The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World
In an age when flights are cheaper and faster than riding the rails, most people opt to zip through the sky rather than over tracks, but there’s something to be said for the classic railway journey as a romantic means of travel. There are typically more tourists than local commuters aboard these trains, on vacation to admire the expansive Canadian wilderness over a period of one to four days.
Seeing Canada’s West by rail, showcases the country’s diverse beauty framed by the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Gourmet meals are in fashion aboard these railway cruises and meals are paired with a selection of fine wines, including several from Canadian vineyards. Of course, the raison d’être of a railway journey isn’t solely a gastronomic one; it’s the scenery that passengers come to feast their eyes on, and the western Canadian landscape doesn’t disappoint.
Many of the trains feature the opportunity to enjoy deluxe sleeping cars and luxurious seating from which to take in the scenic mountain vistas. With views of the Thompson River weaving its way through grass fields and coniferous forests and a fertile landscape becoming more mountainous, one can see the colours of the river change to cooler hues with the glacial water dripping down from the white-tipped mountain peaks in the distance.
The Rocky Mountains of Canada are a vast land – filled with inspiring scenery, wildlife, a multitude of recreational activities for all ages and a lot of unique opportunities that only the people who live in this area know about.
If your reason for travelling is a passion for historical adventure or simply an appreciation of natural wonders, the many rail options available will ensure your visit to Canada’s Rockies is a memorable one.
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