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West Coast Railway Heritage Park

39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
+1 604-898-9336
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Polar Express Fun!

Our son is a train fan and we decided to make the trip for his birthday treat this year. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Liz S
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Wow - What an awesome collection from a romantic era of travel

If you want a real sense of the power of locomotive travel you need only come here and witness the... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
CityMice
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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our son is a train fan and we decided to make the trip for his birthday treat this year. We were not disappointed. The train ride was a lot of fun, including a cup of hot chocolate and delicious cookie. The roundhouse was decked out...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you want a real sense of the power of locomotive travel you need only come here and witness the sheer size of the machinery that opened up our country. As the work progresses and more and more items restored it is awesome. Those items...More

Thank CityMice
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great place, friendly helpful staff many of whom are volunteers- this is a good way to spend a morning 2 old steam trains with tons of local history sit amongst diesels and carriages all worth a look The kids will love the mini rail that...More

Thank keefreeves
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This amazing collection is also a working railway, featuring operative steam and diesel locomotives from the first half of the 20th century. There are also passenger coaches and freight cars in various states of restoration, including the gorgeous parlour car "British Columbia," built in 1890...More

Thank PeterphXXVI5V
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were blown away with the varity of the old trains that were restored along with the orginal ones. Worth every penny of admission.

Thank JACK L
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was a little skeptical at first but this park was a great time and fun for all. Got really hands on with the different cabins and engines. A must see for train enthusiasts. Be warned though a lot of the park is outdoors so...More

Thank Sheldon T
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you grew up playing with electric trains you'll ove the West Coast Railway Museum. The Association brags that they have over 90 items of railway cars and artifacts upon a foot print of 12 acres. Also on display is the Royal Hudson steam train...More

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 19 September 2016

There was a lot more to see than we expected. In addition to the Train Locomotives and cars that have been restored, there were a great number of other that have not been restored and other that are going to be restored. The Royal Hudson...More

1  Thank Ron L
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great place to visit with families if you have time in Squamish. See the real equipment up close and get to climb through some of the cars and engines. Garden scale railway is available for rides and then go inside and see...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The Museum of trains was very interesting to see. There were lots of Engines and Trains to see. You could board most of the carriages and engines. They even have the old Station with the sitting room. In the main room they do lots of...More

Thank Jan S
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Michelle T
4 October 2017|
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Yes, Polar Express is certainly a round trip - with lots of the original movie characters to entertain (wait till you meet the conductor as he punches your golden ticket !!!), enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and sing songs... More
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Nathan C
24 September 2017|
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The Polar Express event comprises a 45 min train ride, followed by a visit to Santa's Village and all the activities in the Ice Cave ! It is a perfect experience for families, and wonderful for kids in the 2-10 year-old age... More
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Karen F
14 May 2017|
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You are welcome to join us at Day Out With Thomas by purchasing a "Park Access" pass for $20 at the will call desk on the day of the event. This pass enables you to enjoy all the other activities at the park, excepting the... More
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