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Rocky Mountaineer: 30 Amazing Years

Celebrate Rocky Mountaineer’s 30th anniversary with CAA Travel and get even more added value on your next luxury train trip through Western Canada and the Rocky Mountains!

In 2020, Rocky Mountaineer celebrates an important milestone: 30 years of luxury train travel through the Canadian Rockies.

That’s 30 years of epic landscapes from the comfort of a reclining seat, 30 years of chef-created meals that are as spectacular as the show outside of those oversized windows, and 30 years of memories and friendships cemented over a glass of local wine and wildlife-spotting.

It’s been a long journey from the company’s beginnings in 1990, when founder Peter Armstrong started Rocky Mountaineer from just a handful of rail cars on one single route. Today, there are 70 rail cars running along three awe-inspiring itineraries between Vancouver and the Canadian Rocky Mountain destinations of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.

Along the way, they’ve launched two deluxe levels of service, including GoldLeaf Service —introduced in 1995 — with its distinctive bi-level coaches, with a dining room on the bottom and panoramic glass-dome windows at the top. 

Since its humble beginnings three decades ago, the rail line has welcomed more than two million guests from around the world. And while it is still family-owned, Rocky Mountaineer is today the largest privately held luxury tourism train company in the world. In 2016, the company made its largest capital investment to date and commissioned 10 custom-designed GoldLeaf Service coaches that were introduced into service during the 2019 season.

Though it might be 30 years old, Rocky Mountaineer has no plans to slow down — unless it’s for guests to capture an amazing photo of a waterfall that the train is passing. 

Join CAA Travel and Rocky Mountaineer to celebrate its 30th anniversary! Book a qualifying 2020 package of eight days or more and receive three free gifts, valued up to $800 per couple until February 7, 2020. Guests will enjoy one free hotel night, one free transfer, and one free dinner during the trip.

CAA Members Save Even More!

Book through CAA Travel and get up to $200 per person in onboard merchandise credit – use your credit on souvenirs and mementos from your journey. The beguiling beauty of the Canadian Rockies beckons! Visit a CAA Travel store, contact a CAA Travel Consultant, or call 1-800-267-8713 today!


30th Anniversary Promo offer (“Offer”) applies only to new 2020 bookings made by February 7th, 2020 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer itineraries booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2020 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Offer is per booking and applies to single, double, triple or quad occupancy bookings of 8 days/7 nights or more, must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Free Perks are: (a) one additional hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise. Additional hotel night must match the accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked and must be booked as a consecutive night at the same hotel that you begin or end your package; (b) one private standard airport transfer in Vancouver or Calgary; and (c) one set-menu dinner at a selected package hotel (not available on rail days). Transfer and dinner are for number of persons on corresponding booking. Guests booking 5–7 day itineraries may take advantage of the “Two Free Gifts” offer ((a) one hotel night and (b) one airport transfer) with the same terms, conditions and restrictions as set out above. All free perks are subject to availability. All bookings are subject to the full booking terms and conditions. Full terms and conditions are available at rockymountaineer.com. Additional conditions apply.

The CAA Double Member Benefit Merchandise Credit is valid for new qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer Circle Journey bookings. 8 days or more in GoldLeaf Service receive $200 per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($400 credit per couple). 8 days or more in SilverLeaf Service receive $100 per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($200 credit per couple). 4-7 days in GoldLeaf Service receive $100 per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($200 credit per couple). 4-7 days in SilverLeaf Service receive $70 per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit ($140 credit per couple). Redemption of merchandise credit is only available onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Additional conditions apply. Must be a qualifying CAA Vacations® cruise or tour vacation. Certain Restrictions apply.