Described by many as 'the greatest rail journeys on earth' and recently featured on the BBC program '50 things to do before you die' the Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian legend. With 37 carriages it's the longest passenger train in Canadian history, and perhaps the most spectacular.
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So what can you expect when riding on the Rocky Mountaineer? Imagine stunning views, breath-taking photo opportunities and in our opinion the best way to view the Canadian Rockies. You really can't imagine how magnificent seeing the Rockies up close is.
From compelling snow-capped peaks, raging river rapids and the lush green pine forests that are synonymous with the Canadian countryside, there is always something spectacular to see. Keep your eyes peeled as you might be lucky enough to spot some of Canada's famous wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, elk and moose.
Rocky Mountaineer hospitality is second to none and soon you'll be tucking into a gourmet breakfast or sampling an afternoon snack from the culinary experts on board. The Red Leaf package usually includes reclining seats, dinners and breakfasts on board and complimentary snacks throughout your journey.
Upgrade To Gold Leaf For Panoramic Views
You can also upgrade to the Gold Leaf package which puts you in the 'dome car' with a glass roof that offers 360 degree panoramic views and gourmet meals in the lower level restaurant.
All the trips include stays at some of the best hotels in the Canadian Rockies, so you can visit some of the best attractions including the spectacular Lake Louise or a stay in the world heritage sites of Banff and Jasper.
One of the great things about this trip is the diversity. Ranging from 3 days to 21 days, you can cram in as much or as little as you like. You can also combine the Rocky Mountaineer train journey with an Alaskan cruise. The cruise ships are of the highest quality with elegance ranging from string quartets to the grandeur of a three-storey atrium. It's not difficult to see why this is such a popular combination.
Available Routes on the Rocky Mountaineer
Circle Journeys - You can take on this adventure by choosing either two or three of the rail routes. This route is one of the best ways to view world heritage sights Banff and Jasper and the spectacular Lake Louise. The 2010 winter Olympic home of Whistler can also be visited on this route. The Circle Rail line is an experience to remember.
First Passage to the West - Take a step back in time and travel through spiral tunnels and pass the last place where the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only package that takes you on this trip, and is the most important in Canadian history because it connects east to the west. See the continental divide, experience amazing canyons, lush forests and an array of lakes. If you love your history then this is the route for you.
Journey Through the Clouds - Take a trip through scenic valleys and the breath-taking mountain ranges. See if you can spot Fraser Canyon's white water and get those camera's ready for some unbelievable photo opportunities. One of the highlights of the route is Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
Rainforest to Gold Rush - Varied and spectacular is the best way to describe the scenery on this route. You get stunning lakes, the coastal rainforest, and the desert conditions of Fraser Canyon before ending in the ranch lands of Cariboo Plateau. This is one of the most popular trips in the Rockies, with something for everyone.
Coastal Passage - The route is situated closer to Seattle than ever before and this new journey has become a real favourite with travellers. This unique experience connects Seattle, Washington and Vancouver to the Rockies.
Enquire with us today about holidays on the Rocky Mountaineer train and take your first steps to an unforgettable experience. 'The greatest train journey in the world' is an adventure not to be missed.
Latest Rocky Mountaineer Holiday Review
"Every city we visited was very clean and people very friendly.
A bit more expensive than when we were there last."
Latest Rocky Mountaineer Weather Review
"A couple of days rain but mainly good. "