Bright Nights in Stanley Park

Nov. 30, 2017 to Jan. 6, 2018

By The City of Vancouver

Join us in 2017 as we celebrate 20 years of Bright Nights in Stanley Park!

During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights.

Buy tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train for $6.00 to $12.00 each and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. Or view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation ($5.00 suggested).

Your donations and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. $1.4 million has been raised to help burn survivors and their families since 1998.


Dates are subject to change.

November 30 – December 14

Matinee train
Friday to Sunday
10:00am – 2:30pm

Night train
Monday to Sunday
3:00pm – 10:00pm
December 15 – 24

December 15 – 24

Matinee train
Daily 10:00am – 2:30pm

Night train
Daily 3:00pm – 11:00pm

December 25: Closed

December 26 – January 1

Matinee train
Daily 10:00am – 2:30pm

Night train
Daily 3:00pm – 10:00pm

January 2 – 6 (train only, no live actors)

Matinee train: Closed

Night train
Daily 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Matinee train

Our matinee train ride is a great daytime activity for families, school groups, and groups with children. Journey through the forest with holiday music past magical displays.

There is no live performer during the matinee train.

Night train

Our classic night train ride includes a 14-minute experience filled with beautiful displays, holiday lights, and a live performer.


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

Take public transitride your bike, or walk.

Free parking

Bright Nights has on-site and overflow free parking lots Friday-Sunday nights. Vancouver Aquarium lots are paid lots during Bright Nights operations.

Overflow lots include the Info Booth, North Pipeline Road, and Beaver Lake lots. These lots are free parking after 3:00pm only.

Stanley Park Railway parking lots are free during all operation hours.

For more info and to buy tickets, go to

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