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Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park

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The Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park returns for the season from December 5, 2013 until January 5, 2014. Stanley Park is our favourite spot in the city and at this time of year it sparkles with festive cheer among the evergreens. Here’s all you need to know to enjoy your experience: Bright Nights […]

Stanley Park Ghost Train For Halloween

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Though the weather is currently reflecting late July temperatures, autumn is just around the corner and with it comes all the fun and excitement (and fright) of Halloween. This year the Stanley Park Ghost Train‘s theme, running October 11th until November 2nd, is “Monster Movie Mashup“: Stanley Park Ghost Train Mortal Coil Performance Society has […]

Stanley Park Easter Train 2013

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The Stanley Park Easter Train has rolled into town over Spring Break and it’s only here through the weekend. Until April 1, 2013 the family can enjoy the wonders of Stanley Park’s natural beauty and stop in for a train ride (with an Easter theme) around the miniature railroad. Photo credit: Pat Z on Flickr […]

Vancouver North Pole Express

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The Vancouver North Pole Express combines two things that evoke nostalgia and memories: trains and the holidays. In true Polar Express style, families are invited aboard a train at the VIA Rail Station (Pacific Central Station at 1150 Station St) to enjoy some hot chocolates and a half-hour Christmas Magic Show by Matthew Johnson. Upon […]

Stanley Park Ghost Train 2012: Scary Fairy Tales

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The Stanley Park Ghost Train rolls into the woods this October with a scary fairy tale theme this year. Mortal Coil Performance Society has once again put together the production and artistic direction as they have done in the past with the Ghost Train’s carnival and Alice in Nightmareland themes. The Ghost Train will run […]

Stanley Park Miniature Train Station Fire

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Last night a fire was deliberately set at the Stanley Park miniature railway’s station. Despite the best efforts of fire crews, the structure was completely destroyed. Crews doused nearby trees to prevent the flames from spreading, but could not save the replica train station — that also doubles as Santa’s workshop during the popular Bright […]