Ride the Scenic Train to Whistler 

Information About Riding the Train to Whistler from Vancouver, BC

Whistler Train

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 17, 2023

As of 2015 the train from Vancouver to Whistler has been suspended.

For a nice way to relax and enjoy the scenic journey from Vancouver to Whistler, consider the new Whistler train called the Mountaineer!  The highway to Whistler is a windy and at times narrow road to drive on. So a safe and great way to travel from Vancouver to Whistler is by train. And the Whistler Mountaineer has quickly become one of the best daytrips from Vancouver.

If you don't have the time or money for a full rail tour of the Canadian Rockies, this is a good option. For sightseeing, you'll see the rugged Pacific Coast mountains, fjord-like inlets and bays, waterfalls, and maybe even some Canadian wildlife such as eagles, seals, mountain lions and bears!

Here's some details about the Vancouver to Whistler train journey on the Whistler Mountaineer

Scenic Train to Whistler: Info

Time: 3 hours each way

Distance: 115 km

Where does it depart from: North Vancouver Rail Depot (distance from downtown Vancouver: about 30 minutes by car/taxi. Downtown Vancouver hotel pick-ups are available)

Where does it arrive: Whistler Rail Station, on Lake Placid Drive, Whistler Creekside.

What do you see along the way? Scenic views of Capilano River, West Vancouver, Horseshoe Bay, Howe Sound, Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Cheakamus Canyon.

How much does it cost: regular Coast Classic fare is $129 one way and $219 return. Glacier glass-domed cars: $329 return.

Meals: While there is no dinner served on the train, the mountaineer has a light meal service in Coast Classic. The Glacier Domed cars serve a hot breakfast on the way up to Whistler in the morning, and sandwiches on the trip back to the city.

How do I get tickets: Best Deals on The Rocky Mountaineer Train or order tickets by phone 604-606-7245, or on the web at rockymountaineer.com.

Disclaimer - Please Note: This page is a general guide only - It is NOT the official Rocky Mountaineer website. Train schedules, fares and services are subject to frequent change. Vancouver Travel Tips.com accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information. Please consult rockymountaineer.com before starting any travel.

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