Passage to the West, Vancouver to Banff by Rail
From the bi-level dome car, Gold-Leaf Service passengers take in panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, Fraser Canyon, and the Thompson River as they make their way from Vancouver, B.C., to Banff, Alberta. The three-night excursion includes overnight stays in deluxe hotels and onboard meals that emphasize regional dishes such as wild British Columbia sockeye salmon with fennel slaw. From $1,185. (877) 460-3200, rockymountaineer.com. Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer. This appeared in the June/July 2013 issue.