Among the trees and alongside the roaring Cheakamus River explorers will find an unexpected art gallery. Local graffiti artists have used the mangled wreckage of an old train car as a canvas, creating a unique Whistler art experience deep in the woods.
In summer of 2016 this area has been connected to the Sea to Sky Trail, making it accessible to hikers, bikers, and other trail users – previous to this it was illegally accessed by walking on the railway tracks (not ideal). Check out this link for a map of how to get there.
Did You Know?
The south-bound train derailed in 1956, traveling just a touch to fast on track that was undergoing repair. A local logging company owned by the Valleau family dragged the cars off the tracks and into the forest where you can find them today. This solves the mystery as to why there’s no damage to the surrounding trees. For more information on this story visit the Whistler Museum website.
If you’re an adventurous trail runner or mountain biker, consider taking the Trash Trail to get to the wreck. Don’t forget your camera!