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Escorted Rail Tours to British Columbia

Explore British Columbia with Great Rail Journeys

British Columbia is approximately four times the size of Great Britain and is Canada's westernmost province. Our rail holidays in British Columbia explore the majestic mountains and breathtaking scenery of a province which includes the Pacific Ocean coastline and the towering Rockies. On our tours of British Columbia you can explore the exciting city of Vancouver, visit the provincial capital of Victoria (on Vancouver Island) or enjoy a cruise along the shore towards Alaska. Our holidays also explore the small towns and resorts high up in the Rocky Mountains, including Kamloops, Prince George and Price Rupert. Every day of our journey through British Columbia offers a new excursion, a new sight to see and a new experience to treasure.

There are 7 tours matching British Columbia

Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer

From the laid-back city of Toronto to the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver and the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail, lifting us high into the mighty Rockies in style and comfort on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world's greatest trains

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2018MayJunAugSep

14 days from £5,045 pp

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Canada's Wildlife and Wilderness

Experience the rugged beauty of Canada, on a tour of its greatest natural features. Watch Canada's vast landscapes roll by from our train, see the bison herds of Elk Island, and embark on a privately-chartered expedition to spot black bears on a wildlife cruise.

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2018Jun

13 days from £3,895 pp

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Rockies & Premium Alaska Cruise

Soak up the magnificent views that scenic Canada and stunning Alaska have to offer. With a Gondola ride above the mountains of Banff National Park, a spectacular daylight journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, and a 7-night cruise through Alaska's sparkling waters, we take in the very best these two incredible destinations have to offer.

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2018MaySep

17 days from £5,640 pp

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Canada Coast to Coast

Discover the best of Canada on this truly epic journey from Vancouver to Halifax. Travelling on iconic trains across the entire continent of North America, the view outside your window changes every day, from the towering Rockies to the central plains, the great lakes and finally the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia.

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2018MaySep

18 days from £4,995 pp

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The Canadian in Winter

On this intrepid cross-continental adventure by train, we spend three unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls and travel through the spectacular frosted scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

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2018FebMar

10 days from £3,045 pp

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Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

Breathtaking mountain scenery in Canada, followed by the dramatic coastline of Alaska, all slowly revealed on this stunning Rockies & Alaska cruise and rail holiday. Snow-capped peaks look close enough to touch, whilst icebergs float by as you cruise along the Inside Passage.

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Touring British Columbia with Great Rail Journeys

On a rail tour of British Columbia you will see the highlights of this beautiful Canadian province - including cosmopolitan cities and breathtaking mountain vistas. When you take a rail tour of British Columbia with Great Rail Journeys, you can experience the scenery from some of the world's most famous trains.

If you are crossing Canada from coast to coast on The Canadian, you will travel though the incredible Rockies from the comfort of one of the world's finest sleeper trains. An alternative rail tour of British Columbia allows you to enjoy the views on the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer train, with daytime journeys made in unrivalled comfort - with unbeatable views through panoramic windows.

As part of any rail tour of British Columbia, you can enjoy excursions from the train, including the opportunity to see fascinating mountain wildlife - such as eagles, bears and moose - and guided tours of the towns and cities within the province.

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