Alberta/British Columbia
The Best of the Rockies By Rail: Western Canada's Splendor
Voyage to the heart of the Canadian Rockies by train — and glass-enclosed gondola! — discovering ancient glaciers, unique wildlife, isolated towns and stunning alpine views.
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Program No. 3748RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Experience the wonder of the rugged, beautiful Canadian Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia. Journey through green valleys, past sapphire rivers and wide, jade lakes as you head into the heart of the mountains. Visit the soaring resort town of Banff, where you can enjoy the hot springs that have made this place famous. See Lake Louise’s famed emerald waters, born of the glaciers that overlook it. Complete your adventure with three nights in the cosmopolitan coastal city of Vancouver.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 4,500-8,041 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy some of the world’s most magnificent stretches of railway aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
  • Ride a glass-enclosed gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for 360-degree views of the Rockies.
  • Journey along the famed Icefields Parkway through the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
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Brent MacDonald
Brent has been a resident of the Canadian Rockies for almost 30 years and is educated as a physical geographer, geomorphologist and geologist. His career as a freelance interpreter in natural history and a consultant for a geotechnical engineering company included positions as an interpreter for Parks Canada and a guest lecturer for the University of Calgary. Brent recently retired from instructing backcountry skiing and leading summer glacier excursions, but he still coaches ski racing. He resides with his wife and children in Canmore, Alberta.
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Brent MacDonald
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