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alice in travel land

Train travel

by alice in travel land »

 

I'm wondering about taking a scenic rail trip in British Columbia - maybe a route from Vancouver, through the Canadian Rockies and to Jasper.  I see tours offered, but they are expensive.  Is there public rail transportation in that area?  Or must one sign up for a tour to have that experience?   I'm open as to exact route, if that will help find something I we can afford.

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RE: Train travel

by /bio/johnt »

Hi Alice

 

The public train system is Via Rail (viarail.ca). Trains within Canada do  tend to be very expensive, although after I read your question, I did go to the via site and plugged in some dates and saw a one way fare for less than $200. So who knows, maybe you can get lucky?

 

As to exact routing. You won't have many or indeed any options. The problem with rain in this country, is that it is a very large country with populations focused in cities along way from each other. Trains work well in densely populated areas, not as much here.

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RE: Train travel

by /bio/mango »

They're expensive, but the scenery is extraordinary. I think it's a great way to get around (much greener than driving) and definitely worth it.

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alice in travel land

RE: Train travel

by alice in travel land »

Thanks!

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RE: Train travel

by /bio/mrjoseph9080 »

The travelling through train is in reality full of adventure. The crowd, the noise the limited space in the boxes of the train give some beautiful moments which is any luxury car cannot give you. I have experience of travel in the train with my friends and always enjoy a lot. Where you see Car rental sites on the same way you can also book your seat in train through online method. 

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