This website uses cookies so we can give you a better online experience. By using this website or closing this message, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. More information.
UK
  • AU
  • CA
  • CN
  • DE
  • JP
  • KR
  • NL
  • UK
  • US
  • MX

Train Travel Attractions & Entertainment

Travel the province the way some of Alberta’s earliest visitors did. Rail travel in Alberta is all about the journey. Now's a great time to start. ● See it: Snag a seat in the glass-walled observation car on a trip between Jasper and Edmonton. It's the perfect place to gawk at the preserved wilderness from all angles. ● Level up: If the old-fashioned glamour of train travel is on your bucket list, go all-in. Book a Rocky Mountain train trip complete with gourmet meals. ● Offbeat: Get robbed by prairie bandits, solve a mysterious murder, and top it off with a juicy steak dinner. It all happens on a vintage steam train staffed by characters from the past. 

What makes a perfect vacation? A chance to relax, of course. Stunning scenery, certainly. But there's usually another essential in the equation: The opportunity to experience something extraordinary and thought-provoking that changes you forever.

Read More

Aspen Crossing | Neil zeller

Banff National Park | Paul Zizka

Maple-cured, coho salmon drizzled with sweet-tangy red cedar emulsion. Summertime baked apricot tart. Award-winning wines. These are the things top-rated restaurant dreams are made of -- not necessarily what you expect to find on a train.

Read More

Transportation

See All

VIA RAIL

Edmonton, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Travel to the Canadian Rockies in comfort and style aboard Via Rail. Sit back, relax and take in the picturesque prairie scenery and stunning mountain views on the five-hour train ride between Edmonton and the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

Wish List Read More

Rocky Mountaineer

Vancouver, British Columbia
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Rocky Mountaineer provides holiday packages to the most unique and scenic regions of Western Canada and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. The world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train is an all daylight rail journey travelling between Seattle, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountain destinations of Jasper, Banff or Calgary. Guests relax in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service, enjoying onboard commentary and regional cuisine as the awe-inspiring scenery passes by at a leisurely pace. Rocky Mountaineer operates between April and October. Since 1990, the company has welcomed more than 1.5 million guests.

Wish List Read More

Rocky Mountaineer

Vancouver, British Columbia
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Rocky Mountaineer provides holiday packages to the most unique and scenic regions of Western Canada and four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. The world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train is an all daylight rail journey travelling between Seattle, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountain destinations of Jasper, Banff or Calgary. Guests relax in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service, enjoying onboard commentary and regional cuisine as the awe-inspiring scenery passes by at a leisurely pace. Rocky Mountaineer operates between April and October. Since 1990, the company has welcomed more than 1.5 million guests.

Wish List Read More

Attractions

See All

High Level Bridge Streetcar

Edmonton, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Enjoy sweeping views of the Edmonton River Valley aboard a beautifully restored vintage streetcar. On this scenic tour that crosses over the High Level Bridge, above the North Saskatchewan River, you'll learn all about the city's streetcar history from Edmonton Radial Railway Society's costumed guides. Tours run daily, from mid-May through mid-October.

Wish List Read More

Aspen Crossing

Mossleigh, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Aspen Crossing provides visitors a unique train-themed getaway, with camping, caboose cabins, dining, dinner theatre, shopping and a garden centre. Ticket holders will enjoy scenic prairie vistas on the 28-mile round-trip journey. Guests will pass historic wooden elevators, while learning first hand about agriculture and the railroad.

Wish List Read More

Alberta Central Railway Museum

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Alberta Central Museum is currently open for its 2018 Season. Here in a vintage 1926 passenger coach you will experience historic train travel maybe for the first time maybe as a way to bring back the sounds and motion of train wheels on steel track from days gone by.

Wish List Read More

Holiday Packages

See All

Dark Skies and Northern Lights

Rocky Mountaineer Connector package Vancouver/Jasper, 3 extra nights in Jasper at the Dark Sky Festival, 1 night Edmonton, including return flights from London.

Offered By: Frontier Ski

Expires: 2018-09-30
Wish List View Deal

Journey Through the Clouds Explorer

An exciting tour of Canada’s West taking in all the highlights including Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Vancouver. Travel in style on the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy some fantastic tours along the way.

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2018-09-01
Wish List View Deal

Winter in the Rockies

Get ready for a magical adventure through the winter wonderland that is the Rocky Mountains. Exploring the Rockies, you’ll stop off perennial favourites such as Banff and Jasper, and have the chance to admire the lofty peaks from the air, from a sleigh, on skis & from a dog sled.

Offered By: Flight Centre

Expires: 2018-12-31
Wish List View Deal

Tours

See All

SunDog Tour Co.

Jasper, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Providing memorable sightseeing, activity and transportation services. From daily sightseeing excursions, to group tours, to airport shuttles, to coach touring and conference services, our staff of holiday planners specialise in making your time in the mountains unforgettable.

Wish List Read More

SunDog Tour Co.

Jasper, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Providing memorable sightseeing, activity and transportation services. From daily sightseeing excursions, to group tours, to airport shuttles, to coach touring and conference services, our staff of holiday planners specialise in making your time in the mountains unforgettable.

Wish List Read More

Battle River Railway Train Excursions

Forestburg, Alberta

With headquarters in Forestburg, Alberta, the Battle River Railway is a fully functioning short line with a super fun twist. Exchanging the usual boxcars for a beautiful, vintage passenger car. The Friends of the Battle River Railway are delighted to offer a number of theme based, day excursions throughout the year. Each unique theme is carefully tailored to provide a fun filled and memorable experience for those with a hankering to ride the rails. All Aboard!

Wish List Read More

Events

See All

Railway Days

Calgary, Alberta
2018-09-22 To 2018-09-23 MST

All aboard for a weekend of train facts and fun at Heritage Park Historical Village. As one of the few sites in North America with two steam locomotives, the Park's trains take centre stage for two days with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits. Watch a turn table demonstration, take a ride in a caboose, tour the cab of an antique steam engine and enjoy special activities all weekend.

Wish List Read More