Train Vacations to Banff
Journey to a charming mountain town in the heart of the Canadian Rockies
The most spectacular way to reach Banff National Park from Vancouver is to take the train. This rail line carries you through jaw-dropping mountain passes and alongside rivers and canyons before arriving at the station of this welcoming little mountain community.
Banff has the perfect balance between cultured sophistication and wilderness. It's a town where you can browse in a fine art gallery, dine on filet mignon and sip a latte in a coffee shop — but you also don't have to go far to find yourself completely surrounded by untouched forests and glacial lakes.
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These are some suggested train experiences for your railway adventure to Banff
The Rocky Mountaineer connects British Columbia and Alberta, with stops in Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Kamloops. The train runs from mid-April until mid-October. The Rocky Mountaineer is a daylight only train designed so that passengers can experience the most spectacular views and optimal photo opportunities.
VIA Rail Train
The VIA Rail trains connect Canada from Vancouver to Halifax, with four different train routes. Major city stops include Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Jasper, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Halifax. The trains run year round. Depending on the route, they offer daylight or overnight sleeper train experiences.
There are two train routes in Canada which allow you to sleep on the train. Travel between Vancouver and Toronto on [The Canadian](https://canadiantrainvacations.com/explore/the-canadian-train), with stops in Jasper or Winnipeg. Or travel the East Coast of Canada on the Ocean train [from Montreal to Halifax](https://canadiantrainvacations.com/explore/train-trips-east-coast). Both sleeper train routes are available all year long. Sleeper trains in Canada are equipped with special panoramic viewing cars to provide you with the best view of the scenery day or night.
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