Rocky Mountaineer train journey
The privately owned Rocky Mountaineer offers an unforgettable rail experience through Canada's mountainous western provinces. With four distinctive rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta, the luxury train travels by daylight and is the best way to experience the majestic Rockies.
WHAT'S ON BOARD?
There are two service options on board Rocky Mountaineer, SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf and, whichever you choose, you will be spoiled. There are no sleeper cars, instead guests are transported to comfortable hotel accommodations. Melt back into your luxurious seat and gasp at the stunning views of the pristine wilderness through the oversized windows; enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks throughout the journey; and feast on delicious gourmet meals. See below for further details on what you can expect from SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf service.
SilverLeaf service includes
- A single-level dome coach with oversized windows
- Regionally inspired meals served seat-side
- Complimentary beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks
- Assigned seating in fully reclining daynighter seats
- Extended legroom
- Temperature controlled comfort
- Toilets in each coach
- Complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel
GoldLeaf service is highly recommended and also includes
- A bi-level domed railcar offering panoramic views of the mountains from full length dome windows
- Reclining dome level seats with extended leg room in the upper level
- Gourmet meals served in a lower level dining room
- Exclusive outdoor viewing platform
- Premium room categories at hotels
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.