All Aboard The Rocky Mountaineer For A Little Heaven On Earth

By Nerissa McNaughton on June 18, 2024.

Imagine a relaxing scenic train ride through the beautiful landscapes of British Columbia to the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.

Envision luxury travel and breathtaking views as the train carves through the beautiful landscapes. Does this not sound like heaven on earth? Well, it is all possible aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. This luxury journey through the Rockies provides a once-in-a-lifetime view, all while enjoying fine dining and exceptional service.

Let’s take a deeper look at what you should know about this luxury train ride.

The Rocky Mountaineer is a luxury tourist train service operating in Western Canada. It's renowned for its stunning scenic routes through the Rocky Mountains and other picturesque landscapes in British Columbia and Alberta. The train offers various routes, each showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian wilderness.

Passengers aboard the Rocky Mountaineer can expect unparalleled views of snow-capped mountains, deep canyons, glacial lakes, and dense forests as the train winds its way through the rugged terrain. The experience is not just about the destination but the journey itself, with large windows providing panoramic views and open-air vestibules allowing passengers to feel the fresh mountain air and take unique photos.

One of the highlights of travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer is its exceptional service and amenities. Passengers are treated to gourmet meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients, paired with fine wines and beverages. Enjoy Fraser River salmon and Okanagan Valley wines and get comfy in roomy, reclining seats. The onboard staff provides personalized service, ensuring a comfortable and memorable journey for every guest.

The Rocky Mountaineer offers several different routes, including the popular "First Passage to the West," which travels from Vancouver to Banff or Lake Louise. Travel through the Spiral Tunnels and traverse the Continental Divide as you travel through the mountain passes and deep canyons.

You can also experience "Journey through the Clouds," which goes from Vancouver to Jasper. Travel through Hell’s Gate, Pyramid Falls, and the highest peak in the Rockies: Mount Robson.

Take the “Rainforest to Gold Rush” route for a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the coastal rainforest, Fraser Canyon, and the historic Cariboo Gold Rush Trail.  Travel through northern British Columbia and end your trip in the Rocky Mountains with breathtaking views of Mount Robson.

There are also extended routes and packages available, allowing travellers to explore more of the Canadian Rockies and beyond.

Witness the unparalleled beauty of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies and the remote vistas of Canada's West. The Rocky Mountaineer offers a luxurious and immersive way to experience some of the most spectacular scenery Canada has to offer, making it a bucket-list adventure for many travellers.

Candice Kylne is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the Great West Media & Southern Alberta Newspapers Hot Summer Guide advertising feature. The Hot Summer Guide is a special feature about summer activities, bucket list adventures, staycation options, road trips, attractions, events, and road trip-worthy food & beverage destinations across Alberta. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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