If you're looking for a change of scenery, without losing the beauty of the water and mountains the northwest is known for, a weekend trip to Vancouver, B.C. could be the perfect getaway. And, getting there is half the fun when you travel by train. A Clipper Vacations getaway on Amtrak Cascades lets you leave your car behind and travel in style, while taking in the breathtaking landscape.
As you make your way toward Vancouver, you'll be able to relax in your wide, reclining seat or snack on fresh, regional cuisine and sip a microbrew in the Bistro Car. Enjoy the views and soon enough you'll be in beautiful Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver is a bustling cosmopolitan city, with year round attractions for every interest and age group including the Vancouver Aquarium, the largest aquarium in Canada and voted #1 indoor attraction in Vancouver, or ever popular Stanley Park, a designated national historic site. Inside the city you'll find boutiques, big shopping centers and restaurants showcasing food from every corner of the world. The city is also known for its nightlife and from jazz lounges to dance clubs, you'll be sure to find the perfect venue.
If you're more interested in the outdoors and the beauty of the area, there are several attractions just outside downtown Vancouver. There are an abundance of mountains for skiing and hiking, including Whistler/Blackcomb, the home of the 2010 Winter Olympic ski events. For those looking for a thrill, the Capilano Suspension Bridge or Grouse Mountain Zipline are a short jaunt from the city limits.
With so much to do in Vancouver, don't limit yourself to one day. Overnight packages are available from Clipper Vacations for $170/person. You get the scenery and relaxation of an Amtrak Cascade journey and an overnight stay to truly make the most of your Vancouver getaway.