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.
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.
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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.
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.
Rocky Mountaineer: Western Explorer West
Rocky Mountaineer First Passage To The West
Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest To Gold Rush
Calgary, Rocky Mountaineer Western Explorer and Vancouver Multi Centre
Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer (Westbound)
Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer Western Explorer and Calgary Multi Centre
Rocky Mountaineer: Passage to the West with Alaska Cruise
Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through The Clouds Explorer
Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Explorer with Sonora Resort (Eastbound)
Rocky Mountaineer Clouds Explorer & Sonora
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