Luxury rail travel in canada

Rocky Mountaineer train price

Because yes, you can travel in just an hour and a half by plane or about 8 hours by car the distance that separates this First Passage to the West route or the Journey through the clouds that links Vancouver to Jasper but, if we can choose, isn’t it infinitely better to be pampered aboard a transparent train and forget everything for two days?

As the landscape changes and towns and farms give way to vast expanses of fields and then steep valleys carved by rivers and torrents of meltwater, the traveler is immersed in a kind of no-time.

After 12 hours of travel and a night in a hotel, the train sets off again to cover the second part of the journey to the town of Banff, in the province of Alberta and within a national park.

Emerald green lakes, crystal clear streams and forests of fir and pine trees give way to ski resorts and, finally, the great peaks of the Rockies (Cathedral Mountain, Mount Temple…) that offer incredible views.

Luxury train travel in the united states

Canada is the second largest country in the world, and one of the most fascinating and romantic ways to tour its vast geography is by train. It will be more expensive and much slower than a plane, it’s true, but the experience is unparalleled.

There are several railroads that cross the North American nation. The longest of them is The Canadian convoy, which, with 4,465 kilometers, connects Toronto, on the Great Lakes coast, with Vancouver, in British Columbia.

The reason is that the route is shared by freight trains, to which the tourist train has to give way. And every time one of these five-kilometer-long convoys passes, it is better to be patient and contemplate the scenery.

Paying for the more expensive cabins allows easier access to the Skyline car, with its transparent walls and glass that allow a 180-degree view of the landscapes that The Canadian passes through.

A section of the Vosges massif, in Franche-Comté, is known as the ‘Plateau of a thousand lakes’. Even if they are a little less, you must discover this beautiful region of forests, abbeys and villages that live from the cultivation of cherries.

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* The price ranges indicated have been calculated based on the low season of the destination and based on the cheapest possible airfares, and there may be supplements for high season and/or availability on more expensive airfares.

We bid farewell to Vancouver and begin our journey to the Rockies winding along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Salmon lunch at a local restaurant and cable car ride to the imposing Hells Gate. We will arrive in Kamloops in the afternoon to enjoy the beautiful resort and dinner…

We start the day by taking the Glacier Highway. If you were looking to be left with your mouth open by the immensity and beauty of the landscape, in this Canadian road famous for the number of glaciers it crosses, you will get it. Once there we will approach the Athabasca Glacier, in the Columbia Icefield. Get ready for adventure because we are about to start a ride on the Ice Explorer, which will take us to the Athabasca Glacier so that we will be able to say ‘I walked on it’… We expect to find wildlife of this region, such as grizzly and brown bears, wolves, coyotes and moose. Before arriving in Banff, Peyto Lake, Bow and Crow’s Paw Glacier await us.

Train through the snow in Canada

Day 1. Start the tour in Seattle: Upon arrival in Seattle, you will enjoy the day exploring the Seattle waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, the sights of Pike Place Market and/or the Space Needle at your leisure. Overnight in Seattle.

A copy of the ‘Rocky Mountaineer newspaper’, which features a route guide listing points of interest along the way, a map and information about the train, the history of the route, and the wildlife that is possible to see.

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