The miniature train at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park runs during Halloween season in October. It features a ride for children and a scarier ride for older folk.
Other Halloween attractions that might interest you include Petey’s Pumpkin Patch and Fall Activities at Maan Farms in the Fraser Valley, and HowlOver Canada at FlyOver Canada in Vancouver. All three of these are great for young children and their families.
More serious haunted attractions for older folk include Fright Nights at the PNE, Reapers in Chilliwack, the Haunted Mazes at Maan Farms in Abbotsford, and Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley. Also for older youth and adults there is The Empty Chest in Burnaby. Don’t Flinch and Art Immortal were going to happen in Vancouver last year but both have been postponed until this year. All of these are for serious fright and adventure seekers!
Other fun activities for adults in the Lower Mainland are Halloween Boat Parties, walking tours with Forbidden Vancouver and outdoor adventure games with Vancouver Mysteries. The walking tours with Grave Tales in Fort Langley are also exceptional.
To learn more about the above events, click their links or see our articles about Adult Halloween Activities, Lower Mainland Haunted Houses, Vancouver Children’s Halloween Activities or Vancouver Halloween Events. To learn more about the seasonal activities with the train at Bear Creek in Surrey, continue reading.
Bear Creek Halloween Train Rides in October
Bear Creek Park in Surrey is home to a miniature train that typically operates off and on between February and December each year.
During the month of October there are two different Halloween-themed rides for visitors to enjoy. Both rides share the same track, which takes approximately 10 minutes to get from start to finish. The Pumpkin Train is more for children as it is a family-friendly ride through a decorated forest. The Halloween Scream Train, on the other hand, is geared for folk over the age of 12 who want to be scared a little!
In 2022 the Halloween Trains ran every day from October 9th to 31st. For more information regarding both trains, including hours of operation and admission costs last year, continue reading below.
Halloween Pumpkin Train
The Halloween Pumpkin Train is a family-friendly train ride suitable for all ages. In 2022 it operated during daylight hours from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm which allowed passengers to enjoy the forest scenes and various Halloween decorations.
This version of the train usually travels through a forest and a tunnel. It also goes over a small bridge. There are no jump scares or overly-terrifying decorations to worry about, so even little kids are able to enjoy it!
Pumpkin Train Hours and Admission
In 2022 the Pumpkin Train was open every day from Sunday, October 9th, up to and including Halloween night, which was on Monday, October 31st. Hours of operation were from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm each day. This included weekends.
Admission cost $11.50 per person last year. This included a ticket to ride the train, a treat, and a small pumpkin as well. Kids under the age of 2 were able to ride for free.
Surrey Halloween Train Video
The following video footage was captured on the Halloween Pumpkin Train ride a number of years ago. It’ll give you an idea of what to expect. The ride won’t be exactly the same every year but it is likely similar.
(Note: To see a video about the Lower Mainland’s other main miniature train venue and what it does most years in October, see our article about the Stanley Park Train at Halloween and scroll part way down the page. As you’ll see, the two events are quite different.)
Halloween Scream Train
The Halloween Scream Train at Bear Creek Park is intended for folk aged 12 years and older. The ride is approximately 10 minutes long and it follows the same track as the Pumpkin Train.
The Scream Train operates during darker hours from 6:30 to 10:00 pm most years and is designed to “make you scream”! The Scream Train passes through the haunted forest which is made to look scarier and more gruesome than during the day. Live actors are also on site and ready to scare passengers!
To give you an idea of what to expect, see the above video of the Pumpkin Express. The Scream Train is usually similar, but at night, in the dark and with live actors.
Scream Train Hours and Admission
The Halloween Scream Train in 2022 opened on Friday, October 14th and ran until Monday, October 31st. It was open from 6:30 until 10:00 pm every day of the week.
Tickets to ride the Scream Train cost $15.75 per person. Note that tickets were non-refundable.
Where is Bear Creek Park?
Bear Creek Park is located at 13750 88th Avenue in Surrey. If driving from Vancouver, get on the BC-99 South Highway and take exit 8 for Nordel Way. Continue on Nordel Way which turns into 88th Avenue. The park will be on your right side immediately after King George Boulevard.
Some of Bear Creek Park’s other amenities include an 18-hole miniature golf course, an outdoor swimming pool, a large playground, a running track and a few nature trails. In autumn the gardens are especially beautiful with all the fall colours.
The entrance to the park is on the same block as the Surrey Art Gallery and Arts Centre (which can also be interesting to visit).
For additional information regarding the Halloween-themed event at the Surrey park, visit the Bear Creek Trains website.
To find out which other special train ride events occur during the year, read our Bear Creek Park Train and Mini Golf article. To learn more about the park in general, click Bear Creek Park.
Other articles that may be of interest include:
- Vancouver Halloween Events
- Halloween Activities for Children
- Halloween Activities for Adults
- Miniature Train at Stanley Park
- Vancouver’s Best Places in Autumn
- Vancouver’s October Calendar
- Lower Mainland Parks and Nature