Stanley Park Train to hop into service for Easter Long Weekend

The Stanley Park Railway will be running over Easter Long Weekend, the Vancouver Parks Board has announced.

The board says there will also be an Easter Egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

The train had reopened just a few months ago in time for Christmas after several years out of commission. It had been cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then again in 2021 due to the threat of coyotes in the park. Mechanical issues caused its cancellation in 2022.

When Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim announced the reopening back in November, he said there had been challenges fixing the train, including issues around funding and a shortage of essential parts due to supply chain issues.

Tickets for Stanley Park Train’s Bright Nights over the holidays sold out online within 90 minutes of going on sale. However, many people on social media complained that trains were being sent out with fewer than half of the seats filled. This has prompted many on social media to request the ability to buy tickets on site rather than just online.

The train ride around the park travels across 2 kilometres of track and takes about 15 minutes.

The Parks Board says more details about the Easter train will be available this week.

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