Vancouver Area Attractions for Train Buffs of All Ages

A train at the Railway Museum of British Columbia

Photo: Tourism Squamish/West Coast Railway Heritage Park

As the terminus of the first railway across Canada, Vancouver wouldn’t be the city it is today without trains. Today the city is home to several railway attractions that will appeal to train buffs of all ages.

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Vancouver Area Attractions for Train Buffs of All Ages

On the Train: Vancouver to Seattle & Beyond on the Amtrak Cascades Train

On board the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Seattle; Photo © KC  Lynch

On board the Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Seattle; Photo © KC Lynch

If you’re looking for a weekend mini-break, or a way to combine a trip to Vancouver with a trip to the U.S., why not hop on the scenic Amtrak Cascades train and head to Seattle for a few days? The train takes about four hours to make the journey from Vancouver to Seattle and the whole trip is lovely: Gorgeous views of the Pacific Northwest coast, perfect in any weather. (I actually find it more romantic when it’s grey and moody.)

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On the Train: Vancouver to Seattle & Beyond on the Amtrak Cascades Train