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Whether you prefer to be in the moment or to simply capture it, seeing our First Passage to the West rail route through the lens of award-winning Canadian photographer Paul Zizka, will give you a deep appreciation of what it’s like to travel through the Canadian Rockies by train.
As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, but this Banff, Alberta, local’s pictures speak volumes about what there is to see on our luxurious rail trips. Zizka has explored the world – from Antarctica to the Caribbean, Namibia to Iceland and New Zealand to Nepal – but some of the most remarkable sights are in his own backyard. After spending considerable time photographing and capturing the wonders of nature in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Zizka can now scratch off "travel on a luxury rail journey" from his list.
We invited this avid adventurer onboard in spring 2019 to take advantage of the endless photo opportunities on First Passage to the West, the only passenger rail route that travels between Vancouver and Banff. These are some of his favourite photos and captions from the experience, starting with the town of Banff.
Learn more about the rail route Zizka experienced. Find out what else you’ll see on our historic First Passage to the West rail route.