It takes about 16 unforgettable hours to travel from Vancouver east to Jasper on VIA Rail.
En route from Vancouver, VIA Rail's Canadian stops to let off passengers in Jasper, then continues on across the country to Toronto.
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The little town of Jasper is directly across from the VIA Rail station, and it's populated with a few shops, restaurants, and a noteworthy bakery.
Those who travel Jasper typically plan get out of town quickly, in order to spend time in the wilderness.
The vast Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site with magnificent mountain scenery. And the best place to stay in the area is the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, which even has a dedicated honeymoon cottage.