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The Whistler Train Wreck

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #15 of 34 Attractions in Whistler
Type: Hiking Trails
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We checked out this short hike because it sounded unique and easy with our kids. This it was; however, the actual wreck, as is to be expected, is graffitied, but is also filthy and it is obvious people camp/sleep there (like a homeless area/bike park- weird). My 9 y.o. girls thought it was ok. Views along the river were lovely.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was an awesome surprise in the middle of the forest! Not what I was expecting at all! After a hike down the rail way tracks keep you eyes out for the train wreck on the right hand side of the tracks it easy to miss! But once you find them you will be blown away by the artwork painted... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Some brilliant graffiti murals. And the eerie contrast of nature to these hulking, rusting wrecks is spell-biding.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a great family hike - took us an hour and a half there and back at a very leisurely pace. The trail could be marked a bit better and it does run adjacent to the tracks in a couple of places but overall easy to follow and the beautiful grafitti-covered train cars at the end of the journey... More

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Whistler, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hi, just to let everyone know that it is officially not legal to hike or walk on the BC Rail train tracks on the way to the train wreck site. Its also a bit scary if you are on the edge of the tracks when a train goes by. BC Rail will and does issue tickets ($$$$) to anyone found... More

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Port Moody, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There might be a trail in the forest, but we couldn't find it even with the official instructions and ended up (together with tens of other hikers) walking a long stretch along the train tracks. Some nice views, interesting bike park on the train wrecks but overall not a very interesting hike. The kids loved looking for Quartz rocks, which... More

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Brit in Washington state
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice easy going hike through the woods. Start out behind olives store (good coffee). Go straight at the trail NOT right. Trail markings are a bit hard to spot in places but turn into the woods again when you see concrete that has colorful graffiti on it and then each time you pop out on the train track walk up... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As one can only travel by this train from Vancouver up to Whistler in the summer this trip is a must and much better way than by car in my opinion, sit back, there is food on board ,relax and watch the scenery go by, wonderful way to arrive in Whistler

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Bergie44
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was a nice hike thru the woods. The train cars, the raging river and don't forget to stop at the Whistler Brewing Company for a post hike pint!

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a unique trail to see a train wreck.Just be on the lookout for 2 big blue rocks at the start of the trail,otherwise you may get off the trail.Easy hike even for older persons.Well worth the walk!

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