The Rocky Mountaineer is running, and Canadians are going! And – after this week, Americans are starting to travel onboard too!
Do you dream of taking an iconic trip through the Canadian Rockies in a dome window trail – sipping wine as you see the mountains ahead of you, rivers and streams to your left and right, tunnels, bears – oh, and five star dining too?! Then a Rocky Mountaineer trip may be for you.
I’ve done several Rocky Mountaineer trips – and sent oodles of clients. And with the Rocky Mountaineer closing down last year, and only going again now with the fires largely behind us (at least in terms of endangering the train route), there’s never been a better time to explore your own backyard. Why not contact me to go?! We could still try to get you on in September or October this year – or – get you sorted and booked for 2022.
The thing to remember:
- there’s Gold Leaf and Silver Leaf service (the older Red Leaf has gone). Gold Leaf has the separate dining car, and dome-window views. Silver Leaf has food service at your seat.
- the train trips are during the day only – you ride the rail from say Vancouver (usually arriving a day or two early to enjoy Vancouver) to Kamloops, get off around 6 pm in Kamloops to say in a hotel overnight, and then early next morning, get back onboard the rail to continue on to Jasper or Banff
- the food onboard is exceptional 5* dining with a focus on local Canadian ingredients and terrific presentation
- Gold Leaf offers unlimited cocktails and beverages too
- there are 4 main routes with the addition of the new Red Rocks in the US
- First Passage to the West VANCOUVER – KAMLOOPS BANFF / LAKE LOUISE
- Journey Through The Clouds VANCOUVER KAMLOOPS JASPER
- Rainforest to Gold Rush VANCOUVER WHISTLER QUESNEL JASPER
- Rockies To The Red Rocks MOAB GLENWOOD SPRINGS DENVER
- Here’s a little video of the new red rocks route!
- you will lose cell service in the mountains – so it’s forced relaxation for you to take in the sights, take pictures, see the wildlife, depending on your route you’ll learn about the spiral tunnels, or how the rail was built
- depending on the route, you add hotel stays and touring with the train to see spots you don’t see on the train. for example – Vancouver to Banff on the train may then add on hotel stays at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and/or Fairmont Banff Springs. We can add touring like a visit to Emerald Lake or Columbia Icefields. We can customize the trip to suit what interests you. We only have to work within train schedules for departure days between points
- and, of course, as a Virtuoso advisor, and Fairmont Famous Agent, I VIP you whenever and wherever I can.
Here’s a video of a trip I did a few years ago:
Let me know if you’d like to go!