The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, Whistler

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Take an interesting hike at The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, a route based around a mysterious derailed train crash thought to have occurred in the 1950s. Over the ensuing years, it was turned into an artful walking spot by the local community. The trail is typified by attractive verdant scenery and interesting, vibrant graffiti on the train cars. You'll find an excellent bike trail around the wreck trail, so bring your wheels if you’d prefer to see the route this way. The whole path is about 3 km (1.8 mi) and begins with views over Cheakamus River. Plan to see The Whistler Train Wreck Trail and other attractions that appeal to you using our Whistler trip website .
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  • My wife and I enjoyed this hike. The only problem was trying to find where it is and where to start. Once we did find it, it was an enjoyable and easy hike. Nice scenery with small suspension bridge. ...  more »
  • The scenery was beautiful and the train wreck provided a lot of interesting history on the area. My wife accidentally found GeoCache which was really neat.  more »
  • Before the muni built a trail and bridge to the site, it was a bit of an adventure getting to this cool little spot from the Function parking lot. Now, with the well marked trail and fancy bridge it's...  more »

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Whistler caters to guests with a wide selection of accommodations, although budget travelers might struggle to find more affordable options. If you visit Whistler during the ski season, stay in the southern section of town, closest to the main ski lifts. You can also beat the crowds of the town proper and stay farther south in Whistler Creek, where the shores of Alta Lake meet the Creekside gondola. It's worth booking early no matter what time of year you visit, as the town can get incredibly busy even during summer.
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