The two days on the train, between bald eagle and bighorn sheep sightings, fantastic meals in the GoldLeaf dining car, and free–flowing drinks in the glass–domed lounge above, were memorable, to say the least. But a couple of days on the train are enough—you have to get off the rails to truly delve into the culinary riches of the neighboring provinces (B.C. and Alberta) and to explore the cities along the way. An ideal weeklong itinerary would include two to three days of sightseeing in Vancouver, two days on the train (with dinner and overnight in Kamloops), and two to three days of hiking and exploring in Banff. As for eating, read on for my picks for where to eat like a local from B.C. to Alberta (no driving necessary).
Gourmet Live guest columnist Anna Watson Carl discovers local food and wine on par with the stunning scenery in her car–free trip from Vancouver to Banff.
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