Stanley Park Train 50th Anniversary
From 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, train rides will be $5 per person and visitors can enjoy free entertainment and activities such as:
An interactive CinemaZoo animal display, an inflatable bouncy train, face painting, BC Metis Federation Dancers, stilt walkers, train themed crafts, a Vancouver Aquarium display, Firefighters BBQ & display (Saturday only), Vancouver Public Library Story Bus (Sunday only) and more.
Stanley Park Miniature Railway Facts
When the original miniature railway began in 1947 is featured only a child-size train. The current adult-size train opened in 1964.
The area for the miniature railway was cleared naturally when Typhoon Freda wiped out a 6-acre virgin tract behind the children’s zoo in October of 1962.
The train is a replica of Canadian Pacific Railway #374, famous for pulling Canada’s first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s. [Source]
It carries 200,000 passengers a year on a 2km circuit.
In late June the train will be transformed into the summertime “Spirit Catcher” train in partnership with Klahowya Village in Stanley Park, which will run until September.