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1 day round-trip winter train ride around Jasper/Banff?

1 day round-trip winter train ride around Jasper/Banff?

Feb 4th, 2008, 10:00 AM
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1 day round-trip winter train ride around Jasper/Banff?

Hi,

I'm interested in a scenic train trip near the Jasper/Banff area for early March. The only thing I can find is from Jasper to Edmonton, but that requires an overnight. I'm looking for a one day thing. Any ideas?
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Feb 4th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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There are no one-day roundtrip trains to either Banff (from Calgary) or Jasper (from Edmonton). Via Rail (Canada's national passenger rail service) only goes between Edmonton and Jasper. The Rocky Mountaineer has Edmonton/Jasper and also Calgary/Banff, but they are an expensive luxury train which only does multi-day excursions. There is no passenger train service at all between Jasper and Banff.

You might find something close to what you want in a bus tour. Here's a link to Brewster's day-tours:

http://www.sightseeingtourscanada.ca/

There may be other companies doing similar trips.
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Feb 5th, 2008, 07:52 AM
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Agree with Shelli. The Canadian goes from Toronto - Vancouver through Edmonton and Jasper on the old Canadian National route and no longer goes through Banff (and hasn't for years). The Rocky Mountaineer is your other option.
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Feb 11th, 2008, 07:36 PM
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For the Jasper area, try Sundog Tours or the Jasper Adventure Centre (googling should bring those up). One or both of these companies offers a package that includes one way on the train west from Jasper, and then pick up by van to be driven back to Jasper.
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Feb 13th, 2008, 11:42 AM
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We went on the Rocky Mountaineer train from Banff to Vancouver. We had the gold leaf service. It was fantastic. Memories stay forever. It was worth every dollar.
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