When it comes to the North American continent it is the US that often gets most of the attention. But occupying the northern part of the continent, Canada is a nation that offers plenty for enthusiastic travelers who wish to explore vast stretches of land that are still largely untouched by human activity. And doing so along with the ‘romance’ that comes attached with a beautiful trip on a train journey makes a Canada holiday trip, all that more memorable.
Here is a look at five such trip that are renowned for their scenic majesty and visual grandeur.
Rocky Mountaineer- First Passage to the West
Rocky Mountaineer is one of the World’s premier train services and has been listed among the top 25 on the planet when it comes to travel experience by train. The ‘First Passage to the West’ is a trip between Calgary and Vancouver takes the path of early explorers of the land (hence the name). The train passes through a landscape filled with mountains, passages, valleys and glaciers and is an absolute treat.
VIA Rail- Jasper-Prince Rupert train
Travelling a good 1,160 km along the pacific Coast, the train offers an amazing and memorable trip that allows you to see a wide variety f landscape and Canada at its beautiful best. Passing through Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies, the train gives a glimpse of mountains, lakes, rivers, historic towns and diverse wildlife.
Polar Bear Express
Connecting the two coastal towns of Moosonee and Moose Factory to Cochrane, this train tip in the Northern Ontario region is for those who love to slow down the pace of things and explore the rustic side of Canada in an offbeat fashion. While it does not offer the same panoramic views of the other train routes, it helps you understand and observe local culture and lifestyle in a comfortable fashion.
If you want one ultimate ride that will cover the entire nation of Canada and will offer you a glimpse of the mountains, rivers, grasslands, lakes, forests, small and remote towns and even big cosmopolitan cities, all rolled into one, then ‘The Canadian’ is the one you want to board.
Travelling 4,400 km between Toronto and Vancouver, VIA Rail has kept this legendary train service going and is the ultimate train trip when it comes to a holiday in Canada.
Rocky Mountaineer – Whistler Sea to Sky Climb
Charting the route from Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, the trip is widely considered by many as the most scenic journeys in all of Canada. There is a wide array of grand landscape that you can gorge on as the train offers amazing views of the beautiful Howe Sound and the majestic Coast Mountains, the beautiful Brandywine Falls and a whole lot more.
This trip on tracks will surely leave you breathless with awe.