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Getting around Canada

General information

Golden trees by side of main road

When putting together your Canada holiday, our destination specialists will also arrange your transport for you, leaving you with nothing to worry about once you depart. We offer self-drive holidays to Canada but you may also find yourself on a train, boat, or car transfer depending on your itinerary. Below you’ll find some more information about all the options we offer at Rickshaw for travelling through Canada.

The Rocky Mountaineer Train

A real treat, and widely considered as one of the world’s top train rides, a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer is a highlight of any holiday in Western Canada. Operating several routes across this area, marvel at the stunning scenery of the Rockies as you weave your way through vast landscapes of towering peaks and shimmering lakes. Aboard the train you’ll be served gourmet dishes inspired by the region as you sit back, relax and take it all in.

old fashioned train


If you’re travelling to Vancouver Island, then you will need to book your own ferries to and from the mainland. As the main ferries are very large and take a while to load, it’s important that you arrive at the ferry terminal at least 1 hour before your departure time.

During the summer months, and particularly in July and August, whilst there are numerous crossings each day, they can get booked up quickly, so it’s important to get these booked as soon as you’ve received your Booking Confirmation document from us.

You can book your ferries via the BC Ferries website, and we’ll be sending a separate document when your booking is confirmed, to advise which ferries you need to book depending on your personal itinerary.

Private Transfers & Car Hire

Whilst we don’t offer many private transfers in Canada, you will likely take one when you first land if you are staying in the city first. The driver will pick you up from the airport, or you will receive information about where to get your transfer from in your confirmation documents.

Most of our trips are self-drive meaning you can travel at your own pace and stop whenever you want to take in the beautiful scenery.

view of mountains and lake out of car window