It’s not a frozen tundra or stark vista you’ll find in a far-north summer, but a landscape of rich wildlife and verdant panoramas begging for exploration. As the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state, Alaska is known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, mountains, and forests with abundant wildlife and interesting small towns. The massive Denali National Park is home to Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley), North America’s highest peak.

Alaska and everything surrounding it always ranks high on travelers’ bucket lists. Whether it’s a cruise or a land-based experience to the Last Frontier, there are vacation itineraries to please every traveler and every budget.

If you want the best of both worlds, consider riding the rails through the Alaskan and Canadian wilds. You’ll be able to scale the sides of mountains and weave alongside steep canyons, all without having to worry about driving your own car or packing the right hiking shoes. A luxury rail experience through the Canadian Rockies transports you with the perfect balance of riveting excitement and total relaxation. Rocky Mountaineer offers four distinct routes that take you from the glittering oceans and coastal cities to the untamed wilderness of the Pacific Northwest in unparalleled style.

Whether you have two days or 21, Rocky Mountaineer has an iconic journey for exploring Vancouver, Whistler, Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise, or the Alaskan cities of Ketchikan, Skagway, and Juneau. Travelers are treated to impeccable service, gourmet meals, and world class accommodations as they take in the magnificent sights of the area. 

Mann Travels is hosting a series of Alaska presentations this fall. Check the calendar at to RSVP for the one nearest you, and learn how you can make Alaska and the Pacific Northwest your next vacation.