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Take the Train to the Canadian Rockies

5th February 2014

One of the most spectacular and relaxing ways to experience the highlights of the Canadian Rockies is with a Rocky Mountaineer tour. Jump onboard a luxury train and be taken on a wild adventure through Canada’s dramatic landscapes. From the comfort of your Rocky Mountaineer train, you will see stunning snow covered mountains, peaceful lakes and picturesque pines. Experience the unbelievable beauty of Canada in comfort and style with Rocky Mountaineer.

Here are five of our favourite tours with Rocky Mountaineer.

Lake Louise Lake Louise, Banff National Park

First Passage to the West
The perfect introduction to the Rocky Mountains, this enticing trip will have you travelling from Vancouver to Calgary.  After exploring the pretty city Vancouver, you will set out on a fascinating journey to Kamloops, passing Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River. Onwards, you will head towards the province of Alberta, travelling through Rogers Pass to spy magnificent glaciers and snow capped peaks. Have your camera at the ready so you can capture the natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies.

Journey through the Clouds
This popular adventure will take through the spectacular scenery and natural wonders of the west. Travelling from Vancouver through Kamloops to Jasper, you will be captivated by the scenic valleys and soaring mountain ranges on this route. From the incredible Fraser Canyon to the tranquil Fraser River, every moment will be an inspiring discovery of this renowned destination. Along the way, you will see the Albreda Glacier, the Pyramid Falls and the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson.

Grand Rail Circle
An impressive 12 day journey through the heart of British Columbia and Alberta, the Grand Rail Circle does it all. From Vancouver, you will discover firsthand the incredible beauty of the World Heritage Listed sites of Banff and Japer. Nothing will prepare you for the serene waters of the turquoise Lake Louise. Complete your tour with two nights in Whistler, Canada’s famous resort town and host of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, before returning to Vancouver.

Trans-Canada Rail Adventure
Your itinerary will take you from Vancouver across the country to Toronto for the ultimate Canadian adventure. Experience all the gems of the Canadian Rockies, from the Icefields Parkways to the majestic Yoho Park, as you travel through Kamloops, Banff and Jasper. Admire the power of Niagara Falls before arriving in the big city Toronto. Happily nestled on the waters of Lake Ontario, this bustling city is an exciting cultural and entertainment hub.

Coastal Passage and Western Explorer
Last year, Rocky Mountaineer announced it would be including Seattle in a selection of its itineraries for the first time. The Coastal Passage and Western Explorer tour begins in Seattle and then journeys along the coast to Vancouver before continuing on to the Rocky Mountains. Experience the awe inspiring scenery of Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff before arriving in the cosmopolitan city Calgary.