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.
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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VIA Rail's flagship train, the Canadian, travels through 4,500 km of some of Canada's most spectacular landscape. Operating year-round, this Landcruise 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.
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 from mid-June to late Sep.