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BC's Famous Train Wreck Trail Is Online & You Can Hike It At Home

It is surprisingly immersive.
Train Wreck Trail You Can Explore BC's Famous Hike Online At Home

Go for a hike while still wearing your bathrobe, pjs, or even without pants. Our province is overflowing with breathtaking nature paths, but one of the most famous ones is in Whistler where you can find a unique feature you won't see on most trails. Instead of breaking a sweat, you can explore B.C.'s famous train wreck trail online right from the comforts of your home.

Typically, the two-kilometre adventure would take about an hour to complete. But now you can experience all the wonders in just a few clicks on your computer.

The virtual experience is super realistic and begins with you crossing a suspension bridge over the glistening blue water of the Cheakamus River.

Moving forward, you'll head into a dense forest and see the main attraction, the abandoned train cars. 

You might be wondering, how did the box cars get into the forest? The short answer is they are the result of a freight train collision in 1956

Today it is a surreal spot, as all the boxcars are covered in colourful graffiti that slowly changes over time.

Even people who have visited this spot countless times will enjoy this free look at it from a new perspective.

The reason is, you don't have to worry about tourists or locals blocking the views.

You'll be free to enjoy all the incredible artwork and even step inside some of the structures too.

What we loved is how you can go at your own pace, and zoom in to anything to get a better view. 

For an internet-based stroll, it is surprisingly immersive. You'll find yourself stopping to savour the sights for a while.

Or if you are feeling particularly lazy, you can select the "dollhouse" option on the tour and get an overview of the entire area. From there, you can quickly click to any spot to jump to that area.

They say there's nothing like the great outdoors, but this wild tour is right up there.

Virtual Train Wreck Trail

Price: Free

Why You Need To Go: Go for a hike, without leaving your house.