by Mary Wimmer
All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer – from the minute the coach doors close, you know you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime! The wow factor goes beyond the plush leather seats and well-designed cabins. Just glance out the window and you’ll see that there is simply no better way to take in the beauty of the Canadian wilderness.
Haven’t been yet? Here are the five top reasons why a Rocky Mountaineer adventure is a travel-must!
Every Rocky Mountaineer journey offers the chance to fully unplug. You’ll pass through remote regions of the Canadian Rockies that are only accessible by train, which means that cell service is minimal and there is no Wi-Fi onboard. This provides the perfect opportunity for guests to connect with nature and to socialize with one another.
An adventure onboard Rocky Mountaineer is a feast for the senses with gourmet cuisine accompanied by stunning scenery and award-winning service. Rocky Mountaineer’s Executive Chefs create menus that highlight local ingredients inspired by the bounty of the passing regions. Each day begins with a delectable breakfast and later, guests are called to the white table cloth dining room for lunch. The culinary trip is highlighted by prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, local Canadian beers, and the finest spirits.
Have your camera at the ready. The breathtaking views of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest unfolding around you are waiting to be captured. Even better, the all-glass domes allow riders to surround themselves in the vast landscapes much more than ordinary trains. Spot the wildlife: elk, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, and bears can all be seen from your seat.
The team of Onboard Hosts provide both award-winning service and rich historic storytelling that highlights and complements each itinerary’s unique route through the mountains. Not only will passengers leave the journey with Rocky Mountaineer having seen the most incredible sights that Western Canada has to offer, but they’ll also learn all about the history of the railways and their importance to Canada’s past.
With four unique routes to choose from, the unforgettable all-daylight journeys offer romance and history, reminding you that traveling is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. When an onboard journey ends, a new one can begin – wherever you choose!
Enjoy all of the above, and more, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer! A CAA Travel Professional can help you pick the perfect itinerary and arrange all the details, so you’ll be riding high in the lap of luxury. Visit your local CAA Travel store, or call 1-800-267-8713.