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Six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, two of the world's oldest national parks, over 10,600 square miles of protected lands, and a handful of sparkling cities encompass one of Canada's most scenic provinces: Alberta. From the moment visitors enter Alberta, there is no denying just how marvelous this Western Canadian province truly is. And selecting one of the thoughtfully designed Alberta tour packages is the key to discovering just how varied it can be.

Join one of the Alberta train tours to traverse through little-seen landscapes where roads do not reach. Aboard VIA Rail's Canadian or the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, venture between Vancouver on the West Coast and the Canadian Rockies' striking destinations, including Banff and Jasper. The Canadian train offers a classic overnight journey that stops in Jasper, Alberta, en route to its final destination, Toronto. Rocky Mountaineer's scenic rail experience presents Alberta's highlights and the Rocky Mountains by daylight only on its route to either Jasper or Banff. Once in the mountains, travelers may explore with self-drive adventures or enjoy guided experiences with a group of adventure-minded travelers. The sights are endless between Jasper, Banff, and Yoho National Parks and include vividly hued lakes, like iconic Lake Louise and stunning Maligne Lake, home to Spirit Island; powerful waterfalls, including Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls; and spectacular mountainscapes. Jasper tour packages may also include an excursion to Athabasca Glacier on Icefields Parkway, known to be one of the most scenic byways in the world. Things to do in Alberta do not end at the national parks' perimeters, though; instead, there are bountiful offerings in Alberta's metropolises, like Edmonton and Calgary. A trip to Calgary may focus on the city's amenities or be based around one of Canada's most highly anticipated annual events, the Calgary Stampede. From mountain train rides and backcountry explorations to cow folk festivities, Alberta is a place like no other.

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Moraine Lake in Banff
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4.3 stars(115 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Cabin Emerald at Lake Yoho National Park
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4.7 stars(43 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Moraine Lake Banff National Park
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4.5 stars(47 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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Iconic View of Morants Curve
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4.7 stars(14 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Train in Canadian Rockies
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4.6 stars(36 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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Banff National Park Aerial View
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4.2 stars(17 reviews)
2023JunJulSep
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Elk In Jasper National Park
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4.3 stars(23 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Quebec City Park
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2023MayJunAugSep
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Maligne Lake
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4.6 stars(17 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Emerald Lake
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4.6 stars(25 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Colorful Sky Over Bow Falls
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2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Maligne Lake in Winter at Jasper National Park
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4.7 stars(10 reviews)
2023MarApr
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Our customers love our Alberta tours
Winter in the Rockies
23 Jan 2023
Robert E Napier
5 stars
“You did an incredible job. Top notch connections and hotes. All transfers worked seamlessly. Zero problems. Documents were well explained and laid out. Will use again.
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Christmas in the Rockies
20/Jan
KRISTA KEENER
5 stars
“Our airline canceled our flights so we missed the train. But working with the office staff we were able to catch up to our itinerary.
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Canadian Snow Train with Jasper
18/Jan
DENNIS ESTIS
5 stars
“Lovely staff, especially Waiba( spelling is wrong ).She is a French woman from Vancouver and she worked in the dining car from Vancouver to Jasper.
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Canadian Rockies by Rail
02 Nov 2022
MICHELLE PUCKETT
5 stars
“We really enjoyed our trip it was our 1st on a train so we got to know what we liked and don't like. Food on train was fantastic, met a lot of new people. 1st time on a guided motorcoach tour and we really enjoyed it, made it really nice for my husband as he normally does most of the driving he actually got to sit back and enjoy the sites. Would recommend this to my friends and family. Looking for our next vacation. Our motorcoach guide was wonderful, full of places to see and her knowledge of the area was great.
