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Exploring the Real Canada with Holidays by Rail

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One of the trickiest things about experiencing Canada’s incredible natural beauty is how exactly to see so much in so little time. An increasingly popular option is to traverse one of the world’s most magical landscapes by rail, and with an increasing number of Rocky Mountaineer holidays on offer, there has never been a better time to hop aboard and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

You can sit back in comfort and luxury and watch as everything you have come to associate with the Canadian wilderness; the snow-topped mountains, the pure blue lakes and the diverse wildlife. There are plenty of options out there, so what are you waiting for?

Railway Adventure

The railways were established in Canada in the 1800s and have grown to become a piece of vital central infrastructure, but don’t worry, they have of course been modernised since then! What remains however is the astonishing views that these railroads provide, allowing you to travel straight up and down the spine of the country. In these times of increasing technological advancement, some trains have been specially adapted for the purposes of tourism allowing tourists to join specialist Rocky Mountaineer holidays featuring a range of destinations and activities.

The Rocky Mountains

It wouldn’t quite be a trip to Canada without a tour of the Rockies. The famous mountain range which runs right the way through North America is renowned for its stunning views, serene alpine lakes and incredibly diverse and flourishing wildlife. What better way to experience the vastness of such a landscape than to do so speeding along a railway line surrounded by kindred spirits in search of a little of the sublime in their lives?

Of course, not all your time will be spent on the train – tours around a range of well-known attractions such as Lake Loise with its glorious mountain backdrop and pure blue waters, the Jasper National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the popular resort town of Banff will be available to all on Rocky Mountaineer holidays. There are plenty of activities organised – if you can stand to tear your eyes away from those views for more than a few minutes.

The City and the Call of the Wild

In essence, what these Canada holidays offer is the experience of the two sides of a modern nation. Firstly are the brilliant modern cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, centres of Western culture and comfort boasting more to see than it is possible to see in a lifetime. Then there is the wilderness: the national wildlife such as mountain goats, moose, deer and bears, the endless mountains and river canyons.

With Rocky Mountaineer holidays you get to experience both in equal measure, and go far in truly understanding not only Canada itself, but modern humanity’s relationship to an increasingly distanced natural world.

Amenities

Now, here’s the real question you’ve all been thinking: where am I going to sleep? The trains offer a wide variety of on-board accommodation, with rooms featuring flat-screen TVs and en suites, and various dining areas with high-class three course meals served by attentive staff. Who said that a luxury hotel couldn’t be on wheels?

With an increasing number of Rocky Mountaineer holidays on offer, there has never been a better way to explore the wilds of one of the most beautiful and sought-after places in the world, while retaining the comfort and stability of luxury accommodation.
About author: Desiree Michels

John Dixon is a luxury travel expert and Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. His award-winning team are highly experienced when it comes to putting together bespoke Rocky Mountaineer holidays, so whether you want to explore the impressive peaks of the Rockies or enjoy an immersive wildlife tour, you can rest assured that this company will provide you with a holiday to remember.

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