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Rocky Mountaineer

  • Overview

  • Rocky Mountaineer

    • Travel through the wild beauty of Canada's West

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    • Locally-sourced ingredients from the Pacific Northwest

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    • Canyon Bridge Over The Fraser River

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    • Rocky Mountaineer Hosts

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    • The GoldLeaf Service Dome Offers Unobstructed Views

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    • Celebrating The Journey, in GoldLeaf Service

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    • Gourmet Hot Lunch, SilverLeaf Service

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    • Rocky Mountaineer Engine

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    • Kwoiek Creek, British Columbia

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    • Onboard Rocky Mountaineer Host, SilverLeaf Service

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    • Castle Mountain, Outside Banff Alberta

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    • Chatting With The Rocky Mountaineer Host, SilverLeaf Service

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    • Gourmet Cuisine, GoldLeaf Service Dining Room

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    • Meeting New Friends, GoldLeaf Service

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    • Spotting Wildlife, GoldLeaf Service

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    • Glacier Skywalk, Jasper

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    Considered by many to be the trip of a lifetime, a rail journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer promises to be a magical experience. With the spectacular scenery of British Columbia and Alberta as a backdrop every corner turned brings into view another picture-perfect landscape. Following the historic train route constructed over 100 years ago, the Rocky Mountaineer offers a choice of four superb journeys, each showcasing the diverse beauty of Canada's West.

    1. First Passage to the West

    Named for the pass over which it crosses, the train commences its journey in Vancouver and traverses the Candian Rocky Mountains, with an overnight stop in Kamloops before reaching its final destination of Lake Louise or Banff. This route also operates in the opposite direction. Passengers enjoying this two day route will see Cisco Crossings, Avalanche Alley, Jaws of Death Gorge, Stoney Creek Bridge, Kicking Horse River and Castle Mountain.
    Operates: April to October.

    2. Journey Through the Clouds

    Begins in Vancouver and follows the same legendary journey to Kamloops where an overnight stop is taken, then takes the higher route through the scenic valleys and the Canadian Rocky Mountains to a final destination of Jasper. This route also operates in the opposite direction. Known for the abundance of wildlife and majestic Mount Robson, this two day route also includes Thompson and Fraser Canyons, Pyramid Falls and Jasper National Park.
    Operates: April to October.

    3. Rainforest to Gold Rush

    The Rainforest to Gold Rush route is a three day journey, commencing in Vancouver. Day one follows the Sea to Sky Corridor to Whistler, where an overnight stay is enjoyed. Day two follows the mighty Fraser River to Quesnel where a second overnight stay is taken. On day three the train climbs through the Rocky Mountain Trench and Cariboo Mountains to its ultimate destination of Jasper. This route also operates in the opposite direction. The historic Caribou Gold Rush region and the lush forests of northern British Columbia are highlights of this route.
    Operates: April to October.

    4. Coastal Passage

    The Coastal Passage route hugs the Pacific Coast shoreline between Seattle and Vancouver, before travelling east into the Canadian Rockies. The awe-inspiring journey hugs the Pacific Coast and has numerous scenic highlights including Fraser River, White Rock, Bellingham Bay, and the Cascade Mountains. Operates: May to September.



    A choice of travel classes ensures that this incredible journey can be enjoyed by everyone.

    SilverLeaf Service

    Enjoy delicious hot meals, served at your seat, as you take your voyage through the Canadian Rockies. Your journey also includes tempting snacks and complimentary beverages including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. The landscape is spectacular, and in SilverLeaf Service you'll enjoy panoramic views in the single level glass domed coaches.

    GoldLeaf Service

    The custom-designed GoldLeaf Service coach puts you right in the centre of Western Canada’s awe-inspiring scenery and provides both excellent commentary and superb personal service. Guests are welcomed onboard and shown to their rotating and reclining dome-level seats, where complimentary snacks and beverages are served. The gourmet breakfasts and lunches included are served in the lower-level dining room.

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    Pre-planned holiday packages 

    When we create your holiday package, we can include any of these rail journeys, or multiple should you wish! Our tailored holidays include flights from the UK, accommodation for whatever duration you have available and ground transportation (for example, car rental, motorcoach, ferry, floatplane, helicopter etc.). We also have two pre-planned holiday itineraries which include a Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey. These can be taken as shown, or modified to suit your plans. One option includes car rental and the second offers ground transportation without the need for driving.

    Rocky Mountain Explorer - This popular 13 night fly drive gives you the opportunity to enjoy the scenic 'Journey Through the Clouds' route, between Vancouver and Jasper, onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service. It also includes three nights in Vancouver prior to your rail journey, and two nights in Jasper, two in Banff, two in Lake Louise and two in Calgary following disembarkation.  

    Western Canada Discovery - If your idea for a perfect holiday is to sit back and relax, without the hassle of driving, then this itinerary is for you. This 14 night package includes two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying the 'First Passage to the West' route between Vancouver and Banff in 
    SilverLeaf Service. Following two nights in Vancouver and a mini coach tour along the Sea to Sky Highway, you'll enjoy three nights in Whistler. A seaplane takes you across the water to Vancouver Island for a further three night stay in Victoria before taking the ferry back to Vancouver. Following your Rocky Mountaineer journey, you'll enjoy two nights in Banff and two nights in Calgary before flying home. 

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    Promotional Offers

    2019 FREE HOTEL NIGHT. Book a qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer package (4 nights or longer) by May 31st, 2019 and receive a free hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria or Seattle at the start or end of your Rocky Mountaineer journey. 

    Additional terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Call for full terms and details.

    2020 UNFORGETTABLE 4 OFFER. Book a qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer package by August 31st, 2019 and receive '4 free perks' on packages of seven nights or more, or '2 free perks' on packages of five to six nights. Perks include hotel accommodation, airport transfers and meals. Call for full details applicable to your chosen package.

    Additional terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Call for full terms and details.