Whistler Train Wreck

June 28, 2018

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Urban art meets natural beauty! The popular Whistler Train Wreck is tucked away in an old-growth forest just south of Function Junction in the resort town of Whistler, British Columbia. A short walk along the Sea to Sky trail takes you to a new suspension bridge which spans the Cheakamus River and delivers you to this site with 7 mangled box cars covered with graffiti. Back in 1956, a train loaded with lumber was traveling too fast around a curve and came off the rails. The box cars were later moved from the track and left among the trees. Since then, graffiti artists have left their mark both inside and outside and created stunning murals and other artwork. The site is also popular among mountain bikers, and there’s an array of wooden ramps and bridges around the box cars. This is a pleasant, easy hike through tall trees and amazing views of the Cheakamus River. For a unique blend of art and nature, check out the Whistler Train Wreck.