We had a marvelous trip in southwestern Canada in August 2008. We took ten-day tour with Rocky Mountaineer from Victoria to Calgary. It included a two-day rail tour across the Canadian Rockies on the "Yellowhead Route" (now called “Journey through the Clouds”), and travel by rental car from Jasper, via the Icefields Parkway, to Calgary. The company claims the rail trip is "The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World," and we are inclined to agree.

For a pictorial view of our adventure, take a look at our slideshow.

For an overview of our route, see our interactive map.