Jassy Hans, the owner of the train at Bear Creek Park, has given a bit of an update to the annual Halloween event. This year a “Pumpkin Express” will run daily oct. 5 to 31. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Surrey’s Halloween train gets rolling this weekend

Event runs daily Oct. 5 to 31, ‘Scream’ train starts Oct. 19

Families can now take a ride on the Bear Creek Park Train to pick a pumpkin to decorate and carve.

Train owner Jassy Hans said the new-look “Pumpkin Express” includes a pumpkin patch in the middle of the forest.

“They (the guests) jump off in the middle of the train (ride), and go off into the forest, they pick their pumpkin and they go back onto the train and do their arts and crafts,” Hans told the Now-Leader.

While this is Hans’ first time running the Halloween train, she has some experience with the attraction after taking over from previous owner Linda Penn last year, for the Christmas-theme train.

Hans said Penn is still helping out, and there is one previous employee still working at the train who is helping plan the annual event.

For the Halloween train, Hans said she looked at previous reviews of the train ride and took those into consideration when planning for this year.

“What can we do for the kids? Can we do something different?” Hans said. “How could we tweak it or how could we fix it, and what else is it that the public wants?”

Bear Creek Park’s Halloween train and pumpkin patch runs daily Oct. 5 to 31, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The $10 ticket includes train ride, crafts, a treat and the pumpkin patch.

For older kids and adults, the Halloween Scream Train starts Oct. 19 and will run until Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $13.

For more information about the event, visit bctrains.com/halloween or call 604-501-1232.



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