John Steel Rail Tours has been serving train travel enthusiasts since 1979, we know all about train travel in Canada and the US. Located near Vancouver, British Columbia, John Steel is a 100% Canadian company, creating unique rail journeys. The John Steel team has a genuine passion for rail travel and our commitment is to provide the very best in knowledgeable, personalized service and carefree travel.
For over one hundred years, the discerning traveller has discovered the best that Canada has to offer aboard our trains. The diversity and raw beauty of the Canadian landscape is experienced in any season; the rugged Canadian West draped in winter’s cloak, the sophisticated cities of Ontario and Québec alive with summer festivals, the picturesque seascapes of the Atlantic Canada provinces dressed up in their fall colours. Today John Steel Rail Tours continues the great tradition and invites you to explore Canada by rail. See the people, the places and the things that make Canada unique—up close by train.
Since 1885, when the legendary Canadian Pacific Railway united Canada with a ribbon of steel, travellers from around the world have been coming to Canada to experience the rail journey of a lifetime.
Today you can travel the same routes that were responsible for opening up our country to the world at the end of the 19th century. The people and cities have changed a lot since those pioneer days but the countryside has retained its rugged beauty and awesome splendour. You will be casting your eyes over the same terrain and wilderness that our forefathers did. Take a trip through the present and the past as you glide in style across a landscape full of history and beauty.
The world and its many wonders take on a whole new dimension when seen through the eyes of a John Steel Rail Tour travel experience. With a host of intriguing choices to the most popular destinations across Canada, our creative itineraries find the unusual, the little known, the extraordinary — and bring them to life.
As an added bonus, every guest who books a double occupancy 7-day or longer tour us will receive this invaluable book entitled, Canada By Train: The Complete VIA Rail Network, Coast-to-Coast. With over 500 full-colour images and illustrations, detailed maps and mile-by-mile route guides, plus lots of helpful traveller tips, Canada By Train is a must-have for any rail travel enthusiast’s library.
Authors Chris Hanus and John Shaske (John Steel Rail Tours) have combined their vast rail travel knowledge to create what will be the first updated Canadian rail guide released in several years. John also brings his years of rail expertise and knowledge to each and every tour that John Steel Rail Tours offers.
Readers will find route descriptions, railway history, railroad operations, destination information, rail car details (sleeping, dining, lounge and sightseeing car information), and plenty of tips for a memorable rail journey. There’s much more in this handy guide, which has been designed for use before and during the guest’s journey, as well as afterwards, as a unique souvenir.
All aboard with John Steel — Canada by train!