THE CHARMING ROCKY MOUNTAINEER OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES
Riding the Rocky Mountaineer is like stepping back in time to another world, yet with all the comforts of home.
Are you ready to experience one of the most luxurious train rides you can have in the Canadian Rockies? If the answer is yes, then the Rocky Mountaineer will charm you, and enhance your Canadian getaway. I dreamed about it for years. With my eyes closed, I would sit back and imagine the majestic train rolling in to the station. Hearing the clanging bells that signal the train’s arrival, and the loud rumbling of the massive Rocky Mountaineer Train rolling in, as the train slowly comes into view in front of the massive floor-to-ceiling glass halls of the station. The conductor shouts “all aboard,” and the ceremonial bagpipes begin to play! However, this is not just a far-fetched fantasy, this dream is a real Canadian journey, complete with world-class beauty, unparalleled service and a premier dining experience.
With each turn on the train tracks in the inaccessible regions of the Canadian Rockies, you will have a front row seat of the majestic snow-capped peaks. You will make your way through a rainforest and a desert plateau with gorgeous views of waterfalls, lakes, and old stone bridges. Along the way you will be charmed by heartwarming stories about historical events in the area, courtesy of the fun-loving hosts. You can also feel the breezes of the clean mountain air when you step outside onto the open-air vestibule. The conductor knows to slow down through some of the most stunning photography spots to help you get your shot. This is a train, but it is oh so much more.
As the evening sun begins to cast a golden light on the landscape, you realize that you have arrived to your home away from home for the night – in a luxury hotel that has been arranged by the crew of the Rocky Mountaineer. You only have to depart the train and soon you will find that your luggage has already been delivered to your room! How does it work, you ask? You spend your days on the train (up to 8 hours at a time), but you spend your nights in hotels where the evening’s activities and dinner plans have already been predetermined for you. There is nothing for you to "figure out" as it has all been planned out to perfection. This is truly an unmatched travel experience while in Canada.