The Canadian Rockies by Train

There’s a serene sense of wonder that washes through explorers travelling by train through the Canadian Rockies. Immerse yourself in the best that nature has to offer by boarding a train in Vancouver and prepping your camera for canyons and lakes filled with emerald waters, mysterious forests, and jaw-dropping wildlife like bears, moose, and wolves. You’ll soon roll through the Sea to Sky Corridor where splendor awaits in the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the yawning Cheakamus Canyon.

As you pass through Quesnel and Jasper, you’ll cross one of the highest railway bridges in the world, then climb past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Ride in an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield before stretching your legs at Lake Louise, where canoeing, hiking, and horseback riding is offered. No trip through this region would be complete without a rendezvous in Banff National Park, a nature-made amusement park of mineral pools, glacial lakes, and an underground cave. From Banff, you’ll chug along to Kamloops, receiving amble visual stimulation as you pass through the Continental Divide, Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, and Craigellachie before returning to Vancouver.

Getting there

This trip is the epitome of easy travel as you can fly direct into Vancouver International Airport from numerous major cities around the world, then have a 10 mile trip to the train station. North American travelers can access daily direct flights to Vancouver in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Portland, Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton. European travelers can hop on a direct flight from London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Manchester, and Zurich. Two common methods of transport from the airport to train station are subway or taxi.