A Canadian rail tour is one of the best ways to see Canada in all its natural glory and to truly capture the magnificent breadth of the country stretching from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean. Just under 200 years ago the country of Canada was formed and brought together largely by the introduction of the cross-country railway. What better way is there to explore the vast beauty, size, and diversity of Canada’s landscape, provinces, and culture than by train?
Start in the west and travel east or follow in the footsteps of European explorers who began in the east and travelled west all the way out to what is now Vancouver and the beautiful pacific coastline of British Columbia. A trans-Canada train journey is a memorable adventure, great for families, couples, and singles alike.
The Trans-Canada VIA Rail trip even gives you the option of private sleeper rooms and suites which give you your own cosy beds and private bathroom facilities. The beds fold away to give you a private lounge in the daytime. Stops along the way in various cities mean a chance to stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh Canadian air. It also helps you to take in the scope and culture of Canada by gaining insight into a variety of cities and regions across the land.
Canadian Sky offers a choice of services on VIA Rail and the Rocky Mountaineer railroad services. The rugged terrain and awe inspiring scenery of the Rockies is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. The friendly and welcoming rail staff makes the journey even more enjoyable. Seeing Canada by train is truly ideal.
Canadian rail tours are also incredibly comfortable and can be extraordinarily romantic. Enjoy breakfast in the dining car with a beautiful window view or come for dinner to enjoy a leisurely, romantic dining experience sipping fine wines and taking in the great food choices on offer. During the day, try sitting in the viewing car where you can enjoy good conversation or quiet times watching the scenery shift and change before your eyes. Keep an eye out for elk and other Canadian wildlife too! Or come in the evening to watch the sun set and stare up at the stars while silhouettes of passing trees, cities, and landscapes roll by.
Below is a selection of our post popular rail tours. For a tailor made itinerary please call our UK based travel advisors for further information.Rocky Mountaineer holidays typify the very best of rail tours in North America, providing a unique way to see the Canadian Rockies at their best with stop-overs in top destinations such as Vancouver, Calgary, Seattle and Whistler.
The Rocky Mountaineer tour offers more than 40 distinctive packages from two days to 25 days, winding past roaring waterfalls, glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks. It is ideal for travellers looking to traverse through Canada’s Rocky Mountains in laid-back style.
Planning a Canadian rail tour holiday in 2013 or 2014?
If you are planning a Canadian rail tour in 2013 or 2014, Canadian Sky can help you to organise your perfect holiday. Call our Specialists and make the most of your next holiday.