The Rockies by Rail: Bespoke Canadian Adventures

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The astonishing natural beauty of Canada can often seem inaccessible, so vast and mysterious are its great swathes of wilderness. How can you escape the hustle and bustle of the city centres to experience the remote and the sublime in a safe environment?

The best answer might just be Rocky Mountaineer holidays, which are organised specifically to show the country’s visitors the very best that Canada has to offer. These trips not only offer access to a diverse range of stunning scenery, they also include a selection of planned events and activities in and around the mountain areas. Here are a few of the highlights.

The Athabasca Glacier

A must see, and a staple of Rocky Mountaineer holidays is the Athabasca Glacier. The famous Ice Explorer takes you around the glacier, which lies at the heart of the Columbia Icefield – the largest icefield in the Rockies. Tours of the Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefield are extremely popular, and experts provide a fascinating insight into the intricacies of these geographical wonders.

The Rockies and Jasper National Park

Rocky Mountaineer holidays wouldn’t be the same without a visit to the Rockies themselves. This section of the tour sees those intrepid explorers right to the foot of some of the most famous peaks in the range, including Pyramid Falls, the highest peak and a famed sightseeing destination. This part of the tour also includes a trip to Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which displays in full the devastating beauty and diversity of Canada’s landscape and wildlife. There’ll be plenty of time to explore the park and its surrounding areas. You might want to bring a camera for this one…

Yoho National Park

This is another of Canada’s protected areas, also featuring equally stunning natural scenery. You’ll be taken straight to the park in all its glory, a space where you can experience renowned sites such as Emerald Lake (the largest of Yoho’s many ponds), the Spiral Tunnels and Lake Louise which is close to the site and famed for its dazzling surroundings and still blue waters. It will certainly be like no park you’ve ever seen before – try taking a packed lunch, it’ll be the best picnic you’ve ever had.

It is difficult to imagine the impact of the landscapes of Canada will have without being there in person – when the sheer scope, beauty and peacefulness are fully experienced in all their majesty. With Rocky Mountaineer holidays, the diversity and the serenity of the Rockies can be enjoyed first hand with the assurance of safety and guidance from the experts who know them best. When the journey is as good as the destination, you know you’re onto something good.
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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