The Polar Express Train Ride is Back! + Ticket #Giveaway

The Polar Express Squamish
Ask any child what their favourite holiday movie and story is and chances are a lot of them will tell you “The Polar Express” and it’s easy to see why. Mixing whimsical story with a heartfelt message of love and acceptance it’s a hit with all ages – myself included! As Christmas creeps closer and closer (seriously, it’s close!) we find ourselves curled up often to watch this family favourite.

Don’t miss out on this chance to experience the magic of Christmas aboard The real Polar Express – to only one in Western Canada! Collect your golden ticket at the ticket booth and board the magical train to visit the North Pole on this 40 minute train ride. Make sure to wear your pajamas and curl up with complimentary hot chocolate and a chocolate chip cookie(just like the movie), enjoy Christmas carols, visits from special recognizable characters from the movie and get ready to meet Mr & Mrs Claus at the North Pole.

Once you disembark at the North Pole make sure to head over to decorate a gingerbread cookie, write your letter to Mr. Claus himself, stop by the Elf’s workshop to make yourself a wooden train to take home – you’ll also be able to visit the cab of the Royal Hudson 2860, take a ride on the  mini rail or view and operate a massive model railway display. This event is sure to delight not only those with a love for Christmas, but it’s a win for anyone who loves trains!

The Polar Express

Event Details:

When: November 28 & 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2015
Time: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm – additional 6:00pm train available on specific dates.
Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park, 39645 Government Road, Squamish BC
Tickets include:

  • PEX 2015 Golden ticket
  • Hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookie
  • Christmas music and carols
  • Access to the North Pole
  • Chat and pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus
  • A mini rail ride, Extra rides by donations
  • Exclusive PEX merchandise
  • 60 minute ride on the Polar Express from our Train Station to the Squamish Terminals (Squamish river meet the Howe Sound) and Back

Coach Class: $27.00 + GST
First Class: $39.00 + GST
Includes assigned seating, facing seats with a table, priority boarding and disembarking The Polar Express and a collectors mug.
Premium Train Ride: $49.00 + GST
Includes access to Saturday at 6:00pm train ride, one year membership to WCRHP, all train in first class and evening lights.
Kids 2 & under FREE sitting on parents laps

Purchase Tickets – www.wcra.org

Parking: $5.00 on site

This special event sells out, if you have preferred times or days it is best to book your tickets in advance.

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The WestCoast Railway Heritage Park has generously given us a 4 pack of tickets to giveaway to one lucky fan! Enter below. Details on prizing below widget.

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Prizing details: Open to residents of British Columbia, prize must be collected at will-call. Four (4) tickets to The Polar Express train ride for opening weekend any time except 6:00pm ride, or any weekend ride at 10:00am.

Looking for another chance to win? Head over to Enter Here Canada by November 22nd for another giveaway!

Good Luck, do YOU have your Golden Ticket?

127 Comments


  1. My favorite character is the conductor!

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  2. Tom Hanks, of course! It’s always Tom Hanks!

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  3. My fave is the Hobo on top of the train 🙂

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  4. I liked Tom Hanks as the conductor.

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  5. Great event for the kids and the price is reasonable.

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  6. I have always wanted to take the kids to this. I went wheb I was super little once. Haven’t since this would be awesome!

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  7. My favourite character from the Polar Express is the Hero Girl. 🙂

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  8. My favourite Polar Express character is the train conductor! He delivers the kids to Santa after all!

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  9. HOW COOL IS THIS! my kids are 4 and 9 and would LOVE IT! – the closest thing to a train I’ve ridden is the WEST COAST express. nothing as neat and glamorous as this! I cant rightly answer the question, as I’ve never seen the movie!

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  10. The train conductor is awesome, but of course Santa is the highlight!

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  11. My favorite character is conductor.

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  12. /the conductor of course cant have a train without one!

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  13. I loved Santa, the last scene was wonderful!

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  14. The “Spirit” is my favorite, mysterious and yet wise and there in the nick of time when you need him.

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  15. My favourite character is the conductor, of course!!

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  16. the conductor is the best!!

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  17. I’ve never seen it, so I don’t know yet 🙂

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  18. The train conductor but of course!

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  19. Love the caribou (making elk sounds)!

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  20. I’ve never actually seen the movie, so I’m not sure!

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  21. I love the conductor the best!

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  22. The children are my favourite!

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  23. My favorite character is the conductor!

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  24. My favourite character from the Movie is Santa Claus.

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  25. Favourite Character is Tom Hanks who played the
    Hero Boy / Father / Conductor / Hobo / Scrooge / Santa Claus

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  26. love the conductor in the movie and of course santa! Great prize!

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  27. I haven’t watched it yet (!!!!) But I asked my 3-1/2 year old niece and she says Santa (she’s not scared of him this year 😉 )
    What an awesome adventure!! Thanks for the chance

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  28. I love the conductor. Thanks for the chance, I would love to attend this event. 🙂

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  29. Our favorite is the conductor for sure.

    Have never gone before so thank you for the opportunity

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  30. Have never been before but the conductor seems to be the popular favourite judging by the other comments

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    1. 😉 it’s your favourite character from the movie. But yes, he’s a favourite!

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  31. The conductor, by far, is our favourite character 🙂

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  32. Tom hanks and all his characters.

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  33. Tom Hanks as the conductor, of course!!

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  34. Tom Hanks as The Conductor is my favourite character!

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  35. My favorite character is the conductor

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  36. The conductor is my favorite character!

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  37. The conductor is my favorite by far

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  38. The Conductor is my favourite. Love the mustache, haha.

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  39. the conductor still my favourite

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  40. conductor for me still

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  41. The Conductor is my favourite

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  42. Tom hanks as the conductor!!!

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  43. My favourite character is the conductor!

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  44. the conductor my favourite

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  45. Our favourite character is the conductor. 🙂

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  46. Tom Hanks as The Conductor is my favourite character

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  47. This sounds so fun but out of our price range this year

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  48. My son loves this train and his fave is the conductor!

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  49. The conductor ? this would be amazing!!!

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  50. Conductor, hero girl and hero boy, in that order.

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  51. I love the little boy (main character)

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  52. Favourite character would have to be the conductor.

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  53. I love the conductor! My son would absolutely love going and we missed out on buying tickets 🙁

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  54. my kids would love this! Would love to win tickets for sure ?

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  55. This sounds like so much fun!

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  56. My son LOVES trains. He’s 3.5 years old and would honestly love to go!

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  57. For me , my favourite is the conductor, by Tom Hanks

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  58. My favorite charactor is the conductor.

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  59. what an EPIC Christmas event!!!!

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    1. and yes, Tom Hanks as the conductor was sublime.

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  60. The Conductor, and all the characters Tom Hanks plays!

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