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pacific central station

Pacific Central Station

Pacific Central Station

1150 Station Street
Vancouver, Canada V6A 4C7

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Expand your urban experiences in Vancouver, B.C., by visiting the revitalized neighborhood of Yaletown, shopping on Robson Street, or enjoying Asian cuisine in Chinatown.


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bellingham

Bellingham Station

Fairhaven Station
401 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Beautiful sunsets over Puget Sound illuminate the charms of Bellingham. Explore this small town with a big soul—historic neighborhoods, museums, and Western Washington University.

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mount vernon

Mount Vernon Station

Skagit Station
105 East Kincaid
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

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Nestled between the San Juan Islands and North Cascades, Mount Vernon is an adventurer's paradise.

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stanwood

Stanwood Station

Stanwood Station

27111 Florence Way
Stanwood, WA 98292

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Stanwood is the northern-most city of Snohomish County and the gateway to beautiful Camano Island. There you will find Camano Island State Park featuring boating, camping, picnic facilities and endless beachcombing.

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everett

Eugene, OR station

Everett Station

3201 Smith Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

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Visit Everett with its sparkling green outdoors and enticing downtown area brimming with culture, antiques, and a farmers market. Everett Station serves as both a transportation hub and a civic and educational center.

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edmonds

Bellingham Station

Edmonds Station

211 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA 98020

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Stop in Edmonds for antiques, delightful cafes, or a little scuba diving. Voted Western Washington's 'friendliest city,' you're sure to leave with a smile on your face.

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seattle

King Street Station

King Street Station

303 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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Visit Seattle, the 'Emerald City' and walk along the sparkling waterfront or tour the gems of yesterday in historic Pioneer Square.

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tukwila

Tukwila Station

Tukwila Station
7301 Longacres Way.
Tukwila, WA 98188

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No exaggeration: this is one of the best shopping locations a traveler can experience. With over 5 million sq. ft. of shopping, you're sure to find the perfect gift or the perfect fit.

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tacoma

Tacoma Station

Tacoma Station
1001 Puyallup Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98421

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There is a lot going on in the 'City of Destiny'. Discover an amazing combination of cultural attractions, historic sites, outdoor activities and stunning natural beauty.

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olympia/Lacey

Centennial Station

Centennial Station
6600 Yelm Highway SE
Olympia, WA 98513

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Learn about state government at Washington's capitol. Visit the majestic capitol dome building and listen to a bill being debated on the legislative floor.

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centralia

Bellingham Station

Centralia Station
210 Railroad Avenue
Centralia, WA 98531

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Take a step back in time to the city of murals, historic buildings, and antiques. Before you stroll through the quaint downtown, take a moment to tour the historic train station, built in 1912.

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kelso/longview

Centennial Station

Kelso/Longview Station
501 S. First Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

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Relive the eruption of Mount St. Helens over 20 years ago at the visitors' center located in Kelso. If volcanoes aren't your thing, visit the Farmer's Market in Longview for plenty of fresh vegetables and local crafts.

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vancouver, wa

Vancouver WA Station

Vancouver, WA Station
1301 West 11th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

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Step back in time in Vancouver, WA and visit historic Fort Vancouver, the Lewis and Clark trail, or Pearson Air Museum, the oldest active airfield in the West.

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portland

Union Station

Union Station
800 NW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

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The City of Roses is in bloom every season of the year. Gentle breezes off the Willamette River and snow-peaked Mount Hood make this friendly city a delightful outdoor and urban experience.

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oregon city

Centennial Station

Oregon City Station
1757 Washington Street
Oregon City, OR 97045

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Oregon City is located about 15 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon, and is the oldest incorporated city west of the Rockies. The city is rich in historical homes, buildings, and museums dedicated to celebrating the pioneer spirit.

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salem

Salem Station

Salem Station
500 13th Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

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Adventure is high in Salem — soar over Willamette Valley in a glider or stay close to the ground on horseback. If you're in the mood for something more tame, tour a nearby winery or watch government work at the state capitol.

