Rockin’ rail: take a train journey through the Canadian Rockies

Take it slowly on a trip to the Rockies. Travel by rail through mountainous Canadian terrain that you simply can’t see any other way.

Take it slowly on a trip to the Rockies. Travel by rail through mountainous Canadian terrain that you simply can’t see any other way.

With soaring, snow-capped peaks, glistening white glaciers and wild bears at home in national parks, the Canadian Rocky Mountains is one of the wildest and most beautiful places on the planet.

But that doesn’t mean you have to rough it through this rugged landscape, a rail journey on The Canadian lets you view the unspoiled beauty of the Rockies from the comfort of your very own cabin on the old-world overnight sleeper carriage. Wake in the morning and absorb the incredible views of the famous Rockies from your very own bed.

Collette has special rates available on its Canadian Rockies by Train tour so you can see this majestic countryside for less. While on board with them you will also be treated to two-night stays in some seriously luxurious hotels.

Want to know more? Check out these Collette tour highlights:


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Chateau Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies.

Chateau Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies.

Feel like you are sleeping on the very top of the world. At the stunning Fairmont Château Lake Louise you will be surrounded by the Rocky Mountain peaks, views of the mirror-still Lake Louise and the nearby Victoria Glacier. This incredible property is the poshest Base Camp you can imagine as you explore the UNESCO World heritage listed Banff National Park. Hike, snowshoe or take a horse-drawn sleigh in the winter whiteness.


Sleep like royalty


Be the star of your very own fairytale when you stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs dubbed a “Castle in the Rockies” due to its distinctive, Disney-like architecture. It’s hard to know what to look at, the towering turrets of the hotel, or the intense greenery of the surrounding national park.

This Fairmont hotel is close to the Banff Gondola, a glass-enclosed ride over the ice, and the warming Banff Upper Hot Springs.


Have breakfast at picture-perfect Maligne Lake

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You will experience never-before-seen variations on the colour blue as you sip coffee on the banks of Lake Maligne, the second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world. Situated in the Jasper National Park, the waters of this huge lake are famous for their clarity and depth of colour – and at its centre, if the famous Spirit Island, a tiny isle that has its photo taken more times than a Kardashian.


Special offer

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There is a romance to rail travel, a sense of anticipation and excitement as you traverse the Rockies at a pace where you can also take every detail in. Trains are a great example of the slow travel movement, a relaxing, re-energising way to see the world.

Collette is offering a special rate where you can save $600 per couple on the Canadian Rockies by Train tours. Use the offer code: CENTENNIAL2018. Offer applicable for bookings made to 31 May 2018 on select tours departing 1 May 2018 – 30 December 2018.

Plus, begin and end your Canadian Rockies by Train tour in luxury with a chauffeur ride to and from the airport. Your Collette Chauffeur will drop you off at the airport and then be there waiting for you when you get home, and the service is free if you live within 40 kilometres of an Australian international airport.

For more information call Collette on 1300 792 195 or email [email protected]

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Written by Paul Chai, KarryOn Contributor

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