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Vacations by Rail Features Canada this Summer

The Rocky Mountaineer boards at Banff The Rocky Mountaineer boards at Banff by Leonard G. via Wikimedia Commons

Vacations by Rail is featuring rail excursion tours in Canada for the summer season:

  • Coast-to-coast, Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Jasper, 16 days, VIA Rail Jasper-Toronto-Montreal-Halifax, with 4 nights on VIA Rail sleepers.
  • Canada Rail Adventure, Vancouver to Toronto, 12 days, by combination of Rocky Mountaineer, bus, and VIA Rail sleeper.
  • Best of the Rockies and Explorer’s Circle, Vancouver-Banff-Jasper circle trips, 6 or 8 days, including Rocky Mountaineer, bus, and VIA Rail.Vacations by Rail is also operating two private-car excursions from Chicago:

All trips feature extensive sightseeing trips at key stops along the way, such as Niagara Falls and city trips in Toronto and Montreal. Prices start at $3220 to $5542, per person double occupancy, with options to ride in VIA Rail’s luxurious Prestige Class staterooms featuring double bed and private shower. For best Rocky Mountain scenery, choose a trip that uses Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver and Banff.

  • To Louisville for the Kentucky Derby, attached to the Cardinal/Hoosier to Indianapolis and special to Louisville.
  • To Washington for the Cherry Blossom Festival, attached to the Cardinal.

Ed Perkins, editor

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