The Rocky Mountaineer is perhaps the most well-known train in Canada, offering iconic journeys through the Rocky Mountains. Since its inception in 1990, the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer has carried over 1 million passengers along its different routes and can be considered as one of the most prestigious and spectacular rail experiences in the world. The journeys range from a short 3.5-hour ride between Vancouver and Whistler to the classic 2-day journey between Vancouver and the Canadian Rocky Mountain towns of Jasper, Banff or Lake Louise.
In addition to the classic journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer, visitors can see Canada’s dramatic and ever-changing landscapes unfold on Canada’s extensive 12,500km railway network, operated by VIA Rail Canada.
Discover the distinctly different
neighbouring Canadian provinces of
Ontario and Quebec by rail on this 9-day
itinerary passing maple forests, pastures
and quaint villages. Travel in...
Travel across Canada from Toronto to
Vancouver on this 2-week itinerary on
board two of the world’s most celebrated
trains, The Canadian and the Rocky
Mountaineer. Highlights include...
This comprehensive introduction to
Western Canada travels along two of
Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular rail
routes. See the varying landscapes of
British Columbia and Alberta from the
We have highlighted the standard of accommodation featured on a tour immediately above the tour itinerary.
In some cases, tours include some departures in one category and some in another: you can see and select the different tour types under ‘tour variations’. For these tours, the itinerary is generally the same and just the standard of accommodation varies. However, if there are any variations in the excursions included, these are shown within the itinerary.
Superior: Most Cox & Kings tours fall under this category and are based in 4- or 5-star accommodation, or the best available.
Luxury: These tours will usually feature 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout.
Standard: Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout.
Discovery: This type of holiday is best suited to the hardier traveller, as it will typically include some quite basic accommodation, possibly longer and rougher road journeys and, in some cases, more arduous activities, such as trekking.