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Taking a fabulous 1,160-kilometre (725-mile) journey over two days, the Skeena travels between Jasper National Park in the heart of the superb Canadian Rockies, and Prince Rupert on the Pacific coast. And thanks to an overnight layover in Prince George - don't forget to book a hotel room! - you'll arrive on the Pacific Coast feeling refreshed! The Skeena is a wonderful way to discover the region's scenery, Native culture and other attractions. Welcome aboard!
All Vacations By Rail passengers aboard the Skeena will enjoy Totem class service. Totem class includes meals and exclusive access to the superb Park car and its panoramic dome.
Dining Aboard The Skeena
Treat yourself to Totem class aboard the Skeena between Jasper, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and Prince Rupert, in the northwestern coast of B.C. Discover northern British Columbia. Its fabulous fauna and flora, its rich and colourful First Nations' culture and its breathtaking landscapes create memories that will last a lifetime.
In Totem class, you enjoy exclusive access to the Park car and its domed observatory. Take a seat in this upper deck to enjoy 360-degree views of the Rocky Mountains, crystal blue lakes, rushing rivers, lush forests, quaint villages and abundant wildlife indigenous to the region. Downstairs, in the congenial Bullet Lounge, you'll be able to share the pleasures of this trip with travellers from all over the world.
The Park car, at the rear of the train, is a whole new world, a peaceful environment combining elegance and comfort. Its three separate salons, reserved for the exclusive use of Silver & Blue class passengers, each have their particular charm. You'll want to sit back and relax, curl up with a good book, or perhaps chat with other travellers who have come from all over the world to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.
And in the dome, the upper observation deck, you'll understand the magic that only train travel can offer, with 360-degree views of impressive landscapes.
Can there be a better way to see the Canadian Rockies? Bring your camera and take home some dazzling souvenirs. Even amateur photographers can't help but come away with masterpieces, especially when the train slows down for photo opportunities. You'll want to come back to the Park Car later on to savour coffee or an after-dinner drink by the light of the moon and all those stars...
Below, in the curved 1950s-style bar, you'll be served aperitifs and a choice of fine domestic and imported wines. In the Bullet Lounge, with its huge wrap-around windows, you can settle back in stylish armchairs with a cup of afternoon tea and a good book. A variety of newspapers and magazines are available. Pass the time by getting to know other passengers. Once again, you have captivating views of the countryside unrolling behind the train.
The front of the Park car also houses three double bedrooms and one triple bedroom.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your VIA Rail Vacation.
Aboard the Skeena, you may choose to delight in some seafood or steak, flavoured by the West Coast's fusion of cultures, be it a Prawn Harusame salad, Steak Diane, or Sole stuffed with scallops and crab? These are but a few of the tasty selections that may be on the menu in Totem or Totem Deluxe class.
Between meals, the Park Car awaits you. Enjoy the 360 degree views from the upper deck or a friendly chat with fellow travellers from around the globe in the Bullet Lounge down below. Only offered during peak season (mid-May to late September), Totem and Totem Deluxe classes were created for the pleasure of the senses: from the exquisite meals, to the superb vistas of northern British Columbia, to the luxurious comfort of your rail car and our brand of hospitality. It's a truly unforgettable experience!
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