There are many Canada train tours that offer the ability to sit back, ride the rails, and appreciate the beauty and majesty of the Rocky Mountains. This is a little used and widely known way to see many of the sights for anywhere from four to twelve days. And, the longer the package, the more specials there are along the way. Therefore, let’s discuss some of these packages and explore what they have to offer.
There are a few different “Classic Rail” vacations that are available from Baniff to Jasper to Calgary. And all of them are simply spectacular and offer the ability to stay in hotels along the way. And, there is a choice of either the “RedLeaf” or the “GoldLeaf” service. The difference between the two is the amenities. GoldLeaf is the nicer version and includes a glass dome coach with full length windows, reclining seats that rotate, and a picture window dining car with four person seating. That is where similarities end. Each are quite special in their own little ways.
The most popular is the seven night eight day Western Explorer adventure. This specific package includes seven nights hotel accommodations, Icefields Parkway tour, a lake shore stroll at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Yoho Park, a ranch visit, a helicopter sightseeing tour, and an exclusive attractions pass that will include the Vancouver Lookout, Vancouver Trolley City, the Royal BC Museum at Victoria, the Baniff Gondola and Baniff Upper Hot Springs in Banniff, the Jasper Tramway with transportation included, and the Calgary Tower. This is one of the best ways to see exactly what Canada has to offer.
Another great trip is the “Taste of the West” package. This is a brand new package for two thousand and nine and is a culinary delight. Not only are there many views of the Rocky Mountains but, there are also gourmet meals and wine tasting too. And, this package also includes the exclusive attractions pass that is offered above.
The “Totem Rail Explorer” is a rail and a sea ride. This is an eleven night and twelve day opportunity to get away from it all. Cities such as Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper, Baniff are included as well as ferries at Prince Rupert and Port Hardy. Butchart Gardens is only one of the many highlights of the tour. Coincidently, the exclusive attractions pass as well as the National Parks pass is included. However, only four breakfasts, four lunches, and one dinner is included in the package. Therefore, one will be required to purchase their own most of the time.