There’s gold in them thar hills! Join the modern-day gold rush and book Canada tours that’ll take you along the Calgary Stampede trails, on a journey of discovery across the Rockies, or let you soak up the chic city sophistication of Montreal and Toronto. Our package tours to Canada will have you out in the fresh air and into the wilderness of one of North America’s best-kept tourist secrets.
Book yourself onto one of our Canada tour packages and you’ll certainly be free to go exploring the ‘true north’. Try our Western Explorer tour package, that’ll send you scampering across the Rockies and on to Vancouver, or the Canadian Contrasts group tour, where you’ll spend as much time in the city as you do in the countryside. Naturally, there’ll be excursions to Niagara Falls, the Great Parks of the East, and even a chance to go glamping with grizzlies. Canada appeals to anyone who’s ever watched Bear Grylls out in the wild and thought to themselves, ‘I could do that…’ Well, here’s your chance!
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Known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, the Calgary Stampede puts on a show of the best in rodeo, western heritage and culture. You’ll see chuckwagon races, bull riding, grandstand shows, and you’ll even get two skyrides over Stampede Park.
Turquoise-blue lakes. Free-flowing waterfalls. Snow-capped peaks. You’ll experience everything you might picture when you think of the Rockies. Take to the skies and see those iconic mountains from Banff Gondola and a helicopter ride, drive on an ancient glacier, and simply relax and enjoy the ever-changing landscapes from the comfort of your train carriage. All of that before you set sail over the border into Alaska. See glaciers and ice formations as high as 10-story buildings. And feel the icy sea breeze on your skin as you cruise the Inside Passage.
Timeless cowboy country and the enduring beauty of Canada’s Western wilderness contrast with the ever-progressive Pacific metropolis of Vancouver on this 8 day road trip through the Rockies. Before you reach the thoroughly modern delights of Vancouver, with its chic shopping, world-class dining scene, and memorable coastal experiences (from biking around water-framed Stanley Park to whale watching beyond the bay), you’ll pass through Canada’s past. And it all starts in Calgary — an urban enclave that may have moved with the times but has kept its cowboy culture and rodeo reputation. From ‘Stampede City’ you’ll take the highways into Banff National Park in search of the eternally quaint town of Banff. The famous wintery landscapes of Icefields Parkway beckon as you journey from Banff to the equally cutesy town of Jasper, with the glacier, Lake Louise, and Peyto Lake popular pitstops on the way to Jasper National Park. Following the old trade routes, you’ll travel along Yellowhead Highway to stay in the sports capital of Sun Peaks, witnessing some of the Rockies’ most dramatic scenes en route, including soaring Mount Robson. But Canada’s West keeps a few surprises back for your final journey, from Sun Peaks to Vancouver, with the scenery switching between sagebrush-swathed cattle ranches, Fraser Canyon’s white-water rapids, the drama of Hell’s Gate gorge, and the coastal calm of Vancouver’s rural fringes — all before modern life reappears in stunning Vancouver.
If anywhere perfectly captures the great outdoors, it’s Canada’s West, with its cloud-skirting mountains, forested shorelines, and wildlife-rich waters. Get an instant introduction to the Rockies’ drama and serenity as you visit the town of Banff and Tunnel Mountain Drive, for views of the Bow River Valley. The roads in this part of Canada hold a riot of experiences, whether you’re driving the Icefields Parkway to walk on a glacier, or cruising down Vancouver Island to Victoria for some whale-watching. But the rails rule here, and the journey from Jasper to Prince Rupert gives trackside views of ancient forests, valleys and Mount Robson. You’ll also take to the seas and sail to Port Hardy along the famous Inside Passage, seeing jagged fjords and resident whales and sea lions. And you’ll finish your adventures among all the pizzazz that Vancouver has to offer.
Mixing Canada’s natural coastal beauty with its rugged interior, this unforgettable road trip gives you the complete west Coast experience. You’ll wind through national parks, past emerald-green lakes and lush valleys as you make your way through Banff and Jasper, before staying at a traditional ranch. After a taste of mountain-living, you’ll spend your days sailing along the Sunshine Coast and visiting the rugged Vancouver Island. And your final stop in Vancouver, with its urban buzz and beautiful coastline, makes the perfect ending to your western adventure.
