Canada is one of the most spectacular countries in the world and there is no better way to see it than by taking a holiday on a train.
By booking Canada by rail tours you can be certain that you will not miss any of the country's stunning natural scenery as you travel between its cosmopolitan cities.
Great Rail Journeys organise a range of escorted Canada tours which will give you the chance to experience some of the country's best known stretches of railway and see the beauty of its mountains and forests.
Among the Canada by rail holidays offered by Great Rail Journeys are tours through Alaska and its Denali National Park and Preserve, and trips along the Maple Leaf Trail which take in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa and Montreal.
For the ultimate in escorted Canada tours, you could book the Vancouver to Halifax Canada Coast to Coast trip and experience everything this vast country has to offer.
Canada by rail on the Rocky Mountaineer
Some of Canada's most famous rail journeys are on board the Rocky Mountaineer.
You are guaranteed to enjoy the views of mountains and canyons as you travel on the Rocky Mountaineer as all its journeys take place during daylight hours, making it one of the best ways to see Canada by rail.
It operates on several different routes, including the First Passage to the West which runs from Banff to Vancouver via Kamloops and travels through the stunning scenery of Banff National Park, the Continental Divide and Rogers Pass.
Following an overnight stay in the sport-mad city of Kamloops, the train heads along the Fraser River valley, passing some spectacular gorges, and through the Coast Mountains to Vancouver.
The Rocky Mountaineer also runs on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route from Jasper to Whistler via Quesnel. This journey will take you past Mount Robson, through the Rocky Mountain Trench and Cariboo Gold Rush region to the world-famous winter sports resort of Whistler.
Great Rail Journeys offer a number of escorted Canada tours which include a stint on the Rocky Mountaineer, allowing you to enjoy the stunning views and the legendary service of the on-board guides.
The tours include the Rockies & Alaska Cruise, which also features a cable car ride up Sulphur Mountain, a giant snowmobile ride on the Athabasca Glacier and the opportunity to see the Alaskan fjords and marine wildlife on a cruise through the Inside Passage.
Escorted tours on The Canadian with Great Rail Journeys
A number of Great Rail Journeys' escorted tours include travel on the internationally-famous Canadian train.
The Canadian is one of the world's greatest luxury trains. Built in the glory days of trans-continental rail journeys and restored to its luxurious 1950s prime, The Canadian is one of the finest ways to travel.
Its route runs all the way from Toronto to Vancouver and several of the escorted Canada tours organised by Great Rail Journeys include time on the train.
If you choose one of those tours, you will experience genuine luxury on The Canadian.
You will stay in stylish Sleeper Touring Class cabins, which have armchairs and private bathrooms and are serviced by the crew every day. You will also enjoy the facilities in the Park Car and the Skyline Car - carriages which have both bars and observation domes which allow passengers to enjoy great views of the countryside.
The Canada Coast to Coast and the Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer tours both include journeys on the luxurious train.
You could also book a Canada by rail experience to mark a special occasion, with trips on The Canadian a wonderful way to enjoy Christmas surrounded by very seasonal weather.
Why book Canada by rail tours from Great Rail Journeys?
Great Rail Journeys have been offering holidays by train for the past 25 years and have experience of organising successful trips all over the world.
One of our most popular destinations is Canada, which is perhaps the ideal country to see by train.
If you book a Canada by rail break from Great Rail Journeys you can be assured that not only will you enjoy the fine facilities on the Rocky Mountaineer and The Canadian trains, you will also stay in some of the country's best hotels.
Everyone enjoying a holiday with Great Rail Journeys has the services of an experienced and friendly tour manager at their disposal and they will be able to offer all the advice you need to ensure your trip is as memorable as you had hoped.