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albany

Albany Station

Albany Station
110 10th Ave SW
Albany, OR 97321

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Located in the fertile Willamette Valley, Albany lies between the Pacific Coast and Cascade Mountains. Historic Albany Station, built in 1908, was recently renovated and is now a central transfer point for trains, buses and cars.

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eugene

Eugene, OR station

Eugene Station
433 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

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Catch a football game of the University of Oregon's Fighting Ducks or stroll through the Saturday Market, one of the oldest in the United States. Looking to avoid the crowds? Try biking along some of the city's 53 miles of trails.

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Rider's Guide

proper identification for border crossing

Passengers traveling on Amtrak Cascades across the U.S./Canada border are subject to inspection by Canadian and American law enforcement officials.

When entering the United States, travelers must inform U.S. Border inspectors of all fruits, vegetables, plants, plant products, live animals, meats and animal products, regardless of whether they are allowed. read Bringing Agriculture Products to the United States from Canada (pdf 80kb) for more information.

Effective June 1, 2009, the only acceptable documents to cross the U.S./Canada border by land or sea are:

U.S. Citizens 16 and Over:

  • Passport
  • Passport card
  • Trusted Traveler card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST)
  • Enhanced driver's license
  • Merchant Mariner document
  • Military ID combined with a copy of military orders
  • Form I-872, American Indian Card
  • Amish and Mennonite Old Order only:
  • Copy of birth certificate, and
  • Signed copy of IRS form 4029, application for exemption from Social Security and Medicare taxes and waiver of benefits.

Canadian Citizens 16 and Over:

  • Passport
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
  • Trusted Traveler card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST)
  • Enhanced driver's license


U.S. and Canadian Citizens Under 16:

(Under 19 if traveling with an organized group such as a school trip)

  • One of the above documents, or
  • Birth certificate (copy; certified preferred), or
  • U.S. citizen children only: consular report of birth abroad, or naturalization certificate
  • Canadian citizen children only: Canadian citizenship certificate card
  • Amtrak policy does not allow children 14 and under to travel unaccompanied into Canada, regardless of ID or notarized letter.

Citizens of Other Countries

Citizens of all other countries who are permanent residents of the United States:

  • Form I-551, permanent resident card. A foreign passport may also be presented, but the form I-551 is required.
  • Citizens of all other countries who are not permanent residents of the United States:
  • Passport (with visa, if required)
  • Re-entry permit
  • Refugee permit

Documents No Longer Accepted:

Effective June 1, 2009, the following will no longer be accepted from travelers 16 and over:

  • Regular driver's license and birth certificate or U.S. consular report of birth abroad
  • Birth certificate alone (ages 16, 17, 18 — unless in an travel group such as a school tour)
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Canadian citizenship certificate
  • Canadian permanent resident card
  • Anything else not mentioned above

For further information, contact the appropriate U.S. or Canadian government offices prior to travel:

Canadian Resources:

www.canadainternational.gc.ca | 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232)

United States Resources:

www.travel.state.gov | 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636)

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)


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pre-trip checklist

If you've never traveled on Amtrak Cascades, or it's been a while since you have, take note of the following information before you leave for the station:

Travel Documents
Be sure you have all travel-related documents together before you leave for the train station. Be sure to bring your tickets and identification.

Health and Medical Precautions
If you or someone in your party takes medication, or has special health or medical needs, please contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.

Baggage
Carry-on baggage is limited to two pieces per passenger (with few exceptions). Checked baggage service is available only at certain train stations. Be sure you understand our baggage guidelines before leaving for the station.

Seating
On most Amtrak Cascades trains, seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Once onboard, the conductor may assign seats. Learn more about our seating accommodations.

Make Your Trip More Enjoyable
Don't forget to bring along those personal items that will help you get the most out of your trip. Our seasoned riders recommend the following:

  • Laptop, smartphone, or other Wi-Fi enabled device
  • Deck of cards
  • Travel games, board games
  • Personal CD or DVD player (with headphones)
  • Cell phone
  • Camera, video camera
  • Binoculars
  • A pillow and blanket
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Crayons and coloring books
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Book or magazine
  • A travel journal or notebook
  • Maps (to follow along during your journey)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand towelettes

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