Explore the most eastern city of Canada — St John’s. Full of rich history and culture, the city is known for its colourful row houses, Signall Hill with its mesmerising views, and amazing wildlife. From puffins to humpback whales, you’ll get opportunities to spot them both in their natural habitats on this 3-night adventure, as well as touring the city and it’s surrounds.
Exploring a little area of a large country, this taster to rail journey adventures allows you to see some of the best of the west. Spend a couple of days on board the Rocky Mountaineer, best known for its service and opportunities to see the Canadian scenery from the comfort of your carriage. You’ll tick off all the essentials; racing against raging rivers that run parallel to the train, crossing historic bridges, and meandering through the shifting scenes of ranch land, glaciers, lakes, forests and (of course) those iconic snow-capped mountains.
When you think of Canada, you might think of snow, polar bears and vast landscapes stretching for miles. Well, that’s exactly what you get on this 6-day adventure. You’ll get a glimpse of some of the fascinating arctic wildlife as you venture out on a purpose-made Tundra Buggy®, from polar bears to foxes and ptarmigan. Get closer to the powder-white snow and go dog-sledding with a local musher. And at the end, you’ll make your way to Manitoba’s capital — Winnipeg,
If you’re going to do any of Canada’s historic rail journeys, this is the one to start with. It takes you through some of Canada’s most famous and fabulous landscapes – and important heritage landmarks. Linking Vancouver with Banff or Lake Louise, with an overnight stop in Kamloops on the way, the passage through BC and Alberta checks off all the essentials. From racing against the raging rivers that run parallel to your carriage, to crossing historic bridges and spots like Craigellachie (where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was hammered in to connect the East and West coasts). Comfort goes without saying, but every detail has been carefully crafted to give you a VIP experience and the best window to see the shifting scenes of ranch lands, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains.
Experience the very best of Alberta and British Columbia, from the Rockies to Vancouver Island. You'll spend your days on sightseeing tours, exploring the fascinating Canadian cities on foot, and by road, rail and air. Banff and Jasper will give you your National Park fix, with jaw-dropping mountain scenery and rolling views for miles. Calgary and Vancouver will top and tail your trip, with all the colour and hustle-and-bustle of city life. You’ll even have a few days in Whistler to dip into the outdoor adventures and First Nationals culture of this renowned ski village. If you wanted a way to explore the West, this is it.
Nestled on Farewell Harbour is where you’ll find the beautiful, authentic lodge, awaiting you for an experience like no other. You’ll be transported into the heart of the wilderness, spending your days searching for Orca, sea lions, dolphins, Humpback whales and porpoises. But it’s not just about the marine-life that makes this place so spectacular. You’ll also get to be amongst the grizzlies, watching the bears go about their business within the lush woodland and flowing streams.
Classics are classics for a reason, and this tour of Canada is chock full of them. Even the high points like Niagara Falls, time in the Rockies, and tours of its metropolitan cities only tell half the tale. The open road will take you to historic trails, buzzing modern life, and untouched nature. You’ll also see modern Canada - Lake Ontario’s shoreline communities, as well as ranch lands and agricultural prairielands - as you fly west to Calgary. But nature always steals the show - whether you’re following Rideau Waterway’s rivers and lakes, taking the Sea-to-Sky Highway past fjords and peaks to Vancouver, or adding on a trip to drive on the Athabasca Glacier.
Romantically remote, this tented safari camp feels as far-flung as you can get – but remote doesn’t have to mean rustic. In fact, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is so luxurious it’s been added to the exclusive Relais & Châteaux collection, thanks to touches like the sustainable fine dining, waterfront cocktail lounge, and Healing Grounds Spa. Arriving by horse-drawn wagon (after a scenic seaplane or boat journey), you’ll witness a timeless scene that transports you to the turn-of-the-century, with the white canvas of its luxury prospector-style tents dotted around the untamed wilderness, and featuring antique furnishings and cast-iron woodstoves. Working with the Ahousaht First Nation, the bespoke eco-safari adventures include kayaking, horse riding, surfing, yoga, and unforgettable wildlife-watching safaris.
An exciting new adventure, offering a unique connection with nature and an unforgettable experience. Breathe in the fresh mountain air from your floating lodge, sat atop of the quiet Grizzly Bay, on the north arm of Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake on earth. Under a glacier, and surrounded by the peaks of the Cariboo Mountains, the 360 degree views are magnificent. The canvas safari tents are private suites with en-suite bathrooms, beds with cozy duvets, solar lighting, and amenities including comfy velour robes. The sights, sounds and smells are all as nature intended, a truly magical place for the ultimate glamping adventure – and let's not forget the four-legged furry friends that will join you along the way...
