Polar Express 2018 - Ride to the North Pole
Polar Express Ride to the North Pole 2018
Dec 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM
West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Squamish, BC

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Live the experience aboard a 50 minute The Polar Express™ train ride, head over to The North Pole to visit Santa, build toys, ride the mini-rail and much more! Fun for all ages, make sure to wear your PJ’s! Parking available $5 per car, winter tires now required on the highway.
Polar Express Ride to the North Pole 2018 | 2:00 PM
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Purchase online at WCRA.ORG or via telephone - (604) 229-1103. Phone lines are open Monday to Saturday 7 AM-3PM and Sunday 11-3. . *fee might apply

For more information or if you are experiencing issues please email or Call 604 898-9336 7 days a week 10-4 if you reach our voicemail please leave a msg.

- Saturday, November 24: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM
- Sunday, November 25: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM
- Saturday, December 01: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM
- Sunday, December 02: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM
- Saturday, December 08: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM
- Sunday, December 09: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM
- Saturday, December 15: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM
- Sunday, December 16: 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

What does a ticket includes?

Candy Cane Class $35.00 + GST Includes:
- PEX 2018 Golden ticket
- Round trip on the Polar Express to the Squamish Estuary & Return
- Hot chocolate and cookie
- Candy Cane for each Child
- Christmas music and carols
- Access to the North Pole
- Chat and pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus
- Mini Rail Ride around the North Pole - extra rides by donation

First Class $52.50 + GST Includes: all the above plus
- A Polar Express collector’s mug (replaces the candy cane)
- Assigned seating
- Facing seats with a table
- First to board and first to disembark the Polar Express

Premium train Ride $59.00 + GST. Saturdays at 6 pm Includes: all the above
Entire train is first class and the entire ride is a Night Time ride as in the movie

How to book?

Online at or via phone - (604) 229-1103. Phone lines are open Monday to Saturday 7 AM-3PM and Sunday 11-3. . *fee might apply

Where do I Park my car?
Parking will be across the street in the parking lots by the train tracks of the BCR property. There will be parking attendants to assist in the layout of vehicle placement. Parking fee is $5.00 per car. Anyone needing special assistance/drop off procedures can access the drop off circle just outside the main gate of the Heritage Park.

How long is the train ride?
50min, the departure is from our Train station at the Heritage Park to the Squamish Estuary and back.

How far of a walk is it from the parking lot to the Polar Express?
It is about 0.3km from the parking area to the front gate of the Heritage Park. It is another 0.4km from the front gate to the Mac Norris Station house where you will pick up your tickets and Board the Polar Express. You may encounter snow, ice and PUDDLES on the ground during your travels. Please wear appropriate footwear as the weather may be inclement.

What time should I arrive to catch my train?
Patrons should arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to departure time. So they can pick up their tickets and board the train before departure.

Can I visit the North Pole before my departure on the Polar Express?
Please no, as we want you to experience the movie, it is strongly encouraged to ride the train before entering the North Pole.

Can I wear my PJs?
Absolutely, we encourage it. Again, just like the movie, PJs are welcomed and encouraged for the WHOLE family.

Are there washrooms onboard the Polar Express?
Yes there will be at least one emergency washroom available on board for all 300 passengers. We therefore encourage all guests to use the washroom prior to boarding the Polar Express.

Do kids pay full price on the Polar Express?
Yes there children who have reached their 2nd birthday are full price.
Under the age of two will occupy a parents lap and do not receive mug or cookie.

Am I guaranteed a seat together with my family?
Though our conductors do our their very best to have room for everyone to sit together, If you have purchased a Candy Class ticket, there is no assigned seating and seats are filled on a first come first serve basis. IF sitting with your family is important to you, may I suggest purchasing a First Class ticket that comes with assigned seating to ensure you and your family get seats together.

Can we see Mr. and Mrs. Claus?
Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be in the North Pole from 9am-6pm daily * Sat till 730pm. There will be an area to line up and meet them. We encourage families to bring their own cameras to capture the special moment.
How many trips on the mini rail does my ticket get me?
All tickets on the Polar Express include one (1) ride on the special mini rail ride located inside the North Pole. Additional rides on the mini rail by donations inside the North Pole.

Can I buy the First Class mug if I rode in Candy Class?
Yes, we have a limited amount of First Class mugs available for sale. There may be some closer to the actual event. Please check with the Gift Shop after your train ride.

Thank you for supporting the WCRHP, a non-profit organization. See you here!
Candy Cane Class
First Class
Priority Coach