Alberta & British Columbia – Rail
WHY A CANADIAN RAIL HOLIDAY?
Experience Canada by rail! Enjoy diverse landscapes on our Canadian rail holidays aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, with stays in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. The Canadian Rockies is truly a world class destination.
By booking a package with Complete North America you benefit from reduced rates on flights, accommodation and car rental along with complete financial protection. Package holidays are sold by Complete North America Limited as a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group with ATOL and ABTA bonded protection.
We’re able to offer a flexible approach on all of our holidays when selecting your accommodation, flights and destination. If you would like something specific, or maybe a touch of luxury, please speak to a member of our team who will happily offer advice and suggestions.
With Complete North America you will receive an incredibly detailed personalised road book, hotel vouchers, car hire vouchers, electric flight itinerary, luggage labels, transfer / excursion vouchers, a US mobile phone sim card and a handy black wallet to keep all your information in one place.
Our team of experienced Canada travel specialists have been all over North American and thanks to their knowledge and expertise will be able to help tailor your perfect holiday whilst giving you the inside track on your Canada rail adventure.
ULTIMATE CANADIAN ROCKIES
We refer to several itineraries on our website as ‘The way we’d do it’ well at the risk of this term becoming slightly over used that is without doubt the case with our ‘Ultimate Canada Rockies’ itinerary, which we consider to be our ‘Signature’ Canada itinerary.
Vancouver | Victoria | Kamloops | Banff | Jasper | Lake Louise
CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE
This journey on our guests’ favourite rail route brings you to the stunning mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise for multi-night stays, plus a tour to the awe-inspiring Columbia Icefields amidst the soaring peaks of the Rockies.
Calgary | Lake Louise | Banff | Kamloops | Vancouver
NORTHERN ROCKIES AT LEISURE
Enjoy diverse landscapes on this northern adventure aboard two Rocky Mountaineer rail routes and stays in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff. There is so much packed in to this itinerary from park tours in Jasper, Banff and Yoho to summit helicopter flights, city tours and much more.
Vancouver | Whistler | Quesnel | Jasper | Lake Louise | Banff | Calgary
WESTERN EXPLORER & COASTAL PASSAGE
Starting with an escorted coach tour to see the highlights of the Icefield Parkway visiting Calgary, Banff & Jasper along the way before you board the world famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a 3 day rail tour that eventually ends in Seattle after visiting Vancouver.
Calgary | Banff | Lake Louise | Jasper | Kamloops | Vancouver | Ketchikan | Juneau Skagway | Victoria | Seattle
Time Zone: AB GMT – 7 / BC – 8.
Flight time from UK: 9 / 10 hours
Alberta’s nickname is Wild Rose Country and British Columbia’s is Beautiful British Columbia.
Summer temperatures average in the 20’s C, and in the winter at -10C. The first snow fall is expected in October with the winter as temperatures start to fall and lasts through to about mid-March when the weather starts to warm up again.
Best time to visit
Canadian mountain weather can be changeable year round however the optimum time to travel to the region where adverse weather conditions are least likely to affect your enjoyment of the region is May 01st – September 15th.
Alberta and British Columbia has an abundance of natural beauty from the diverse ecosystems that live on Vancouver Island to the sheer breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies and the world famous lakes – such as Moraine and Louise – that accompany them.
The Canadian Rockies are obviously amazing for mountain ranges stretching 900 miles in length and over 90 miles wide but the two highest peaks in British Columbia and Alberta are in the Coast Mountain range and the Saint Elias Mountain range.
There is so much wildlife to see in Alberta and British Columbia from wolves to black and grizzly bears, elk, deer, marmots, cougars, lynx, moose, mountain goats, coyote and over 250 bird species including grey owls, osprey, Canadian geese, waterfowl and songbirds.