West Coast Heritage Railway Park Squamish
Where is it at?
West Coast Heritage Railway Park
39645 Government Rd
Where are we going today?
Who's ready to CHOO CHOO Choose a great family day out in Canada? You are? Great! Then why not CHOO choose the West Coast Heritage Railway Park in Squamish where you have 12 acres of railway fun!
Opened back in 1994, this family friendly experience lets you have a locomotive experience whilst surrounded by cotton woods and cedars. Nice to be out in nature too!
Now, you can see the second largest railway collection in the whole of Canada, and enjoy tours of their vintage locomotives in various stages of restoration. Some of them are as old as the late 1890s!
There are around 90 pieces of heritage railway rolling stock within the collection, in addition to a significant collection of amazing railway related items.
Train travel is such an important part of Canadian history, that here you can really see how it has developed, and really served a number of train journeys across the country.
Of course, when you're in the West Coast Heritage Railway Park, you might be wanting to have a ride on an actual train!
They do have tours available around the locomotives, but they also have fun experiences such as the Polar Express tours, where kids can ride a train for real! They also have a mini rail which is open seasonally.
Train fun, historic fun, and kids fun is all waiting at the West Coast Heritage Railway Park in Canada - you know you want to choo choo choose it for your next family day out!
How much does it cost?
- Children$5 (ages 2 to 9)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
10am - 4pm (fall & winter) / 9am - 5pm (summer & spring)
All year round.
There are a number of learning opportunities that work well with school curriculums, including history, science and technology.
There are plenty of places to eat in the area before you visit that you can fill those train loving tummies!.
It never hurts to carry bottled water around with you for the day so you stay hydrated. .
Any Top Tips?
Keep an eye out on their events calendar as they have events across the year!.
Doing our bit
They have designed the park for the whole family to have fun, and set it among some pretty awesome scenery in the country! .
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they will be able to accommodate you .
Can I get one of those?
Can you have a fun train ride? Yes you can! .
The mini rail rides are an extra $5 on top of admission.
What people are saying?
by Kerry Osmond
Enjoyed the little train ride with 6 yr old grandson. We were very disappointed by the small train displays. At least on the weekends have them running for display purpose. After spending $40 plus $15 for the train ride for the 3 of us, one would expect more to see. Would we go back there? NO- It isn't worth the total plus tax $57. At least include the train ride for the overpriced attraction.
by Kym Radbourne
Always a hit with our boys.
by A Google User