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.
All our Canada winter rail trips use VIA Rail's overnight trans-continental train, which we fondly call the Snow Train to the Rockies.
There’s truly something special about the stillness of a snow-covered landscape, sparkling under the sun of a crisp and clear winter day.
And of course, cozying up in a train car with a hot cup of cocoa or post-meal digestif only adds to the appeal.
Book a trans-Canada tour to Toronto or spend time on the Snow Train to the Rockies Operating twice weekly out of Vancouver, this journey ends in Jasper for an overnight excursion Top it off with an easy coach connection to Lake Louise or Banff and even Canadians have to admit: winter travel has never been so magical.
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"Thank you for the wonderful job you did in setting everything up, and also for your courteous assistance."
Nick Florida, United States
"From day one we felt comfortable that everything was going to be special."
"Thanks Canada by Design for putting together and planning such a trouble free, smooth running package."
"We cannot thank everyone enough for their professionalism and organisational skills."
"We did the "Rail & Drive Across Canada" with you & it was wonderful. A Bucket List dream come true!"
Rita Illinois, United States
"Thanks for a great holiday. The Rockies - awesome, Victoria- beautiful. Whistler- magic."
Mark Sydney, Australia
"Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation that created memories for our lifetime! You did a great job!"
Pam Illinois, United States
"Thanks again, we would certainly recommend you to our friends in Florida!"
Thomas Florida, United States
"It was like a Christmas tree fairyland. It was snowing pretty good. So coming from Texas in the summer it was really special, almost magical. "
Anita Texas, United States
"We had a wonderful trip and everything was arranged very well!"
"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
"The way we were able to customize our trip drive/train and explore on our own was awesome! "
Melinda Nevada, United States
"Thanks very much to Jasmine for helping to organise our wonderful holiday from Vancouver across the Rockies to Calgary."
Graham Perth, Australia
"It was a very memorable trip and I highly recommend to all."
Cherie Arizona, United States
"I would definitely recommend this to anyone - but especially to young parents with families. "
Annabelle Delaware, United States
" The whales very kindly decided to perform when I was whale watching. "
Janet New Eltham, United Kingdom
"Excellent trip. Well planned out. We were able to get all our additional destinations accommodated. "
Paul Williams Canada
"One of our best vacations. Perfectly planned and all went off without a hitch. "
Joel Yellin Rochester , United States
"We could not have been more pleased with the trip that was planned by Canada by Design."
Carol Cevolani Petaluma, United States
"We found our experience with Canada by Design to be most wonderful for our Trans-Canada Rail Trip."
Marjorie Stock California, 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
"We had the most fabulous trip to our Winter Wonderland in the Canadian Rockies."
Mary California, United States
"I don't know how I will ever thank you all at Canada by Design for making our trip of a lifetime!"
"From start to finish it was an ideal trip for us to enjoy Canada scenery, atmosphere and hospitality. "
Manuel United States
"This was an A++ experience! I'll definitely use Canada by Design for our next trip to Canada."
Kathleen Texas, United States
"We had a marvelous trip. Everything fell into place."
Anne New Jersey, 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
"There isn't anyone I would rather use for travel to Canada."
Emily Tennessee, United States
"I highly recommend this company, They will tailor a trip to meet individual needs."
Mel New Zealand
"I would highly recommend Canada by Design and would certainly use them again when going to another area they service."
Joyce New Jersey, United States
"Every part of our trip was well thought out and there were no hitches."
Di New Zealand
"From start to finish Jennifer was very polite and easy-going as well as professional. She offered suggestions when needed and and was on top of all itinerary adjustments and refunds. "
Kim Pennsylvania, United States
"Thanks again for a well planned and hassle free vacation. We will look forward to future vacations with Discover Holidays. "
Ross Ontario, Canada
"Paulina organized an awesome trip for us which included Vancouver Island and the Rockies."
"Overall it was a great way to see the country for the most part. "
Lorraine Squamish, Canada
"We came back with many happy memories and beautiful photos of your breathtaking country."
Johanna Oswald Little Rock, AR, United States
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Julie Cass Brisbane, Australia
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Vered Mei-Tal Lutherville, United States
" I couldn't be more pleased with the trip! "
Marlene Schillinger Petersburg, Virginia, United States
"Our trip through western Canada planned by Canada by Design was fabulous."
Jeffrey California, United States
"We will be recommending you to others and will use you again when we return for more adventure."
Kay New Zealand