Romantic Canadian Rail Travel

Want to experience the romance of luxurious rail travel?  Following  the historic train routes built over 100 years ago through Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies, the Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most spectacular train trips in the world.  These 2 day itineraries travel through breathtaking scenery; glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountain ranges, ferocious rivers, historic bridges and tunnels. There are 3 itineraries through the Canadian Rockies, each offering it’s own unique sights, all daylight travel, overnight hotel accomodations and exceptional onboard service.

  • Kicking Horse Route: Named for the pass over which it crosses the Rockies, the Kicking Horse route takes you between Vancouver, B.C. and either Banff or Calgary, Alberta.  This route traces the historic transcontinental rail line uniting East and West Canada and includes, amongst other hightlights, the legendary Spiral Tunnels.  Route hightlights: The Last Spike, Spiral Tunnels, Stoney Creek Bridge, Fraser and Thompson Canyon and Kicking Horse Pass.
  • Yellowhead Route:  Journey between Vancouver, B.C. and Jasper, Alberta along the Yellowhead route, names for the second pass through the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  This rail route is known for scenic valleys, plentiful wildlife and majestic Mount Robson, highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.  Route highlights: Fraser and Thompson Canyon, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass, Mount Robson and Jasper National Park.
  • Fraser Discovery Route:  Named for the mighty Fraser River whose length the tracks follow, this route links the resorts of Whistler B.C. and Jasper, Alberta.  Journey through the historic Cariboo Gold Rush region, the lush forests of northern B.C. and the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain Trench past Mount Robson to Jasper.  Route highlights:  Anderson and Seton Lakes, Cariboo Plateau, Fraser River Canyon, Rocky Mountain Trench and  Mount Robson.

To learn more about these and other great rail journeys, contact Rhonda or Linda at TMI Tours & Cruises at 1-800-975-7775 or email us at [email protected].  Visit our homepage for other great Canadian vacation ideas.