There’s nothing like sitting back and watching the world pass you by with a glass of wine in hand. Stations and terminals are located in the heart of each city you visit, usually within easy walking distance of our featured hotels. You don’t need to find a parking spot or take a lengthy airport transfer; as soon as you alight, you’ve arrived. We feature two types of rail journey in Canada – the sightseeing routes of the Rocky Mountaineer in Western Canada, and the national rail services of VIA Rail which span the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic. You can easily add a rail journey to an itinerary – either as just a small part of your trip or the way you get around for your entire stay.
Below we have showcased a few of our favourite Canada holidays which feature a rail journey as part of the itinerary – either with Rocky Mountaineer, VIA Rail or a combination of both.
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The First Passage to the West route features two enthralling full days on board the Rocky Mountaineer to Lake Louise or onward to Banff, with an overnight stop in Kamloops.
Rocky Mountaineer's Rainforest to Gold Rush route features two full days on board as you travel from Vancouver to Jasper, with overnight stops in the mountain resort of Whistler and the small riversid...