Ancient Haida poles, Haida Gwaii
(Daryl Benson/Masterfile photo)

Northern British Columbia


Visitors seeking to experience Northern BC's magnificent landscape should climb on board for a breathtaking journey from Prince Rupert to Jasper National Park in the Alberta Rockies.

This route, part of VIA Rail's trans-Canadian rail network, is renowned for lofty mountain peaks, totem poles and wildlife such as bears, moose, elk, and eagles.

Via Rail

The Jasper-Prince Rupert train (formerly known as the Skeena) is a two-day, 1,160-km/725-mi journey that traverses Northern BC from Prince Rupert on the Pacific coast to Jasper National Park in the Alberta Rockies, with an overnight stop in Prince George.

In a west-to-east direction, the train travels through the Coast Mountains past waterfalls, rivers and totem poles and into the lakes district of the Interior Plateau before heading into the Rockies and into Jasper. This journey is renowned for its wildlife sightings.

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The Exploration Place - Science Centre & Museum - Prince George

333 Becott Pl
Prince George, British Columbia
V2L 4V7

Our galleries showcase local heritage, First Nations, natural history, science & paleontological exhibits. Visit in the Biome Gallery with our collection of live arthropods, fish, amphibians & reptiles. Play billiards on the first table in the North. Our shortest visitors will love our dino dig pit, sternwheeler play structure & water table. The George Phillips Exhibit Gallery features travelling exhibitions that change with the seasons. Some days in the summer we are operating Canada's shortest railroad featuring our 1912 narrow gauge steam engine The Little Prince - call for dates & times.

Come stretch your legs & your brains; located along the Fraser River in beautiful Fort George Park. We can't wait to welcome you!


VIA Rail - Vancouver


VIA Rail's flagship train, the Canadian, travels through 4,500 km of some of Canada's most spectacular landscape. Operating year-round, this land cruise between Vancouver & Toronto takes 3 days & 4 nights, departing 3 times/week in each direction in peak season & 2 times/week off peak. In the Sleeper Touring class passengers enjoy a unique dining car experience, with meals freshly prepared on-board, cabins with sleeping accommodations, glass dome viewing cars & lounge areas.

Experience our new Prestige bedroom featuring a double bed, private shower, and concierge service.

On the Jasper-Prince Rupert train, you travel between Prince Rupert & Jasper discovering Northern BC's scenery, native culture & other attractions along the way. Touring class is available on select departures in peak season.

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