Our Best Selling Vancouver 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.
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 MountainOne 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 AquariumStanley 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 IslandIn 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 EndFormerly 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 & ChinatownThe 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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"I would definitely recommend this to anyone - but especially to young parents with families. "
Annabelle Delaware, United States
"The way we were able to customize our trip drive/train and explore on our own was awesome! "
Melinda Nevada, United States
"We had a marvelous trip. Everything fell into place."
Anne New Jersey, United States
"Every part of our trip was well thought out and there were no hitches."
Di New Zealand
" The whales very kindly decided to perform when I was whale watching. "
Janet New Eltham, United Kingdom
"Overall it was a great way to see the country for the most part. "
Lorraine Squamish, Canada
"I don't know how I will ever thank you all at Canada by Design for making our trip of a lifetime!"
"Thanks again for a well planned and hassle free vacation. We will look forward to future vacations with Discover Holidays. "
Ross Ontario, Canada
"We cannot thank everyone enough for their professionalism and organisational skills."
"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