Ride the Polar Express 2019Do you have your golden ticket? The magical Polar Express once again returns to the West Coast Railway Park in Squamish. This must-do holiday tradition is the only Polar Express event in Western Canada.

Travel aboard the Polar Express’ 50-minute long train ride while enjoying cookies, hot chocolate and Christmas carolling. There are 4 (and sometimes 5) departures per day. After your train ride, be sure to visit the North Pole inside the West Coast Railway Association’s giant Roundhouse. Children will meet Santa and Mrs Claus, ride the mini train, build toys, and take part in other Christmas-themed activities.

If you’ve seen the beloved holiday movie, you know the kids on the train wear pjs. While pjs aren’t required, they sure are encouraged! Help your child experience the magic of the Polar Express – and give them a good chuckle – by wearing pjs yourself.

Tickets are on sale now! The Polar Express is an incredibly popular event and tickets sell out quickly. You can purchase your Polar Express tickets online.

Important information for your visit to the Polar Express:

  1. arrive 30-45 minutes before your scheduled departure
  2. remember cash as parking is $5 per vehicle
  3. ensure you have appropriate tires to travel on the Sea to Sky Highway (find out the regulations here)
  4. for those families looking for a sensory-friendly Polar Express experience, please book tickets on the November 24th 10am train

Ride the Polar Express:

When: November 23, 24 & 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2019
Time: 10am, noon, 2pm, or 4pm (there is also a 6pm train every Saturday)
Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Address: From Vancouver it is about an hour drive north on Highway 99 along the spectacular Howe Sound to Squamish. Go approximately 2km past the McDonald’s stop until you come to Industrial Way. There is a traffic light at the intersection. Turn left and go to the stop sign at Queens Way. Turn right and follow the signs. After the BC Rail tracks, you will see the entrance sign on the right (the parking lot is on the left).
Website: wcra.org