Encapsulating the very best of the west, this epic trek takes you on a journey through some of the most famed spots in the country. Picturing snow-capped peaks, green valleys, misty waterfalls and emerald-green lakes? That’s exactly what you’ll experience as you travel east on the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver through Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff to Calgary. On the way, you’ll stop off to ride on a glacier, tour national parks and take to the skies on a helicopter ride. What better way to top off a trip to the Rockies than with a birds-eye view of those iconic mountain tops.
Giving you all the adventures and solitude of Canada’s wilderness, with all the bliss of a super-luxury retreat, this lodge nestles along the waterfront in the fishing village of Egmont. Easily accessible, it is the perfect spot to appreciate all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
Visit northern Canada and marvel in the scenes it has to offer. On this 6-day trip, you’ll take in days of exploring and nights of gazing at the jaw-dropping skies. You’ll learn about the history of this fascinating region at the Dawson Museum and on a walking tour of the city. But nothing beats the stunning green and purple Northern Lights, which you’ll venture out to watch on four of your evenings.
Discover Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, nestled amongst the majestic Coast Mountains, the largest fjord system in the Americas, the high Chilcotin Plateau. Encounter abundant wildlife and nature in action, with easy access to the Great Bear Rainforest, the Pacific Ocean and neighbouring glaciers. The Great Bear Rainforest is home to one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bears, making this the perfect destination to experience these beautiful creatures up close when the salmon arrive in the autumn. The lodge can easily be reached by flight from Vancouver or as part of a self drive holiday in northern British Columbia. Spot grizzly bears, bald eagles, deer, black bears, or try your hand at catching Pacific salmon. At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, you’ll be treated to on-site wildlife viewings from private Wildlife Viewing Platforms, and even the lodge lawn!
Western Canada is calling. This epic adventure will take you on the grand tour of what this fascinating region is all about. Sailing from Vancouver, you’ll cross the border into Alaska as you cruise the Inside Passage. Pass jaw-dropping glaciers as tall as houses, and beautifully crisp waterfalls feeding into the ocean. Cruising back to Vancouver, you’ll have time to explore the leafy-green streets of this vibrant city before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer and heading east. Making stops in Kamloops, Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, you’ll see some of the best natural landscapes in the world from both land and air. Emerald green lakes, rugged peaks, and, of course, those snow-topped Rocky mountains.
Home to one of the best grizzly bear viewing spots in the world, Knight Inlet is a floating wilderness lodge with a backdrop of picturesque snow-topped peaks. You’ll spend your days heading out into the wilderness to see the spectacular bears go about their day in the wild. And that’s not all — you’ll also go on interpretive hikes and even have the opportunity to spot marine life.
Venturing through some of Canada’s best-known west, you’ll be taken through mountains, national parks and inspiring landscapes galore. Start off in the hustle and bustle of vibrant Vancouver, before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer and heading north towards Whistler and Quesnel, east to Jasper, south to Kamloops, and finally joining the circle back in Vancouver. You’ll pass through rocky peaks and canyons, and get to admire the stunning Sea to Sky Corridor, the glistening Howe Sound, and the impressive Brandywine Falls. All while being treated like royalty on board one of the most famous trains in the world.
When a simple road trip just won’t cut it, this journey gives you the best of all worlds — taking you by rail, road, water, air, and even ice, so you get the full Western Canada experience. The al fresco adventures roll from start to finish — from travelling over a glacier to hovering above the Rockies in a helicopter. Not all the adventures are adrenaline-packed though. You’ll raft down Bow River in Banff, spying views of mountains and hoodoos, and you’ll canoe across Lake Louise. And, of course, you’ll get the ultimate ‘put your feet up’ adventure on the Rocky Mountaineer, seeing the sights from the comfort of your carriage that’s world-famous for its luxury and lookout stops.
There are few sights more mind-blowing than that first glimpse of soft fur against white snow as you cross the tundra in search of polar bears. After a night in Winnipeg, you’ll fly to the remote northern community of Churchill, your base for two days of polar bear tracking. You know you’re heading into barely charted territory when you need a specially constructed vehicle — your Tundra Buggy® will transport you across frozen plains. But this isn’t just polar bear territory and, as you journey through remote ice fields, you could also spot caribou, arctic fox, snowy owls, and other arctic dwellers.
