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  • Writer's pictureTania Wee

An Unforgettable Canadian Rockies Adventure

What inspires you to journey for that once in a lifetime adventure? Embark on a luxury train journey that holds a special experience that is second to none, that no other mode of transport can defeat. Some of the highlights include the excellent service, breathtaking landscapes, unforgettable wildlife encounter and the indulgence of the whole journey. When it comes to life-changing train adventures, Rocky Mountaineer truly is the best of all.

What is Rocky Mountaineer?

Rocky Mountaineer is the largest passenger train service in North America. It’s a luxury train experience made up of various scenic routes through the Canadian Rockies. Regarded as one of the best train adventures, you will indulge in world-class cuisine and a panoramic view of frosty pines forests and turquoise glacier-fed lakes, all from the comfort of reclining plush seats. With four unique itineraries to choose from, the unforgettable all-daylight journeys offer one-of-a-kind experience reminding you that travelling is all about the journey, not the destination.

Discover the sights and sounds, amazed by the natural treasure of the Canadian Rockies on one of the world’s most awe-inspiring rail journey. While scenic backdrops unfold out the windows, will give you a sense of serene. Unwind with a glass of fine wine in the comfort of the domed car, or enjoy the crisp mountain air on the outdoor viewing platform. Rocky Mountaineer gives you a chance to fully immerse into the breath-taking countryside as you take in this unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

The life-changing train adventure

Rocky Mountaineer offers an unparalleled experience onboard while taking you to some of the awe-inspiring destinations in the world. From Vancouver, Seattle, and Jasper to the mountain town of Banff, not forgetting the stunning Lake Louise. The Rocky Mountaineer passes through vibrant metropolises, small picturesque villages, and incredible landscapes.


The dazzling gem in Canada’s crown, Vancouver is a stop on every Rocky Mountaineer route. With everything you expect from a vibrant city plus the bonus of mountain top hikes and stretches of beautiful beaches; from Stanley Park, Punjabi Market, Granville Island and abundant of museums waiting to be explored. There are oh-so-many things to do in Vancouver.


A quintessential Pacific seaport city, Seattle combines a unique mix of metropolitan flair ocean, mountains and evergreen forests with a culture abiding in music and technology. Often called the Emerald City, it is a lively city with something for everyone; from food, history, music, art, and nature to outdoor activities and plenty to do that will leave you spoilt for choice!


An overnight stop on many of Rocky Mountaineer’s routes, Kamloops is a four-season adventure playground for the nature lover. Summers are long in Kamloops, embark on an epic hike along the green trails, paddling lakes and rivers. Spend an afternoon in Kamloops Courthouse Gallery or listen to live musicians and immerse in the local culture.


Towering Rocky Mountains, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and abundant wildlife come together in Banff National Park. Discover the power of nature on the Columbia Icefield Adventure, the must-do experience in the Canadian Rockies. You’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer to the Athabasca glacier, and you can walk on the glacier and taste the glacier water.

Lake Louise

Touted as Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stoney Nakota, Lake Louise is world-famous for the vivid turquoise of its water. The Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop, stunning skiing playground make this a must-see location when visiting the Rockies. The Fairmont Hotel is overlooking Lake Louise with dramatic lake and mountain vista. You’ll find plenty of options from scenic drives to beautiful hikes and from canoeing to skiing.


The Alberta Park, the largest in the Canadian Rockies, is wild in every sense of the word. Home to grizzly bears, moose, and elk, Jasper National Park is an ideal location for those seeking extraordinary wilderness.

For adventure seekers, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-platformed Columbia Icefield Skywalk to have a spectacular view of the surrounding glaciers.


Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler is a premier ski resort offers snowshoeing, tobogganing, skis jumping and thrilling winter sport. Whistler has boomed into a cultural capital of outdoor activities, art galleries, top-rated restaurants, and luxurious spas all at your doorstep. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.


Formerly a historic mining town, Quesnel has kept its old-time charm as it has grown into a captivating city in the north. An overnight stop on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route, you can go white water rafting, gold panning, hiking, fishing and cross-country skiing. The Riverfront Trail system in Quesnel provides a scenic, peaceful circle tour where you find serenity along the journey.

Classes of Service

Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of services, Gold Leaf and Silver Leaf. Both services packed with the impeccable service, engaging hosts, delectable food, and is all about the sumptuous journey.

Gold Leaf Service

Stepping onto the bi-level, glass-domed coaches of Gold Leaf Service is a palatial experience. With sprawling windows on the upper level, you can feast your eyes on the Canadian Rockies from every turn. An elegant dining room awaits in the lower level where you have the opportunity to meet other travellers as you enjoy delicious a-la-carte culinary.

Silver Leaf Service

The custom-designed, single-level, glass dome Silver Leaf Service coaches put guests right in the heart of the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies. Capture the panoramic views through oversized windows as you enjoy heavenly gourmet cuisine and storytelling told by our engaging hosts. It’s simply mesmerising!


Enjoy delicious gourmet food in a luxury train journey while you wind through the heart of the Canadian Rockies where the luxury meets wild. Treat yourself in the first-class with delectable culinary meals such as maple-cured coho salmon drizzled with sweet-tangy red cedar emulsion; summertime baked apricot tart and pairing your meals with award-winning wines.

Alaska Cruise

Combine Gold Leaf Service with an Alaska cruise for a seamless luxury experience, enriched by à la carte gourmet food, superior beverages, and mind-blowing views.

Choose from a selection of rail and cruise itineraries designed by Rocky Mountaineer or add a rail package to an Alaska cruise. From the tremendous vista of Canadian Rockies to the wild fjords of Alaska, a magical journey to a paradise on earth.

The Rocky Mountaineer adventure should be on top of the bucket list for every avid traveller and adventure seeker. Immerse in the jaw-dropping nature on a wonderful train journey, it’s a spectacle you will remember for your lifetime! Booking is now open for 2020, find out more here.

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