Top 5 Vancouver Vacations
Aug 19, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
What makes the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver so special, why it is the perfect starting point for your Canada vacation, and the top 5 rail vacations.Read more
Embark on a Canada rail and cruise vacation and experience the best of both worlds: a rail vacation aboard one of Canada's premier trains and a scenic cruise through the pristine waters in and around Canada. These self-guided cruise and train trips highlight destinations throughout Eastern Canada and Western Canada - and select tours connect cities in both regions.
Your train to cruise holiday begins with a Canada train tour. Select the train experience you wish to have - an overnight rail journey, an all-daylight train adventure or a short jaunt on a regional train - as the cornerstone of your package. You may wish to make the four-night trip across five provinces from Toronto to Vancouver aboard VIA Rail's Canadian or to travel aboard a VIA Rail Corridor Service train for a short ride between cities. Tours that visit cities in the east may include time in Quebec City and Montreal before setting out on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River to Toronto.
A vacation featuring the Canadian Rockies and an Alaska cruise is truly spectacular. Spend time exploring the region's national parks and charming alpine hamlets, with stays in Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, before boarding VIA Rail's Canadian to Vancouver. You may also elect to slow your pace and savor an all-daylight journey aboard the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer as you travel through spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery from Banff to Vancouver. Once in the coastal city of Vancouver, considered the "Gateway to Alaska," embark on a seaside adventure aboard a luxurious Holland America cruise ship. Enjoy top-notch amenities while your ship ventures to must-see sights and incredible destinations, including the Tracy Arm fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park and Ketchikan. Some of the world's most astounding natural beauty lies ahead when you embark on a rail and cruise vacation in Canada.
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