From complimentary baggage delivery to world-class dining, the perks of riding the rails through the Canadian Rockies can go far beyond spectacular scenery.
Over the years, the soaring peaks of British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains have inspired tall tales—tales that tend to grow taller each time they’re shared around a roaring campfire or a dinner table. Ranging from silly to sinister, these captivating stories never fail to spark the imagination, nor a yearning to explore the mysteries of this hauntingly beautiful wilderness.
Now more than ever, this world is open to the traveller, with destinations exotic and far-flung more accessible than ever. But these 10 once-in-a-lifetime experiences rise above the rest, guaranteed to spark wanderlust in even the most jaded globe-trotter.
Love the mountains, but not particularly outdoorsy? Leave your crampons and hiking boots at home and take one of these magnificent mountain rides, where you can enjoy the scenic splendour from the comfort of your seat.
Some hotels simply provide a place to lay your head, while others are a destination in and of themselves. These 10 hotels belong to the latter category: properties that, whether by their history, cultural significance, or over-the-top amenities, are worth the trip on their own.
Seeking something unique and exotic for your next vacation? A “staycation” in Western Canada can be just as spectacular as a far-flung destination. These world-class attractions in the Canadian Rockies and Pacific Northwest prove there really is no place like home.
From dramatic fingers of granite reaching skyward to majestic snow-capped summits, the Canadian Rockies boast some of the most picturesque peaks on the globe. But how well can you tell one of these iconic mountains from the other? Test your Rocky Mountain knowledge—and marvel at these awe-inspiring landscapes—with our Canadian Rockies quiz!
As the online editor at Reader’s Digest Canada, it’s always been my secret shame that I’d never set foot in either British Columbia or Alberta. What better way to complete my quest to visit all 10 provinces than on Rocky Mountaineer?
The railroad tracks winding through British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies tell the story of Canada, and to this day, give travellers the opportunity to experience key historical moments—up close and personal. Hop onboard for our magical history tour of seven pivotal moments in Canada’s past that are best experienced by train.
Venturing deep into the some of the most stunning scenery in the world, a journey onboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train presents countless, once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities of views that you just won’t see by car. But you can’t be everywhere at once on a train, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on the most magical of those moments if you’re looking the wrong way. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a shutterbug’s guide to riding the rails through the Canadian Rockies.
Sometimes you’ve just got to treat yourself! For an experience that matches the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies, add these luxurious perks to your travel itinerary—each is a worthy splurge that will take your holiday to the next level.
Thought you knew the Rocky Mountains? Think again! These fascinating facts will have you seeing this natural wonder of the world with fresh eyes.
Got a “been there, done that” feeling about the Canadian Rockies? Maybe you need to look at them from a new perspective! Leave the car in the driveway and consider taking the train, instead. Rocky Mountaineer, for example, offers four routes into the Rockies, unique views and access to remarkable places in British Columbia and Alberta. From one-of-a-kind waterfalls to milestones in Canadian history, we’re counting down the unique sights that are in store for guests exploring the Rockies by rail.
Known the world over as the crown jewel of Canada’s national parks, Banff offers so much more than invigorating mountain air and some of the most stunning scenery in the Canadian Rockies. Here are 16 often-overlooked Banff attractions that make one of the highest towns in Canada one of the country’s most charming as well.
Some of Mother Nature’s most awe-inspiring creations are best seen from a particular vantage point. Here are some of the most humbling spots in the world and how to best experience them—whether it’s above, below, inside, or even beyond.