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West Coast Railway Heritage Park

The West Coast Railway Heritage Park will be reopening July 1 for updates visit their website


Home of the world-famous Royal Hudson steam locomotive, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park houses the largest collection of railway rolling stock in Western Canada. Here, you’ll find more than 90 pieces of heritage railway cars and artifacts, the oldest of which are the British Columbia business car (1890) and a rare Canadian Pacific Colonist sleeping car (1905). Full steam ahead.

The 12-acre site, which represents a typical mid-20th-century railway facility and town centre, features a 3km Miniature Railway, new speeder car and big train rides, cabooses and locomotives, historical equipment at varying stages of restoration, and the only authentic Railway Post Office car in Canada. The venue is open to the public every Saturday and hosts several popular events including the Day Out With Thomas and the seasonal favourite The Polar Express.

Summer Hours

July - August
Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm

Additional Dates
Canada Day - July 1
BC Day Long Weekend - August 1 - 3
Labour Day Long Weekend - September 5 -7

Speeder Car Rides

Speeder cars were once used as motorized maintenance vehicles to transport crews to their worksites along the tracks. Hop in with your family and go for a 1km ride to the north end of the park's beautiful property to catch views of Mount Garibaldi in the distance.

Mini Rail 

Venture on your family's first train ride about the West Coast Railway Heritage Park's 3km mini-rail. In addition to the parks existing mini rail train they now also have a fully steam-powered mini rail train!

Big Train Rides

Take a ride on the Henry Pickering Open Observation car and see the south end of the parks property to the BC Rail Shops across the street. 

Please refer to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park website for up to date ticket and event information, as well as current operating hours. 

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Events

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    Day Out With Thomas

    All aboard and full steam ahead with Thomas the Tank Engine visits the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. Enjoy more than 10 attractions, including your very own ride aboard Thomas the Tank Engine himself.

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    Mystery of the Magic Pumpkin at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park

    All aboard! Head to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park for a fun-filled day exploring the pumpkin patch and visit the haunted trains for a fall adventure suitable for the whole family.

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    Polar Express

    Take a ride on everyone’s favourite Christmas train and be treated to hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas carols and stories, followed by a trip to the North Pole where a very special guest awaits.

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