Lonely Planet Writer

For Canada’s 150th birthday you can save on this luxury train journey through the Rocky Mountains

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, a luxury tourist train that travels through the Rocky Mountains has announced new deals on holiday packages.

The Rocky Mountaineer, a train that treks through Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies, has announced its first ever promotion for solo travellers, called Go Solo.

Whereas solo travellers are often charged more per person than double occupants, the rail service has announced that some holiday packages leaving in April and May 2017 will see single travellers paying the same per person rates as double occupants.

Guests on the train will get to head through rainforests, snow-capped mountains and more, on carriages with domed roofs to give travellers the best views. One of the packages included in the deal is the Journey through the Clouds Discovery Drive, an eight-day and seven-night adventure along mountaintops, glacier-fed lakes, and waterfalls as travellers head through Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, and Calgary. The offer is available until 15 May, 2017 on certain Rocky Mountaineer packages.

Couples booking certain packages before 3 March can also get a bonus for their trip. Couples who book a trip of more than eight days will receive €400 per couple to spend on hotels, sightseeing, dining and more, and couples on a five to seven day trip will receive €200.

For the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, the country has made all of its National Parks free to the public. Canada was also named the top country to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017.
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