If you don’t like following the crowd when you travel, this limited edition trip gives you the ultimate alternative — taking you into the beautiful ‘back of beyond’ in Canada. In a little window of opportunity, for a few short weeks in the summer we take a handful of lucky travellers from Winnipeg to Churchill for unfiltered adventures in the great outdoors. You’ll ‘meet the locals’ with a boat journey along the Hudson Bay in search of Arctic wildlife, including its resident Polar Bears. You may even forget to pick up your camera, as you’re quickly absorbed by the sight of them swimming in the bay, playing along the river estuaries, and sunbathing on the cool rocks along the riverbank. The water’s the setting for many of our adventures around Churchill, like witnessing the unlikely grace of the charmingly sociable Beluga Whale pods that we set off to see on our boat trip — you can also add on experiences to get even closer to the whales. The Polar Bears and Beluga Whales may steal all the headlines here but, as you climb aboard an all-terrain Arctic Crawler™ for a trip across the stunning tundra, you’ll soon see this wilderness has many hidden stories to reveal.
Prepare to become a true adventurer at heart, and be whisked into Canada’s wilderness. Spot bears in the wild, discover marine life, and visit cultural sites to learn more about the rich culture and heritage. With loads of different activities, you’ll be spoilt for choice with what to do — with kayaking, hiking, canoeing and more, you’re sure to feel like a proper explorer by the time you leave.
This road trip from Calgary to the coast gives you plenty of time to get to know each stop along the way. And getting to know western Canada means off-grid adventures galore. You’ll start in Banff, Canada’s original national park, with hiking, biking, mountain-top views and jaw-dropping scenery. You’ll spend days on end on the water in Jasper and Lake Louise – with thrill-filled river rafting and calm canoeing – even riding on an ancient glacier. After savouring the last bit of country life in Baker Creek, you’ll venture into vibrant Vancouver to explore the sights and sounds like a local.
Head to the Rockies and experience the dramatically beautiful settings of Banff, Jasper and Whistler. You'll also visit the cosmopolitan port cities of Vancouver and Victoria on this stunning trail through Canada's famous mountain region, and beyond. See the peaks from a helicopter or gondola, ride on an ancient glacier, cruise the Maligne Lake and even river-raft. Jam-packed with adventure, your days will be filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences you'll never forget.
Make like a true adventurer and explore great Western Canada. Over the course of a week, you’ll be transported into the life of a voyager, heading east from Vancouver and into British Columbia’s interior on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Making stops in Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and Kamloops, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the dramatic, fascinating scenery. From calm, glistening waters, rushing rivers and waterfalls, to a birds-eye view from a helicopter and driving over an ancient glacier. All of this, topped off with a constant backdrop of those iconic snow-peaked Rockies.
Canada is calling your name from the mountaintops. All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, your adventure starts in the vibrant city of Vancouver and you’ll make your way to Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper. The train meanders through the British Columbia interior, giving you epic views out of your carriage window. And when you make stops, you can experience the beauty of this region up close and personal. From rolling green hills to rushing falls and rivers, the iconic Rocky mountains will be a constant backdrop.
Set out on this captivating historic rail route, taking you from Halifax through Quebec, Montreal, along the path of the mighty St. Lawrence river, and finally Toronto. Along the way you'll have lots of time to explore at your own pace. Jaw-dropping architecture, museums and stunning scenery are a-plenty. Board a VIA Rail train and make your way through rolling hills, being sure to see the sunset and sunrise from the comfort of your carriage.
Packing four capital-quality cities into a tiny slither of colossal Canada, this densely populated patch of land’s a far cry from the endless wilds surrounding it – but it also gives you easy in-roads to explore that wild and wonderful space. Sometimes it’s a spot where civilisation has claimed nature, like at Niagara Falls where you sail and soar for incredible views. A boat ride on the Hornblower takes you to the foot of the falls, while a trip up Skylon Tower gives you the view from above. You could even add a helicopter tour over the waters. Other times it’s places the wild has clung onto its untamed natural status, like the dramatic Canadian Shield plateau; the stunning trails into the immense wildlife-stuffed forests of Algonquin Provincial Park; the serene 1000 Islands waters ripe for your boat cruise; or perhaps St Lawrence River, where you could opt to head off on a whale watching expedition. Knitted together by cosmopolitan cities, you’ll return to urban outposts between each scenic stop: touring Toronto’s top attractions, seeing Ottawa’s parliamentary sights, and undoubtedly being charmed by Québec City and Montréal, the world’s second largest French city, and by the French Canadian villages linking the two along the historic Chemin du Roy byway.
