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Ride the Stanley Park Train

We are open in spring and summer, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas!

Travel over trestles and through tunnels on your two-kilometre winding journey through the Stanley Park forest. 

Appreciate nature from a relaxing seat on a replica of Canadian Pacific Railway Engine #374, famous for pulling Canada's first transcontinental passenger train into Vancouver in the late 1880s.

The train was built in 1964 after Typhoon Frieda blew down a clearing of fallen trees in the Stanley Park forest. It is one of Vancouver's most popular attractions, welcoming over 200,000 visitors per year. 

What's happening at the train

Pink flowers in Stanley ParkRide the Urban Forest Train July 1 to September 4

Our narrated soundtrack introduces visitors to the flora and fauna of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America and home to many species, native and introduced.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the sounds and sights of nature while riding through some of the ecosystems found in this unique greenspace.

Learn about our 10 ride pass program for frequent riders.

Brown dog faceThe dog days of summer are here

Are you and your canine companion inseparable?  Have the two of you waited patiently in the station while the rest of the family enjoyed their train ride? Wait no more!  

Every second Sunday beginning July 16, your furry friend can ride with you at no charge. 

All dogs must be on-leash. If your dog has a high prey drive or is fearful of loud noises or water, this is not a suitable activity. Train staff have the right to refuse to onboard an animal.

Summer Train opening hours

June 17 to September 4

Monday to Sunday
10:00am to 5:00pm

The train runs rain or shine.

In the event of wind storms or severe weather, phone 604-257-8531 to check our opening hours.

View the full year schedule

Ride passes

Tickets to spring and summer Stanley Park Train rides are sold on-site.

Single ride pass

10 ride pass program (Urban Forest Train)


    The Stanley Park Train is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.

    Take public transit External website, ride your bike, or walk.

    Pay parking is available in parking lots and streets in Stanley Park.


    The entire site is wheelchair accessible.

    The train has a special carriage with room for two people in wheelchairs and seats for their companions.

    We help passengers in need of assistance to board the train.

    Stroller parking is also available.

    Dogs at the Stanley Park Train

    Please note that dogs of any size are not permitted on the train out of consideration for our visitors with allergies or who are fearful of dogs. 

    Certified service animals are permitted.

    Contact us


    Special events

    Easter Train

    Celebrate spring with a fun-filled ride on Easter Train, an Easter egg hunt, and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

    Ghost Train

    Enjoy the thrill of the Halloween Ghost Train, a themed ride with new sets, costumes, and other surprises every year.

    Bright Nights Train

    Ride the winter holiday train, watch animated displays, and be dazzled by three million twinkling lights.

    Easter TrainGhost TrainBright Nights Train