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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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With the selection of exhibits this should have been a wonderful museum. Descriptions of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Englefield Green, United Kingdom
well presented

A well presented musium, with lots of information and helpful staff. A walk round the yard with... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
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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 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
+1 604-898-9336
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

With the selection of exhibits this should have been a wonderful museum. Descriptions of exhibits were of poor quality, if not non-existant. The whole place needed a good going over and a tidy up. Such a shame as the exhibits themselves are exceptional. I just...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

A well presented musium, with lots of information and helpful staff. A walk round the yard with plenty of up-close access to locos and rolling stock and biuldings.

Thank alyukon
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A really interesting museum to spend a couple of hours, especially if you like trains. I think full price entry is a bit expensive for what they have but for Canada's 150th birthday, entry is half price which made it good value. The social history...More

Thank Brandon A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were there right when they opened, and a tour bus drove right in - but there is so much to see, things are spread out. You can walk through many of the cars there. The roundhouse has many engines to see, and a very...More

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Lots of train cars, lots of Canadian history as well - the park is maintained by people who worked on trains and love them. There's a mini-train that one can take around the park (great for kids!) and many train cars to explore - including...More

Thank outdoors_enthusiast
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A touch expensive if you many children but otherwise FUN! FUN! for the whole family. History and a train ride!

Thank Tripadviser15
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Off the beat and track (pardon my pun) is a collection of old steamers to modern time trains. They are well kept and enjoyable for all to view inside and out. They even have a small train (like in Stanley Park) that will take you...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The West Coast Railway is a great break from the more commercial tourist stops (and gorgeous scenery) on the Vancouver – Whistler tourist route. With lots of real train cars to explore, plus the down-home energy and care of enthusiastic railroad buffs (volunteers supported by...More

Thank catlover038
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Take into account, I love trains! The place isn't perfect, but they had so many cool pieces of historic trains. The staff were really nice, and we got a kick out of the mini train. Maybe not as polished as the one in Revelstoke, but...More

Thank _ryansrockets
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We have the best time ever when Thomas the Train comes to the WC Railway Heritage Park. The staff are so friendly and helpful AND FUN. Kept us busy for 4 hours, good food, lots of interesting attractions. Day out with Thomas.

Thank Adelaide A
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Michelle T
3 October 2017|
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Response from KenTanner | Property representative |
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
Nathan C
24 September 2017|
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Response from KenTanner | Property representative |
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
Karen F
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