In 1962, Hurricane Frieda blew down 3,000 trees in Stanley Park. This storm cleared sufficient space in the area to allow for construction of the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, which opened in 1964. The 20 gauge railway track is approximately one mile long and winds through towering cedar and fir trees, over trestles, through tunnels and past ponds and streams.
The major windstorm in December 2006 blew down a number of trees in this area, and others had to be taken down, creating additional clearings in the forest. Many of these fallen trees have been left in place on the forest floor, which adds to the creative opportunities for an exhibit. About 200,000 people ride on the Miniature Railway annually.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS No.P2007-13, Stanley Park Dinosaur Experience, pg A-1