Skeena Train

& Icefields Parkway

Ride the rails on VIA Rail’s Skeena Train.  Travelling from Prince George to Jasper “via” rail gives you a unique, fun and inspiring journey through areas steeped in natural and cultural wonders.

Winding its way through the Yellowhead Pass and along the wielding Skeena River, you will be treated to some of BC’s most spectacular views paired with the Icefields Parkway, a visually spectacular drive, a beautiful Lake cruise, Banff National Park and more.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 – WILLIAMS LAKE, BC

Follow much of the historic Cariboo Wagon Road and the Gold Rush Trail of the 1860’s before arriving in Williams Lake.

DAY 2 – PRINCE GEORGE, BC

Get a firsthand glimpse of Prince George’s rich history during a visit to the Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum. Relive the era when the railway was the region’s lifeline and forestry was fast becoming BC’s future.

EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS

In 1883, three railway workers stumbled upon a cave full of hot mineral springs water.  Little did they know that they were helping create Canada’s first national park – the Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park is an image recognized around the world – Spirit Island.  What makes this island so rare is that it is surrounded on three sides by the same mountain range.

DAY 3 – JASPER, AB

All aboard Canada’s only passenger rail service, VIA Rail, as we begin our journey from Prince George to Jasper.  Great stretches of wilderness, lakes, and wildlife are right outside your window. Spectacular views that can only been seen from your seat on board. Enjoy your evening in Jasper’s breathtaking downtown core.

DID YOU KNOW?

Via Rail operates over 500 trains per week across eight provinces and 12,500 km of track. Via Rail has moved over 5 million passengers since 1977.

DAY 4 – JASPER

Discover the world-famous Spirit Island onboard a Maligne Lake Cruise. Learn of the history, geology, wildlife, flora and fauna while taking in the spectacular scenery.  Enjoy the sites and small-town charm of Jasper.

DAY 5 – CANMORE, AB

We experience one of the most spectacular drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Admire the great Columbia Icefields, the towering Canadian Rockies and wonder at Mt. Wilson’s Weeping Wall.

SPOTLIGHT

The Weeping Wall is home to two of the most sought-after waterfall ice climbing routes anywhere.

The Icefields Parkway is dotted with over 100 ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, dramatic rock spires and emerald-colored lakes.

DAY 6 – CANMORE

Capture the sights and sounds of Johnson Canyon’s Lower Falls, Lake Minnewanka’s glacier waters and the small-town of Banff. Visit the Cave & Basin National Monument.

DAY 7 – KAMLOOPS, BC

Depart towards home with your final night at the Hampton Inn in Kamloops.

DAY 8 – RETURN HOME