World's Greatest Dream Trips
Courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer
“Coast to coast—Halifax to Vancouver—by train, with stops at all the classic railway hotels.” —John Hepp, via Facebook
Thanks to a partnership between VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer (from $8,475), travelers can take a 16-day, 4,000-mile journey across Canada, with tours of Yoho National Park and Niagara Falls along the way. While the Halifax-to-Banff leg (run by VIA) has you sleeping on the train, the ride from Banff to Vancouver includes overnights at historic railroad properties, including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.