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Jim Isaak Sep 19, 2014 at 08:10 AM

Oct 12-24 trip will be in Jasper the 19th and 20th, during the month long Dark Sky festival -- for info. -- Orionids Meteor Shower on 20th--- but missing the total lunar eclipse (8th) and partial solar eclipse (23rd) [Don't know how they schedule those to occur during the festival]

Brenda Radcliffe Aug 06, 2014 at 12:02 PM

I will be arriving on Sept.7 on United #4413 at 4:29 pm. Please let me know if you are interested in sharing a cab.
Margaret Rioux Aug 06, 2014 at 02:02 PM

Thanks for the offer, but we're coming in by Greyhound bus. Also, it's the wrong trip - we're in October. Have fun though...
Jim Isaak Sep 19, 2014 at 08:06 AM

we are arriving via greyhound on Oct 12th from Manchester NH

Margaret Rioux Jul 28, 2014 at 01:45 PM

We are doing the Oct. 5 trip & I made the extra before/after arrangements today. However... the Montreal hotel is full for the night of the 4th - our bus gets in at 6:05pm & we were going to come up a day early. Is it ok if we arrive around 7pm? If not, is there a suggested nearby hotel?
James Conroy Aug 03, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Margaret, it's been our experience that late arrivals can be accomodated. Although its nice to be there for introductions, you'll get to know everyone over the course of the trip. See you in Montrael.
Margaret Rioux Aug 28, 2014 at 01:38 PM

Good news!! I kept checking the Montreal hotel website & an available room popped up! So we don't have to come late after all. Poutine, here we come!

James Conroy Jul 13, 2014 at 01:33 PM

Anybody joining us on the October 5 2014 trip?
Sally McIntosh Jul 13, 2014 at 02:35 PM

You are going to love it! I would so go again if given the choice!

Karen Connair Jan 10, 2014 at 07:30 AM

Re: hair dryer. You can buy a really small travel hair dryer and just put it in your overnight bag. I have never ridden Canadian trains, but on AMTRAK, I get a deluxe bedroom (with a shower) and they all have electrical hookups in your bedroom. I expect a roomette would too. I would consider getting the largest bedroom you can on the train, even the deluxe ones are pretty small and going across Canada is a long way. You can easily pack 3 days worth of things in a carry-on. Just some toiletries, undies, socks, couple of blouses, a pair of pants, sweater etc.

Sally McIntosh Sep 23, 2013 at 06:22 PM

I am taking this trip October 4. Just reading the trip description and wondering what others plan to do about the three nights on the train to Jasper, when one's big bag will be checked. Limited to "carry on". Anyone have creative thoughts about getting three days' stuff into a carry on?
John Rhode Sep 23, 2013 at 07:04 PM

We just enjoyed this same trip, arriving home on Sep 20. The train compartment iis quite small and you really have room for only one smallish carry-on. We rolled our clothes to pack more into a small space, didn't expect to change into clean clothes every day, and treated the three days as if they were a camping-out experience. After all, everybody else is in the same boat!
Janice Hoistad Sep 23, 2013 at 07:49 PM

Janice Hoistad Sep 23, 2013 at 07:52 PM

Hi Sally. My first post didn't go because I wasn't logged in. Here's my plan. I have a zippered tote (free from my gym)
Janice Hoistad Sep 23, 2013 at 07:58 PM

(that went too soon)...that will pack flat in my regular suitcase until I need it. I will have my regular caarryon with cosmetics, etc. For the three days, I will pack a pair of khakis or jeans, a couple of Ts, a lightweight sweater, PJs, socks and undies. Since I'll be wearing khakis or jeans, a T and sweater, that should easily be enough for three days. What I'm wondering about is a hair dryer. All hotels have them in the room and I hate to carry one. May be a natural look for a few days. : ) I'm going into Quebec one day early. Look forward to meeting you.
Sally McIntosh Sep 23, 2013 at 09:07 PM

Thanks, John and Janice. Good suggestions. As long as others aren't planning to look like models, I'm good. Wish I had a suggestion about the hair dryer. My hairstyle has been Wash and Wear for a number of years andI love it, but not everyone is willing to go there.
Janice Hoistad Sep 23, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I wondered about the showering situation. Just back from a RS trip where one of the ladies had taken this trip. I mentioned the single roomette and going down the hall to the toilet at night. She mentioned the line for the morning shower. She said if she had to get up in the night to use the toilet, she'd also take her shower and could take her time without worrying about those in line! Sounds like a good idea!

Karen Connair Sep 13, 2013 at 09:43 AM

Question: my husband and I want to take this trip, most likely in 2014. But I see the trip will begin in Montreal and not Quebec City as in 2013--why has the itinerary changed? We wanted to see Quebec City on the trip.
Burdette Connor Jan 07, 2014 at 01:09 PM

also interested in adding on a pre-trip 3 days or so to quebec city on the sept. 21 departure...wished this itinerary included quebec city as it had in the past...
Harry Feigleson Jan 09, 2014 at 09:58 AM

William Tellman Sep 10, 2013 at 02:45 PM

We are going on the Sept 18-October 4 trip and would like to meet other participants. If anyone else has been during this time period in previous years, what to expect for temperature highs and lows to aid in packing?

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