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The Pacific Central Station

Yaletown & False Creek North
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Address: Pacific Central Station 1150 Station St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 4C7, Canada
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The main train station in Vancouver

This station is used by Amtrak and the Canadian transcontinental trains. There is also a bus station for intercity transportation. This is large station with plenty of seats... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This station is used by Amtrak and the Canadian transcontinental trains. There is also a bus station for intercity transportation. This is large station with plenty of seats, restaurants and clean restrooms. Trains arriving from the United States clear Canadian Customs here. Trains leaving for the United States passengers must clear United States Customs and Immigration. The station is one... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mid-size station serves the Amtrak Casades train between Canada and the United States, Via Rail and the Greyhound and Pacific Coach lines. We arrived here around noon on a weekday via the Cascades from Seattle and were impressed with the efficient handling of passengers by Canadian customs and immigration staff. The line moved quite quickly and we immediately entered... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our supposed ride home via Amtrak Cascades Train was not to be. The engine wouldn't start (generator issues). After sitting in the train for over an hour, shaking from no heat, w/out lights, the Engineer told us we had best de-bark & go back thru Customs because the agents "had to close" and we'd be stuck there overnight if we... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Pacific Central Station (formerly the CN Railroad Depot) is where Amtrack trains arrive from South of the border, Via Rail trains arrive from the east and where Pacific Coach Lines depart and arrive from all directions. Like many rail stations, they reference travel style of the past; Pacific Central station, built in 1911, in Baux-Arts style still shows off exterior... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Walking inside this historic building will take you back in time to the era of elegance. It is the starting point for all sorts of journeys including those on Via rail, Amtrak, Greyhound and Pacific Coach bus lines. I would have liked to post some pictures but was told by security that I couldn't take any inside the building.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went on the Vancouver to Seattle train ride as I accidentally didn’t realize that my cruise started in Seattle not Vancouver. Was a brutal time to get up. 5am for a 6.30am departure!! I got there an hour early and that seemed ok, not sure how it would be in the height of the season. Trip was ok, it’s well... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We caught the 6am train from Vancouver to Seattle, when we arrived there was already a line for the train but they were quick about getting people along. The station was nothing special, it was clean, well set out and it had an A & W if you couldn't wait till you were on the train to get some breakfast.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It's pretty central with the Main Street skytram right across. Waiting area has a slow wifi but it's better in the A&W cafe.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a grand building and where you take the bus to the us or Kelowna or interior or the train to Banff etc. its easy to get to and connected to the sky train so its easy to get around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had no problem with the rail service very clean and ran all the time so we did not have to wait. yje only problem we had to buy tickets they had machines and it did not want to take our debit cards and some of our credit cards.

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