Experience the Rocky Mountains by Train | from $1,699.00 CAD

Posted by Dana Elford · in Canadian Rockies, Canadian Rockies · about Sightseeing

Experience the Rocky Mountains by Train | from $1,699.00 CAD

Posted by Dana Elford · in Canadian Rockies, Canadian Rockies · about Sightseeing

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Ever wanted to experience the breathtaking and 'all aboard amazing' Rocky Mountaineer? These stunning 'Truly moving train journeys' are definitely a bucket list worthy adventure.

As North South Travel is a part of Virtuoso, we are able to secure specials and offers not available elsewhere!

Within the unique world of rail travel, Rocky Mountaineer is so much more than just a train. It's the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies. So go ahead, indulge in the most luxurious journey you've ever experienced. It's a tall order, but you're moving in the right direction. Imagine being able to scale the sides of mountains or weave alongside steep canyons - all without having to worry if you brought the right shoes.

Rail Packages with Cruise:

Rocky Mountaineer offers unique packages in conjunction with Holland America cruise line starting from only $4399CAD.

If visiting the Rocky Mountains and also cruising Alaska has been on your bucket list, a pre or post cruise package could be exactly what you're looking for.

Combine any rail package with an Alaska cruise and go further with Rocky Mountaineer. Cruise packages depart from Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) and Seattle, Washington (United States).

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  • With Rocky Mountaineer, we've got you covered (in luxury that is).
  • With spacious seats and all dome fleet, you'll be in a full-recline in no time.
  • Nibble on delectable gourmet meals while you sip on local BC wines and beers.
  • The team of professional Hosts will dazzle you with their stories and delight you with their attentiveness.
  • Glimpse at the passing wildlife as you carve through stunning landscapes of the Canadian Rockies and beyond.

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Luxury, Meet Wilderness Two Classes of Service to Spoil You

It will be hard to choose between GoldLeaf Service and SilverLeaf Service for your journey. Get ready to be spoiled in the all-dome fleet, no matter what class of service you choose.

Goldleaf:

With unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed, bi-level glass-dome coach, you might find yourself “going for Gold” again and again.

  • Coach Style
  • Custom-designed bi-level dome lets you sit up top and dine down below
  • Full dome windows with panoramic views upstairs
  • Gourmet à la carte meals served in a private dining room with large picture windows on the lower level
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Number of Hosts
  • Attended by three to four Hosts, plus a full culinary team
  • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages complimentary throughout journey
  • Gourmet Snacks complimentary throughout journey
  • Outdoor Area
  • Outdoor viewing in a large, exclusive open-air vestibule
  • Full storytelling by onboard Hosts
  • Hotels
  • Luxurious hotel accommodations with premium room categories. All accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded.

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Silverleaf:

Want a few more silver touches? Discover SilverLeaf Service—the single-level glass-dome service with stunning views of the pristine Canadian Wilderness.

  • Coach Style
  • Custom-designed single-level glass-dome coach
  • Oversized dome windows
  • Delicious hot entrée options plated to your preference. Served seat side.
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating
  • Attended by two hosts, plus one culinary team member
  • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages, complimentary throughout journey
  • Gourmet Snacks, complimentary throughout journey
  • Outdoor Area
  • Outdoor viewing between coaches
  • Full storytelling by onboard hosts
  • Hotels
  • Comfortable accommodations with restaurants on the property or within walking distance. All accommodations in Kamloops and Quesnel, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded.

Photo credit: Rocky Mountaineer

Photo credit: Rocky Mountaineer

From Sea to Sky and beyond! Explore the beautiful cities of Vancouver and Seattle, and continuing to the amazing and diverse landscapes of the Canadian Rockies.

Itinerary:

Coastal Passage Classic Rail Circle

Day 1: Tour Start - Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2: Vancouver to Whistler

Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor to the resort town of Whistler. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

Day 3: Whistler to Quesnel

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 4: Quesnel to Jasper

Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.

Day 5: Experience Jasper Highlights Tour

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Jasper on your own. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6: Free Day in Jasper

Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Jasper National Park on your own. A wealth of optional activities (not included) abound: taking the Jasper Skytram to the high alpine of Whistlers Mountain, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, cruising on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 7: Jasper to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 8: Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Day 9: Vancouver to Seattle

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer to the “Emerald City” of Seattle. A motorcoach will transfer you to Pacific Central Station to clear US customs and board your dome coach. After boarding, toast the voyage ahead and indulge in a delectable hot breakfast. Highlights include the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast, views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, and a unique view of the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington. Upon arrival at King Street Station, a motorcoach will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight in Seattle.

Day 10: Tour End - Seattle

To find out more information on the Rocky Mountaineer and its journeys, contact us via phone call at 604-736-7447 or click here to send us an email! Our Travel specialists are well versed on their luxurious train journeys through the beautiful Canadian Rockies.

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