by Mary Wimmer
For many travellers, the Canadian Rockies are a must-see. Sparkling lakes. Snowy mountains. Scenic sunsets. What more inspiration do you need?
Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury touring train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, is the best way to see what this part of the world has to offer. From Vancouver and Seattle, to the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, the train weaves through a mix of cosmopolitan cities, small towns, and vast landscapes. Along the way, you will have a front-row seat to fleeting wildlife, including moose, elk, bighorn sheep, and soaring eagles.
Your experience onboard the all-dome fleet features rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine, and offers a first-hand look at lush green forests and turquoise glacier-fed lakes, all from the comfort of plush, reclining seats. With four unique routes to choose from, the unforgettable all-daylight journeys offer romance and history, reminding you that travelling is as much about the journey as it is the destination.
The moment you arrive at the station, Rocky Mountaineer’s exuberant team is there to celebrate with you. From the bagpiper regally welcoming you on the train, to the fresh scones served straight from the oven, the train’s staff rolls out the red carpet to welcome you. As the train pulls out of the station, the onboard hosts are eager to start the journey with a morning toast and share stories of the history, nature and excitement that surrounds the train throughout the day.
While nature’s wonders unfold outdoors, you can sip a glass of sauvignon blanc in the comfort of the domed car, or on the outdoor viewing platform. Rocky Mountaineer gives you a chance to unplug and relax in natural surroundings. With classic Canadian breakfasts, three-course lunches and sumptuous dinners, you get a taste of the unique flavours of the passing regions. The culinary aspect of your adventure is further highlighted by prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, local Canadian beers, and high-end spirits.
The stunning scenery and panoramic views will keep you enthralled. The new friends you make and connect with will make this a memorable trip of a lifetime. Experience it for yourself! A CAA Travel Professional can help you choose the perfect Rocky Mountaineer itinerary, and arrange your flights, airport transfers, travel insurance, and so much more. Visit your nearest CAA Travel store or call CAA Travel at 1-800-267-8713 and get on your way to out west to the Rocky Mountaineer!