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Ride the ghost train in Vancouver

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for October 31, 2012

All Abooooooooooard! Get ready for a train ride you won’t soon forget!

The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train presents Scary Fairy Tales. But hurry — the ride ends tonight, October 31.

Stanley Park is a National Historic Site and is recognized as one of the great urban parks of the world. It’s also a great place to get scared out of your wits!

There’s no turning back once this train leaves the station! Dark forests, tunnels, trolls and witches … all lining up to make you scream on Halloween night.

And don’t think it’s all just horrible, spooky fun and games! There’s also an educational element to all this madness.

Learn about the night creatures of Stanley Park with hands on activities by the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES). For an additional fee, lantern-lit wildlife walks are available, a program that takes place until 10pm. Cost is $9.82 for adults, $6.25 for children.

According to the site: “An entertaining, affordable and educational event for the whole family, Creatures of the Night is an opportunity to follow a guide through Stanley Park’s forest on a 30-minute candlelit adventure and discover some of Stanley Park’s most elusive nocturnal animals.” Recommends Vancouver for Awesome Photographs

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it’s one reason why Visuals Editor Editor Julia Pelish loves visiting.

In her recent photo essay “Top 10 places to photograph in Vancouver,” several breathtaking photos of Vancouver were featured. The list included Stanley Park, Gastown and Granville Island.

Pelish: “From Stanley Park’s best spots to Kits Beach and Gastown’s Flatiron Building, Vancouver has lots of great places to capture with your camera. What makes a location a good place to photograph? It could be many factors, including unique views or a mix of land and cityscapes or the amount and angle of the light. When I was in New York, I loved to photograph in Times Square, with all its activity and how it constantly teems with life. In Vancouver, it’s the scenery that’s the draw. Here are my favourite 10 best places to photograph Vancouver.”

To purchase tickets for Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train: Click here, or call 1-855-985-5000.

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