Canada Rail Holidays

Incredible routes only accessible by rail

Travel by train and you can watch the views, not the roads. Rocky Mountaineer is so luxurious with amazing hosts, and you can’t see those parts of the Rockies any other way! VIA Rail is great for city hopping or doing an epic journey from east to west coast.

Daniel Lopes, Canadian Affair Travel Expert

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Rocky Mountaineer

A luxury rail tour experience

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VIA Rail tours

VIA Rail

Cities made easy

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rail journey destinations

Destinations

Rail hot spots

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how to book your train holiday

How to

3 easy steps to book

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add on extras to your rail tour

Add ons

Excursions & extras

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rail and cruise holidays

Rail & Cruise

Combine with a cruise

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Special Offers

Rocky Mountaineer Travel Again Offer for Past Guests: Receive up to £300 off per couple in savings on any Rocky Mountaineer package when past guests travel again in 2023* T&C’s

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Our favourite Canadian train tours

Book your 2023/2024 Canada rail holiday now

Take a look at our best-selling train holiday packages below.

  • 5 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf service
  • Rainforest to Gold Rush route between Vancouver & Jasper
  • First Passage to the West route between Banff & Vancouver
  • 2 sightseeing tours, incl. Ice Explorer
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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  • 2 days' Rocky Mountaineer journey
  • Journey through the Clouds route between Jasper & Vancouver
  • Calgary to Banff tour, incl Banff Gondola & Lake Minnewanka cruise
  • Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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  • 7 nights' Alaska cruise to Skagway
  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • First Passage to the West route between Banff & Vancouver
  • Transfers between Calgary, Banff & Lake Louise
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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  • 2 days' Rocky Mountaineer journey
  • Journey through the Clouds route between Vancouver & Jasper
  • Yoho National Park, Icefields Parkway & Ice Explorer tours
  • Banff to Calgary sightseeing tour
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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  • 2 days' Rocky Mountaineer journey
  • First Passage to the West route between Vancouver & Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park, Icefields Parkway & Ice Explorer tours
  • Banff tour including gondola ride
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Return international flights included
  • Special offer available
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  • 4 nights onboard The Canadian with Via Rail from Toronto to Vancouver
  • 8 days' Motorhome rental with 1,000km allowance
  • 3 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Return ferry to Vancouver Island
  • Return international flights included


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  • 2 days' Rocky Mountaineer journey
  • Journey through the Clouds route between Jasper & Vancouver
  • Transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff
  • Transfer from Banff to Jasper
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation
  • Return international flights included

  • Special offer available
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  • Searching for your adventure? For the full range of rail holidays, please call our team or send us an enquiry.






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Call us to book

Call our travel experts to book your Canada rail holiday. Choose from dozens of train rides and packages or tailor-make your perfect trip from scratch.

Choosing the perfect route

From the Rocky Mountains to vibrant cities, there are plenty of Canadian rail routes to choose from. Download Rocky Mountaineer's routes here. Download VIA Rail's routes here.

Rocky Mountaineer - First Passage to the West
Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush
Rocky Mountaineer - Journey through the Clouds
VIA Rail - The Canadian
VIA Rail - Corridor & Ocean

See those unbeatable views

See the view from the tracks yourself with these spell-binding videos of what you can experience on our Canadian train tours.

Choosing the right Canadian rail holiday

The differences between VIA and Rocky Mountaineer train journeys

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Seeing the Rockies by train

If you’ve heard of an iconic luxury rail tour through the Rockies, you’ll likely be thinking of Rocky Mountaineer. These opulent trains offer daylight journeys through the awe-inspiring Rockies and provide a gold-star service onboard. VIA Rail also serves the Rockies on its Canadian route, which is a sleeper service.

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Daylight views

If you don’t want to miss any views, choose Rocky Mountaineer as their rail service only travels during daylight hours.

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Sleeper cabins

VIA Rail offers sleeper services whereas Rocky Mountaineer doesn’t, so if you’ve dreamt of a cosy cabin bed, go VIA.

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Trans Canada

If you’d love to travel right across Canada on a train, taking in everything from the Rockies to the Prairies, VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ is for you.

city hopping in canada by rail

City hopping

The best way to visit Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City and Halifax in one trip (without driving) is to hop on VIA Rail.

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Interpretive guides

Part of Rocky Mountaineer’s unique experience is its friendly and knowledgeable hosts. If you’d like to hear about history and wildlife, you’ll love their commentary. Plus, they bring you drinks like local wines and snacks fresh from the kitchen throughout your journey.

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