By Rocky Mountaineer · January 2020
Sky-high peaks, fine dining, roaming wildlife, stunning sunsets—a journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains by rail is quite simply, unforgettable.
Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies, is the best way to see all this part of the world has to offer. You will be taken on a journey alongside stunning scenery, while you enjoy world-class culinary creations inspired by the passing regions. With three 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.
Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service, both with 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 can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and three-course lunch as the dramatic scenery unfolds outside the windows next to you.
SilverLeaf Service offers optimal viewing from oversized windows, so you don’t miss a moment of the stunning waterfalls, snowcapped mountains or eagles soaring overhead. With a selection of regionally inspired menu options served right at your seat, you receive the royal treatment while chugging along the railway to your destination of choice.
With over 50 Rocky Mountaineer vacation packages along three rail routes, rich in culture, history and natural wonders, there is something for everyone. Our First Passage to the West route is the only passenger rail service on the historic Canadian Pacific track—famous for uniting the country and connecting British Columbia to Canada over 130 years ago. On this route, you’ll travel through lush rainforests and the semi-arid desert, alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River, and into the Rocky Mountain towns of Lake Louise and Banff.
One of Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular packages is the Circle Journey, which includes all of its exciting destinations, including Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver. With a minimum of four days on the train, there is no limit to the wildlife sightings and breathtaking scenery along the journey.
The awe-inspiring 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. A journey through the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer is a feast for the senses and an unparalleled experience that should be on every traveler’s must-do list.