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

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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:

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RT to enter to win tickets for the @KlahowyaVillage Spirit Catcher Train in Stanley Park from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/cr84R

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. DanaMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    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. JennyMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 11:21am PDT

    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 HartnupMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    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. BevMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 12:08pm PDT

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

  5. TJMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 1:03pm PDT

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

  6. lisa bellMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 1:03pm PDT

    my son ryder loves to take this train

  7. Tracey FlattesMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 1:48pm PDT

    I would love to try this out…

  8. Elena MartinezMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 1:48pm PDT

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

  9. Kelly GibsonMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 1:51pm PDT

    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. BethMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 2:03pm PDT

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

  11. MarianneMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 2:36pm PDT

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

  12. JeannieMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 3:59pm PDT

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

  13. BreanneMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 4:06pm PDT

    Looks really neat!

  14. Sherman Woo (@SPSherm)Monday, July 23rd, 2012 — 4:16pm PDT

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

  15. JamesMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 4:17pm PDT

    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. gordMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 4:19pm PDT

    I would love to ride the train 🙂

  17. SaraMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 4:27pm PDT

    So cool! lots of heritage!

  18. NicoleMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 5:35pm PDT

    This looks like a great event to check out!

  19. Jason LaiMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 5:55pm PDT

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

  20. TommyMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 6:24pm PDT

    J’adore les trains!

  21. Leanne MMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 6:57pm PDT

    I would love to take my kids on the train!

  22. Leanne MMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 6:57pm PDT


  23. JocelynMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 7:28pm PDT

    I would love to win!!

  24. DeniseMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 8:11pm PDT

    We went last year. They have good bannock bread.

  25. RayMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 8:28pm PDT

    Love the Stanley Park train.

  26. RachelMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 8:54pm PDT

    Looks fun!

  27. MarianneMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 10:03pm PDT

    experience nature!

  28. JoceyMonday, July 23rd, 2012 — 11:31pm PDT

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

  29. Melissa QuinnTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 7:00am PDT

    This would be very cool indeed to check out!

  30. DebraTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 8:41am PDT

    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!

  31. ChamindaTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

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

  32. Maureen MTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 10:51am PDT

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

  33. EricaTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 1:22pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  34. SevieTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 1:29pm PDT

    That sounds like fun! Hope I can catch that train 🙂

  35. LaurenTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 3:56pm PDT

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

  36. cindy quachTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 7:37pm PDT

    sounds awesome

  37. AmyTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 10:23pm PDT

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

  38. TheVancouverGuyTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 10:47pm PDT

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

  39. leahTuesday, July 24th, 2012 — 11:15pm PDT

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

  40. Jenn SWednesday, July 25th, 2012 — 6:45am PDT

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

  41. au07Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 — 12:37pm PDT

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

  42. Gary T.Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 — 4:18pm PDT

    Never done this, but have always wanted to!

  43. EileenWednesday, July 25th, 2012 — 6:38pm PDT

    I want to get smudged.

  44. CyndiWednesday, July 25th, 2012 — 7:02pm PDT

    Would love to take my kids on this

  45. ValWednesday, July 25th, 2012 — 9:57pm PDT

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

  46. JasonThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 12:57pm PDT

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

  47. tracey millerThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 1:05pm PDT

    would love to do this when we visit next month

  48. JennaThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 1:51pm PDT

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

  49. Martin LoweThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 2:06pm PDT

    My kid loves train. His head would explode.

  50. RobThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 2:23pm PDT

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

  51. VeronicaThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 2:27pm PDT

    I would love to ride the train with my family!

  52. rick pellyThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 4:01pm PDT

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

  53. JonathanThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 4:12pm PDT

    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!

  54. DaeThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 7:22pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  55. anneThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 9:27pm PDT

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

  56. janetThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 9:28pm PDT

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

  57. GlendaThursday, July 26th, 2012 — 10:53pm PDT

    this will be a nice treat!

  58. SandraFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 8:22am PDT

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

  59. Phyllis TSaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 12:25am PDT

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

  60. SharylinSaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 11:58am PDT

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

  61. RebeccaSaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 1:17pm PDT

    Would be a great place to take my niece!

  62. Emily GouldSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

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

  63. ErinSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 6:18pm PDT

    Would love to take my family!

  64. JessicaSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 11:01pm PDT

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

  65. JenniferMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 9:15am PDT

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

  66. AlanaMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 9:54am PDT

    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!

  67. Win.AMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 11:06am PDT

    Our 6yo son would love this

  68. VuittonMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 11:54am PDT

    This is amazing! Would love to learn more about the aboriginal culture during my semester break 🙂

  69. GregMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 11:58am PDT

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

  70. JagMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 4:52pm PDT

    I’d love to take my grandkids to this

  71. AnnaMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 4:53pm PDT

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

  72. meghanMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 5:12pm PDT

    This would be lots of fun with the kids!

  73. BalMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 6:30pm PDT

    Great Prize – would love to win this

  74. Ashley MFriday, August 3rd, 2012 — 8:47am PDT

    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.

  75. Gary ChungSunday, September 30th, 2012 — 10:45pm PDT

    Wanna Try this, never been to Stanley Park.

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