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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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Hidden Gem

My husband and I were passing through Squamish on our way to Vancouver Island. My husband (like... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Caitlin D
via mobile
great bc railway history

helpful volunteers, great for kids, foamers, families, couples. has a mini train for the kids. non... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Miami, Florida
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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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39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
+1 604-898-9336
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were passing through Squamish on our way to Vancouver Island. My husband (like many people), loves trains, so we decided to stop. We really enjoyed walking through old train cars, but the highlight was the mini-train ride. It was a lot...More

Thank Caitlin D
Reviewed 21 April 2017

helpful volunteers, great for kids, foamers, families, couples. has a mini train for the kids. non profit attraction

Thank asqwzx12
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Have been here many times with my children. It has been a a favourite through the years. Love the old House decorated In that era

Thank Tanya V
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Stopped in but because of snow they were only partly open and didn't charge but asked that you leave a donation. Have been there in Summer and it is very interesting but again because of the snow activities were limited to Round House, Gift Shop...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I'll credit this place for partially turning me into a real train buff. There is a huge collection of equipment here from many different road names. The website does not do the collection or the buildings justice as the buildings on this site are also...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This year we attended the Christmas Polar Express Train. The whole group of our family of 11 enjoyed the train ride and entertainment that was provided. Highly recommend this Christmas special.Would like to attend probably every second year.

Thank Louie L
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a magical experience at the Polar Express. The kids wore their pj's and held their golden tickets with excitement. The onboard experience left them laughing and smiling the whole time! The actors running through the cars were fun as well as the...More

Thank AllyRH
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Our family of 5 loved this!! From sitting aboard the train, to the golden train ticket, to the cookies and hot chocolate, this won my family over. The staff were all very friendly and made the experience just like the movie. At the North Pole...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We arrived in Squamish on a very snowy Saturday evening for our adventure to the North Pole with our 5 year old granddaughter. The experience was AMAZING! We were in between trains so the 'North Pole' was pretty empty when we arrived & the experience...More

Thank cb55-7678
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It took an hour to get there. Beautiful drive with scenery and it was snowing. Train behind schedule. Very little xmas decorations on it or inside. Was given a cookie right away. Had 3 actors come down aisle and made kids giggle. Train drove about...More

Thank Liz A
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Karen F
For the Day out with Thomas Event, is it possible to access the park, the facilities, the mini-train, the Imagination Station, etc. without purchasing a ticket to go on the actual Thomas train itself? My 3-yr-old last year loved everything last year except for the 20-min ride on on the actual Thomas car.
14 May 2017|
Response from KenTanner | Property representative |
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
Is their a easier way for a grandma with bad knees to get on train?just curious
7 October 2016|
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Response from WCRA | Property representative |
Hello, is this regarding polar express? We have a wheelchair lift that helps guests with disabilities overcome the stairs into the coaches
Would a 2 yr old be free?
25 September 2016|
Response from WCRA | Property representative |
Hello, 2 and over require a ticket and get their own seat. More info available on our website under "Heritage Park" then "Special Events" Thanks, Christian