Born and raised in England, Charlene started her travel career 16 years ago booking flights and working as an airline hostess.
Since becoming a Canada & Alaska travel specialist in 2014, she has experienced many of the wonderful delights that both Canada & Alaska have to offer.
This includes a winter carnival trip to Quebec City, a fall road trip in the Yukon (the colours were spectacular!) and a combined Road, Rail and Boat trip to Alaska during the summer where she was lucky enough to see the bears of Katmai National Park.
In Spring of 2019, Charlene and her family officially moved to Ontario, now exploring this beautiful and diverse country at every given opportunity.
What is your favorite Canadian Train Trip?
I love the "Winter Snow Train to the Rockies" package for its magical 'winter wonderland' appeal. That feeling you get when passing through the snow-covered forests and mountains is very different from travel in the summer months. If you're traveling in November/December, I highly recommend staying two nights in Vancouver to indulge in the Christmas markets, ice skating rinks and Christmas light displays.
On VIA Rail from Vancouver to Jasper, sit back, relax and take in the beautiful scenery. Enjoy a meal in the dining car and return to your cabin to find it converted into a cozy bedroom. The next morning, wake to the majestic Canadian Rockies as you arrive into Jasper. Spend your day on a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk, wildlife tour or dog sledding!
Day 4 has a truly spectacular show for you as you travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. Make sure to have your camera ready for the countless photo ops!
Lake Louise and Banff will not disappoint with skiing, shopping, snowshoeing, ice skating or a relaxing time at the spa. My personal favorite is dog sledding, as you can let someone else do the mushing whilst you embrace the stillness of the snow-covered forest.
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