Since 1990, more than 1.7 million guests onboard Rocky Mountaineer have experienced first hand the fresh mountain air, sceneries of lush evergreens and glacial mountainous beauties zoom by from the comfort of their seats on an all done fleet. The unparalleled expedition is greatly enhanced by two levels of service: Gold Leaf and Silver Leaf, rich historic storytelling by onboard hosts, world-class cuisine that highlights local ingredients, and stays in iconic and luxurious accommodations overnight; all while guests share memorable moments making lifelong friendships. With more than 65 vacation packages available, guests can choose from four unique rail routes and travel through iconic destinations, such as Seattle, Vancouver, and the Canadian Rockies.
First Passage to the West
Vancouver → Kamloops → Lake Louise or Banff
Dividing the east and west of the immense territory of Canada are the Canadian Rockies. In the First Passage to the West; the rail route retraces the steps of 19th century explorers who first blazed a trail to the west This route explores a living history lesson on the building of a nation. Guests will board in Vancouver and journey through the farmlands of the Fraser Valley toa transforming landscape of the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. The landscape changes once more into scrub bush and desert before an overnight stay in Kamloops. The journey continues along the South Thompson River and through the century-old Spiral Tunnels. En route to the alpine town of Banff or breathtaking Lake Louise are scenes of gushing waterfalls and gleaming glaciers.
Journey through the Clouds
Vancouver → Kamloops → Jasper
By geology standards, the Canadian Rockies are considered a relatively young mountain range. This journey takes guests through some of the most untouched, and awe-inspiring natural beauty on the planet The train journey begins just like First Passage to the West with an overnight stay in Kamloops. From Kamloops, however, the rail route will follow the North Thompson River, slowing to take in the cascading Pyramid Falls. From here, the train continues on past teal-green lakes towards Mount Robson, a mountain so high it has its own weather system. The journey ends off at the alluring alpine town of Jasper in Alberta.
Rainforest to Gold Rush
Vancouver → Whistler → Quesnel → Jasper
The gold rush may be over but that are still many treasures to find along the way. On this journey, be taken from extreme to extreme in the best way possible. Journey from Coast Mountains along the scenic fjord of Howe Sound to arrive at Whistler in the early afternoon. The next day, travel up the Pemberton Valley and glide beside tfie gorgeous Anderson and Seton Lakes. Emerge through rugged cliffs into the ranchland near Quesnel, Canada’s gold rush capital. After an overnight stay in Quesnel, the train heads north again to reveal mountainous terrain, untouched lakes and incredible waterfells. The train climbs altitude to reveal Mount Robson as it winds towards Jasper.
Seattle → Vancouver → Canadian Rockies
Seamlessly connect from the port city of Seattle to the Canadian Rockies on this rail route that hugs the shoreline for incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, coastal rainforest and the Coast Mountains before it reaches the Canadian Rockies. After boarding, the train whizzes north past farms and forests of Puget Sound and the Salish Seas to reach the beachside city of White Rock. After stopping in Vancouver, guests can choose to end their journey or continue on one of the other three main routes for more stunning views.