Rail Tours from Vancouver

By Viator, May 2014

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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.


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.


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.


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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