Whistler Train Wreck

This abandoned and graffitied train wreck by the Cheakamus River is a mesmerising sight and fun bike trail

Back in 1956 a cross-Canada freight train derailed by the Cheakamus River, and that’s where the carriages remain today, empty shells covered from head to toe in ever-changing graffiti from local artists and creatives.

And the result is quite spectacular! These monstrous pieces of iron are spread through the woods like a sleeping giant, dormant long enough for the vegetation to grow through and around them, so much so they’ve become a part of the forest. Ramps and boxes have been setup for mountain bikers to ride these carriages, making for one of the more obscure bike trails in the area!

Most visit to walk amongst the carriages and enjoy the colourful graffiti, and it’s certainly worth a visit if you’re in the area, and not just because they make for some great Insta shots! This is an easy trail with just one short steep section by the newly erected suspension bridge, meandering through the lush forest by Function Junction, a few miles south of Whistler village.

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