There aren’t many places that rival Canada’s West for car-stopping scenery. And few places have such dramatic peaks, parks and lakes. Before your coast-to-country drive, Vancouver gives you a burst of urban adventure and plenty of hustle and bustle. Then it’s time for you to hit the highway, and make your way east through the mountains and past glistening waters. You’ll meander your way through villages and valleys, and stop for stays in Penticton, Revelstoke, and the famed Banff and Whistler. Jam-packed with chances for adventure, you’re most definitely get a taste of what western Canada is all about.
Seeing the best bits of Canada’s west couldn’t be easier. Step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, and spend a week exploring the natural wonders that this region boasts. From dusty desert-like landscapes to rolling green fields, you’ll see ever-changing views from the comfort of your carriage. Stop off at turquoise-blue lakes, snowy peaks in the background, and drive on an ancient glacier. See those famous mountains from land and air — ride the Banff Gondola and take to the skies in a helicopter over Calgary. There’s no better way to see The Rockies, just like a true adventurer.
A Canadian rail journey is all about the views, and this one packs in a load of them. From the Sea to Sky Corridor with views of Howe Sound to Mount Garibaldi and Brandywine Falls, you’ll see the ever-changing scenery from the window of your carriage. Watch the world go by and get those Insta-worthy photos as you venture into the British Columbia interior. Making stops in Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper, you’ll see part of what western Canada’s all about.
For trails less-travelled, you won’t find better than this 2-week loop round Alaska and northwest Canada. Gold Rush relics, ice-crusted glaciers and snow-covered mountains, the dramatic scenery of this drive will stay with you for a lifetime. Starting in Whitehorse, you’ll make your way into Alaska’s inland through wildlife-filled national parks, before heading down to the rugged coastline around Anchorage. Passing over the highest border crossing back into Canada, you’ll venture south along the Klondike Highway through fjord-hugging passageways – dramatic vistas and striking scenery lining every stretch of the road. The last part of your trip is a relaxing narrow-gauge rail journey with unbelievable views from 880 metres up. The perfect finale.
Nothing sums up Canada quite like the drama of its natural territories. Sandwiched between some of western Canada’s most dynamic cities, the land strip from Calgary to Vancouver is peppered with national parks, scenic highways, and outdoor adventure. On this epic journey, you’ll also encounter Banff, Yoho and Glacier National with their mountain backdrops, hot springs, canyons and fjords. And you can make the trip your own by adding a helicopter trip over the Three Sisters mountains, an Ice Explorer ride on a glacier, or a floatplane flight over Garibaldi Park’s peaks and meadows. Or all three!
Ever wanted to be at one with nature, and see what bears get up to in the wild? At Great Bear Lodge, you can do exactly that. Float by boat along estuaries, and watch from specially-designed areas to see the fascinating furry animals in their natural habitat. With different activities each day, you’ll be spoilt for choice with what to see and do. But one thing’s for sure — seeing the spectacular wildlife of western Canada will take your breath away.
Arrive at beautiful Sonora Island by helicopter or water taxi and prepare to have your breath taken away. Sonora Resort is in a fantastic location to appreciate the natural surroundings. Towering pine trees, plentiful rivers and lakes form the backdrop for your adventures — and there are plenty of ways to explore. Optional activities include guided eco-boat tours, excursions to see Grizzly bears, kayaking, rafting and hiking in the coastal rainforest.
Ticking the major sights and cities of Eastern Canada off your list couldn't be easier than with this tour. You'll hop on board VIA Rail's comfortable trains and travel towards the north-east, connecting Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal. Feel the mist on your face as you spend time exploring Niagara Falls, heading to the foot of Horseshoe Falls on the water. Quaint towns, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historical city must-sees are packed into your itinerary, from Quebec’s historic heart and distinct French-Canadian character, to bustling Montreal’s historic flair. What better way to see this captivating region.
