The staggering beauty of the Canadian Rockies beckons when you set out on a train trip through Western Canada aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train. Canada’s luxury train, this daylight-only rail line follows three distinct routes into the heart of the Rocky Mountains, each of which is rich in history and natural wonders. These Rocky Mountain rail tours depart from Vancouver; however, travelers may elect to follow the routes in reverse, beginning their journey in the Rockies and making their way to coastal Vancouver. Select from tour packages that travel to Banff or Jasper, pausing in Kamloops along the way. There is also a route that treks through the rainforests of the West Coast, stopping in Whistler and Quesnel, before proceeding to Jasper, surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Rockies.
Vacations By Rail offers a collection of train tours that include Rocky Mountaineer, each of which features an expertly designed itinerary that allows guests to explore without having to worry about making travel arrangements. While aboard the train to the Rockies, enjoy impeccable amenities in either GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service. Both classes offer chef-prepared gourmet meals and snacks, as well as breathtaking views from the glass-domed train cars. There are even outdoor viewing platforms that allow you to breathe in the fresh mountain air as you continue along the incredibly scenic Rocky Mountain railroad. As your train arrives in its destination, your vacation may include guided touring through the national parks, independent time to explore on your own or a balanced mix that offers the best of both worlds.
Combine your Rocky Mountain rail vacation with other destinations in Canada, such as Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton, or embark on a cross-country adventure featuring Rocky Mountaineer for a trip to remember.