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The Whistler Train Wreck

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #14 of 35 Attractions in Whistler
Type: Hiking Trails
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Situated behind a market of food, the path leads to a train having gone off the rails at the end of the 50s. Completely full of graffiti, cars are not more than of the carcass of metal. All the route to go is there interesting except that there should be a little more bulletin boards to find itself there because... More

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Brno
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156 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

During my Whistler one day visit there were lot of clouds and drizzle => therefore I decided to try this trail. I went with public bus 1 to the stop "Cheakamus Crossing" (also bus #2 going there; 1-3 bus services each hour). The bus journey takes about 20-25 minutes. After going out from the bus I didnt find the correct... More

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vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This hike can be a little tricky to find. Try to print out some good directions before going. Pick a nice day, wear comfy clothes and footwear and go for it. This is not a difficult hike but it is a little easy to get off track. Pardon the pun! Pick a day and time when there will be other... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What an amazing (and not easy to find) find! It was by word of mouth we sought out this unusual and eerily beautiful woodland wreck. The river that runs by it is spectacular and has glacial colours that seem out of place in summer. Worth the effort to seek it out (read the review of one of the street artists,... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's an unofficial hike (no signage) because you have to cross the CP Rail line in the forest and walk along the line for very short distances twice. Excellent directions and description at http://whistlerhiatus.com and other websites. Very popular ... we were the first ones doing it today, but we met ~20 people going in as we were coming out.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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