Operational Update - BC Wildfires

British Columbia is under a state of emergency due to several wildfires in the province. We are monitoring the situation closely as the safety of our guests and team is our top priority.

The trains travelling via Kamloops on First Passage to the West (between Vancouver and Lake Louise/Banff) and Journey through the Clouds (between Vancouver and Jasper) are currently operating as usual.

Rainforest to Gold Rush route
Due to the wildfires in the Cariboo area, the railway near Quesnel has been closed, which affects trains on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route that travel between Vancouver and Jasper via Quesnel.

Due to the railway closure, departures on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route will be affected until further notice. We have alternative plans in place for guests on this route to travel by a combination of train and motor coach between Vancouver and Jasper. This includes the following departures:

  • July 22 - Eastbound Rainforest to Gold Rush departure from Vancouver to Jasper
  • July 25 - Westbound Rainforest to Gold Rush departure from Jasper to Vancouver
  • July 29 - Eastbound Rainforest to Gold Rush departure from Vancouver to Jasper

The wildfire situation in BC is unstable and we continue to monitor it closely to determine if it will affect other departures. If you are within seven days of your travel package start date and are inquiring about your booking, please contact our team via the numbers below. If it is more than seven days from your package start date, please continue to check this page for the latest information.

USA & Canada: 1-877-460-3200
Australia: 1-800-821-531
UK: 0-800-088-5541
All International: 1-604-606-7245

Our team will be available Monday to Friday 6:00am-10:00 pm PST; Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-4:00 pm PST.

BC Fires Appeal
Should you wish to support the wildfire relief efforts, the Canadian Red Cross has made an appeal to assist those affected by the wildfires. Donations can be made online at

Updated July 20 at 1:00 pm PT

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