The new, safe route to Train Wreck is now open.
The new suspension bridge over the Cheakamus River was opened to the public on Friday, July 22, 2016. Details on an opening ceremony will be announced shortly.
A long-time favourite among hikers and mountain bikers, Train Wreck features graffiti train cars and spectacular views of Cheakamus River. The trail was built many decades ago, and in 2013 received attention as a result of people crossing CN train tracks to access it.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s new pedestrian bridge creates a safe, legal access point. The bridge connects Train Wreck to the Sea to Sky trail, which is part of the Trans Canada Trail. Associated trail connections have also been built on either side of the bridge.
The Train Wreck suspension bridge can be accessed off Jane Lakes Road in the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood at the south end of Whistler from two locations: the multi-use singletrack “Trash” trail or the double track Sea to Sky trail.
Parking is located on Jane Lakes Road
Construction work was undertaken by Axis Mountain Technical, with engineering and design work provided by Bruce Hamersley at KCB.
The total budget was $176,000, funded through the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative.