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Banff National Park

The story of Banff National Park begins with its bubbling hot springs and the railroad. In 1883, Canadian Pacific Railway laborers building Canada's transcontinental railroad discovered natural hot springs on the side of Sulphur Mountain. This discovery eventually led to the establishment of Banff as Canada's first national park, and, shortly after, that same railroad helped fuel Banff tourism. Travelers came from across the country for alpine adventures. Today, vacationers can experience that same excitement on a train trip to Banff.

Banff tours from Vancouver feature some of the country's great rail journeys: The all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train into Alberta or an overnight trip on VIA Rail's Canadian train. Once in the lush Canadian Rockies, things to do in Banff are limitless, from hiking in the summer to dog sledding in the winter. Many Banff tours include a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. From the summit's observation deck, visitors enjoy panoramic views of the Bow Valley and Banff town site below. Popular guided sightseeing tours include visits to Lake Minnewanka with its many outdoor activities; Cave and Basin Historic Site, where the first hot springs were discovered; and Lake Louise, the scenic hamlet with its eponymous turquoise lake and the massive Victoria Glacier looming behind it. Banff holiday packages showcase the best of the Canadian Rockies and are nothing short of memorable.

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Lake Louise
4.3 stars(16 reviews)
2022Jul
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Rocky Mountaineer
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Jasper Northern Lights
2021Dec
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Cabin Emerald in Lake Yoho National Park
4.7 stars(40 reviews)
2021AugSepOct
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Elk In Jasper National Park
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2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Iconic View of Morants Curve
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2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
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Mendenhall Glacier and Lake in Juneau Alaska
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2022MayJunJulAugSep
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Moraine Lake in Banff
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2021AugSepOct
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Moraine Lake Banff National Park
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Colorful Sky Over Bow Falls
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Exploring Johnston Canyon in Banff
2021Sep
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Rocky Mountaineer through Canadian Rockies
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Canadian Rockies by Rail
11 Oct 2019
CHRISTOPHER
5 stars
“Everything went exactly as they said. All transfers were smooth and everything that they described happened.
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Lakes, Mountains & The Rockies
04 Oct 2019
MS C BENNETT
5 stars
“I had a marvelous time on my first Vacations by Rail! I had never taken an overnight train trip before and found the experience very relaxing. The food was exceptional as was the kind, knowledgeable and friendly staff. The bus portion of the trip was also exceptional. The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The bus drivers were above excellent,especially going up into the mountains on curved roads! It was a great experience overall and I look forward to booking another trip in the near future!
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Best of the Rockies
26 Aug 2019
RANDALL
5 stars
“Beautiful train ride on the Rocky Mountaineer and the Canadian Rail system. As a passenger train, we were low on the priority list, so had to give way to freight trains. But it was worth it, as it provided an opportunity to take in more of the scenery and watch the passing trains! Service was excellent and the food was great. Breakfast and lunch included on the Rocky Mountaineer. Due to traffic and frequent pull overs, we were 2 & 1/2 hr late getting into our town. The chef threw together a great dinner for us, which was a great treat!
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Canada's Rockies & Alaska Cruise
14 Aug 2019
DONALD
5 stars
“Excellent services. Very professional
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Journey Through the Clouds at Leisure
10 May 2019
Linda
5 stars
“this has been my third inquiry regarding my wonderful trip, I am done
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Canada Coast to Coast
17 Dec 2018
Annette D, Denver, CO
5 stars
“Everything was perfect. We felt so taken care of throughout the trip. All the staff were so amazingly professional and kind- (such a contrast from the airlines we had to deal with!) The scenery was exquisite- every detail was wonderful. Thanks for all your expert assistance!
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Grand Rail Circle
11 Sep 2018
Mark G, Mason, OH
5 stars
“The customer service from start to finish was outstanding. Needs were anticipated, luggage was expertly handled for us, accommodations were excellent
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Beautiful Banff Rail & Drive
08 Nov 2019
Jackscuba
4 stars
“The company did a good job of coordinating the entire trip. The first part of the trip on the Rocky Mountaineer was truly awesome (a bit expensive, but worth it). The only complaint we had was regarding the last half of the trip when we were on The Canadian from Jasper to Toronto. We were in the next class down from Prestige class, where our friends were. The room we were put in was at the opposite end of the train, a long long walk to get to there area. There were cars of the class we were in next to the Prestige class cars, I think Vacations By Rail should have made an effort to get us closer. That said, all other communications and planning by them was well done.
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Canadian Rockies Featuring Banff & Lake Louise
15 Oct 2019
SHIRLEY
4 stars
“Our sheraton hotel was not in their system..embarrasing and upsetting to start our journey but the rest of trip was nice. We enjoyed 2 days in vancouver begore boarding train.
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