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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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A must see for fans of fallen flag railroads

I couldn’t help but read the comments in the “terrible” rate section and noticed that 99% of those... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allen C
,
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
Visitors not a priority

Tried to visit on Saturday 23rd September 2017. At the gate we were stopped by someone working for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brianpexton
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
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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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+1 604-898-9336
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn’t help but read the comments in the “terrible” rate section and noticed that 99% of those who were upset had small kids with them. Too bad they don’t realize this is an actual railroad museum and not a Thomas the Train fantasy park....More

Thank Allen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to visit on Saturday 23rd September 2017. At the gate we were stopped by someone working for a film company. Their filming had overrun and because they were 'moving some heavy equipment' the place was closed for 'safety'. We were told to come back...More

Thank brianpexton
WCRA, Social Media Manager at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Brianpexton, Sorry to hear you were not able to access our park due to filming, we encourage anyone who wants to check out our facilities to check any of our channels weather it be website, Facebook, twitter etc for updates to operating times and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an accidental find on a day trip between Vancouver and Whistler and we were so glad we spotted the sign! It's one of the best collections of engines and all-things-railway, that we've experienced. The gigantic British Columbia steam loco in the shed is...More

Thank SisPerth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a train enthusiast and like the variety of units this ambitious group of people have managed to collect. I particularly liked the mail car as it tells a history of social history, the evolution of the ways people communicated over the century, the...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It is so worth going to this beautiful museum. We went in at 10:30 am and didn't finish till the lights went out for closing time after 5. A great place to the family

Thank Tina_comfort
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Wife and myself have visited three times this year. This is a great motorcycle trip destination from either Vancouver or Whistler.What an adventure to be able to freely wander through, over and around all this historical rail rolling stock... and the Royal Hudson steam engine...More

1  Thank cliff769
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

5 star rating with the wonderful views of trains and even a train ride. Great place to send some time with the family.

2  Thank melissa_brohart
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice museum. One of the largest locomotives in the world on display along with several other train cars such as a dining and sleeping car. The building you walk through to get to some of the exhibits is an actual roundhouse that was used to...More

2  Thank Woody & Kathy L
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

Thank FLYINGBLUEDOG
Reviewed 5 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
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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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