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Vancouver Rail Trips operated by Canada Rail Vacations

Flanked by majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage, Vancouver is a perfect departure point for one of our Vancouver Rail Vacations. 

Let our insider specialists from Canada by Design create the perfect pre or post tour stay in Vancouver. 

Check out some of the exciting day excursions that Canada by Design offers in Vancouver. 

Vancouver INTRODUCTION

An incredible city where shopping, dining and nightlife are all surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver has plenty to do before or after your rail adventure.

There are two trains that depart from Vancouver for the Rocky Mountains: Rocky Mountaineer, which offers luxurious travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West, and VIA Rail, listed among the most renowned trains in the world.

While in Vancouver, be sure to check out some of these must-see attractions.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park & Grouse Mountain One of the most popular attractions in Vancouver and just minutes from downtown is Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of British Columbia nature and enjoy views from the Cliffwalk Experience and Treetops Walk.

Just north of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is Grouse Mountain, known as the Peak of Vancouver.

Take the Skyride to the top of the mountain for panoramic views and enjoy attractions like snowshoeing, ziplining and lumberjack shows.
Stanley Park & Vancouver Aquarium Stanley Park is Vancouver's first, largest, and most beloved urban park.

Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, it offers 400 hectares of magnificent green oasis and attractions like the seawall and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Discover endless trails, beaches, wildlife and landmarks, then head to the aquarium to view over 50,000 marine creatures.
Granville Island In the early 1900s, Granville Island was home to nothing but factories, plants and sawmills.

Today, it has been turned into the Granville Island Public Market, which sells seafood, fresh produce, pastas, chocolates, cheese and breads.

Popular with locals and tourists alike, you'll also find theatres, restaurants and unique attractions on the island.
Yaletown & West End Formerly a warehouse district where textile shops and train yards provided little in the way of beauty, Yaletown has been transformed into one of Vancouver's coolest areas.

Discover sidewalk cafes, trendy restaurants, a thriving nightlife scene and boutique hotels.

Follow Davie Street to discover the thriving West End neighbourhood, bordered by English Bay beach.
Gastown & Chinatown The city’s oldest neighbourhood and the epicenter of independent design, culture, food and fashion, Gastown's cobblestone streets offer one-of-a-kind experiences.

Merging from Gastown is Canada’s largest Chinatown, which as one of the earliest communities in British Columbia hosts some of the cities' most famous scenery and historical buildings.

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Canada Rail Vacations REVIEWS

" We would highly recommend Jennifer and Canada by Design for all of your travel needs. We count ourselves very lucky that we found this 5-star team of travel experts!"

Julie Cass Brisbane, Australia

"Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation that created memories for our lifetime! You did a great job!"

Pam Illinois, 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 did the "Rail & Drive Across Canada" with you & it was wonderful. A Bucket List dream come true!"

Rita Illinois, United States

"Thanks very much to Jasmine for helping to organise our wonderful holiday from Vancouver across the Rockies to Calgary."

Graham Perth, Australia

"We cannot thank everyone enough for their professionalism and organisational skills."

Hazel Scotland

"One of our best vacations. Perfectly planned and all went off without a hitch. "

Joel Yellin Rochester , United States

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

Annabelle Delaware, United States

"We will be recommending you to others and will use you again when we return for more adventure."

Kay 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