Home to five national parks, charming resort towns, and unimaginable mountainous scenery, the Canadian Rockies is one of Canada’s most popular destinations. Getting there by rail is an experience that is not easily forgotten. Travel into the heart of the incredible scenery on a Canadian Rockies train trip, and experience stunning vistas highlighted by verdant river valleys, dramatic rock sheds, lush rainforests, deep canyons and the majestic 69,000-square-mile mountain range that is the Canadian Rockies - a range that stretches over two provinces and offers some of the most dramatic scenes in all of North America.
A Canadian Rockies train trip can be part of a more extensive Canada rail tour or your sole vacation destination. Each journey includes travel into the Rockies aboard Western Canada's preeminent trains, such as the Rocky Mountaineer, a luxury train that travels from Vancouver to Banff or Jasper, depending on your travel preferences, or VIA Rail’s Canadian, which makes its way through the Canadian Rockies and on to Toronto. Along the way, enjoy time in must-see destinations, including Banff National Park, where you can travel aboard the Banff Gondola for the 8-minute ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of the area; Lake Louise, known for its turquoise waters; the Columbia Icefield, situated along the Icefield Parkway; and Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. Itineraries range from 4 to 16 days and can be sorted by price, which makes selecting your railroad adventure convenient. No matter which Rocky Mountain train catches your interest, a trip through this region is sure to become your favorite adventure.