We're going to have a hard time choo-choosing.
Looking to visit Canada on an upcoming vacation? Our vote is to see the country's majestic landscapes by train, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. The largest privately owned luxury tourist train in the world has now announced four new destinations to its 2019 vacation packages, and each sound marvelous.
To toast the new packages, Rocky Mountaineer will give travelers who book by August 31st, 2018 up to $850 in added value. Here are the new offerings:
First Passage to the West Canmore Self-Drive
"Canmore is an authentic mountain town 20 minutes from Banff [one of Canada's most famous resort towns, centered around Lake Louise], offering stunning views and a laid back atmosphere where guests can hike, explore caves, or discover unique restaurants and boutiques," the company explains in a press release on their website. On the seven-day Canmore Self-Drive package, you'll get to stay at the new Malcolm Hotel in Canmore and four days with a rental car to explore the region, as well as two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer.
First Passage to the West Kananaskis Self-Drive
How does a wondrous mountain getaway sound to you? A little less than an hour outside of Banff, Kananaskis is the perfect getaway for outdoor lovers with ample opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. Included with this package is a two-night stay at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, four days exploring the area by rental car, and two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer.
First Passage to the West Sunshine Village Self-Drive
"Located within Banff National Park, Sunshine Village sits at an elevation of 7,200 feet with panoramic views of the rugged mountain terrain. Known as a top hiking areas in Canada, Sunshine Village offers opportunities for nature walks, gondola rides, biking, and swimming in hot springs," the press release states. Here, you'll get two nights at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, a four-day car rental, and two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer.
Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventures
"With rugged peaks as far as the eye can see, the Cariboo Mountains are stunning in every season. The 10-day Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventures package features three nights at the CMH Cariboos Lodge, where guests arrive and depart via helicopter, two and a half days of guided heli-hiking, and two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer," the press release says. With all that heli-hiking and adventure, you'll sure be grateful for relaxing train-time.
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If you're hoping to fit in a train vacation into 2018, Rocky Mountaineer is providing a free night's hotel stay for qualifying vacation packages of five days or more.
We don't know about you, but we're ready to book a trip and explore our neighboring country faster than you can say "Kananaskis."