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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 Wonder

This year we attended the Christmas Polar Express Train. The whole group of our family of 11... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Louie L
Langley, Canada
Polar Express

Our family enjoyed a magical experience at the Polar Express. The kids wore their pj's and held... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Surrey, 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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
+1 604-898-9336
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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
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I wanted to love this so much. Our family of 4 (kids aged 3 and 1) went up for the 2pm ride. We got on the train- so excited, the train went forward at 10km/h, we got cookie, the train went backward 10km/h, we got...More

1  Thank FarmersWife6
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We just returned home from a magical day riding the Polar Express to the North Pole! Everything was wonderful! We really enjoyed exploring all of the things outside before boarding the train - seeing the hobo, Billy's house, listening to Christmas carollers, and checking out...More

1  Thank D_Beep
Reviewed 3 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 18 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
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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
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
26 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