The Jasper – Prince Rupert train (formerly the Skeena) is a Canadian passenger train service operated by Via Rail between Jasper, Alberta, Prince George and Prince Rupert in British Columbia.

Introduction Edit

The train operates three times weekly, departing Jasper on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the return service departs Prince Rupert on the same days of the week. The train conveys Economy Class, and during the peak summer period, Touring Class. In Comfort Class, one can buy food from the food cart and there is one power point in the carriage. There is also access to a microwave and hot water, for passengers who bring their own food. Totem Class is treated to three meals a day (hot dinner), as well as access to the dome car. Staff offer commentary throughout the journey.

It offers connections at Prince Rupert between the BC Ferries service to Port Hardy, the Alaska Marine Highway service to points in southeast Alaska, and a connection at Jasper to the Via Rail Canadian to Vancouver and Toronto.

Via Rail renamed the train from Skeena in 2009.

Stations Edit



Station Distance (km) Information
Jasper 0 Mountain time
Harvey 106 stops on request, Pacific time
Dunster 142 stops on request
McBride 174 stops on request
Goat River 217 stops on request
Loos 232 stops on request
Dome Creek 262 stops on request
Bend 265 stops on request
Penny 285 stops on request
Longworth 301 stops on request
Hutton 314 stops on request
Sinclair Mills 319 stops on request
McGregor 331 stops on request
Upper Fraser 341 stops on request
Aleza Lake 349 stops on request
Willow River 378 stops on request
Prince George 409 Overnight stay
Vanderhoof 520
Fort Fraser 560 stops on request
Endako 594
Burns Lake 650
Houston 734
Telkwa 780 stops on request
Smithers 795
New Hazelton 869
Kitwanga 912 stops on request
Cedarvale 933 stops on request
Doreen 957 stops on request
Pacific 967 stops on request
Usk 988 stops on request
Terrace 1007
Kwinitsa 1094 stops on request
Prince Rupert 1160

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