4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location:Jasper, Canada
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Ride the Steel Rails

Ride the rails over the Yellowhead Pass, the border between Alberta and British Columbia, following the Fraser River, and past Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. The van tour includes stops for wildlife, points of interest including the Mt. Robson Information Centre. Depending on the time of year, this can be an excellent tour for seeing bear, moose, eagles, salmon, deer, elk and coyotes.


  • Railway trip from Jasper over the Alberta/British Columbia border
  • Ride over Yellowhead Pass on this scenic train journey
  • Travel past Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies
  • Watch for wildlife like bears, moose, eagles, salmon, deer, elk and coyotes
  • Visit the Dunster General Store
  • Pickup and drop-off from Jasper hotels is available; return journey is by van

What You Can Expect

Ride the Steel Rails

Ride the Steel Rails

At Dunster, visit the Dunster General Store, Dunster's answer to Walmart. They have everything from the mail to the chicken feed all under one roof. This is the opportunity for many people on holidays to take a short train excursion without signing up for traveling across Canada. The train trip portion is approximately 2.5 hours and the return to Jasper by van is 138 km with stops for wildlife and points of interest. Generally the van takes about 2 hours to return to Jasper.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Ride the Steel Rails was a fun trip. Lots of beautiful scenery on the train trip. The van ride back to Jaspar was full of side trips and good conversation. Would highly recommend this activity for anyone visiting the Jaspar area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip, from pick up to drop off every thing was as advertised.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Scenery from train and van excellent providing two different views for the same scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

absolutely stunning views

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The train ride was wonderful. When we were on our way back our driver, Dieter, took us on a great tour, stopping and pointing out numerous points. Also took us down to Rearguard Falls which was fantastic. All in all I really think it's well worth going.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

It was really wonderful. We waited at our hotel and the company car arrived on time. The ride on the train and beautiful scenery were great.
We enjoyed the later car ride with good talking of car driver. We recommend this tour.

Graham S
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2008

This trip is not just for the train enthusiasts but anyone who likes to travel through fantastic scenery in comfort. To see the Rockies from a seat in the "Dome car" has to be one of life's more memorable experiences. Money well spent.

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

My daughter, my daughter-in-law and myself thoroughly enjoyed our journey through the Yellowhead Pass to Dunster. Our hostess on the train was very friendly and informative and the observation car was excellent. The Dunster General Store was extraordinary and the drive back to Jasper was full of more wonderful scenery and commentary from our driver.

Paul W

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

We had a very good time on this trip, the train was awesome with great views and a lot of wildlife. The bus driver was knowledgeable and stopped at some great places along the way back. We would recommend this

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

The trip was really great.

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