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West Coast Railway Heritage Park

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Address: 39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-898-9336
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Explore Western Canada's largest collection of heritage locomotives and...

Explore Western Canada's largest collection of heritage locomotives and railcars. The West Railway Heritage Park experience starts with free parking, washrooms, ticketing/guest service and a Gift Shop. Your self-guided tour will take you back in time through vintage railcars dating to 1890, building from the early 20th century and artifacts exhibits but also steam and diesel locomotives from the mid-century era. In addition to our outdoor experiences, the newly build 21000sq-ft Roundhouse can provide opportunities for events, conferences and is the home of one of BC best heritage steam locomotive the 2860 ROYAL HUDSON. Also available is our most popular attraction: the MINI RAIL. Take a 20 mins ride on our 3 km long tracks around the site, the whole family will love it!! The Heritage Park is the perfect place to wonder around beautiful restored heritage pieces for individuals, family and groups of all sizes and ages

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Took me back to my youth.

Visited the railway museum and was very impressed. Didn't realize how much rolling stock they have - engines and rail cars - and the huge Royal Hudson. There's even an old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience admiring the steam locomotives and refurbished Pullman trains. A must do for any rail enthusiast. You're also allowed to enter a diesel locomotive which was nice experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Visited the railway museum and was very impressed. Didn't realize how much rolling stock they have - engines and rail cars - and the huge Royal Hudson. There's even an old station complete with waiting room and telegraph office - try the manual typewriter (how did anyone ever manage with that keyboard!). As the child of a CPR engineer who... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went there with my son and both had a great time. Lots of trains (old and not so old) that you can jump on and see. We didn;t take the mini train so can't comment on that but people say it is fun. A little expensive but we had a groupon discount so it was worth it. Go if you... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This museum has both indoor and outdoor features. Outdoors is basically a yard for salvaged train cars for viewing (like an old Postal car) and many awaiting restoration by the heroic team of volunteers who lovingly do this work. Inside the roundhouse are a restored steam engine and several very elegant train cars that were more or less beknighted by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Close to town and near a CN yard this museum is easy to find and an extensive collection on open display. I believe they do a lot of the restoration here or in the CN Yard so the exhibits are on open view without tarpaulins etc. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable and they seem to attract a lot of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Been here once and probably won't go back. Lots of old trains which older people might enjoy but I personally found it a tad boring. Have friends that bring kids here to enjoy a ride on Thomas but there wasn't much here of interest to me.

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Sammamish, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Visited on Father's Day and were amazed to have the place virtually to ourselves. Looked quirky and unprepossessing on first glance and weren't sure what to expect. Started off with the mini-train ride - I'd skip this unless you have very young children (not much to see on the ride, though I can see little ones having a blast spotting... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Even though my memories only take me back to the 1960's and 70's when I travelled across Canada, some visitors will be able to look way back in time. One of the last of three Royal Hudson engines is here. There is even a small gauge railway that families can ride on around the large park. It is a large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I'm a train buff and I'm proud of it! I've been to this museum several times and they are always improving things. This past December I invited my brother and his family to do the Polar Express which is intended for children and families. We were lucky because the weather was perfect that day. The grounds of the museum were... More 

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VANCOUVER, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for over 15 years now, starting with my oldest son (who is now 21), and more recently with my two younger boys (ages 5 and 9). Our most recent trip was for the annual "Day Out with Thomas" national tour. Every little girl and boy I have known loves the magic of... More 

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