Last night a fire was deliberately set at the Stanley Park miniature railway’s station. Despite the best efforts of fire crews, the structure was completely destroyed. Crews doused nearby trees to prevent the flames from spreading, but could not save the replica train station — that also doubles as Santa’s workshop during the popular Bright […]
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For years I’ve been hearing about how wonderful the train trip is from Vancouver to Seattle. 4 hours straight across the border, coastline the majority of the way, free WiFi, and no worries. I experienced the journey myself just a few days ago and aside from the early departure and a few delays with the […]
Grocery stores have had their Halloween candy out since the last week of August so I figure with autumn arriving on Friday, it’s fair to announce this year’s Stanley Park Ghost Train. Running from October 7th to 31st, the theme this year is Circus of Disaster. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Just reading about […]
This morning I set out on the Rocky Mountaineer train with a group of media traveling to Echo Valley Ranch. While the train was simply our selected mode of transport up the Fraser Canyon into the Chilcotin Cariboo region of BC, it was well-worth photographing and documenting the experience. Departing from the Rocky Mountaineer station […]
Bright Nights return to Stanley Park as thousands of twinkling lights welcome guests along with carolers, warm treats, dazzling displays and of course the miniature railway. The Stanley Park Ecology Society will be selling hot buttered popcorn and roasted pistachios as guests are welcome to explore lighted pathways, listen to carolers on the plaza, and […]
It was announced yesterday that the Pacific Central train station on Main Street will receive $5 million in federal funding for a ‘facelift’. Photo credit: DutchAstrid on Flickr Opening in 1919, it was the western terminus for the Canadian Northern Railway (now the terminus for VIA Rail) and was one of the first major structures […]