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The Whistler Train Wreck Trail

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Address: Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B1, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A long-time favourite among hikers and mountain bikers, Train Wreck...

A long-time favourite among hikers and mountain bikers, Train Wreck features graffiti train cars and spectacular views of Cheakamus River. The trail was built many decades ago. The Resort Municipality of Whistler's new pedestrian bridge creates a safe, legal access point. The bridge connects Train Wreck to the Sea to Sky trail, which is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Associated trail connections have also been built on either side of the bridge. The Train Wreck suspension bridge can be accessed off Jane Lakes Road in the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood at the south end of Whistler from two locations: the multi-use singletrack "Trash" trail or the double track Sea to Sky trail

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Easy to get there and quiet

Together with my boyfriend we went to the trainwreck trail. It was a easy walk, even with all snow and signs were clear. The suspension bridge is pretty nice and it was great to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Leiden, Nederland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Together with my boyfriend we went to the trainwreck trail. It was a easy walk, even with all snow and signs were clear. The suspension bridge is pretty nice and it was great to visit all the pieces of the train. We climbed on one and found the rails where the train had to drive befor. It looks like art... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky recently to have a private snow shoe tour of the train wreck site which was organised through the Fairmont Chateau and the organisers of their activities "Ryan's Corner". Apart from a fascinating site with a history (a derailed goods train from 1950), interesting 'graffiti as art' which decorates the carriages, the area was quiet and serene as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

With the new suspension bridge, this site os now much more accessible. There are some interesting murals and it is kind of a cool site. Almost a little too popular now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We visit Whistler a few times a year but our first hike to this great site. The history is fascinating how they dragged the train wreck 70 years ago because it was too expensive to remove. What a cool site. Hike is short though a bit steep for a short stretch before the bridge. Gorgeous suspension bridge just opened September... More 

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Thank Nina B
Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I did the old trail once and it was easy and fun, but with the new suspension bridge access. whistler made this trail awesome with an old train wreck they knew could get lifted out. 20 mins in and 30 mins of adventure looking at the local art. Must see, very cool!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The story of the train wreck trail is cool. These train cars were derailed and because of the terrain they were left there to rot because it was too difficult to get them out, and besides, they were all bent up and useless other than for scrap metal. Since then, artists have painted these train cars and mountain bikers have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great to see either in winter or summer. Make sure you are with someone that knows where they are going - particularly in winter as the snow can be quite deep. I would recommend going during the day only.

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Thank Sheridan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I did the old trail once and it was easy and fun, but with the new suspension bridge access is only 5 minutes in! Must see, very cool!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After a disappointing walk around the Lost Lake in the morning I caught the bus out of Whistler to pick up this trail. A great walk out initially along the Sea to Sky trail, and then a turn to the right along the Trash Trail. Apparently this is a bike trail, but I found it fairly easy going. The train... More 

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Thank Jess R
North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is one of those places that is amazing to visit now, but will surely become a very busy spot as news travels. It is a pretty hike or ride along a river to an old train wreck. The draw is the graffiti on the old box cars. It is colourful, creative and very Facebook-friendly. We went with 4 kids,... More 

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