The 6 Most Astonishing Train Rides In The World

While a plane might get you to your destination faster, nothing quite beats the romance — and window-side sightseeing opportunities — of a train ride. Here are the world’s most amazing train rides.

Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage to the West – Canada

First Passage to the West | Courtesy Rocky Mountaineer

Covering the beautiful scenery of southern British Columbia between Vancouver and Banff, the Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage to the West is one of the most scenic train rides in Canada, if not the world. Leaving the cosmopolitan coastal city of Vancouver behind, passengers are treated to breathtaking sights — such as the wild waters of Fraser Canyon’s Hell’s Gate and steep tracks running alongside the Thompson River — from the comfort of luxurious carriages. There’s an overnight stay in the lakeside city of Kamloops before they rise over the stunning, snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies and arrive at beautiful Banff.

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