All Aboard Train Lovers!
Have a little (or big … we’re looking at you dad!) train lover in the family? Here are some great local places where you can take a ride on a miniature train, or explore a classic locomotive. All aboard!
Bear Creek Park Train
Take a ride on Eddy the Engine Train at this popular Surrey park. A scenic ten-minute train ride through tunnels, a natural forest, and the Bear Creek Gardens.
13700 88 Ave, Surrey, (604) 501-1232
Engine 784 at the Roundhouse Community Centre
The refurbished engine is housed at the historic railway roundhouse in Yaletown. This engine pulled the first passenger train into Vancouver in 1887. Free admission daily.
181 Roundhouse Mews Davie & Pacific, Vancouver, (604) 713-1800
West Coast Railway Heritage Park
An open air railway park, located in Squamish featuring “huge trains!. Location of the wildly popular annual Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine celebration in May.
39645 Government Rd, Squamish, (604) 898-9336
Burnaby Central Railway
Seasonal riding train at Confederation Park in North Burnaby. Delightful miniature, volunteer-operated railway open on weekends and statutory holidays from April-Thanksgiving. PS: Check out the seriously awesome playground across the street afterwards!
120 North Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, (604) 291-0922
Stanley Park Miniature Train
One of Stanley Park’s most popular family attractions. A two kilometer, forested train ride through beautiful Stanley Park. Themed rides during the holidays, including the Easter Train, the Ghost Train at Halloween, and Bright Nights Train at Christmas.
Stanley Park, Vancouver
Image credits: Top/Featured – Burnaby Central Railway & Roundhouse.ca
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wHen I was a little tyke growing up in Winnipeg, my father bought me an electric train for Christmas. I was very excited as I loved trains. however, the kicker was that he played all day with my train and Isimply watched. not happy child… never forget that Christmas.!,,