Icefields Parkway

Just because the train has stopped rolling through Canada, there's no need for the adventure to stop!

Rocky Mountaineer works with local tour companies throughout Western Canada to curate custom vacation packages. This makes it easy to continue exploring using Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, or Vancouver as your base. Arrange sightseeing tickets for the Banff Gondola or the Vancouver Lookout, or opt for half or full-day tours.

Here are four great ways to keep your journey going.

Explore more in the national parks

A tour will help you make the most of your time in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Professional guides share their expertise and love for this unique landscape and the wildlife who live there. Spend the day exploring the highlights of Banff or Jasper national parks, explore the wild beauty of Maligne Lake, or ride on an Ice Explorer through the Columbia Icefields before walking on the Athabasca glacier.  You can even combine a half-day of sightseeing in Banff with a transfer to Calgary.

See the Rockies from the sky

Take in the view from up above with a panoramic helicopter tour. From 2,300 meters (7,546 feet) above sea level, you'll gain a dramatic appreciation for the Canadian Rockies' rugged landscapes, including lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, and mountain ranges.

Head north from Vancouver

On Vancouver's North Shore, across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and walk among the treetops, head up to Grouse Mountain to see the resident grizzly bears and enjoy the stunning views back to downtown. Travel further north from the city, spend the day exploring the mountain resort of Whistler or take a sea safari boat tour around Howe Sound, a southerly fjord.

Grab some island time

Take a trip over to Vancouver Island to visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens — a National Historic Site known for its outstanding floral displays. Visit Victoria, British Columbia's capital city, and spend time strolling the Inner Harbour and discovering the charming downtown district.

Which of these four journey add-ons sound like something you'd want to do while in Canada? Look at the sample itinerary below to get an idea of just one vacation available.

In addition to this sample itinerary, there are many other options to travel Canada by rail.