Last updated on March 31st, 2020 at 04:08 pm

Originally published August 9, 2016 and updated May 25, 2018.

My family absolutely loves Vancouver, but I’ve never really explored the surrounding area. When I heard about the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, BC I knew this would be the ultimate destination for my train-enthusiast toddler. When I looked for other Squamish things to do in the area, I saw that we’d also be passing by the Sea to Sky Gondola. It looked amazing and picturesque. I figured we could manage two major tourist attractions before my toddler would need his nap.

Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 09:15 pm

We Love Trains

My toddler has a deep appreciation for trains. We’ve been fortunate to be able to explore opportunities to go on train rides here in the Pacific Northwest. Not only have I learned more than I ever thought I’d know about trains, but it’s been a fun learning experience for the whole family. This past summer, we got to experience the West Coast Railway Heritage Park up in Squamish, BC (just North of Vancouver, BC.) This was the coolest train museum we’d ever been to! When I heard they had a Polar Express train event, I was instantly intrigued and determined to head back up for it. I’m so glad we did!

Last updated on March 14th, 2018 at 09:24 pm

My toddler Owen is obsessed with all types of vehicles. He likes to read about them, watch YouTube videos of them, and most of all he’d like to sit on them. Almost on a daily basis, he asks if we are going to sit down on a train today. I realized that in Seattle, we have several local train options and we could easily make a train excursion. So, we grabbed some friends and we decided to have a morning of Link Light Rail trains and then do lunch.