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Vacations By Rail's Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More keeps you up to date with all the latest exciting train vacation and train tour options available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond.

Top 10 Things to Do this Winter in Banff and Lake Louise

​Banff and Lake Louise are classic winter rail vacation destinations. Don't miss these top things to see and do during your seasonal getaway.

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Top Attractions in the Canadian Rockies

​Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxing sightseeing, or getting close to nature, the Canadian Rockies is a great spot for your next vacation. There's an endless supply of activities—everything from walking on glaciers, winding down mountain roads, or relaxing at a spa with a gorgeous backdrop.

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Discover Eastern Canada by Rail

Eastern Canada is filled with stunning natural beauty, historic cities, charming coastal towns and amazing culture and cuisine. A rail vacation to this part of Canada offers a bit of everything, from thriving cities to maritime history and shoreline views.

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Spotlight On: Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon astounds the mind, lifts the spirit, and is recognized not only as a national park but also as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is no wonder if is one of the World's greatest attractions and a popular vacation destination.

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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, which makes it a special time to visit this beautiful country.

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The Best USA Winter Getaways

Winter vacation destinations beckon throughout the United States for nature-lovers and city-fans alike. Whether you’re looking to escape the chilly snow or relish its lovely scenery, consider brightening your colder months with a U.S. rail vacation.

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A Journey on VIA Rail’s Ocean: The Window to Canada

The Canadian Maritimes are known for their enchanting seaside towns and unspoiled nature, and there’s no better way to take in the scenery and see the best of the province than on a train vacation.

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Colorado’s Top Six Train Adventures

Explore the historic West's historic railways and Rocky Mountains with six of its best known train adventures.

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Ticket to Best Fall Color-Watching: Scenic Rail Excursions

There’s no better way to enjoy the colors of fall than aboard a train.

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Switzerland’s Iconic Railways

Switzerland is known for many things but one of the most treasured parts of this magical country are its famous railways.

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