British Columbia and Canadian Rockies: Railway Map Guide


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Plot your journey with the award-winning, full-colour British Columbia and Canadian Rockies: Railway Map Guide. Identifies over 300 points of interest on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer routes.

Revised, 3rd edition will be released on September 30, 2019.

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British Columbia and Canadian Rockies: Railway Map Guide

The award-winning British Columbia and Canadian Rockies Railway Map Guide is the definitive reference to the spectacular passenger railway routes across British Columbia and western Alberta. This full-colour souvenir map guide follows the present and historic mileposts of the legendary passenger railway routes of Canada’s rugged, mountainous far west. These are the historic railways that opened Canada’s west to settlement. In this map you’ll find:

Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail routes
Realistic 3-D perspective maps for instant orientation
A speed table to help you determine the rate of the train
Extensive charts listing cities and towns along the way, highlighting distances between communities and other key railway lore

The Railway Map Guide covers everything you’ll need to know along the way, including railway signals and signs. It identifies 300 points of interest and over 200 majestic mountains (some visible from the train). Find rivers and their tributaries, tunnels, bridges, snowfields, glaciers, and much more!

The British Columbia and Canadian Rockies Railway Map Guide truly captures the essence of the enchanted landscape of Canada’s far west. Whether you travel by train, by car, or in your armchair, whether you are a visitor or a local commuter, this souvenir map guide will bring local geography to life.


British Columbia and Canadian Rockies


Railway Map Guide




Authors Chris Hanus and John Shaske


WAY OF THE RAIL, 3rd edition (April 1, 2014)


2 pages

Flat Size

39 x 19.5 inches

Folded Size

4.5 x 10 inches

20+ years of expert advice

Real adventures — described in detail by experts who share their experiences. Having our guidebook or map guide in your daypack is like having Chris Hanus and John Shaske as your own personal tour guides along on your trip.

Chris Hanus — Chris grew up on the West Coast, where he was charmed early on by the romance of the rails. He spent 10 years working in marketing and customer service for Canada’s national passenger rail service, becoming an expert on the railway system in the process. He has so far logged more than 482,000 kilometres (300,000 mi) on train routes across North America — and still feels a thrill when the train leaves the station.

Chris established WAY OF THE RAIL Publishing in 2002, in response to a growing demand for printed guides on North American railway journeys. In 2003 he published the award-winning British Columbia and Canadian Rockies: Railway Map Guide , a pioneer travel publication now in its second edition. He also contributed to the soon-to-be-released USA West by Train Amtrak guidebook.

Chris Hanus Author of Canada By Train

John Shaske — Founder and president of John Steel Rail Tours, John discovered his passion for trains when he was just four years old. His family often travelled by train between central Alberta and the Pacific coast, and John learned a great deal about trains during those trips. He dreamed of becoming a railway engineer.

Fortunately, some dreams never die. In the winter of 1981, after John was asked to guide a BC Rail trip to Lillooet, in the province’s interior, he became permanently hooked on train travel. For years John studied every aspect of the rail business and worked in railroading. In 1990 he founded John Steel Rail Tours. The company is now famous all over the world, and John is rightly regarded as a North American rail expert.

John Shaske Author of Canada By Train

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