January 2019 | By Rocky Mountaineer |
The Canadian Rockies are known to many as a must-do vacation thanks to the awe-inspiring vistas that showcase nature’s most beautiful aspects of sparkling lakes, snowy mountains, and local wildlife at every turn.
Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, is a unique way to see all this part of the world has to offer. The train takes you on a journey alongside rivers, through quaint mountain towns, and within arms-reach of stunning, snowcapped mountains. Along the way, you may even catch a fleeting glimpse of wildlife, including moose, elk, bighorn sheep, and soaring eagles.
The experience onboard the all-dome fleet features rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine, and a first-hand look at lush green forests and turquoise glacier-fed lakes, all from the comfort of reclining plush seats. With four unique routes to choose from, the unforgettable all-daylight journeys offer romance and history, reminding you that travelling is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
The moment you arrive at the station, Rocky Mountaineer’s exuberant team is there to celebrate with you. From the bagpiper regally playing you onto the train, to the fresh scones served straight from the oven, a literal red carpet is rolled out to welcome you. As the train pulls out of the station, the onboard Hosts are eager to start the journey with a morning toast and share stories of the history, nature and excitement that surrounds the train throughout the day. There’s an immediate comradery that is almost palpable from the onboard Hosts and your fellow travelers as you embark on your journey together.
Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service, both with the impeccable service, engaging Hosts, delectable food, and all the comforts for which Rocky Mountaineer is known. Stepping onto the bi-level, glass-domed train cars of GoldLeaf Service is a luxurious experience unto itself. With sprawling windows on the upper level, you can feast your eyes on panoramic views from every angle. In the lower level, an elegant dining room awaits, where you have the chance to sit with other travellers and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and three-course lunch as the dramatic scenery unfolds outside the windows next to you.
Our Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service makes everything shine. The custom-designed, single-level, glass dome SilverLeaf Service coaches put guests right in the heart of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies. You can take in the panoramic views through oversized windows as you enjoy delectable gourmet cuisine and captivating storytelling told by our engaging Hosts.
While nature’s wonders unfold out the windows, you are given the opportunity to truly unwind. Whether with a glass of sauvignon blanc in the comfort of the domed car, or on the outdoor viewing platform in the fresh mountain air, Rocky Mountaineer is a chance to unplug and relax fully into the sumptuous surroundings. With classic Canadian breakfasts and three-course lunches, the culinary service give you a taste of the unique flavors of the passing regions. Each route offers exceptional cuisine, punctuated by prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, local Canadian beers, and high-end spirits to round out the culinary delights.
The stunning scenery with endless views are enough to keep you enthralled, but beyond that, there’s the chance to make new friends and connect with your travelling companions as you take in this memorable trip of a lifetime.