Photo: Canadian Rockies Mandatory Rest Stop

Ok, I jest.

But anytime you are driving along and all of the sudden come to a stop for a freight train, you’ve experienced it:

The Canadian Rockies Mandatory Rest Stop.

Yes, they happen.

Yes, you could be sitting for …

Taking the VIA Rail Snow Train to snowboard/ski at Marmot Basin in Jasper

This is a cool 12 Step itinerary for a great snowboarding and skiing trip to Marmot Basin in Jasper National Park.

  1. Fly into Edmonton, Alberta, the nearest airport (a 4 hour drive away from Jasper).
  2. Instead of driving, hop on

Train to Jasper - VIA Rail Trip Reports and Videos

In a recent article on taking the VIA Rail train to Jasper National Park, I looked at what you can expect when taking a VIA Rail train to Jasper and explained the train routes.

Sounds intriguing?

Let’s look at …

Riding the VIA Rail Train to Jasper National Park

What can you expect when taking a VIA Rail train to Jasper National Park? Lots.

VIA Rail Canada trains are geared towards cross-country travelers and the trains have all sorts of conveniences making for a very relaxing way to see …

Jasper Train Station Guide

The Jasper Train Station, officially known as the Jasper Heritage Railway Station, is a travel hub for many visitors to Jasper. Train travelers arrive and depart on trains with names like the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail’s the Canadian, …