Rocky Mountaineer

  • For over 20 years, over one million guests have experienced and enjoyed the all daylight rail journeys through the stunning landscapes of British Columbia and the iconic scenery of the majestic Canadian Rockies.

    Four spectacular routes highlight the diverse beauty of Canada’s West as guests relax and enjoy our renowned service and gourmet cuisine onboard. Whether it’s a passion for historical adventure, an appreciation for natural wonders, or a desire to visit world-class destinations, we have a vacation experience to suit everyone’s taste.

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    Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experiences

    It’s hard to beat train travel for both romance and the sheer pleasure of gazing through the picture windows at the slowly unveiling pageant of scenery. You’re free to walk around and stretch your legs, grab a drink or enjoy a meal, chat to fellow passengers, read a book or take a nap (that’s if you dare to close your eyes during this unmissable show of nature).
    To the rip-roaring chorus of ‘All Aboard’ from the crew you’ll take your seat on the Rocky Mountaineer railroad on its two day journey through the heart of the Rockies. The big screen carriage windows are a gently moving canvas of some of the most magnificent mountainscapes on the planet.
    There’s a choice of routes (with the night spent in a hotel in either Kamloops or Quesnel). The first ‘Passage to the West’ route, between Vancouver and Banff or Calgary, traces the historic transcontinental rail line that includes, among other highlights, the legendary Spiral Tunnels.
    The ‘Journey Through The Clouds’ route between Vancouver and the picturesque resort town of Jasper is known for scenic valleys, wildlife including bears, and majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
    The ‘Rainforest to Gold Rush’ journey between Whistler and Jasper takes you through Fraser Canyon, the historic Cariboo Gold Rush region, the lush forests of Northern British Columbia, the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain Trench and Mount Robson.
    There’s also the 3hr 30min journey (with the option to return the same day or stay on) aboard the Whistler Mountaineer between Vancouver and Whistler, twin hosts of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, through scenic Howe Sound and Cheakamus Canyon.
    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. In 2013, Rocky Mountaineer also introduced a new three-day rail route, Coastal Passage, connecting Seattle to the Canadian Rockies.
    There are three classes of travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer: RedLeaf, with breakfast and lunch with wine served at your seat by the carriage attendant; the new SilverLeaf service, where you are seated in a single level dome coach for even grander views among other perks (although only available on selected routes); and the two level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach with gourmet meals.


    Romance on the rails

    There is something about train travel that evokes a feeling of romance and the nostalgia of times past. Climb aboard the Rocky Mountaineer to recapture the romance of the rails with a breathtaking journey through British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies. Take in unparalleled views in the famed GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service dome coaches, and enjoy exceptional service, delicious regional cuisine and award winning wines from Canada’s premier wine region, while enjoying each other’s company and undivided attention. After two glorious days onboard, stay in some of the regions’ most romantic destinations, such as Vancouver, BC, Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta.

    Five Star Dining on the Rails

    Western Canada’s most captivating scenery sets the stage for a delectable culinary experience onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf Service. Having created spectacular cuisine in kitchens around the world, four renowned BC chefs have come together to design innovative menus that celebrate the unique character of Western Canada. Travellers are treated to outstanding three-course, à la carte meals, made with the finest and freshest ingredients from two of Canada’s most bountiful regions, British Columbia and Alberta. Menus feature a selection of local specialties – including Alberta beef and West Coast wild salmon – and an award winning list of wines from the renowned Okanagan Valley. Talented onboard chefs prepare meals fresh onboard the train and overcome the challenges of cooking in a confined, constantly moving space. Guests are treated to exceptional service and a romantic dining setting with white linens and fine china as they indulge their senses through Canada’s West.

    Best of the West by Land and Sea

    Rocky Mountaineer offers the best travel experience on land and on water – a rail journey through BC and the Canadian Rockies and a cruise through the stunning icebergs and scenery in Alaska. Bringing together the service of two world-renowned partners, the Rocky Mountaineer and Holland America Line, a Rocky Mountaineer Rail & Cruise Holiday is an ideal way to catch the natural drama unfolding in Western Canada and Alaska from both land and sea. 

    Rocky Mountaineer truly is the most spectacular train journey in North America; this is a journey of a lifetime.

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