For more family-friendly fun, Squamish is
home to the West Coast Railway Heritage
Park, featuring vintage and restored rail cars
and the historic Royal Hudson locomotive.
From Nov. 24 to Dec. 16, families can take a
ride on the Polar Express, an hour-long train
ride modeled after the popular Christmas
movie — complete with hot chocolate,
Christmas carols, story time and a visit to
the North Pole Workshop and Gingerbread
Village. Visit wcra.org.
Eleven kilometres south of Squamish in
Britannia Beach is the Britannia Mine
Museum, where you can pan for gold
or take a trip on an underground mine
train on the site of what was once the
most productive copper mine in the
Located north of Squamish, Brackendale
is billed as the “Winter Home of the Bald
Eagle.” From late November to March,
hundreds (sometimes thousands) of the
majestic birds descend on Brackendale to
dine on the abundant salmon that spawn in
the Cheakamus and Squamish river systems.
You can book an eagle-viewing float trip
or visit the dike across from Brackendale
Eagles Provincial Park. There, you can see
eagles up close by telescope and chat with
the interpretive guides stationed there on
busy days to offer information about the
eagles’ feeding habits and migration routes.
The Adventure Centre has information
about all Squamish has to offer.