This year’s Stanley Park Ghost Train theme is the Day of the Dead. Gather with friends and family to remember our loved ones and celebrate this festival of life. Be serenaded by a mariachi band of cockroaches, ride the train through the tunnel of flames with the Aztec Lord and Lady of Death, and picnic with us in a gorgeous graveyard where friendly souls return to dance with a twelve foot skeleton.
Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
The Ghost Train is open October 8th to 31st, 2016. We will be closed October 10th for Thanksgiving Day. On opening weekend, October 8th & 9th, all-ages tickets for matinee and evening trains are $6 (plus tax).
Live Theatrical Performance Train
Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday to Sunday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm (last train at 5:00pm)
The matinee train ride is a great daytime activity for families, school groups, and groups with children. There are no live performers during matinee train rides but you can view the displays.
The classic night train ride includes a 14 minute experience following our “Day of the Dead” theme with lights, sounds, and live performers.
The third annual Spooky Barn is open all operating hours. Enjoy this fun, indoor, haunted addition to our family friendly event. Escape from the weather and have a Spooky good time for just $2 per person. Spooky Barn will be available for both matinee and evening show times.
You must buy a ticket to ride the train and for admission to the Spooky Barn. Your ticket is valid for one Ghost Train ride and other attractions in the plaza. Tickets for the Spooky Barn sold separately.
Book online in advance to save time and to avoid sold out rides.
Avoid the crowds and come out Monday to Thursday in the first two weeks.
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. Buy online or by phone (604-252-3700) with TicketLeader. Service fees and charges apply to advance ticket sales.
A portion of tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if online tickets are sold out for that day, there will still be tickets for sale on-site (for same-day). However, since this event is so popular, tickets for the day can sell out quickly. Full details are available online.
When you visit Ghost Train, please give generously to this year’s partner charity, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. You can bring non-perishable food items for the food bank.
Creatures of the Night
While at the Stanley Park Ghost Train, join one of Stanley Park Ecology Society’s free Creatures of the Night tours.