Date: March 25, 2022
Location: Whistler, BC (map)
Description: If you’re looking for an easy but rewarding hike in the Whistler area that is family-friendly, I highly recommend the Train Wreck Hike. This 3km round trip hike is relatively flat, has a new suspension bridge over the Cheakamus River, and a bunch of old train boxcars that have been turned into graffiti art installations.
Our five-year-old daughter managed to hike the whole thing on her own and had a blast exploring the train wrecks. There are 7 old boxcars to find (we missed the last 2 that are farther south of the main site). The hike is doable all year round, as long as you are prepared for snow in the winter and spring.
Total Time: We spent 2 hours, which included lots of time to explore the graffitied box cars and have a snack.
Transportation: Before Whistler, take the Cheakamus Lake Road past the Whistler Interpretive Forest. There is a well-marked parking lot at the trailhead.
Pictures: Whistler Train Wreck Hike 2022