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Rail Tours from Vancouver

By Viator, October 2013

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Vancouver is a popular tourist destination on the west coast of Canada. The city is a multicultural metropolis and is know as one of the most livable cities in the world. It is full of things to keep any visitor entertained for days however the areas just outside of the side are just as great to visit and what better way to visit them then visiting by train? Here are some of my top suggestions for places to visit by train from Vancouver.

Whistler

The resort town of Whistler is one of the most popular places to visit as a day or over night trip from Vancouver. It is reachable by car in roughly 90minutes or you can go with the more scenic option and take the train. Taking the Vancouver to Whistler by Rail Train Tour you board the Whistler Mountaineer train for a return day tour. Onboard you can enjoy a light meal, take in the views of some of the world’s most rugged mountains and enjoy interpretive commentary. Along the way you can visit the third highest waterfall in British Columbia and walk through forest with 1,000year old trees and more.

Jasper

The 2-Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey from Vancouver to Jasper is one of the most stunning train journeys in Canada. There are three choices of service available: Red Leaf, Silver Leaf and the very best being Gold Leaf. If you choose the Gold Leaf option you will have access to first class superior service, panoramic views from your seat and access to the bi-level dome coach, a la carte breakfast and lunch by an award winning gourmet chef, unlimited drinks and more. The two-day journey takes you past dramatic views of British Columbia and Alberta’s landscapes, you will see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies gorgeous waterfalls and more. The tour also includes an overnight stay in a hotel so you won’t get cabin fever being on a train for too long.

Banff

The 2-Day Rocky Mountaineer Train Journey from Vancouver to Banff is also a popular rail tour to take from Vancouver. This tour is very similar to the Jasper option with of course a different end destination and different sites seen on the second day of the tour.

Whichever train tour you decide to take from Vancouver you will definitely have a great time and will enjoy some stunning views.

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Vancouver to Whistler by Train Rail Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 176 Reviews

Ride the rails from Vancouver to Whistler on the spectacular Whistler Mountaineer train, passing through some of the world's most rugged fjords and mountains. ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 11.5-hours

From USD $264.42

Whistler Day Trip by Train and Floatplane from Vancouver

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Experience the majestic beauty of British Columbia's coastline and the picturesque city of Whistler on this spectacular combination tour. Board the famous ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $331.53

5-Day Rail Tour of the Canadian Rockies: Vancouver to Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise and Kamloops Aboard the ‘Rocky Mountaineer’

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Hop aboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train for an incredible 5-day, round-trip journey from Vancouver with two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, giving you ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $2,474.76

Ultimate 9-Day Canadian Rockies Rail Tour from Vancouver Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

This epic 9-day journey takes you through the magnificent Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta aboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train. From ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 9 days (approx.)

From USD $3,688.12

5-Night Canadian Rockies Tour from Vancouver with Calgary Stampede Admission

This 5-night tour from Vancouver takes you through the beautiful Canadian Rockies from British Columbia to Alberta, ending with the exciting Calgary Stampede ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, Canada
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,398.43

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