For the trip to Canada, we flew into Calgary and then we drove to Banff and on up to Jasper where we boarded the two day train through the Rockies to Vancouver. I live by the coast of our beautiful country in the United States but I must admit I am a mountain person in my heart. I grew up in the mountains of Tennessee and am alway drawn to the beauty and majesty of the mountains. And I love train travel...I feel that I get a closer view of what I am passing in a more relaxed state - not fighting the traffic or roadways that are getting more congested every day. As an environmentalist, I wish that we utilized train travel more. Worldwide, road vehicles account for about 71% of transport CO2 emissions, with railway users making up less than 1.8%, compared to 12.3% for aviation and 14.3% for shipping.... And trains are fun!
On our Canadian trip, we were on a scenic, double deck train where we were treated to panoramic views through the glass domed cars. I am not sure how they do it but, on both of my train trips we were treated to the best food and service imaginable. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy the trip. It was a marvelous adventure and I highly recommend it.