A two-day rail journey aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, from Banff to Vancouver, is surely the most spectacular way to immerse yourself in the splendour of the Canadian Rockies. Discover more about this incredible adventure and hear from three travellers who have experienced this amazing journey for themselves.
When it comes to iconic rail journeys, Rocky Mountaineer is right up there at the top of the list. Combining luxurious travel, the finest local cuisine and awesome scenery, it really is a trip of a lifetime – the icing on the cake of any holiday to Western Canada!
You’ll follow an incredible route which takes in snow-capped peaks, mountain passes, rocky lake shores and the spectacular scenery of the Continental Divide. Twist your way through the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the site of the 'Last Spike' of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Look out for incredible wildlife too, from elk to grizzly bears, seen at all angles from the glass-domed carriages.
After an overnight stay at a hotel in Kamloops, your rail adventure continues as you set off towards the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver. Marvel at views of winding river canyons, pristine forest and dramatic mountains as you follow the Fraser River.