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Canadian Rail Adventure
10 Oct 2022
Susan
5 stars
“I have been looking forward to this trip since 2020. It did not disappoint. One has to remember that Vacations by Rail is a travel agent, not a tour company. This trip is "independent" travel of sorts in that you don't have a guide doing things for you. Shortly before your departure date, you receive a final itinerary along with vouchers for hotel rooms, tours, train travel, etc. You are responsible for getting to the appropriate places on time. No big deal as long as you don't expect a tour guide to take care of you. You will be with many of the same people throughout your travels so you have the opportunity to make friends along the way. The Rocky Mountaineer portion was a wonderful experience. I would recommend getting a seat on the left side of the train (we sat on the right side) as 98% of the points of interest were on the left. We booked the Gold Leaf service and I would recommend it. Sitting in the elevated dome car gave you an awesome view of the Rockies and surrounding area. The hosts (upstairs and downstairs) were excellent - efficient, helpful, informative. The meals (breakfast & lunch) were tasty and filling. You were also offered snacks and beverages throughout the day. It was nice going down to the dining car to eat meals and sitting with new people. There were 750+ people on our train. If you are traveling with someone, you'll need to make sure it's noted somewhere so you'll be assigned to the same train. The hotels (we booked all Fairmont Hotels except for in the one in Kamloops which Rocky Mountaineer booked) were first class. Our view of Lake Louise was stunning. The Fairmont in Toronto was right across the street from the Toronto train station. The Brewster Sightseeing tours (in Banff, between Banff/Lake Louise, and Lake Louise/Jasper) were all informative; and, the guides/drivers-guides were friendly, patient, and fun. I wish the Niagara Falls tour company was more flexible with what was covered. I would have liked to spend more time at the Falls themselves. That tour gave us a spectacular view of the Falls...on land and on the water. That sightseeing company was a bit disorganized as they told people the incorrect departure time and didn't specify a location (the hotel wasn't sure either)...but it all turned out fine. I love train travel so I enjoyed the VIA train from Jasper to Toronto. Some people did not realize that the bags they checked were not accessible until they reached their final destination. The rooms are much too small to accommodate full-sized luggage. We had a Sleeper Plus for two people. It had a toilet (in a separate small room) & a sink. The bunk bed are set up/take down by the room steward daily (we elected to keep them down) since we occupied the public areas during the day. Breakfast is first come, first serve. Lunch and Supper are scheduled - there are 3 seating times for each (you reserve your first dinner slot at the station in Jasper before you board the train.). The customer facing staff from Jasper (they started in Vancouver) to Winnipeg were outstanding. They were so efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable; the staff from Jasper to Toronto were fine, but not outstanding. I would have appreciated having transport arranged to take us from the hotel in Toronto to the airport. We weren't told that the arranged transport wasn't available early in the morning. There should be a note stating the hours of availability so customers can schedule their flights accordingly. The Toronto airport has been experiencing personnel shortages so it is a mess. They really mean it when they say get there 3 hours in advance. People should know there is a phone number they can call to speak to someone at the airport. That person can confirm the departure terminal and how early folks need to arrive. Remember, if you're returning to USA, you go through Border Patrol screening to clear travel into the USA in Toronto. Having NEXUS or Global Entry eased the chaos. NOTE: tips are not included. I hate having to figure out tips. The travel guides usually recommend you tip a certain percentage of what you paid. It's helpful to figure that out before you leave home. We tipped at the table during meal services but there are many others who rely on tips to augment their wages - hosts on Rocky Mountaineer, guides/drives on tour buses, staff on the VIA train, porters, etc. I'm recommending this trip to my friends. I would book with Vactions by Rail again.
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Canadian Rockies Featuring Banff & Lake Louise
05 Oct 2022
SUSAN TOOMSEN
5 stars
“The Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff was beyond wonderful. Totally met our expectations. Superb service and food. Staff could not have been nicer. Everything scheduled perfectly and carried out very well. We'd recommend.
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Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer
29 Sep 2022
DEVILLO BOLL
5 stars
“Great Service and Commentary along the way Alex and crew were great!
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Exploring Western Canada
16 Sep 2022
David Lee Herbert
5 stars
“Great trip. Great service. Great scenery.
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Best of the Rockies Circle Journey
08 Sep 2022
STEPHEN GRAY
5 stars
“Train and Hotel staff service was excellent, luggage always arrived in our room at every stop. Food service and quality was also excellent!
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