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

Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The miniature train railway ride in Stanley Park used to operate at various times during the year (Easter, spring/summer, Halloween, and Christmas).  It was shut down for a few years, but did operate for Christmas in 2023.  We hope that it will operate it's normal times this year.

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!

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/paid activities that take place at Stanley Park Junction that you can also do before/after your train ride.  It is free to enter the Stanley Park Junction area.

There are 4 actual miniature train locomotives which used to 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!  Currently, only 1 locomotive is operational.

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

2024 Miniature Train Ride in Stanley Park UPDATES

February 26, 2024: Still no word on whether the miniature train will operate during Easter.

2023 Miniature Train Ride in Stanley Park UPDATES

November 29, 2023 UPDATE: The city announced today that the Bright Nights Christmas Train has been extended to January 6, 2024.  A limited amount of tickets will go on sale on November 30, 2023 at 9am(go on at 8:30am to be waitlisted).

November 06, 2023 UPDATE: The city announced today that the Bright Nights Christmas Train is ON for this Christmas!

October 4, 2023 UPDATE: The Halloween Ghost Train has been CANCELLED FOR 2023.  The Parks Board says that it now has the parts required to fix the train and is hoping to complete the necessary repairs in November.  Then, there needs to be a technical inspection.

September 2023 UPDATE: The miniature train did not operate this summer.  The Parks Board still hopes to have the train operating for the Halloween Ghost Train in October.

2024 Miniature Train Ride in Stanley Park Dates/Times

For 2024, the Stanley Park Miniature train will operate on the following dates:

Note that the train will NOT run during Family Day in Februarys anymore.

Easter Miniature Train Ride (2024 DATES NOT ANNOUNCED YET)

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

During the time before and during Easter weekend, the miniature train operates with an Easter theme.  There is usually 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..

Summer Urban Forest Miniature Train Ride (2024 DATES NOT ANNOUNCED YET)

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

The summer Minature Train ride operates with an 'Urban Forest' theme.

More Information about Summer Urban Forest Train..

Halloween Ghost Minature Train Ride (2024 DATES NOT ANNOUNCED YET)

Halloween Ghost Minature Train Ride in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 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 (2024 DATES NOT ANNOUNCED YET)

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

During the Christmas and New Years season the miniature train operates with a Christmas theme!

The train operates in conjunction with Bright Nights which has millions of Christmas lights and displays set up in the area around the train.

More Information(tickets/prices/parking/videos/photos)..

Stanley Park Miniature Train Photos

Easter Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Easter Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Easter Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Summer Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Summer Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Summer Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Halloween Ghost Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Halloween Ghost Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Halloween Ghost Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bright Nights Christmas Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bright Nights Christmas Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bright Nights Christmas Miniature Train in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, 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: Parking in Stanley Park

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.

Is there parking for strollers?

Yes, there is a space to park strollers next to where you board the train.

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