Category: Travel Canada

Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

(This story was originally published in 2012 and has been updated to reflect changes in classes of service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.)

Now that our “Travel Canada” series has completed its tour of British Columbia, it’s time to head to the Canadian Rockies and the gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton which lie just to the east.

Rocky Mountaineer in the Canadian Rockies. Location is at Morant's Curve near Lake Louise, Alberta.While you can drive or fly from B.C. to Alberta, think about taking the 21st century version of a 19th century mode of transportation: The train.

Two rail companies can carry you east: The Rocky Mountaineer, an excursion train that runs between British Columbia and Alberta, and Via Rail Canada, which offers coast-to-coast rail service.

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The Perfect Canadian Rocky Mountains Trip

The Perfect Canadian Rocky Mountains Trip

In our July, 2012 story, “Touring the Canadian Rockies,”  we gave an overview of Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks, and in Reaching Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks,” we told you how to get to there.

Two months later, we hit the trail, camera in hand, and spent eight days touring those mountains.

This one-minute plus film will whet your appetite for traveling to the Canadian Rockies:

 

Here’s our tips for making the most out of your Canadian Rocky Mountain adventure.

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