There are so many ways to explore the stunning snow-capped majesty and sprawling evergreen forests of the Canadian Rockies—however, seeing these jaw-dropping vistas via a glass-domed train ride may be the most epic way to experience the vast panoramic glory of this distinctively diverse region.
After all, train rides are often not just a mode of transport—they are an entire luxe experience all their own, a way to both travel, stay, and dine in comfort, all while witnessing the surrounding splendor as it rushes by outside. But imagine taking that experience to the next level: seeing the gorgeous Canadian Rockies through a glass-domed train car, traveling in both comfort and style through some of the most beautiful settings imaginable. All that and more is possible for guests who book a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, a world-renowned leader in luxury rail experiences.
About The Rocky Mountaineer
The Rocky Mountaineer is touted as “an elevated take on train travel”—and with good reason. With a plethora of available journeys and packages, travel aboard custom-designed coaches privy to spectacular views, and five-star hospitality that includes locally-inspired dining options and accommodations along the way, The Rocky Mountaineer is the apex of luxury train travel; and undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience the grandeur of the vast and imposing Canadian Rockies.
There are two levels of service to choose from in addition to a plethora of packages and routes along the way: The SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf services are similar in that they both offer extraordinary views; stellar hospitality; and gourmet breakfasts and lunches. However, there are some subtle differences that make the upgrade from Silver to Gold the best way to experience a memorable journey traveling through the epic Canadian Rockies.
The GoldLeaf Experience
What could be better than an unforgettable ride through the stunning Canadian Rockies while enjoying the incomparable views through a glass-domed, luxury train car? This amazing experience is what awaits guests who go for the gold: seating in a bi-level dome above that offers the best panoramic views; gourmet dining experiences in the lower level below; and access to a large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform are all added perks that Gold-level guests can expect in addition to the already stellar amenities offered with the Silver package.
Choose Your Own Adventure: A Short Jaunt Or A Longer Journey
The Rocky Mountaineer offers numerous packages for guests to choose their own adventure through the Canadian Rockies; from short, one-way journeys to full week-long experiences that include multiple accommodations and sightseeing tours along the way. Below are some of the most popular curated packages available from this world-class provider of luxury train service and adventure.
- One of the Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular short journeys is the four-day/three-night Passage to the West Classic. Enjoy two unforgettable days traveling in style aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, with three stops along the way that include Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff. Rates start at $1789/person and include accommodations, transport (Silver or GoldLeaf service with all the perks), and a National Parks Pass
- The Rocky Mountaineer’s Circle Journeys take travelers there and back again on unforgettable forays into the Canadian wilderness, and is one of the most popular packages in the Canadian Rockies Escape. Consisting of a journey on the RM’s two most popular trail routes, this package includes a total of seven days/six nights with four days aboard the Mountaineer and stops along the way in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, and Jasper that include some of the Rockies’ most heart-stoppingly beautiful scenic vistas. Rates start at $4,372/person and include accommodations, transport (Silver or GoldLeaf service with all the perks), a National Parks Pass, an Ice Explorer trip to the Athabasca Glacier, and a Glacier Skywalk
- The ultimate journey through the Northern Rockies from Vancouver to Calgary awaits travelers who opt for the stunning Rainforest to Gold Rush at Leisure adventure—one of the best ways to experience the area’s stunning diversity through shifting landscapes from desert canyons to temperate rainforests. An eleven-day/ten-night getaway with three days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, this scenic sojourn also includes stops along the way in Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff, along with a number of sightseeing tours and opportunities for customizable, choose your own adventures. Rates start at $4,759/person and include accommodations, transport (Silver or GoldLeaf service with all the perks), a National Parks Pass, an Ice Explorer trip to the Athabasca Glacier, a Glacier Skywalk, a Maligne Lake Cruise, a trip on the Banff Gondola, access to the Jasper Exclusive Interpretative Program, and more
There’s no better way to experience the awe-inspiring majesty of the Canadian Rockies than a journey on a glass-domed train that’s luxe, elegant, and most importantly, bundles travel, accommodations, and dining into a variety of packages. An unforgettable train ride through the Canadian Wilderness and its shifting landscapes that includes some of the best scenic vistas and experiences throughout the region; the Rocky Mountaineer offers travelers a truly memorable and epic adventure through one of Canada’s most stunningly beautiful regions.