It’s been several years since we first visited The Polar Express in Squamish when Evie was little. This winter we knew that a trip back was a must. We made so many special memories that day, we cannot wait for both of our girls to get to go. Addie will be about the same age Evie was in these photos. We may need to find that outfit and have her wear it.
If you do not have The Polar Express book in your collection yet, get it, and read it with your little ones. It’s a great way to spark their interest. Then, have a family movie night and watch the movie. All of this helps create excitement towards going on The Polar Express in Squamish.
This is an event that you definitely want to purchase tickets for online and be sure to do so as soon as possible. It sells out every year. There are two different ticket levels, coach, and first class. With the first class tickets, guests get to keep a commemorative mug. The highlight of our first visit is still the performers who brought the whole experience together. You’ll have your ticket stamped and be singing along to the hot chocolate song.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO ON THE POLAR EXPRESS?
When: Starting November 25 and going until December 17, 2017. Please visit their site to find what ride times are available.
Where: The West Coast Railway Heritage Park – 39645 Government Road Squamish, B.C.
Parking: There is parking available near the site, cost is $5 cash only
Coach – $35 + tax, golden ticket, hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookie, access to the North Pole, chat and Pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, a mini rail ride (extra rides by donation), and a 50 minute ride on the Polar Express from our Train Station to the Squamish Terminals (Squamish Estuary) and back.
First Class – $52.50 + tax, golden ticket, hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookie, access to the North Pole, chat and Pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, a mini rail ride (extra rides by donation), and a 50 minute ride on the Polar Express from our Train Station to the Squamish Terminals (Squamish Estuary) and back, assigned seat on the train, and a collector’s mug.
Important Information: Please note that there are no washrooms available on the train, be sure to visit the washroom inside of the heritage park before going on the train. Arrive 45 minutes early, before your departure time. This allows you time to get your golden tickets and find where you need to go for boarding. Keep an eye out for the conductor. Don’t forget to check out everything inside the heritage park that is also available to guests.
– GIVEAWAY –
The Westcoast Railway Association has very kindly provided the opportunity for one follower of Discovering Parenthood to go on The Polar Express themselves! This contest is open to residents of British Columbia only. The winner will receive 4 coach tickets to the 10 am train ride on November 25th, 2017.
Be sure head over to our Facebook Page for Discovering Parenthood and find the contest for The Polar Express to enter the giveaway!
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Disclosure: We have partnered with West Coast Railway Heritage Park to bring you this information and to provide a giveaway that is being run on our Facebook page. The photos shared in this post are from our visit to the back in 2014.