Amtrak has service from Seattle to Vancouver, providing connections between Amtrak's U.S.–wide network and VIA Rail's Canadian routes. VIA Rail Canada provides transcontinental rail service. In BC, VIA Rail has two major routes: Vancouver to Jasper, and Jasper to Prince Rupert with an overnight stop in Prince George. A third route, Victoria to Courtenay on Vancouver Island, is not currently in service, although there is talk of bringing it back. Rocky Mountaineer Vacations operates a variety of spectacular all-daylight rail trips between the Canadian Rockies and the West Coast. All trains are no-smoking, and they do not run in winter.
Reservations are essential on the Rocky Mountaineer and highly recommended on Amtrak and VIA routes. All the train services accept major credit cards, traveler's checks, and cash. VIA Rail will accept U.S. and Canadian currency.
Amtrak. 800/872–7245; www.amtrak.com.
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations. 604/606–7245; 877/460–3200; www.rockymountaineer.com.
VIA Rail Canada. 888/842–7245; www.viarail.ca.