In 2022 the train rides take place on the Easter Long Weekend between April 15th and 18th.
Easter Train at Stanley Park
Located in one of Vancouver’s most famous attractions, the Stanley Park Railway offers rides throughout much of the year. The train and its surroundings are often decorated for festive rides close to special occasions, making it fun to visit more than once.
For example, during the Halloween season, the railway transforms into the Halloween Ghost Train. Then, for most of December, the train has a Christmas theme during the Stanley Park Bright Nights event. After closing for most of the winter, the train usually reopens briefly in March or April with an Easter-themed experience. It also runs for much of the summer.
Stanley Park’s Easter Train is a hugely popular event. It only runs for a few days though, so if you want to go you usually have to buy your tickets well in advance.
Looking for a fun physical activity to do with the family? Then check out the Big Easter Run. It takes place on the Easter Weekend at Jericho Beach.
Train Schedule and Admission
In 2022 the Stanley Park Railway Easter Train runs from April 15th to 18th. That’s the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Easter Long Weekend. Rides operate from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm each day.
Tickets cost $7.00 for everyone ages 3 and above. Kids under the age of 3 ride for free. In 2022, tickets are only available online and are sold for specific timeslots. Be sure to arrive on time so you don’t miss your train!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are dividers between benches on the train to ensure a safer experience. Masks aren’t required, although they are recommended for everyone while on the train.
What to Expect
The Easter-themed train at Stanley Park is a fun celebration of the holiday. The ride through the forest is accompanied by Easter music and the railway goes through decorated structures. While on the train, you should be able to see bunnies and other friendly animals and characters. The ride itself lasts for about 15 minutes, and it’s usually a very popular attraction for families with young children.
In normal years, there’s more to the event than just the train ride. In fact, there’s usually an Easter Egg Hunt on-site, which is lots of fun! Unfortunately, the hunt isn’t taking place in 2022. When the hunt is offered in future years, it’s a good idea for parents to bring baskets.
Although the Easter Egg Hunt isn’t happening in 2022, there are still other activities available this year. The Easter Bunny is on-site for photos and to interact with guests. In addition, the Bunny Burrow Maze is open for kids to check out. There are also displays in the plaza that are appropriate for the occasion.
Lastly, if you’re feeling hungry or debating whether or not you need to pack food, it’s good to know that food and beverages are available for purchase at the attraction. The Bunny Hop Café is open in 2022 with typical carnival-style food, like hot dogs, fries and more. Also for sale are pretzels, cotton candy and tasty organic popcorn. This year, three food trucks are on-site offering coffee, pastries, potato snacks and other items.
For more information about the Easter-themed ride, click Stanley Park Easter Train.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s Stanley Park
- Bear Creek Park Train and Mini Golf
- Squamish Railway Museum
- Easter Activities in Vancouver
- April Calendar of Events
- Vancouver Places for Children