June 17, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
McBride, Art Galleries & Artists
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Nestled in the heart of the Robson Valley is a little community called McBride. It is a beautiful area surrounded by many mountains on all sides, with an abundance of outdoor adventure activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you drive or decide to take the Via Rail train to the stop at the Heritage Train Station from either Jasper or Edmonton, it is a great place to stop. The Heritage Train station is a wonderful little rustic train station with the Whistle Stop Gallery and The Beanery coffee shop to share the building.
Surrounded by parks and playground equipment, this train stop is the perfect place to stop and visit as a family. The Whistle Stop Gallery is an amazing little gallery, full of work from many local and area artists. It is easy to spend quite a bit a time here relaxing and looking at all of the wonderful artwork; and if you so choose to, you are able to purchase some of it to take home with you.
The Beanery coffee shop is a nice little quaint cafe with many great options for coffee, treats, homestyle meals, and various other hot and cool beverages. Whether you are just passing through or choose to stay and explore the adventures in the region, the Heritage Train Staion, Whistle Stop Gallery, and the Beanery are three perfect places to stop and visit while you are in McBride.