Rocky Mountaineer

Experience the majesty of the Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountaineer is a renowned luxury train experience that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Western Canada’s mountains, rivers, and forests in utmost comfort and style.

The train’s routes are carefully curated to showcase the most spectacular natural wonders, from the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the crystal-clear turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls. Whether you choose the famous First Passage to the West, Journey through the Clouds, Rainforest to Gold Rush or Rockies to the Red Rocks you can expect a journey filled with unparalleled scenic beauty.

Rocky Mountaineer’s onboard service is equally impressive, with attentive hosts, delicious gourmet meals prepared by skilled chefs, and informative commentary that provides insights into the history, geology, and wildlife of the region. Passengers can relax in spacious, plush seats in well-appointed, glass-domed coaches that offer panoramic views of the ever-changing landscape.

A trip on Rocky Mountaineer is an unforgettable experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the natural splendour of the Rocky Mountains and create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN ELEVATED TAKE ON TRAIN TRAVEL – Award-Winning Service
From the moment you set foot onboard, our hosts will go above and beyond to make your journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable.

Glass-Dome Coaches – Our custom-designed coaches provide you with panoramic views – or get a bit closer by stepping into the outdoor viewing area.

Locally-Inspired Cuisine – Dine on delicious, regionally-inspired cuisine that features local ingredients and flavours.

World-Class Hospitality – From refilling your wine glass to sharing stories and helping out with special requests, our Hosts are dedicated to making your onboard experience as memorable as the scenery outside.

All Daylight Trains – See the sights by day, sleep in a hotel at night. With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of both worlds: maximum views, and maximum comfort. No sleeper cars here: stay in beautiful hotels at each destination.

Your Health and Safety – We are committed to delivering our world-class service to you while ensuring your health and safety. We want you to be confident and comfortable throughout your journey with us.

Mobility & Accessibility – Our team is here to make your journey as smooth as possible. To learn more about how we can accommodate wheelchair and other mobility needs, please ask for more information.

About this journey

Rail Routes:

First Passage to the West – A Legendary Rail Route Between Vancouver, Lake Louise and Banff

Travel through the iconic Spiral Tunnels, traverse the Continental Divide, and be inspired as you wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons. Experience the only passenger rail service on this historic rail route by Rocky Mountaineer, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West.


Journey Through the Clouds – Non-stop Stunning

Travel through scenic valleys, along the mighty Fraser River, through Hell’s Gate, and past the magnificent Pyramid Falls. This Rocky Mountaineer rail route, only accessible by train, also features the majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.


Rainforest to Gold Rush – From Sea to Sky and Beyond

Witness true wilderness. Explore the mountain mecca of Whistler. See hidden lakes and canyons few others get to see. Relax in comfort as you move through seemingly impassable terrain by the Rocky Mountaineer train. Revel in the history of the gold rush. Marvel at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest peak.


Rockies to the Red Rocks – See the Unseen West

Journey through two days of extraordinary landscapes between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado. Vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways and enchanting hoodoos are just a start. Available in SilverLeaf Service, this Rocky Mountaineer rail route is filled with highlights best seen by train,  including Ruby Canyon, Mount Garfield and crossing the Continental Divide. If you want to explore more, you can also book a carefully curated package, with options to start or end your journey in Las Vegas or Salt Lake City.

 

 

CHOOSE BETWEEN EXCELLENT AND EXTRAORDINARY

Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf.
Both come with friendly Hosts, gourmet breakfasts and lunches, and endlessly amazing views.

GOLDLEAF

  • Bi-level dome with seating above and dining room below
  • Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views
  • Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
  • Attended by up to four Hosts, plus a full culinary team
  • Signature cocktails, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Large, exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife
  • Luggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel, and Kamloops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SILVERLEAF

  • Custom-designed single-level dome
    SilverLeaf Plus*: Access to our lounge car
  • Oversized glass-dome windows for taking in the spectacular views
  • Regionally-inspired meals served in the comfort of your seat
    SilverLeaf Plus*: Elevated dining experience with wine pairings
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
  • Attended by up to three Hosts
    SilverLeaf Plus*: One additional Host in the lounge car
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    SilverLeaf Plus*: Signature cocktails and premium alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks
  • Outdoor viewing area
  • Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife
  • Luggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel, Kamloops, and Glenwood Springs

(SilverLeaf Plus is only available on our Rockies to the Red Rocks rail route)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Included with Our Train Journeys

When you travel on a train journey with us, you’ll experience more than a relaxing trip; you’ll experience a journey that will engage all your senses. Discover what’s waiting for you on your Rocky Mountaineer train journey.

