It’s a relatively small portion of the trans-Canada train ride, but the Rocky Mountaineer snaking through Banff National Park is among the finest portions of the entire trip.
Sure, a Canada train tour is to superlatives what gasoline is to fire. It’s not possible to describe oceans of golden prairie wheat waving in summer breezes without sounding like a romantic fool. Or to describe in clinical terms what it’s like to be captivated by Ontario’s Great Lakes as sun diamonds sparkle on their glassy surfaces. But it’s even harder to describe the deep blue and granite-gray Rocky Mountains in plain straightforward language.
But I’ll try.
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