Visiting the Canadian Rocky Mountains is on the bucket list of thousands of people across the world and exploring the Rockies by rail & coach is the best way to discover this awe-inspiring mountain range.

By choosing a rail & coach tour, you don’t have to debate between a rail trip and a coach tour – you enjoy the best of both worlds! A rail journey is a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience! Take in spectacular views of the Fraser Valley and Rocky Mountains from the train as you travel between Vancouver and the Rockies – unparalleled views that cannot be seen from the road. During a coach tour, you have the opportunity to discover the Rocky Mountains up-close as you explore scenic highlights including waterfalls, lakes, and canyons. Be on the lookout for wildlife – the Rockies are home to iconic Canadian wildlife and bear, deer and moose sightings are common!

Coach tours allow you discover the Rocky Mountains in a relatively short period of time – in fact this is often why guests pick this option as they want to make the most of their limited time. There is also plenty of time to explore the main towns of the Rockies to allow you to get a feel for their vibrant culture and individual character – and of course pick up a souvenir or two to remember your trip!

Often guests inquire about booking a train trip into the Rockies and plan on arranging their own transportation and accommodation once they are there – which is an option for some travellers. One of the real benefits of booking a rail & coach tour is that these details are taken care of, so you do not need to worry. On a tour, the transportation is included and you can relax and enjoy the scenery instead of concentrating on driving, so you never miss a moment.

If you are interested in exploring the Canadian Rockies with a rail & coach tour, Key West Travel offers a variety of tours featuring both Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail.