7 Day Skeena Train Trip with Jasper, Prince Rupert & Skeena Train

from Edmonton to Prince Rupert

On this 7-day tour, you will experience the road less travelled as this unique train journey takes you to some of the lesser-known locations within Northern Alberta and British Columbia including the nostalgic “Skeena” train between Jasper and Prince Rupert. This route is not for the faint of heart, but it will create memories you will never forget.

Travel Dates in 2024 & 2025

2024 Start Dates

May

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June

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Starting on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

2025 Start Dates

*Exact start dates coming soon, please contact us for details

This tour typically starts on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays between mid-May and mid-September

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Edmonton Arrival - overnight in Edmonton
  • Day 2: Transfer from Edmonton to Jasper - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 3: Jasper Nature Tour - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 4: VIA Rail from Jasper to Prince George - overnight in Prince George
  • Day 5: VIA Rail from Prince George to Prince Rupert - overnight in Prince Rupert
  • Day 6: Grizzly Bear or Whale Watching Tour (Seasonal)  - overnight in Prince Rupert
  • Day 7: Prince Rupert Departure

What's Included

  • 2 day Skeena Train from Jasper to Prince Rupert - Economy Service
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Tour of Jasper
  • Grizzly Bear or Whale Watching Tour (activities seasonal, available on select departures only)
  • Motorcoach transfer from Edmonton to Jasper
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation from Edmonton airport
  • Meals
  • Luggage handling and transfers in Jasper, Prince George and Prince Rupert
  • Gratuities/tip for VIA Rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Departing flights out of Prince Rupert
  • Canadian 5% sales tax

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Edmonton Arrival

Independent arrival into Edmonton which is the fifth-largest city in Canada and the capital city of the province of Alberta. It is also the furthest north city in North America with a population of more than one million people.  If time permits, visitors to Edmonton may be interested in seeing Canada’s largest history museum, largest historical park, and the largest mall; the West Edmonton Mall.

Spend the night in your downtown Edmonton hotel room.

Day 2 - Scenic Transfer to Jasper

Enjoy the scenery as you leave the city and transfer out to the mountains of Jasper National Park. The transfer to Jasper takes approximately four to five hours. The resort town of Jasper is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

You’ll spend the next two nights at a hotel in this charming mountain town.

Day 3 - Jasper Sightseeing Tour

Spend the first half of the day getting to know Jasper! First stop, Maligne Canyon, where 10,000 years of erosion have created the deepest canyon in the Rockies. Start off with a short and easy walk, admiring the Maligne River and its many waterfalls. After that, it’s over to the disappearing Medicine Lake, followed by the fairy tale-like Maligne Lake.

*From June to September a boat cruise on Maligne Lake is included

The afternoon and evening in Jasper will be free time to enjoy the town at your leisure.

Day 4 - 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.

A quick overnight stop at a Prince George hotel is included before boarding the train again the following day.

Day 5 - VIA Rail from Prince George to Prince Rupert

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

Overnight in your Prince Rupert hotel room.

Day 6 - Sightseeing Tour or Free Day in Prince Rupert

From mid-May to late July, with availability on select dates: Enjoy a grizzly bear tour to the world-renowned Khutzeymateen Valley which provides a chance to see these legendary giants in their natural environment.

From late July to mid-September, with availability on select dates: Join a whale watching tour later in the season to experience the most awe-inspiring gentle giants of the Pacific Northwest in a remote and stunning location. North Coast whale watching is acknowledged as one of the most reliable locations to see whales in North America.

Should these tours not be available on your travel dates, spend a relaxing day in the rustic port city of Prince Rupert. Combining thickly wooded areas with the smells and sights of the ocean, this is a great place to relax and independently explore some walking trails. You can also talk to your vacation planner about booking a variety of other activities including a float plane tour or fishing charter.

Overnight in your Prince Rupert hotel room.

Day 7 - Prince Rupert Departure

Your tour ends once you’ve checked out of your hotel. Thank you for traveling with us!

Flying out of Prince Rupert is an experience in itself as you are required to take a ferry to the airport which is located on an island. The ferry ride to the airport offers one last chance at wildlife viewing before making your way down to Vancouver to catch any connecting flights.

7 Day Tour Pricing 2024 & 2025

2024 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

Popular Hotels

Superior Hotel
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Deluxe Hotel
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May 7 - Sep 15:

$2567

+$287

+$1285

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Hotel Upgrade:

N/A

Additional +$300

Included

Skeena Train Service:

Economy

N/A

N/A

2025 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

*Book your 2025 Canada Rail Vacation now and receive 2024 pricing for 2025 travel
**You’ll also receive complimentary hotel room upgrades where available

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Pricing Details:
  • Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. For single and triple sharing, please request a quote.
  • To qualify for any current Specials, please request a quote.
  • Upgrades to Premium hotel rooms (5 stars) are available. Please request a quote.

Approximate Exchange Rates:

$1.00 CAD =

$0.75 USD

€0.68 EUR

£0.59 GBP

$1.11 AUD