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Great Rail Journeys from Vancouver

by Anthony Lambert on 11 February 2014, 14:02PM Great Rail Journeys from Vancouver First-time visitors to British Columbia normally choose one of the two routes between Vancouver and either Jasper – ‘Journey through the Clouds’ – or Banff – ‘First Passage to the West’. Both are a complete contrast to the Coastal Passage journey and both options take the same route from Vancouver as far as the overnight stop at Kamloops where the tracks of the Canadian Pacific take the southerly route to Banff while the Canadian National turns north east towards Jasper. There’s a great air of anticipation in Rocky Mountaineer’s own large station in Vancouver, as passengers meet one another and start the inevitable sharing of travel experiences. With much sounding of the distinctive, haunting locomotive whistle so evocative of North ...
Iconic rail travel in Canada

Iconic rail travel in Canada

Over one million guests have rediscovered the pleasures of train travel at its best since Rocky Mountaineer began its now world-famous excursion trains through the Canadian Rockies in 1990. The blue, white and gold trains with bi-level cars, viewing domes, open verandas and gourmet cuisine have been universally praised for the quality of the experience they offer, helped enormously by th...
by Anthony Lambert on 23 January 2014, 11:01AM



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