Before the year goes out you might be thinking about traveling but have you thought about a train trip? Riding the rails has proven to be one of the most memorable and truly spectacular travel journeys in the world. Train travel just gets better and better, and in this piece, we’ll be talking about train travel in the US & Canada. Charming us with tradition and history while giving us a smack of adventure and romance, the train has always been a great way to travel – all you have to do is sit back and chug along, through the countryside without the worry of traffic, weather or what not.

So get on board let’s take a ride through the US & Canadian routes, whether you’re going as a family, couple or it’s just you by yourself, these train trips are not just comfortable, but they also offer you the opportunity to appreciate landscapes and scenery in a completely different way.

Empire Builder

This goes from Chicago to Portland or Seattle

For a classic train trip which encompasses glorious sceneries, deep, rich valleys as well as stunning sandstone formations and lakes of the Wisconsin Dells, etc. Great route!

Sunset Limited

Goes from New Orleans to Los Angeles (through San Antonio)

This is a great route and also offers some great views, like the Mexican border, southwestern deserts, and the magnificent California Mountains.


Let’s travel to Montreal, Canada from New York

A route that mesmerizes the most discerning traveler with views of the Palisades and the Hudson River Valley, Bannerman’s Castle, etc.

The Canadian

Trails from Toronto to Vancouver (through Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper, and Kamloops)

The trip takes about 3 to 4 days through the boreal forest, prairies, and mountains. You also get to see towns, snow-covered Rockies and amazing picturesque that could only be seen if you’re traveling by train.

The Océan

This Goes from Montreal to Halifax

Now just relax and relish the charms of this train-travel experience. It is an overnight travel trip and features some great scenery as the sun sets over countless farms and valleys.

The Rocky Mountaineer 

Taking the train from Vancouver to Banff is a mighty fine way to see the countryside. Personally, I think this is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world; it starts off at Vancouver, giving travelers extraordinary sights of magnificent mountains, craggy valleys, lush forests and serene lakes as it journeys to Banff.

Don’t get me wrong… I love flights and cars and bus travel but getting across a region or nation on rails is something you definitely want to experience at least once in your lifetime, and these train routes mentioned above will give you some of the most scenic routes in all of US and Canada.