Rocky Mountaineer train journey
The privately owned Rocky Mountaineer offers an unforgettable rail experience through Canada's mountainous western provinces.
WHAT'S ON BOARD?
There are two service options on board Rocky Mountaineer, SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf. There are no sleeper cars, instead guests are transported to comfortable hotel accommodations.
SilverLeaf service includes mouthwatering gourmet cuisine which is served seat-side, with complimentary wines and beverages, throughout the journey. On board facilities include:
- Assigned seating in fully reclining daynighter seats
- Extended legroom
- Picture windows
- Temperature controlled comfort
- Toilets in each coach
GoldLeaf service is highly recommended as this also includes carriage in a domed railcar offering panoramic views of the mountains from full-length dome windows. Extra on board facilities with GoldLeaf include:
- Reclining dome level seats with extended leg room
- Gourmet meals served in a lower level dining room
- Exclusive outdoor vestibule
- Complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel
TWO DAY RAIL JOURNEYS
Duration: 1 night rail journey tour
Price from: £849pp
Day 1 Vancouver to Kamloops: During the journey see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through the forests and winding river canyons surrounded by peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. The day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops for an overnight stay.
Day 2 Kamloops to Banff/Lake Louise: Continue eastwards to the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, over high mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends in the evening in the resort town of Banff or the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise.
Day 2 Kamloops to Jasper: Continue north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Highlights include Mount Robson (at 12,972 feet the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies), Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper . Your rail journey ends in the evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.
Departures: These rail journeys have set departure dates.
Accommodation: A selection of hotels are used in Kamloops. The name of your hotel will be confirmed once on board the train.
Meals: Two breakfasts and two lunches on board the train.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes SilverLeaf travel on Rocky Mountaineer, one night in Kamloops and transfers from/to train station in Kamloops. Please ask for prices to upgrade to GoldLeaf service.