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Address: Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada
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The Train Wreck Hike in Whistler

Beautiful hike along forest trails by the Cheakamus river, plenty of open river views along the way and the train cars at the end, covered in graffiti, are like a surreal art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hike along forest trails by the Cheakamus river, plenty of open river views along the way and the train cars at the end, covered in graffiti, are like a surreal art exhibit in the middle of the woods. Do some research (WhistlerHiatus provides directions) before embarking on this hike - it's easy to lose the trail in a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love going to the trainwreck, it can be hard to find sometimes so best to ask on how to get there. With 7 carriages to explore and a great walk to and from the wreck, it is always an enjoyable day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train wreck hike was a great adventure, and felt much like a treasure hunt. Because the train wreck hike requires you to cross the train tracks, which is illegal, the whereabouts of the train wrecks is forbidden to talk about. Which made it all the more tempting to find. Before you go, make sure you do a bit of... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sounds like a strange attraction, but it is actually a great mixture of scenic nature walk and interesting historical site. The walk down the river was wonderful, as the river is quite wild. It is fascinating to see how far from the railroad tracks the wreck is situated and you can easily image how dramatic the derailing must have... More 

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West Kelowna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had never heard of this walk but it is well worth the time to go and see the old train cars in amongst the trees. The cars did not go off the rails here but were relocated after the crash further along the line. Take your camera as the colours of the graffiti covered cars make for great shots.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Visited the train wreck on our trip to Whitler last winter. Recommend checking this place out during winter. Great for kids of all ages, great to visit especially if snowing.

Thank Kristrand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Look for little orange ties on trees, the trail is not well marked and can be difficult to find. But amazing if you can navigate to the wreck! There is 7 total. Graffiti on every wreck is amazing art! Careful when walking on the train tracks, trains still use the tracks.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The parts of the train have been moved from their original wrecked location to clear the track and have been used for art and incorporated into a bike trail, on the edge of the river/waterfalls/rapids it's a must see just outside Whistler and Creekside.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Really interesting place. 5 old train cars from 1956 that did not jump the tracks but were placed there after they got stuck on the tracks. All have different paintings on them and mountain bikers have used them for jumps. Easy walking to the cars, just watch for trains on the tracks if you walk down the rail tracks.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Unfortunately we didn't get to see it as we ran out of time (had to catch a plane). There is no signage (at all) except for the odd painted rock and an occasional trail marker. We had been told in true Canadian style "its not far at all aye" and "its just a short walk". Unfortunately I failed to establish... More 

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