Since its inaugural trip in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has become the largest privately-owned luxury train company in the world. Based in British Columbia and with a long-standing family history, the train has welcomed nearly 2 million guests onboard its iconic glass-domed carriages, carving a route through the Rockies in spectacular style. Consistently award-winning, Rocky Mountaineer is undoubtedly one of the world’s favourite luxury rail experiences.
Of course, the train itself is designed to enhance the impact of the scenery outside. Glass ceilings and an outdoor viewing area bring you as close as possible to the evocative landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, ensuring you never miss a highlight, whether it’s a towering peak or a bear foraging in the forest nearby. And, with two tiers of exceptional service, you’ll travel in absolute comfort, with every need catered for.
At each stop, you’ll have the chance to explore everything from turquoise lakes and vast glaciers to verdant hiking trails and alpine towns. See Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest peak, explore the delights of Vancouver Island, or walk among the hoodoos of Jasper National Park. If you dream of standing on the shores of Lake Louise or soaring over the Rockies in a helicopter, Rocky Mountaineer can take you there.
Rocky Mountaineer is an all-daylight train. You'll glide along the tracks by day, taking in the majestic scenery of the Rockies, and transfer to picturesque hotels at each destination by night. This is the best of both worlds – a luxurious travel experience paired with stays amongst nature or in charming alpine towns. Your accommodation is determined by your service level – SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf, and all are handpicked for their premium location and amenities.
Onboard, you'll be served delicious locally-inspired cuisine – everything from multi-course meals to gourmet snacks are included and served to your seat. Upgraded GoldLeaf guests will enjoy dining in a dedicated lower-level dining room, set below their full-dome viewing carriage. Complimentary beverages complete the experience – all provided by a team who represent the best of that quintessentially warm Canadian hospitality.
SilverLeaf guests will enjoy stunning views from oversized dome windows, as well as reclinable seating with plenty of leg room. An outdoor viewing area offers a chance to get some fresh air, in between meal and snack service directly to your seat. Engaging hosts share stories and information about local flora and fauna, and point out scenic highlights and wildlife to ensure you never miss a thing. Relax in total comfort with included alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, before transferring to your accommodation in Whistler, Quesnel, or Kamloops for your overnight stays.
Upgrading to GoldLeaf service will see you taking in the mighty Rockies from the full glass-domed carriage Rocky Mountaineer is famous for. In addition to your reclining seats on the upper level, you'll also be seated for meals in the lower-level dining carriage, attended by a full culinary team. An exclusive large outdoor viewing area offers unrivalled views as you glide past glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains, while additional hosts offer even more personalised service onboard. Come evening, you'll retreat into upgraded rooms at Whistler, Quesnel or Kamloops.
Highlights of the Canadian Rockies on Rocky Mountaineer
8 days from £2,620 pp incl. flights
Begin with Vancouver’s coastal charms before you board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer to head through the majestic Rockies to Calgary, enjoying included gourmet dining and drinks throughout. Expert-led tours of Banff and Yoho National Park, and a thrilling helicopter ride are included.
Grand Circle Tour on Rocky Mountaineer
14 days from £4,935 pp incl. flights
From snow-covered summits to azure lakes, Rocky Mountaineer one of the world’s most spectacular rail journey. Enjoy gourmet dining, stays in the region's best hotels and included cable car rides, off-road excursions and wildlife spotting as you head from Alberta's Wild West to Pacific Vancouver.