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Rocky Mountaineer operates five rail routes through the majestic scenery of the Rockies and West Canada, taking in the sights of glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains, river canyons and forests.
Onboard you can relax in plush seats and dine on fine food whilst being treated to vistas galore through panoramic viewing windows. As the scenery rolls by the chef treats guest to freshly made dishes of International fare.
The beauty of these trains is that they operate during the day, understandably to get the most of the amazing scenery in day light hours. To accompany your journey and maximise your sightseeing there are knowledgeable onboard hosts. Some of the tours overnight in the charming mountain towns of Kamloops and Quesnel.
You have the choice of three service levels to best suit your desired experience and budget. If you want unparalleled comfort and the best views from the 360 degree domed carriage then GoldLeaf Service is for you. Simple luxury is the hallmark of classic RedLeaf Service, and you will find SilverLeaf Service as a perfect meeting in the middle of both.
Journeys cover every highlight of the Canadian Rockies. Take in the captivating likes of Lake Louise in Banff National Park and the Colombia Ice field. From Jasper the tours travel west past Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls and the glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. After an overnight in Kamloops the Rocky Mountaineer journeys towards the Pacific Ocean, passing through the Cascade Mountains and the Hell's Gate rapids of Fraser Canyon, before reaching its final destination, Vancouver.
Why we love it
Because train travel is one of the most civilised modes of transport, especially when the scenery is so incredible.
Will, Original Traveller