We are planning a trip to Whistler from Australia for Christmas 2017. Is the Polar Express worthwhile for kids aged between 2-10 years. Also, as we won't have a vehicle, what is the best way to get to Squamish from Whistler. Thank you.
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 range. Watch the movie before you come, as what you will experience replicates the characters and train ride in the movie. Plan to be here for about 2-3 hours in order to see and join in everything.
Getting to Squamish from Whistler without a car is probably best arranged through the Greyhound Bus company. They have a morning trip down and afternoon returns. Take a cab from the Squamish Bus Terminal to the West Coast Railway Park - a 2 km ride.
Hope to see you on one of the four weekends that Polar Express will be running ! Go to the WCRA website to check on train departure times and availability. Ken Tanner
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