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British Columbia

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.

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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.

Expert Opinion
"You must travel on the Rocky Mountaineer! Fabulous scenery; first class meals, and extremely knowledgeable guides. I remember seeing a mother bear playing with her cub at Emerald Lake, that memory will stay with me forever."- Ros Smith - Canada Tour Manager
Ros Smith - GRJ Tour Manager

Holiday ideas for British Columbia

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4.6 stars(16 reviews)
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
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4.2 stars(25 reviews)
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£4,595 pp
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Highlights of Canada at Christmas
2022Dec
11 days from
£2,995 pp
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Highlights of Canada in Winter
3.7 stars(10 reviews)
2023Feb
10 days from
£2,495 pp
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