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West Coast Railway Heritage Park

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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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39645 Government Road, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0B6, Canada
+1 604-898-9336
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

It’s relatively small place, but has quite few good wagons and engines. They’ve used to be part of Canadian Railway system. The park includes the curved style garage with original railway turntable. There is an exposition inside the building. It's definitely place for train lovers....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Year 4 and the kids still love it! Pull on your pj's, visit a dedicated group of volunteers, ride a real train...and so much more!! In 2018 they really improved food and washroom services. Santa and Mrs Clause were amazing and they still have the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This was a one-time experience for our family - wouldn't go again but glad we got to see it. As there were 9 of us, we could not afford to buy first-class tickets. We each got our golden tickets as a keep-sake and we got...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LoriC1538
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We had a wonderful experience on the Polar Express. We enjoyed the characters, the sing-a-longs, delicious hot chocolate and cookies! After the ride, we were at the North Pole where we rode on the mini-train headed by Santa and Mrs Claus then took pictures with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sightsee492265
Reviewed 12 December 2018

It was planned at a whim, taking my 6 years old son to the Polar Express this last weekend. I've heard from other parents Thomas the Train was a major summer attraction, and thought it may be a good experience for him, though I was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank elikoleva
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Extremely short back and forth ride after leaving 20 minutes late, even the kids 7 and 4 were disappointed and asking if that was it when we pulled back in. After our $300+ experience we found out from alot of other friends who had done...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gary e
Reviewed 4 December 2018

had the best time ever with the family on the Polar Express! loved the 'characters', and the cookies and hot chocolate were a big hit with the kids! We got to all sit together and the older train cars were part of the whole experience!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Allan B
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Seriously, after not contacting anybody that there was a derailment or giving any attempt to let people know, being told after driving hours in rainy weather ONCE WE ARRIVED, that we're out of luck and that we will get to go another day is unacceptable....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JoshandAllie
KenTanner, Public Relations Manager at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Hi Josh, We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered over the past weekend during your efforts to attend our Polar Express event. We value your time and money and hope you can accept our apology for not reaching out to you sooner. At the...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We are on the train right now. I am so grateful to the staff I had to do a review immediately. We drove all the way here from mission only to realize at the ticket stand we were supposed to be on an earlier train....More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Al A
KenTanner, Public Relations Manager at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

You are most welcome. It was our pleasure having you attend Polar Express with your family. We love to help out, and are so grateful for your support and kind words!

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We recently had our wedding here at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park and I could not be more grateful that we did. The staff, the venue itself were just a dream and everything we could have hoped. We didn't get to have a tasting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Liz B
KenTanner, Public Relations Manager at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Thanks for choosing to have your special day with us! We appreciate your words of support and we are working hard at incorporating advanced catering tastings this year. We look forward to having you back one day to reminisce your wonderful Wedding day experience.

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16 December 2018|
Response from timothy_loh | Reviewed this property |
If you bought the tickets online, unlikely. However, better to just go there and get the tickets since there are not that many visitors anyway and not likely to be crowded.
12 June 2018|
Response from WestCoastRailway | Property representative |
Thank you for asking about our admissions information for the West Coast Railway Association. The terms of use of the Trip Advisor website do not permit us to post web links as you have requested. I might ask that you... More
Michelle T
4 October 2017|
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Response from WestCoastRailway | 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