Onboard Meals, Beverages and Snacks

Each day onboard, you’ll enjoy your meals, selected from menus featuring dishes with locally sourced ingredients. If you are travelling on one of our Canadian routes, you can choose our bi-level, GoldLeaf Service coach where your meals will be served in the lower-level dining area. If you are travelling on our single-level SilverLeaf Service coach, available on all our routes, your meals will be served at your seat. Lunch might include Pacific salmon served with garlic herb rice, or short ribs braised in Colorado pale ale with locally grown potatoes. Enhance your journey on our Rockies to the Red Rocks route,  with SilverLeaf Plus, and enjoy an elevated dining experience with an additional course on select meals and signature cocktails in our newly-renovated lounge car. Pair your meals with local wines, craft beers, or just a relaxing cup of tea—all beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are included. While onboard, you’ll also be treated to morning and afternoon snacks. Chat with other guests, make new friends and share your experiences while enjoying a melt-in-your-mouth scone or a freshly baked cookie.

(On our Canadian routes, GoldLeaf Service lunch is served in our dining room.)


Scenery

Of course, the highlight of your days onboard will be the jaw-dropping, photo-worthy scenery, some of which can’t be easily accessed other than by our train. Best of all, you’re not going to miss a minute of the stunning scenery in Western Canada or the American Southwest, because our trains only travel during daylight hours. Follow along on the route map provided onboard, or read ahead to see what’s coming up around the bend.


Service and Storytelling

With each rail service level, you’ll be immersed in breathtaking scenery. Whether it’s the oversized windows onboard a SilverLeaf Service coach, or through the glass-dome windows or on the outdoor viewing platform of a bi-level, GoldLeaf Service coach, you’ll experience the highest levels of service from our Hosts, who will share the history and folklore of the areas you are travelling through for a truly immersive travel experience—and even call out wildlife sightings.


Accommodations and Transfers

Overnight hotel accommodation(s) at our partner hotels are included during your train journey. Spend a night in Kamloops, British Columbia, as part of your travel on either our two-day First Passage to the West or our Journey through the Clouds rail route; or one night each in Whistler and Quesnel, British Columbia, as part of your travel on our three-day Rainforest to Gold Rush rail route; or one night in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, as part of your travel on our two-day Rockies to the Red Rocks rail route. Instead of losing landscapes to darkness, you’ll get a peaceful night’s sleep at a comfortable hotel before boarding the train again the next morning. We take care of transferring you and your luggage to and from the hotel during your overnight stay, making your travel with us as seamless and as stress-free as possible. In addition to overnight accommodations during the train part of your journey, hotel stays at our destinations in Western Canada and the American Southwest are also included as part of our carefully curated packages of four days or more.


Tours and Sightseeing

To help you make the most of your time in each of our iconic destinations, book one of our carefully curated packages with sightseeing tours before, during, or after your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey.  We’ve partnered with trusted local tour operators to offer a wide array of unforgettable sightseeing tours and activities—such as passes to ride the Banff Gondola, a Columbia Icefields tour that includes a trip onto the Athabasca Glacier in a giant Ice Explorer, or a tour of Arches National Park exploring it’s famous red sandstone archways.


Packages to Suit Your Preferences

You can tailor your Rocky Mountaineer experience to include exactly what you want. Each package can be customised to make sure your vacation is truly “you.” If you want to add an extra night in Vancouver, British Columbia, to explore the city’s incredible dining scene, or a day in the American Southwest to tour more of Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks, that’s no problem at all. Our Vacation Consultants can help you tailor every single one of our packages to make sure it’s the perfect fit for your interests, activity levels, and budget.

What’s not included in our train journeys? The headache of having to plan every detail yourself. We take care of everything, so you can relax and enjoy every second of your experience with us.