Ghost Train in Stanley Park returns with Horror Classics theme

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Vancouver’s beloved Ghost Train in Stanley Park will officially open for the season on Friday, October 9 and run until Sunday, November 1.

The spooky spectacle for kids and fun-loving grown-ups runs in Stanley Park every October. This year’s theme, Horror Classics, brings back some of cinema’s most haunting characters like Dracula, Frankenstein and the Phantom of the Opera to roam the grounds around the train. Life-like decorations, sound effects and gravely lighting bring the Ghost Train to life every year.

Certain train trips will include live theatrical performances from actors, making the experience a touch more scary for the braver passengers aboard.

Live theatrical performance train:

  • Monday to Thursday; 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday to Sunday; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For those with younger children or anyone looking for a tamer ride, the matinee train runs Friday and weekend afternoons from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Passengers must buy tickets for the Ghost Train either in advance or at the gate and prices start at $8 for children / seniors and $11 for adults. The matinee train costs only $6 to ride for everyone.

Ghost Train in Stanley Park

Where: Stanley Park Train – Pipeline Road, Stanley Park (just north of the bus loop)

When: Friday, October 9 to Sunday, November 1; Monday to Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday to Sunday,  11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets: Purchased online or at the gate

Cost: $6 to $11


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