Don't Stay Home For the Holidays
Aug 16, 2023 · By Vacations By Rail
Don't stay home for the holidays this year; there are so many incredible places to explore, and our array of Christmas and New Year's Vacations can take you there.Read more
A West Coast Canada vacation includes all the makings of great vacation packages: a selection of vibrant cities, sun-dappled coastlines, snow-capped mountains, and lush parklands awaiting exploration. Home to five national parks, charming resort towns, and incredible scenery, the Canadian Rockies is one of Canada's most beloved destinations and is a highlight of many Western Canada tours. Getting there by rail is an experience that is not easily forgotten. Travel into the heart of the mountains on a Canadian Rockies train trip, and experience stunning vistas of verdant river valleys, dramatic rock sheds, lush rainforests, and deep canyons. As you enter the majestic 69,000-square-mile mountain range that is the Canadian Rockies, marvel at some of the most dramatic scenes in North America.
A Canadian Rockies train trip can be part of a more extensive Canada rail tour or your sole vacation destination. Each of our Canadian Rockies tour packages includes transportation into the Rockies aboard Western Canada's preeminent trains, such as the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Banff or Jasper, or VIA Rail's Canadian train, which weaves through the Canadian Rockies en route to Toronto. The Canadian's route may also be followed in reverse, for tours from Toronto to Vancouver.
In the Rockies, enjoy time in must-see destinations, such as Banff National Park, where you can travel aboard the Banff Gondola, taking in panoramic views of the surrounding area during the 8-minute ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Select rail tours continue to Lake Louise, which enchants visitors with its charming chateau perched against its turquoise waters, or take a bus tour to the Columbia Icefield, situated along the Icefield Parkway. Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada, is another leading vacation destination in the Rockies. Itineraries range from four to 16 days and can be sorted by price, making selecting your railroad adventure convenient. No matter which Rocky Mountain train catches your interest, a trip through this region by rail is sure to become your favorite adventure.