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Jasper Train Tours: How to Choose Between McBride and Dunster

            Train tours take guests on a unique journey through the mountains with exclusive sights. Whether it’s the tour that kicks off your Rocky Mountain adventure or the one that concludes your visit, train tours are a peaceful way to experience the Rockies without having to hike. Great for children and older adults, Jasper train tours deliver a fun experience that the whole family can enjoy. 

            SunDog Tours offers two exciting train tours; the McBride Train Tour and the Dunster Train Tour. The Via Rail Skeena Train takes visitors on a luxurious ride along the Robson Valley, where guests can sit back and take in the breathtaking scenery. Although similar to Dunster, the McBride tour ventures deeper into British Columbia. Both tours offer stunning views of snow-capped peaks and wildlife. Learn about the area’s fascinating history and ecology from your SunDog Tours guide. Don’t worry about purchasing a train ticket as your tour guide will have all the small details taken care of.   

Jasper Train Tour: McBride

Duration: 6-7 hours total tour duration 

Days Available: Thursday’s, all seasons 

Sights to See: Mount Robson, Cariboo Mountain, Robson Valley, McBride Town 

Route: Journey to McBride Train Station on a guided sightseeing tour aboard one of SunDog’s grand vehicles. Upon arrival at the McBride Train Station, you’ll board Via Rail’s Skeena Train for a charming voyage returning to Jasper.

What to Bring: Government issued ID (required by Via Rail), camera, water, snacks and lunch

Price: $129 for adult and $65 for children

A train near the Rocky Mountains

            On this delightful train tour, you’ll venture off to McBride Train Station with a knowledgeable SunDog guide. While making your way to the station, you’ll journey along the Robson Valley with views of the snow-capped Cariboo Mountains and Rocky Mountains. Mount Robson is another treasure you’ll get to adventure on this tour as one of the stops provides the perfect opportunity to walk around the mountain. Once you’ve arrived at the McBride Train Station, aboard Via Rail’s luxurious Skeena Train for a return trip to Jasper. Sit back and relax as you witness breathtaking scenes of the Rockies that can only be seen when aboard the train. 

 Jasper Train Tour: Dunster

Duration: 2.5 hours on the train, 5-6 hours total tour duration

Days Available: Sunday’s, all seasons 

Sights to See: Robson Valley, Mount Robson

Route: Start at the Jasper Train Station and Via Rail’s luxurious Skeena Train to Dunster, British Columbia. The SunDog guide will meet you with the sightseeing vehicle for a scenic journey back to Jasper.

What to Bring: Government issued ID (required by Via Rail), camera, water, snacks and lunch

Price: $119 for adult and $65 for children

The train is doing the Jasper Train Tours; it is surrounded by forest and at the back is a mountain.

             Set off on a picturesque journey from Jasper Train Station to Dunster, British Columbia aboard Via Rail’s lavish Skeena Train. Upon arrival at the historic Dunster Train Station, you will be greeted by your SunDog Driver/Guide and vehicle for your return sightseeing journey to Jasper. On this adventure back, you’ll visit and be able to walk around Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies at 3954 metres (12,970 feet). Your guide will provide you with fascinating information about the rich history, geology, and ecology of the region. Not only will you learn more about the area, you’ll also be provided with incredible photo opportunities, making this trip unforgettable.

            Visit our website for more information about our train tours, including rates and cancellation policy. 

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