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West Coast Railway Heritage Park

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Address: 39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
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+1 604-898-9336
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10:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 04:00
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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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As someone who lives 'right around the corner' from the Railway Park, I was sceptical of the special event in fear it would just be 'the same old thing' dressed up differently... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Squamish, Canada
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Squamish, Canada
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

As someone who lives 'right around the corner' from the Railway Park, I was sceptical of the special event in fear it would just be 'the same old thing' dressed up differently. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. A very unique concept and theme around Canada's only train robber provided the backdrop to a very fun evening of live music and... More 

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Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is a great place to take your young children. It has lots of old trains and many of them have been reconditioned. It has a great old fashioned railyard setting. Children find it fascinating but I must admit, I thought it was pretty cool also. Plan on al least a couple of hours to... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Our 3 boys (7,11,15) all love trains so this was a huge highlight for them. They loved being able to go inside a lot of different train cars and see different styles of trains. There are a lot of different trains and so it was interesting to see all of the different styles and such. The 3 trains they had... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had half a day to spend near Squamish and this looked like a promising spot to relax and pick up a little local history. It did not disappoint. Very nicely laid out with a wide variety of locomotives and train cars. Many were fully restored and open so you could tour through them. There was also several buildings that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very unique collection of trains that you can climb inside. Various exhibits from mail cars to first class coaches and historical pictures and news articles. The Heritage Park is very child friendly with a 20 minute ride on a mini rail through the trees past a small scale train (not working at our time of visit), train tables to play... More 

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Thank Natalie M
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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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Thank Tharsy T
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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