Our beautiful country has continuously been named a top destination to visit in the world, with Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies being at the top of bucket lists thanks to the awe-inspiring vistas showcasing nature’s most beautiful aspects of sparkling lakes, snowy mountains, and local wildlife at every turn.
There are as many reasons to travel by rail as there are trees in the lush Canadian forests. Below are the top five.
1. Experience Scenery
Part of our fascination with trains is their ability to go where cars and planes cannot, allowing you to see nature's most magnificent and otherwise off-limits wonders up close. Traveling by train gives you the ability to enjoy the scenery of the curvaceous land. It allows you to notice the little things out your windows and adventure through tunnels, up mountains and through wood without leaving the ground or comfort.
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer, you can drink in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies scenery from your seat, but also from one of the outdoor viewing platforms, which serve up fresh mountain air with the stunning vistas in the GoldLeaf Service. Or, settle inside a bi-level, glass-domed coach to take in even more immersive views. The gentle speed of around 30 mph ensures you won't miss a thing.
2. Taste Canada’s Wilderness
Rocky Mountaineer is the perfect setting in which to explore local flavours while being immersed in the beauty and history of the passing locales that produced them. All the food reflects the regions and is truly Western Canadian; all locally sourced when possible, from Alberta beef to British Columbia potatoes.
Between meals, you snack on trail mix, freshly baked cookies and gourmet cheese. Wines from British Columbia's Okanagan Valley and local craft beers and other complimentary beverages round out the authentic culinary experience.
3. Connect with your surroundings
Nature isn't the only thing you'll connect with onboard Rocky Mountaineer. One aspect of rail travel that has captivated people for centuries is how a train uniquely allows you to connect deeply with travel companions as well as meet fellow travelers. One can't help but wonder who's on the train in front or behind and the stories they could tell.
That's especially true on Rocky Mountaineer, which draws passengers from around the world and all walks of life. Maybe it's that traveling by luxury train harkens back to a friendlier time before smartphones and tablets when people would talk to pass the time or get lost in their thoughts and reconnect with themselves.
4. Get pampered in your seat
What you can expect onboard Rocky Mountaineer is to relive the days when well-heeled travelers would span the continent amid opulence and five-star service. Two premium levels of service, GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf, deliver similar luxury. Think reclining leather seats, outdoor viewing platforms, an elegant dining room separate from the seating on the glass-dome bi-level coaches for GoldLeaf passengers, and a first-class treatment that throws back to the Golden Age of travel. With Hosts who not only serve your meals and beverages, but also tell engaging tales of the history happening beside your window, every moment onboard feels like service at its finest.
5. Travel through time
Rocky Mountaineer offers the rare opportunity to travel back in time and the only all-daylight passenger train to follow the historic route that united Western Canada with the east, passing by Canadian Pacific Railway's last spike in Craigellachie, British Columbia. The luxury line rolls through engineering marvels, such as the Spiral Tunnels, and over impressive bridges.
But don't expect the train cars to be dusty relics; Rocky Mountaineer consists of dozens of state-of -the-art cars with new GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf coaches currently in development.
Modern luxury train travel isn't so much about arriving at a destination, but rather discovering a timeless experience and gaining a new perspective, and Rocky Mountaineer pairs the magic of train travel with the stunning Canadian scenery, giving you a chance to full appreciate your surroundings.
Book a 2021 package by June 15, 2021 and save up to $1400 per couple with Rocky Mountaineer’s best ever offer, exclusively for Canadians.
And for a limited time, book your journey with enhanced flexibility:
- Risk-free deposit, fully refundable, up to 30 days before travel.
- Two free date changes, up to 30 days prior to travel.
- Move your travel to any date, up to and including the 2023 season. Carry over your promotions too should you decide to change your dates.
- Option to change the name(s) on your booking, up to 30 days prior to travel. One original name must remain on the booking.
- Enhanced flexibility is available with all promotions, without restriction.
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