Rocky Mountaineer - An Unforgettable Journey
A two-day rail journey aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, from Jasper to Vancouver, is surely the most spectacular way to immerse yourself in the splendour of the Canadian Rockies.
When it comes to iconic rail journeys, Rocky Mountaineer is right up there at the top of the list. Combining luxurious travel, the finest local cuisine and awesome scenery, it really is a trip of a lifetime – the icing on the cake of any holiday to Western Canada.
You’ll follow an incredible route which takes in snow-capped peaks, mountain passes, rocky lake shores and the spectacular scenery of the Continental Divide. Twist your way through the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, and enjoy views of Canada’s highest peak – Mount Robson. You’ll also pass the stunning Pyramid Falls and climb over Yellowhead Pass. Look out for incredible wildlife too, from elk to grizzly bears, seen at all angles from the glass-domed carriages.
Sit back in comfort and watch Western Canada’s most dramatic landscapes unfold before you – all enjoyed in the company of your like-minded travel companions. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kamloops, then continue your rail adventure as you set off towards the Pacific Ocean along the Fraser River, a popular fishing ground for grizzly bears, to the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver.
SAVOUR THE DELICIOUS CUISINE
Travelling on Rocky Mountaineer is as much about the culinary experience and outstanding service as it is about the stunning scenery.
Indulge in fine dining courtesy of award-winning chefs using the finest, locally sourced ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy connecting with your fellow travellers over delicious food and wine inspired by the very region that the train is passing through. Think maple-cured, coho salmon, sea salt-flecked Fraser Valley chicken or braised Alberta beef short ribs, all complemented by award-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and refreshing local craft beers.
TRAIN HOSTS ATTEND TO YOUR EVERY NEED
Rocky Mountaineer Hosts make the journey on board unforgettable. They will tell you stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife, and provide exceptional service to make you feel instantly at home. It is a truly relaxing experience from start to finish.
“We enjoyed luxury, comfort, great food and abundant drinks, mixed with stunning views and scenery. And we were wonderfully looked after by dedicated, hardworking and friendly staff. They did Rocky Mountaineer proud.”Roger
TWO LEVELS OF WORLD-CLASS SERVICE
Just You customers often ask what the material differences are between SilverLeaf Service and GoldLeaf Service, and the best thing is that master storytellers, comfortable seating, fantastic quality of food and fabulous views are offered as standard, there's just some little bells and whistles that add that little bit extra to your rail experience...
- Single-level glass-dome coach
- Full glass-dome windows
- Outdoor viewing area
- Delicious breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat
- Complimentary beverages and snacks
Timing is everything
Throughout the seasons there is always something new to discover on your Rocky Mountaineer experience.
In April and May, as winter releases its grip, the wilderness comes to life, as streams and waterfalls swell, bears come out from hibernation, and flowers start to bloom.
In September, the Rockies are graced in their autumnal glory with astonishingly vibrant golden and red foliage, this snow-dusted mountain peaks and animals foraging in the wild. This is the best time to catch a glimpse of bears near the rivers, a key time for the annual salmon run.
And the best part about travelling in spring and autumn with Just You is you get to enjoy the best of nature, without the crowds - we couldn't think of anything more idyllic.
WHAT'S NEXT AROUND THE BEND?
Get ready for stunning scenery and glimpses of Canadian wildlife that you've never encountered before. Here come your real pinch-me moments on this incredible journey...
There is an abundance of wildlife to keep your eyes peeled for as part of your rail adventure.
Jasper is home to a huge elk population, grizzly bears are known to hang out around Fraser River looking for a catch of fish as part of the annual salmon run in autumn. Don't forget to avert your eyes to the skies for birds soaring up high including ospreys and eagles.
Your onboard hosts will call out any sightings so you don't miss that magic moment of wildlife at its best.
... and non-stop stunning scenery
We always believe in saving the best until last, and as you journey the 285 miles from Jasper to Vancouver, there are a whole lot of highlights to shout about from the comfort of the train.
A number of the landscapes you'll see along the way can only be seen by travelling on Rocky Mountaineer, as they're not easily accessible by other means, so you have the very best, and only, vantage points.
You'll be able to immerse yourself in untouched scenery and the beauty of journeying close to contrasting landscapes in just one tour including mountains, verdant valleys, surreal desert landscapes, waterfalls and even glimpses of white water rapids!
And as this two-day journey only travels during daylight hours you'll never miss a beat - get ready for some of these views from your window...
“ An early highlight was outstanding views of the Rockies’ tallest mountain Mount Robson. The perfect blue sky allowed views of the summit, which is apparently a bit of a rarity. ”Roger, Just You Customer
Know before you go...
- Dietary Requirements
We try our best to accommodate special dietary needs and requirements, and while onboard menus will have a selection of options to cater to various tastes and requirements, there is limited availability to customise your meal once onboard.
If you have a special dietary requirement or allergy simply advise Just You at least 60 days in advance of travel.
- Food and drink service onboard
You will be served meals, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages on the train. For all morning departures, breakfast will start shortly after departure; however, this may be several hours after leaving your hotel room, so you may want to have a light snack prior to departing from your hotel.
On our Canadian rail routes, there will be two seatings for breakfast and lunch in GoldLeaf Service. While the first half is being served in the lower-level dining room, beverages and a light snack will be served to the other guests in the upper dome.
Guests in the first seating on day one will be in the second seating on day two and vice versa. We cannot accommodate requests for first or second seating in advance of train departures.
- Gratuities and Purchases
To make your journey seamless, gratuities for your Onboard Hosts and culinary team members have already been included in your package price.
On all our routes, we are proud to offer a selection of high-quality merchandise items for you to purchase onboard Rocky Mountaineer. A list of available merchandise will be provided to you onboard Rocky Mountaineer at your seat. When you have decided on the perfect memento or gift, you may pay with a VISA, MasterCard, or American Express credit card. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept pre-paid credit cards, pre-paid travel cards, gift cards, debit cards, or cheques. Exchange rates and transaction fees are determined by your credit card provider.
There is no Wi-fi internet access onboard and much of the rail route is out of phone range due to the train travelling through remote areas - leaving you to switch off with a little digital detox and enjoy those views outside the window!
If you need to make a phone call while onboard, please use the outdoor viewing area. Your Hosts can advise on the best areas along the route where reception will be available.
Everything is taken care of. Your Holiday Director will make all the arrangements for the transportation of your luggage and will check you in for your journey.
If you're thinking about upgrading, we recommend you do this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Last-minute upgrades are subject to availability.
Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer
A spectacular journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train is the highlight of this incredible ultimate journey through Western Canada, from Calgary and sparkling Lake Louise to beautiful Vancouver.
12 days from£6,149was £6,399
- Return flights
- 10 nights in great quality hotels, 1 night in flight
- 14 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner