Saturday, April 22, 2017

Day out with Thomas–The Friendship Tour 2017

Day out with Thomas
Any Thomas the Tank Engine fans out there? I've got just the experience for you! A Day out with Thomas – the Friendship Tour 2017 is at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish from Saturday May 20th until Monday May 22nd, 2017.

Riding Thomas the Tank Engine

In 2011, when our boys were four and two years of age, we took them to experience a Day with Thomas and they LOVED it. Kai woke up early to pack our snack for the day; four red peppers and a bag of marshmallows–such sweet memories. Squamish is just over an hour away from the Lower Mainland and there are beautiful stops along the way which makes the drive enjoyable–be sure to check out Shannon Falls!

Photo with Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine Photo Opp

Upon arrival there are many activities to take part in:

  • 20 minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine (such a highlight!)
  • Photos with Thomas at the station
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt
  • Bouncy castle
  • Magician and musician performances
  • Play on Thomas train tables
  • Thomas theme mini-golf
  • Sand Castle Building
  • Thomas craft tables
  • Model Railway Display
  • Tattoo station

Many of these activities are indoors which helps if it happens to be a rainy day!

Conductor on Thomas the Tank Engine
Getting the ticket stamped by the conductor
The highlight for our kids was riding on Thomas the Tank Engine. The rides take place at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. The train ride is 25 minutes long and we spent about 2.5 hours exploring the grounds with the other activities when we were there.

Riding on Thomas the Tank Engine

Junior Engineer Certificate on Thomas the Tank Engine

The kids each received a Jr. Engineer certificate which we still have! Tickets for the Day out with Thomas–The Friendship Tour 2017 range from $25-30 and for us it was worth it for such a special experience. You can always find out more about the event on their Facebook page and buy tickets here.

One lucky Talk Nerdy to Me reader will recieve a Family of Four Pack valued at $165! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below and good luck! Contest ends on Saturday April 29th, 2017.

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{This giveaway was provided by the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish and all opinions are my own!}


  1. I know a little boy who would LOVE this!! :)

    1. Yay! So fun to see them experience a day like this!

  2. jantina gola11:48 AM

    Jack lucas!!

  3. Laura Mayer12:23 PM

    I'm sure Ethan will be one day if his uncle has any input as my brother in law loves trains!

  4. Henry would love this :)

    1. Oh, he is such a great age for Thomas the Train!

  5. Lyndene1:01 PM

    So fun! Adam (3 1/2) would be so excited!

    1. I can totally picture his excited little face there :)

  6. My three year old is a huge fan!

  7. Both boys are fans of Thomas! They have our Thomas book memorized :)

  8. Tamara B7:51 PM

    Fun! This would be a hit with our family. My kids are Thomas fans (my son just LOVES anything train-related).

  9. My youngest song is a huge Thomas fan

  10. Harvey would be over the moon to win this experience!

  11. I've entered to win for a friend of mine who has a son who LOVES trains!!

  12. I have 2 grandsons who are big Thomas fans!

  13. My youngest child is the biggest Thomas the Tank Engine fan in our family!

  14. Brittany VL7:39 AM

    All three of ours would love this! I've heard how awesome it is, I'd love to take them!

  15. Asher would love this!

  16. Alicia10:10 PM

    My kids

  17. My grandkids are huge Thomas fans.

  18. A day out with Thomas!? Little engines couldn't ask for more. Looks like so much fun :)