From the glass roofed observation carriage you drink in the horizon-wide panoramic view.
The vast expanse of vivid blue water beneath you reflects a mirror image of the untouched forest at its edges, and the mountains slowly turning deep blue with distance. On the other side of your luxurious train a massive, craggy cliff soars skywards.
At every turn you congratulate yourself on extending your Canadian holiday to include one of the world’s most iconic train journeys. To miss this trip through the most dramatic landscapes of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies would have been folly indeed. And with four routes to choose from, there’s always next year, too.