VIA Rail’s train service providing daylight travel through BC’s northern Caribou region and continuing east through the Canadian Rockies.
- Jasper National Park
- Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon and Medicine Lake
- Touring Class aboard VIA Rail from Prince George to Jasper
Day 1 — Prince George BC
Your journey begins with transfer service from airport to hotel today. Enjoy downtown with its restaurants and shopping. The Railway and Forestry museum is worth a visit too. Overnight Prince George.
Day 2 — Prince George / VIA Rail / Jasper AB
Transfer to the rail station for morning departure aboard VIA Rail’s Prince Rupert to Jasper train in Touring Class. Depart Prince George by crossing over the CNR bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world at half a mile. Continue your visual odyssey with passage through Giscome, over the Hansard Bridge, past the towns of Longworth, and Penny (pop. 20) as your journey brings you ever closer to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Watch for grizzly bears, moose and beaver. Travel on through the Rock Zone over no less than 15 bridges and a 250-metre (819 ft) tunnel. Pass Mount Robson, standing 3,954-metres (12,872 ft) and viewable for the next 10 miles as you head into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Arrival into Jasper early evening and transfer to hotel. Overnight Jasper — lunch & dinner included aboard VIA Rail.
Day 3 — Jasper AB
Your day begins with morning hotel pickup for an exploration of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy stunning views of rushing waterfalls; visit Medicine Lake & the Athabasca Viewpoint. Continue on to Maligne Canyon this afternoon and take part in a Boat Cruise to Spirit Island, one of the most photographed islands in the Canadian Rockies. Watch for bears, eagles, elk, mountain goats and lynx as you enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight Jasper.
Day 4 — Jasper AB / VIA Rail / Edmonton AB
This morning we take you south down the Icefields Parkway for an awesome view of the Canadian Rockies on the new Glacier Skywalk. Enjoy fantastic views from this brand new lookout point. Enjoy a trip up onto a glacier in one of the Icefields special Glacier vehicles designed for travel over ice and snow. At the Icefields Centre, enjoy a hot buffet lunch early this afternoon before your return to Jasper. Early evening bellman assisted transfer back to VIA Rail’s station for boarding VIA Rail’s train Canadian in Economy Class. Enjoy comfortable seating. Snacks are available for purchase, or, check with your rail attendant; if it’s not too busy you may be able to go to the dining car for a sumptuous three course meal. Your tour ends today upon arrival into Edmonton late this evening. Buffet lunch at Icefields Parkway included.
Ask about extensions and other destinations for this tour. The tour can be taken in either direction.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in hotels.
- Transportation and transfers, as described.
- Select sightseeing, activities, and admissions, as described (Seasonal Availability).
- 3 meals: 1 lunch; 1 dinner (Touring Class); 1 buffet lunch.
- Not included — any items not listed such as but not limited to Goods & Service Tax and/or Harmonized Sales Tax; meals (other than listed); baggage handling; gratuities; travel insurance; personal expenses; custom tour add-ons.