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. With Canada celebrating its 150th anniversary and being named Lonely Planet’s top destination this year, 2017 is the perfect time to experience the vast, untouched beauty and humble culture that our northern neighbours are known for.
Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, is the best way to see all this part of the world has to offer. The history of Canada is intertwined with the history of its railway, and Rocky Mountaineer travels the same route that united the country 150 years ago. 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 will have a front-row seat to fleeting wildlife, including moose, elk, bighorn sheep, bear, 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 traveling is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
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 vestibule inhaling 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 flavours of the passing regions. Each route offers exceptional cuisine, punctuated by a wine and cheese service in the afternoon 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 traveling companions as you take in this memorable trip of a lifetime.
From Vancouver and Seattle, to the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, the train weaves through a mix of cosmopolitan cities, small towns, and vast landscapes. The milestone year for Canada promises ongoing events and free admission to all of the National Parks, including the many destinations Rocky Mountaineer stops in, making this an even better time to climb onboard and see what makes Canada so special.
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