5 Sights in Canada You Must See From the Train
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The Exclusive Photo Opp at Pyramid Falls
A feature of Rocky Mountaineer trips is how the hosts don’t let you miss the scenic highlights — like Pyramid Falls, on the Journey Through the Clouds route. The 300-foot, three-tiered waterfall cascades into the North Thompson River not far from the British Columbia-Alberta border — an isolated location inaccessible by car.
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The Unusual Colours at Kamloops’ Painted BluffsThe multi-coloured landscape of The Painted Bluffs near Kamloops, British Columbia is also on the scenic Journey Through the Clouds route. The area is of geological significance and access is limited. The muted rainbow hues in the soil and rocks come from millenia of erosion, exposing minerals to the elements.
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The View of the Fraser River from Cisco CrossingAnother view along the Rocky Mountaineer’s Journey Through the Clouds route is from the rail bridge high above the Fraser River at Cisco Crossing near Lytton, British Columbia. It's where Canada’s two train lines — the Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway — meet, and CN’s distinctive orange truss arch bridge makes for a ideal photo opp.
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The Tundra on the way to Churchill
Situated on the sub-arctic tundra at the edge of Hudson’s Bay, Churchill, Manitoba, is a truly unique destination. There are no roads to get there, which means you have to arrive by air or on VIA’s Winnipeg to Churchill train. The rail journey offers oportunites to really take in the distinctive landscape — and maybe even the Northern Lights.
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The Natural Wonder of Howe SoundB.C.'s Howe Sound is Canada’s newest United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) biosphere. Known as Átl'ka7tsem in the local Squamish language, Howe Sound’s scenic and diverse habitats support a variety of wildlife. The Rocky Mountaineer’s Rainforest to Gold Rush Route winds along the majestic fjord.