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A stress-free way of exploring the diversity of Canada’s terrain and the beauty of its wildlife, experience this magical country from the comfort of a luxury railcar. The second biggest country in the world, sit back and relax as you’re transported in style through Canada’s ever-changing, endlessly fascinating, landscapes. Traversing Canada by rail allows you to pack so much more into your holiday, and to see sights inaccessible by road – of which there are many. Scale the sides of sky-high mountains, weave through steep canyons, glide alongside stretching prairie grasslands and shimmering alpine lakes. You’ll find jaw-dropping scenes wherever you look on a Canada rail holiday.

The Golden Age of rail travel

For many, Canada’s world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train is a bucket-list must. More than simply a train journey, witness Canada’s untamed wildernesses while you indulge in unparalleled five-star service, feast on gourmet cuisine and listen to fascinating commentary. Choose from three incredible routes, departing east from Vancouver or west from Banff or Lake Louise: First Passage to the West, Journey Through the Clouds, or Rainforest to Goldrush. Each rail journey offers majestic scenery and an exploration deep into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Upgrade to the GoldLeaf service to savour panoramic views from the bi-level glass domed car and for the opportunity to spot grizzly bears and moose from the outdoor vestibule.

Another option is to take a cross-country adventure on Canada’s rail travel network, VIA Rail. Book a deluxe cabin and spend four days travelling between Vancouver and Toronto – through the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Enjoy the first-class dining car, stylish lounge and panoramic viewing car. Another fantastic multi centre holiday, the VIA Rail’s ‘Corridor’ service connects the dynamic eastern cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City. The ‘Ocean’ overnight service takes you from cosmopolitan Montréal to Halifax in Nova Scotia; the ‘Skeena’ service connects coastal rainforests of Prince Rupert with the Canadian Rockies in Jasper.

Can’t find the rail holiday in Canada you’re looking for? Get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists so they can craft the Canada train holiday of your dreams.

Top Tips from our Experts

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If you are going on the Rocky Mountaineer, I would always recommend upgrading to the Goldleaf service. You are seated upstairs with a glass rooftop that provides you with 360 views throughout. They also have a separate dinning carriage downstairs that offers an amazing fine dining experience.

Katie
Destination Specialist
Charlie, Destination Manager

Take a real Trans-Canadian adventure on VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’. Starting in Toronto, we journied through five Canadian provinces across four days, through prairie lands and the Canadian Rockies before arriving in Vancouver. An amazing way to see all of Canada’s landscapes.

Charlie
Destination Manager

Superb Canadian rail journeys


To give you an idea of what awaits on a Canadian rail adventure, here’s a selection of our most popular itineraries. Get in touch with one of our Destination Specialists so they can tailor make your ideal rail holiday, with the chance to dive deep into the majestic Rocky Mountains.

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Rocky Mountaineer And Alaska Cruise

  • 21 Days
  • Guide Price £7,499 PP
Take the ultimate rail and cruise journey through Western Canada and Alaska on-board the famous Rocky Mountaineer. This once-in-a-lifetime journey…
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Rocky Mountaineer: Western Explorer West

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £5,399 PP
Experience breath-taking western Canada on a tour like no other. This incredible Rocky Mountaineer journey takes you westbound from cowboy city…
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Rocky Mountaineer First Passage To The West

  • 2 Days
Enjoy the spectacular First Passage to the West rail journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies as you retrace the steps…
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Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest To Gold Rush

  • 3 Days
  • Guide Price £2,299 PP
Enjoy the spectacular First Passage to the West rail journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies as you retrace the steps…
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Rail journeys
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Calgary, Rocky Mountaineer Western Explorer and Vancouver Multi Centre

  • 11 Days
See the incredible Canadian Rockies in style on-board one of the world’s greatest trains, the Rocky Mountaineer. Begin in Calgary…
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Journey Through the Clouds

Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer (Westbound)

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £5,399 PP
Experience the incredible natural wonders of Canada’s wild west on the Journey Through the Clouds rail journey. Begin your journey…
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Wildlife holidays
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Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer Western Explorer and Calgary Multi Centre

  • 10 Days
  • Guide Price £6,399 PP
See the incredible Canadian Rockies in style on-board one of the world’s greatest trains, the Rocky Mountaineer. Begin in Vancouver…
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Rail journeys
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Rocky Mountaineer: Passage to the West with Alaska Cruise

  • 12 Days
An unforgettable journey combining the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train with an incredible Alaska Cruise, this is a true “bucket list”…
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Journey Through the Clouds

Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through The Clouds Explorer

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £5,399 PP
Experience the incredible natural wonders of Canada’s wild west on the Journey Through the Clouds Explorer rail journey. Sit back…
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Train Holidays
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Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer with Sonora Resort (Eastbound)

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £5,399 PP
Begin in Vancouver and take a seaplane up to the Discovery Islands and Sonora Resort, where exceptional service and five star…
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Rail journeys
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Rocky Mountaineer Clouds Explorer & Sonora

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £5,399 PP
Combine an epic trip in the Canadian Rockies with an incredible two night stay at the luxurious wilderness resort of…
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Train Holidays
Rainforest to Goldrush

Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle

  • 13 Days
  • Guide Price £7,399 PP
Explore Canada on the exhilarating Rocky Mountaineer Grand Rail Circle tour and take the journey of a lifetime. Enjoy unforgettable…
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