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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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Nice interesting stuff to see. Could be a bit larger or more of the old stuff renovated so you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert B
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Bucknell, United Kingdom
So much fun, I felt like a kid!

This was a wonderful surprise as it far exceeded our expectations. We have a toddler who is mad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CaraMcD M
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Wicklow, Ireland
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 3 days ago

Nice interesting stuff to see. Could be a bit larger or more of the old stuff renovated so you could see more. But still intesting and well worth a visit. Wedding being laid out when we were there and ideal place to have a wedding...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful surprise as it far exceeded our expectations. We have a toddler who is mad about trains so that's why we went but turns out we both have a bit of a love for them too. There's a fantastic mini train you...More

Thank CaraMcD M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large area with lots of exhibits. Steam engines, carriages, cabooses, almost all able to be enterred. And with displays inside with explanations of how they operated, when and what era and some anecdotes and history of each. Informative in the extreme. There was even a...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This place is a little out of the way though we found it without GPS. They have lots of potential and a wonderful roundhouse. There's plenty to see for a visit of about 1 and a half hours. They have special events from time to...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

we went there on the first weekend it opened this year and getting there we were told that the main hall was closed because of a wedding and so paid a lower rate,it was very quiet as it was early season but we spent hours...More

Thank Gordon C
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

A casual afternoon can be had when meandering about and climbing on these relics of Canadian history,

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This place is amazing to view old trains and learn the history of the railroad in Squamish. A nice atmosphere for childen.More

Thank Randy M
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KenTanner, Manager at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

It is a pleasure to know our Heritage Venue provides such a great experience for both those who cherish the heritage of the railway, and the families who seek to build their children's understanding of heritage and history. Our many volunteers and staff who continuously...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

I had heard about this polar express and booked it through a bus tour. I was excited to go and put my Pajamas on and headed out. I got my golden ticket. I boarded the train and off we went. I thought we were heading...More

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

A terrific concept that falls flat on its face. The train ride just goes back and forth several times on the same small stretch of track and ends up back where you started....So you get to see the same things as before you started the...More

Thank Tony S
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KenTanner, Manager at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

We sincerely regret that your experience was not as you had expected Tony. We have had such great comments from our guests, and so many good reviews, that perhaps we need to be attentive to the concerns you raise. We are constrained by Transport Canada...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We took the 10am Polar Express ride this morning with our 3 year old daughter and it was more than we could have hoped for! We found the event to be extremely well organized and thoughtfully put together. We arrived and received our golden tickets,...More

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Michelle T
4 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
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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
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Karen F
14 May 2017|
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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
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