Thursday, October 08, 2015

Stanley Park Hallowe'en Ghost Train

I've never been on the Stanley Park Ghost Train and tonight was the big night!  I wasn't sure about taking my two boys (aged six and nine) but they were totally comfortable with the spooky factor--especially because we went while it was still light out at 6 pm.

 The train is running daily from October 9th to November 1st from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm where you can experience the live theatrical performances with a "Classic Horror" theme.  If that seems a bit too much for your little ones, there is the option of attending a matinee from Friday to Sunday 11:00 am to 5:30 pm where there are no live actors.

There is some scary music playing on the train which adds to the ambiance.  Here are some photos of the scenes from the train ride...

{Kai was nervous but ended up liking it.  Most of the action takes place on the right side of the train in case you have someone who is a bit more hesitant about it}

After the 14 minute train ride, we went to the Spooky Barn.  It wasn't that scary but the kids were sure to point out all of the spiders to me since that is what I am afraid of.  The cost of this portion is $2/person.

There was free face-painting and Koen decided to get something that would scare me...

There is also a booth set up with various skulls and furs of nocturnal creatures.  Kai guessed the coyote correctly. There is also a maze and a craft station.

The Stanley Park Train is collecting non-perishable items for the food bank so don't forget to bring a few items!  You can find out more information about this event here.

{Yikes--I almost didn't want to post this picture! Too scary!}

If you want to win two tickets to go on the train on October 15th, please enter in the Rafflecopter below.  Please note: I have the tickets on hand and would need to hand deliver them to get to you on time so you need to be in the Langley/Surrey area please :)

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PS Make sure to go early so you can enjoy some of the gorgeous fall leaves and the seawall!


  1. Shanna Oliver7:24 AM

    My kids would love this

  2. We have only been on the Stanley Park Christmas train. The Halloween one looks fun!

  3. Jennifer penner8:17 AM

    We went to the bright lights xmas train last year and would love to go to the spooky train!!

  4. We went to the Christmas one last year but my son was little, not he's two and obsessed with trains!

  5. We did the Christmas train last year but my son was too little to enjoy it, now he's two and obsessed with trains!

  6. Anonymous9:25 AM

    My son would love to go! It would be a great surprise to take him! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Tracey L.

  7. Nope, we've done the Christmas train every year though!

  8. Kelly B12:45 PM

    We have been but I've been so busy, I haven't got organized this year. Seems like fate...It's my husband's 35th birthday on that day and there are 35 hours left in the give a way...fingers crossed

  9. Ben LOVES spooky things and this would be a wonderful birthday present from mom and dad :)

  10. Would love to win as we've never gone! My son loves trains and Halloween so I'm sure he would love it.

  11. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Just Bright Nights. This looks like fun.

  12. Done the one at Christmas many times, but never this one!