Half way from Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish has become a main attraction by himself, one of the best spots from British Columbia, just 45 minutes away from North Vancouver and another 45 minutes to Whistler is no day one can feel bored, The best ski station from North America and close to the best city of the world, there is a lot of activities and places to go.
Is known by the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada and it has a climbing rock “The Stawamus Chief” and a mountain bike race “Test of Metal”.
The West Coast Railway Heritage Park
The largest collection of rolling stock and other railway artifacts and home of the Royal Hudson 1939, was assigned to handle the Royal Train from coast to coast, for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother).
Following the Royal tour, they designate the entire class of streamlined Hudson locomotives as “Royal”, with permission of the Royal family to wear the Royal family crown on their running boards. They have been “Royal Hudsons” ever since, the only locomotives outside of Great Britain to be permitted the Royal designation.
There is Rail Tours, a Miniature Railway in wich you can tour all the park and many other different attractions for the season.
Heritage Park Phone Number: 604-898-9336
GATES OPEN: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Web Page of the West Coast Railway Heritage Park: http://www.wcra.org/
Brackendale Eagles Watch
Each winter more than 3000 bald eagles come to the Squamish River making Brackendale a unique place in the world , you can watch them by walking along the Squamish River, by horse or by rafting.
Squamish Days Logger Sports
Happens on the BC Day weekend, five days of excitement where you can see tree climbing, axe-throwing, chopping, clowns, etc. This year Squamish Days has 2 Canadian and 5 World Championship events.
You can see more information here: http://www.squamishdays.org/
In front of the Stawamus Chief is the Totem Hall the community center of the local Squamish Nation. With a large Totem pole in front of the building which has at its top a Welcoming carving .
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