Train Journeys to Treasure
Experience Truly Moving Train Journeys with Rocky Mountaineer
There’s a reason why Canada’s Western Mountains are on every seasoned traveler’s bucket list: turquoise lakes, the rugged Canadian Rockies, postcard-perfect alpine vistas, and remarkable wildlife are all brimming across the border. With planes, trains and automobiles, it’s never been easier to visit the grandeur of Western Canada. But only Rocky Mountaineer train journeys can offer the best views of untouched scenery and plenty of optimal photo opportunities in areas that are only accessibly by train—with the added bonus of stress-free trip planning. Find out why this daylight-only train is the best way to combine comfort, scenery and a dash of adventure for the ultimate summer and fall bucket list vacation.
Summer & Fall TRIPS WITH Rocky Mountaineer
The Rocky Mountaineer runs from mid-April until mid-October for the best Western Mountain sights in summer, fall and secret seasons in between. This daylight only train voyage is designed to connect BC, Alberta, and The Rockies in a way that passengers can experience the most spectacular views and optimal photo opportunities in natural daylight. Each rail route is designed with an overnight break where guests can unwind in iconic hotels at bucket-list destinations, such as Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Whistler, Vancouver, Quesnel, and Kamloops.
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Flexible Rail & Motor Coach Routes
Rocky Mountaineer combines rail and motor coach routes so you can reach even more destinations that would be otherwise challenging to visit. All Rocky Mountaineer rail packages go in both directions. For example, you can choose to start in Vancouver and go to The Canadian Rockies, or start in The Rockies and head west. Can’t decide on just one route? Choose a Circle Journey and combine two rail routes to enjoy more days onboard Rocky Mountaineer. The possibilities for a truly memorable rail experience are endless.
TRAVEL TIPStarting your Rocky Mountaineer journey is simple with major airports at each route stating point. Fly into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Calgary International Airport (YYC) and begin your journey at either major hub. Vacation like a local and spend an extra day or two at each vibrant city to start your journey on the right foot.
Glass dome coaches
The first thing you will notice onboard a Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf service rail—available on Canadian routes only—is the impressive bi-level glass dome coach. Rocky Mountaineer’s custom-designed coaches provide you with unforgettable panoramic views. There’s plenty to see while relaxing in the comfort of the reclining, heated, leather seats. See the spectacular sights by day, sleep in a fabulous Fairmont hotel by night. Enjoy the best of both world with Rocky Mountaineer: maximum views, and maximum comfort.
TRAVEL TIPLet the dome views continue with private 360° Dome dining in Banff. Panoramic views await for sunrise breakfast, family-style brunch, 5-course dinner and late night drinks. Make a reservation for a maximum of 6 guests.
Bucket List Destinations
Discover the best of the Canadian Rockies with a Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage Through to the West from Vancouver to Banff & Lake Louise via Kamloops. Travel the legendary Spiral Tunnels, traverse the Continental Divide, and wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons.
Journey Through the Clouds to Jasper along Fraser River, through Hell’s Gate, and past the magnificent Pyramid Falls. Above all, this Rocky Mountaineer rail route passes Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies only accessible by train.
Travel from sea to sky and beyond on the Rainforest to Gold Rush route from Vancouver to Whistler, Quesnel, and Jasper. Explore the best of Western Canada, spotting secret lakes and canyons along the way few others have seen.
Explore Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Whistler, Quesnel or any combination, with the Grand Rail Circle. Why see only a few when you can see them all on a round-trip route!
Stay at Iconic Fairmont Hotels along the way: Chateau Lake Louise, Banff Springs Hotel, Jasper Park Lodge, Hotel Palliser, Hotel Vancouver, Chateau Whistler.
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GoldLeaf Service – The height of luxury
Next to the impressive panoramic views, the first thing you will notice aboard your coach is Rocky Mountaineer’s award-winning service. From topping up your glass of wine and calling out wildlife sightings, to indulging you with stories about passing landmarks, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy every aspect of your rail journey from start to finish.
TRAVEL TIPGet even closer to the natural setting with the exclusive outdoor viewing platform. Don’t miss this standout feature of GoldLeaf Service. Take advantage of ample photo opportunities of wildlife and most importantly, the best shots of your trip along the way.
Locally Inspired Cuisine
Dine on delicious, regionally-inspired cuisine that features local ingredients and flavors. Treat your taste buds and tempt your palate with gourmet meals prepared by Executive Chefs while sweeping mountain vistas pass by. Pair your meals with local wines, craft beers, or just a relaxing cup of tea—all beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are included. No matter the time of day, your dining experience will also pair perfectly with a remarkable view.
Unique Mountain Experiences
Adventure beckons at each destination. From outdoor hikes and voyageur canoe experiences to relaxing award-winning spa experiences, there’s unique experiences aplenty. Discover the best of Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and Whistler.
TRAVEL TIPLeave it to our travel partners at each destination to enhance your trip with unforgettable experiences. Make the most of your precious time with the help of local guides. Book tours and special offers before you arrival in Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and Whistler.
Additional Planning Tips
Learn more about rail routes & packages, inclusions, and travel tips with a guide to exploring Western Canada by rail.