Canada Rail Vacations | Ride Through a Magical Winter Wonderland by Rail

Canada Rail Vacations | Luxury Canada Rail Trips

Canada rail vacations & luxury Canada rail trips designed to your distinct travel preferences.

Traveling Canada by rail is a truly iconic experience, be it through the majestic Rocky Mountains of Western Canada or across the charming and colorful Eastern and Atlantic provinces.

Combining two incredible trains – the renowned Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail, which services routes across the country – our Canada rail vacations cater to a variety of budgets and interests. As always, booking train travel in Canada comes with the expert guidance of our team, customizing your trip to the point of perfection.

Our Featured Canada Rail Vacations

For the past 20 years our team has been designing dream train trips in Canada. Our team regularly travels from coast to coast aboard VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer, discovering new adventures that we can't wait to share with you.

Explore our Canada Rail Vacations by Type

Feast your eyes on Canada with a rail vacation that includes the Last Frontier, the Canadian Rockies, Eastern Canada or the Maritimes. In winter, enjoy the magical scenery of Alberta with our popular Snow Train to the Rockies.

Bucket List Top 10 Best Selling Rail Trips
Bucket List Top 10 Best Selling Rail Trips

View our Bucket List Top 10 Best Selling Canada Rail Trips, these scenic train rides are world famous with Canada being home to some of the best train trips on the planet.

Canadian Rockies Rail, Drive or Both ?
Canadian Rockies Rail, Drive or Both ?

A Canadian Rockies road trip is a tempting option or should I take a Rail Trip? What if we told you there's no need to choose.

West Coast Canada by Rail | Luxury Lodges
West Coast Canada by Rail | Luxury Lodges

Western Canada’s most luxurious hotels & lodges can be found throughout the region and is a perfect addition to our West Coast Canada Rail Trips.

Luxury Rail Tours Across Canada
Luxury Rail Tours Across Canada

On our luxury rail tours across Canada you'll not only be dazzled by the scenery outside — you'll also be delighted by the level of pampering you'll get inside as well.

Canada Winter Rail Trips
Canada Winter Rail Trips

Passing by the snow-capped mountains of the Canadian Rockies, winter by rail feels as though it’s straight out of a storybook.

Explore by Train | VIA Rail & Rocky Mountaineer

There is no better way to explore Canada than by train. From VIA Rail's famous overnight continental train to Rocky Mountaineer's journey through the Canadian Rockies, explore over 20 of our best rail vacations by train.

VIA Rail
VIA Rail

VIA Rail Canada has perfected the art of ferrying passengers across the country's vast and diverse landscapes, all year round.

Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer

Travelers with a passion for historical adventure should consider the Canadian Rockies Train Tour with Rocky Mountaineer.

The Latest Stories From Our Team

Our vacations are inspired by our own adventures, be it heli-hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, taking the train through a winter wonderland, driving along the rugged east coast or searching for polar bears on Manitoba's tundra.

What is the best train trip in Canada?

What is the best train trip in Canada?

As we wind down what has been an unprecedented year, we begin to strategize: What are the best Canadian train trips to book for 2021? The answer, as always, lays in the uniqueness of the individual.

6 Classic Rail Vacations in Canada

Discover 6 classic rail vacations in Canada onboard both VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer as we take you through the Rocky Mountains, along the East Coast and over to the Maritimes.

Canada Rail Vacations REVIEWS

"We had the most fabulous trip to our Winter Wonderland in the Canadian Rockies."

Mary California, United States

"Thanks Canada by Design for putting together and planning such a trouble free, smooth running package."

Lutfu Istanbul

"The way we were able to customize our trip drive/train and explore on our own was awesome! "

Melinda Nevada, United States

"We would recommend trips organized by Canada by Design to anyone who is interested in actively exploring parts of the country."

Astrid Ottawa, Canada

" I couldn't be more pleased with the trip! "

Marlene Schillinger Petersburg, Virginia, United States

"From start to finish it was an ideal trip for us to enjoy Canada scenery, atmosphere and hospitality. "

Manuel United States

"We had a marvelous trip. Everything fell into place."

Anne New Jersey, United States

"I would definitely recommend this to anyone - but especially to young parents with families. "

Annabelle Delaware, United States

"Destinations, itinerary and accommodation was all well thought out and we had a very memorable time. I'd happily use Canada by Design again."

Christopher Zurich, Switzerland

"They not only tailored my itinerary to include activities I liked, but also made my car and hotel reservations, making it no-fuss for me. "

Annette California, United States