

    I’d love to take my grandkids to this

  70. Anna says:

    I did this a while ago, would love to do it again

  71. meghan says:

    This would be lots of fun with the kids!

  72. Bal says:

    Great Prize – would love to win this

  73. Ashley M says:

    I haven’t been on the Stanley Park train since I was a little kid! My friend and I love doing local cultural tourism, so it would be great to win a chance to go here together.

  74. Gary Chung says:

    Wanna Try this, never been to Stanley Park.

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