If I start in Vancouver, there are certainly trains heading east and north (and south). What I want to know is how far north I can get using just trains, if I start in Vancouver, BC? And are they running during all seasons?
The Pacific route is a beautiful route! Expensive, but beautiful none the less.
Regardless, your prognosis is not good; you'll have to double back East to head North, and you'll only go as far as Prince Rupert. (Screenshot from www.viarail.ca)
I would go with if I didn't have a job!