Picture Canada and you might imagine remote wilderness, but a little square of its East Coast couldn’t be more different. This is a place where tall pines move over for skyscrapers, where bears make way for city slickers, and where campfires and trading posts swap places with world-class dining and shopping venues. Its relatively small scale makes it an easy place for a whistle stop tour, letting you fit four city breaks into one holiday and promising unrivalled day trips, from a sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls to whalewatching on the St Lawrence River. Giving you a cheat sheet into all you need to know about the East’s cutting-edge cities, a comprehensive tour of key sights is the best way to start each stay, before you head off to unearth your own favourite neighbourhoods. Straight-talking Toronto’s packed to the rafters with cosmopolitan cool, from Chinatown’s authentic buzz to sleek modern masterpieces like the cloudpiercing CN Tower. Shifting to Ottawa, you’ll find the modernity of its culture at odds with the history of landmarks like the parliamentary buildings and World Heritage listed Rideau Canal. In Québec City, a tour within the old city walls reveals its French influences. And in Montréal, you’re shown its old-world charm and contemporary chicness existing side-by-side.
Canada is calling you, and what better way to see it than with two of the best rail routes in the East and Western regions. You’ll jump aboard the train from buzzing Toronto to peaceful Jasper, and the Rocky Mountaineer from mountain-clad Banff to vibrant Vancouver; switching tracks for tarmac in between to experience the roads of the Rockies. Experience a day-trip to Niagara in the East, venturing to the foot of the falls. Walk and drive on a glacier in the West, at the famed Columbia Icefield. Jam-packed with culture, scenery and luxury, this rail trip will spoil you for choice.
More like staying with your favourite aunt and uncle, at the six room Pyna-Tee-Ah Lodge the Great Room’s the hub of the house, everything’s included, and room keys are non-existent. It may only sleep up to 14 guests, but that doesn’t make this place small — in fact, the lodge sits in five glorious acres along the salmon and trout-rich Quesnel River. At the bottom of Cariboo Mountains and by Quesnel Lake, the owners have a created a homely hideaway, serving you up country-style breakfasts before you take their free guided eco-tours or use their complimentary adventure equipment. And, when you get back from wildlife-spotting in the wilderness, you can retreat to the Great Room with its natural stone fireplace, play pool, laze in the garden’s log gazebo, and tuck into home-cooked dinners.
Mountaineer taster adventure. From the vibrant cosmopolitan streets of Vancouver, you’ll soon be whisked into the sights and sounds of British Columbia’s interior. From the comfort of your carriage, you can look out across winding rivers, dramatic canyons and, of course, those mountain peaks, stretching for miles on end.
Taking the slow train is often more rewarding than riding the express, and nowhere more so than across the Canadian Rockies. Through an ever-changing reel of landscapes; Fraser Valley’s fields, twisting rivers, boundless deserts and mountain passes all take their turn as you travel through the Rockies territory. It’s not just the view through the window that dazzles though, and some viewpoints just can’t be reached by rail, so the roads pave the way for journeys through Yoho National Park, and around Banff where Bow Falls continue to wow wide-eyed travellers. And, when neither roads nor rails will cut it, it’s time to take to the sky. Whether that’s scaling mountain slopes by Banff Gondola or flightseeing over the Rockies in a summit-seeking helicopter.
Not much can compete with the attention-grabbing panoramas when you’re travelling through Canada’s West. But the Rocky Mountaineer might just be in with a chance, and this tour is the ultimate rail trip — combining two classic Rocky Mountaineer train routes and the mighty Rockies in one adventure. Start in lively Vancouver and heading north, you’ll pass through winding river canyons, lush valleys and lakeshores. Vwnturing east, you’ll stop in some of the best-known parts of the west — Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler. Adventure should be top of your list, as you’ll get to experience misty waterfalls, gondolas and glistening emerald lakes. And, as you drive the sloping ice onto Athabasca Glacier, it’s your seat on the monstrous Ice Explorer that provides the most memorable views.
Get a taste of incredible western Canada by spending a couple of days amongst the Rockies. You’ll criss-cross through quaint towns and natural wonders as you head from Vancouver to Jasper, stopping in Kamloops along the way. As much a part of Canada’s identity as mountains and maple syrup, the nation’s railroads are world-famous for their scenic routes. And as the train sweeps you from one breath-taking scene to the next, you can look out the window of your carriage and savour every moment.