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Miniature Train Ride in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

There is a miniature train ride in Stanley Park that operates at various times during the year (Easter, spring/summer, Halloween, and Christmas).  The Stanley Park miniature train ride operates out of an area called Stanley Park Junction that has a train station, ticket booth, and other facilities.  The miniature train goes on a scenic 15 minute, 2 kilometre ride which includes a tunnel and trestle over water.  The train accomodates both children and adults.  Additionally, there is a special train car to carry people who are in wheelchairs so everyone can enjoy the train ride!

Note that in 2018 the train will NOT run during Family Day in February.

For each season, there are season-specific decorations along the way, e.g. an easter theme during March, Christmas theme in December, scary displays during Halloween.

This is a paid attraction.  You need to buy tickets to ride the train.  There are usually other free activities that take place at Stanley Park Junction that you can also do before/after your train ride.

There are 4 actual miniature trains which operate.  One of which is a replica of the engine that was the first to cross Canada!  The real (full size) engine resides in the Roundhouse in Yaletown, Vancouver!

There are washrooms a short distance just outside of the Stanley Park Junction exit near the ticket booth.

2018 Miniature Train Rides in Stanley Park

For 2018, the Stanley Park Miniature train will operate on the following dates:

  • March 17-18-Train only-10am-5pm weather permitting
  • March 22 to 25 as the Easter Train-10am-5pm weather permitting
  • March 29 to Apr 2 as the Easter Train-10am-5pm weather permitting
  • April 7 to June 10 - Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm weather permitting
  • June 16 to September 3 as the Summer Train -Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm weather permitting
  • Ghost Train-dates to be announced later
  • Bright Nights Train-dates to be announced later

Easter Miniature Train Ride

Easter Miniature Train Ride in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

During the time before and during Easter weekend, the miniature train operates with an Easter theme.  For 2018, the Easter Train is from March 22 to 25, and March 29 to April 2.  There is also an associated Easter Fair at the Stanley Park Junction which includes many activities for children including an easter egg hunt and carnival games.

More Information about Easter Train..

Spring/Summer Miniature Train Ride

Summer Miniature Train Ride in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

From April 7 to June 10, the spring miniature train operates only on weekends.  For 2018, the spring train operates Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm weather permitting.

The Summer train operates from June 16 to September 3, 2018.  For 2018, the summer train operates daily from 10am to 5pm.

The summer train used to operate with a First Nations theme, but this stopped in 2015.

More Information about Spring/Summer Train..

Halloween Ghost Minature Train Ride

Halloween Ghost Minature Train Ride in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

During the weeks prior to and including Halloween, the miniature train operates with a Halloween theme!

More Information about Halloween Train..

Bright Nights Christmas Train Ride

Summer Miniature Train Ride in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

During the Christmas and New Years season the miniature train operates with a Christmas theme!  There are millions of Christmas lights strung up by the firefighters for charity!

More Information about Bright Nights Christmas Train..

Stanley Park Miniature Train Photos

Easter Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Easter Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Easter Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Summer Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Summer Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Summer Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Halloween Ghost Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Halloween Ghost Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Halloween Ghost Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Bright Nights Christmas Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Bright Nights Christmas Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Bright Nights Christmas Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Where is the Miniature Train ride in Stanley Park?

The Miniature Train is located in at the Stanley Park Junction up Pipeline Road next to the Bus Loop.  Across the street is the Air Force Garden of Rembrance and Wishing Well.

Where Can I Park for the Miniature Train in Stanley Park?

There is a large parking lot immediately in front of Stanley Park Junction where the train starts/ends.  If this lot is full, there is an overflow lot just across Pipeline Road.  For more detailed information (rates, times, etc.) about parking in Stanley Park, please read:

Can I Get to the Miniature Train in Stanley Park by Bus?

Yes, you can take the #19 Stanley Park Bus to get to the Stanley Park Bus Loop which is located very close to Stanley Park Junction.

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