Calgary Return to Banff with Jasper, Prince George, and Prince Rupert.

This five-day vacation for two people is open for most dates in 2024/2025. Please contact us for more details.

Immerse yourself in Alberta’s National Parks and select destinations in Northern British Columbia on this unforgettable tour. Start in Calgary and travel to Banff and Jasper before boarding VIA Rail’s “Skeena” train from Jasper to Prince Rupert.

VIA Rail is Canada’s classic passenger rail service. The “Skeena” train travels between Jasper and Prince Rupert during daylight hours with an overnight hotel stop in Prince George along the way. It is more of a rustic experience with spectacular views as you travel along the Skeena River and through various mountain ranges.

Your donation will directly support The Branch Out Neurological Foundation, a Canadian charity founded and based in Calgary, Alberta. They accelerate tech solutions and alternative approaches to neurological disorders, including research projects focused on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, and Epilepsy. Through their grant program, they provide funding for researchers across Canada.

Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Transfer from your Calgary to Banff - overnight in Banff
  • Day 2: Full-day sightseeing tour to Jasper - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 3: Full-day aboard VIA Rail's 'Skeena' train to Prince George - overnight in Prince George
  • Day 4: Full-day aboard VIA Rail's 'Skeena' train to Prince Rupert - overnight in Prince Rupert
  • Day 5: Flight from Prince Rupert to Calgary

Daily Itinerary

Day One - Transfer From Calgary to Banff

Enjoy a scenic transfer from Calgary to Banff. The resort town of Banff is located within Banff National Park, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have some time to explore Banff before spending the night in this charming mountain town.

Spend the night in your provided Banff accommodations.

Day Two - Sightseeing Tour from Banff to Jasper

Today you’re riding along the most beautiful highway in Canada—the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include stops at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, and the powerful Athabasca Falls.

Spend the night in your provided Jasper accommodations.

Day Three - VIA Rail from Jasper to Prince George

Board VIA Rail’s Skeena train towards Prince George. One of the highlights of today’s journey will be passing by Mount Robson— the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. The salmon-rich waters of the Fraser River will accompany you once again as you keep an eye out for wildlife in the lush expanse of forest.

Spend the night in your provided Prince George accommodations.

Day Four - VIA Rail from Prince George to Prince Rupert

Board VIA Rail’s Skeena train towards Prince Rupert. Pass through communities rich in indigenous history and culture and enjoy the fantastic views of the lakes and forests.

Spend the night in your Prince Rupert accommodations.

Day Five - Flight from Prince Rupert to Calgary

Your tour ends once you have arrived back in Calgary on your included flight. Thank you for travelling with Canada Rail Vacations and thank you for supporting The Branch Out Foundation!

What's Included

  • Transfer from your Calgary home, the Calgary Airport or Downtown
  • 2-Day VIA Rail Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert aboard 'The Skeena'
  • One night of accommodation in Banff
  • One night of accommodation in Jasper
  • One night of accommodation in Prince George
  • One night of accommodation in Prince Rupert
  • Flight from Prince Rupert to Calgary
  • All taxes

Not Included

  • Transportation to the Prince Rupert Airport
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel, and transfer staff