IMAGINE STEPPING ONTO AN ICONIC TRAIN AND SINKING INT O A LUXURIOUS RECLINING SEAT. PICTURE THE SCENE AS THE INCREDIBLE BEAUTY OF THE C ANADIAN ROCKIES UNFOLDS BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES. THIS IS ROCK Y MOUNTAINEER AND ONE OF THE MO ST SPECTACULAR RAIL JOURNEYS ON EARTH.
Enjoy a spectacular daytime journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train, where the call of the wild meets luxury, gourmet cuisine and impeccable service. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and take in the view from your seat in a glassdomed coach. With a selection of breakfasts and three-course lunches, the culinary service gives you a taste of the unique flavours of the passing regions, paired with local wines.
Over two days, you’ll travel from Jasper to Vancouver on the ‘Journey through the Clouds’ route where onboard Hosts will attend to your every need and captivate you with storytelling. This route definitely lives up to its romantic name! You’ll weave through craggy mountains and marvel at the vast white expanse of the Albreda Glacier, the rushing waters of Pyramid Falls and towering Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. After spending the night in a hotel in Kamloops, your journey continues alongside the Fraser River heading towards the Pacific Ocean and beautiful Vancouver.
If it’s natural scenery you’ve come to admire, the blue-green waters of Kinbasket Lake are sure to take your breath away. And then there’s Hell’s Gate, a section of the Fraser River where the thundering waters are forced through a narrow channel.
As you wind your way through the Rockies and beyond, keep a lookout for the local wildlife. An array of magnificent species make their home in this part of the world, so keep your fingers crossed for some thrilling sights.
Don’t be fooled by the name, black bears can sometimes have brown fur. Fast and agile, they can be spotted throughout the day, but are especially active early in the morning and at dusk.
Adult moose measure between five and seven feet tall, they have chocolatebrown fur and long legs which enable them to swim. Solitary animals, they usually travel with just one or two other moose.
The largest bird of prey in Canada, bald eagles nest in forested areas close to water. Dark brown with a white head and tail, they have a distinctive yellow beak and large talons.
Canada is said to be home to around a third of the world’s osprey population. These fish-eating hawks have a wingspan of up to 1.6 metres and can often be found nesting close to water.