Trains

North Pole Express
All Aboard! Ride the North Pole Express and Meet Santa {Giveaway!}

Trains, Santa, hot chocolate? The North Pole Express is every child’s dream! Head to the Railway Museum of British Columbia (formerly known as the West Coast Heritage Railway) in Squamish for this must-do holiday experience. Travel aboard the North Pole Express for a 50-minute long train ride filled with cookies,
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Train Rides & Activities
Need a Train Fix? Ultimate Guide to Train Rides & Activities in Metro Vancouver

Prior to having children I didn’t realize I could experience train withdrawal. Previously I went years, if not decades, without interacting with locomotives in an up close and personal way. In an effort to placate my children, and save myself from insanity, I have sourced a multitude of train attractions
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All Aboard! It’s Time to Ride Miniature Trains at Burnaby Central Railway

Come to Confederation Park and ride the Burnaby Central Railway’s miniature trains.  For $4.50 each (kids under 3 are FREE) enjoy a 10+ minute train ride through the beautiful park.  You can also get 10 rides for $40. If you, miraculously, don’t use up your 10 rides during the year,
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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
Ride the Rails with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway

Talk about a great family adventure! Have you ridden the rails with the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway?  If not, be sure to add this outing to your summer bucket list. The fully-restored antique interurban train car departs from the Cloverdale Station and heads across South Surrey to Sullivan Station. The
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West Coast Heritage Railway Park

The West Coast Railway Association’s Heritage Railway Park portrays a typical railway facility of the mid 20th century.  You can tour authentic railway equipment in various stages of restoration, take a ride with Thomas the tank engine during the “Day Out With Thomas” , take a fun ride on the
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Bear Creek Park
Bear Creek Park Train & Mini Golf

The locomotives Eddy The Engine and Chough, take you in their coaches into the woods of Bear Creek Park, through the magical tunnel which features seasonal displays, through the forest of giant cottonwood trees, past the Bear Creek Floral Garden, over the King Creek Bridge and back to the station
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Trains at the Burnaby Central Railway with Spring Rain

We finally made it out to Confederation Park to ride trains with the Burnaby Central Railway Association. An entire month has passed since they opened on the Easter long weekend; if our boys could actually read a calendar, they would be appalled it took us so long to get there.
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Impressive Engine 374

Have you been to the train at the Roundhouse Community Centre? Somehow, despite my boys’ train-fanaticism, we had missed going. We righted that wrong today! The gleaming black Engine 374 has been beautifully restored and is maintained by the West Coast Railway Association (the folks who run the great train
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