5 Reasons why Rail Travel is Making a Comeback

5 Reasons why Rail Travel is Making a Comeback

Travelling by rail hails back to an age filled with romance and history. Gone are the days of train bandits who claimed the gold, and the 19th-century heart. Luckily for those that travel to Calgary, the mystique and old-time beauty can still be had by boarding the Rocky Mountaineer which winds through the majestic Rocky Mountains.  

1. Experience Nostalgic Charm

The days of silverware and fine china may be long gone in the airline industry, but on overnight trains you'll still find dining cars with full-service meals and uniformed wait staff. During the day, you can read books, play cards or simply enjoy the scenery rushing by. 

2. Room and Relaxation for Miles

Sit back and enjoy one of the least stressful forms of transportation out there. Someone else does the driving while you enjoy ample legroom, and the ability to move around at will -not just when the captain turns the seatbelt sign off.

3. It’s about the Journey, not the Destination

Unlike airplanes, which whisk you from point A to point B with barely a glimpse of what's in between, a train ride can be a destination in and of itself. There are many available routes that wind through some of the most stunning scenery in Canada.

4. Hassle Free

Imagine taking a trip and not having to arrive two hours early, wait in a long security line, take off your shoes for inspection, or ration out your liquids and gels. Welcome to the world of train travel. In most cases you can arrive 30 minutes ahead of time and walk straight to your platform.

5. Choose your own Adventure

Rail companies such as Canada Rail Vacations provide you with the flexibility to customize your dream trip through our country so you can experience Canada by rail, your way.