Experience the Canadian Rockies by train through the remote wilderness of high mountain passes, glacial rivers and deep canyons. Luxury train travel provides a unique perspective, with opportunities to explore Alberta’s cities, alpine towns and pristine national parks. Stay overnight in luxury Fairmont Hotels & Resorts accommodation in Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper or Calgary.
Sparkling waterfalls glint in the sunshine and cascade down the mountainside into the pure turquoise river rushing along below. It’s easy to see why UNESCO declared the Rockies a World Heritage Site. You’re watching this breathtaking scenery from the comfort of a glass-domed dining car as your train winds through the mountains. surrounded by rugged peaks and alpine valleys, you can’t take your eyes away from the view. A plate of gourmet fare is placed before you, snapping you out of your reverie. Glimpse wildlife you would rarely see from the road. Step off at a vintage railway station and discover the magic of a mountain village set against the backdrop of a spectacular national park.
Choose from Via Rail’s packages that offer overnight travel between Vancouver and Jasper in both directions with connections on to Edmonton. For true pampering, Rocky Mountaineer’s Red, Silver or Gold Leaf packages, travelling to Banff-Lake Louise, Jasper and Calgary are an absolute must do. For more information, visit Via Rail and Rocky Mountaineer.