Travelling onboard the Rocky Mountaineer is an unforgettable experience. The all daylight rail journey recaptures the romance of rail travel as it follows the historic rail routes constructed over 125 years ago, uniting the country from coast to coast.
The Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 Canadian vacation packages and four unique rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through British Columbia and Alberta. This world renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies.
And as the entire train ride takes place during daylight hours you will enjoy every minute of the breathtaking scenery, which includes glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountain ranges and ferocious rivers.
The Rocky Mountaineer travels on four routes, in both eastbound and westbound directions. The First Passage to the West route takes you between the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver, and Rocky Mountain resort town of Banff or Calgary, Alberta while the Journey Through the Clouds route runs between Vancouver and Jasper, Alberta. On both routes, you will overnight in the historic rail town of Kamloops, BC.
On the Rainforest to Gold Rush route, you will experience BC’s Cariboo and Chilcotin regions between Whistler, BC and Jasper with an overnight stay in the quaint town of Quesnel, BC at the end of day one. Rocky Mountaineer travels approximately 1000 kilometres (650 miles) on these routes. The Whistler Sea to Sky Climb route provides a three and a half hour service between North Vancouver and Whistler, travelling northbound in the morning and southbound in the early afternoon. The train to Whistler operates Thursday through Monday and covers a distance of 118 kilometres (73 miles), one-way.
Along with the breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies you will see spectacular sights such as Hell’s Gate, the narrowestpoint on the Fraser River, the Spiral Tunnels, an engineering feat and Mount Robson, which at 3,956.5 m/ 12,972 feet is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Rugged canyons, desert landscapes, shimmering lakes, cascading waterfalls and spectacular glaciers inspire even the most discerning of travellers.
Rocky Mountaineer offers three choices of service for its two-day rail journeys however, our pick is definately their Gold Leaf Service. Here your will enjoy reserved seating in two level, glass domed coaches, featuring panoramic views on the upper level and an elegant private dining room on the main level, where specially prepared à la carte breakfasts and lunches are served. Onboard Attendants provide friendly service and informative commentary of the regions through which the train travels. To book visit their website