Western Canada by Rail

Western Canada

Alberta and British Columbia are two provinces located in Western Canada. In Alberta, the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains can be enjoyed while staying in Banff, Lake Louise, or Jasper. Some of the musts are: The Banff Gondola, the HooDoos, boat ride on Lake Minnewanka, the Victoria Glacier at Lake Louse, the Lake Louise gondola, Surprise Corner, Johnston Canyon, and of course the Columbia Ice Fields where you can ride an Ice Explorer. The drive along the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper is breathtaking.

 

There is to much to see and do in Jasper. A must is a boat ride on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, one of the most photographed places in Canada. British Columbia has everything from Mountains to Valleys and a long coastline as well. Vancouver is full of activities for everyone’s enjoyment and where you can cruise the inside passage to Alaska. Victoria, on Vancouver Island, can be reached by ferry or float plane.

 

VIA Rail offers a magnificent ride between Jasper and Vancouver. Experience train travel as it was years ago, now with modern amenities. Overnight accommodations include:  private cabin, access to the dome and lounge cars, and meals while on board. If sleeping on the train is not for you then we suggest one of the routes on Rocky Mountaineer. There are two itineraries from Jasper to Vancouver and another from Banff to Vancouver. It’s a full 2 days of picturesque travel through the Canadian Rockies. Choose either SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf services.

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Romantic Rockies by Rail – 7 Days / 6 Nights

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