Jasper National Park and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Arriving in Jasper National Park, Alberta after a fantastic 22 hour ride on Via Rail’s  “The Canadian” was a welcome breath of fresh air-literally! The sight of the Canadian Rocky Mountains was so breathtaking that words can barely describe their “awesomeness,” and the air was so fresh it almost felt like I was breathing in […]

Summertime Family Fun in Whistler – Rocky Mountaineer Train

Top of Brandywine Falls from train

  The Rocky Mountaineer Train One of the big highlights of our trip was our travels on The Rocky Mountaineer train, which recently introduced its glass domed car for its Whistler Sea to Sky Climb route from Vancouver to Whistler. The biggest regret I had taking my 7-year-old on this trip was that her three older siblings weren’t with us […]

On board Via Rail Train through British Columbia

GeorgieJet, Via Rail,British Columbia, 2012-1

Onboard Via Rail’s “The Canadian”  from Vancouver to Jasper, Alberta is a journey steeped in service, comfort, and relaxation.  The classic train was built in the ’50s and reminds one of the hit TV series – “Mad Men.” The dome car is reached via a set of stairs straight up into heaven! Sitting up high […]

A day in Vancouver en route to Jasper

At the Vancouver Harbor

After a six hour direct flight from Newark, NJ on Air Canada, I arrived relatively fresh in Vancouver, BC. The flight went by quickly due to the large jet, spacious room in economy, and friendly Canadian flight attendants. Since the flight left at 7am and because of the three extra hours gained in time difference, […]