Lake Moraine

The Rocky Mountaineer

Posted August 24th, 2017

Scaling towering mountains, weaving alongside deep canyons and taking passengers on a journey of beauty, wonder and luxury, the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer is a passenger train designed to impress. Exploring the magnificent scenery of western Canada on four amazing routes, a trip aboard this train is the perfect way to complement any Canada and Alaska cruise. Read on to find out more!

The routes

  • Coastal Package and Canadian Rockies – Featuring stops at cosmopolitan Seattle, welcoming Vancouver and the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies, this ocean view route combines some of Canada’s best highlights with a little slice of American pie. 
  • First Passage to the West – Connecting Canada’s east and west, this classic itinerary departs from Vancouver and stops at the historic town of Kamloops and the truly stunning Lake Louise and Banff. The Rocky Mountaineer is the only passenger train to travel between Vancouver and Banff.
  • Journey through the Clouds – Offering remarkable views of scenic valleys, the Coast Mountains range and Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, this popular route is perfect for lovers of wildlife and nature. Departing from Vancouver, the train makes its way to Kamloops before ending its journey in stunning Jasper.
  • Rainforest to Gold Rush – Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Fraser Canyon, the Cariboo Plateau and the Rocky Mountain Trench. From picture-perfect lakes to coastal rainforests, you’ll be in awe from start to finish. This route features destinations such as Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Jasper.

 Majestic Mount Robson 


With a team of award-winning culinary masters, the food fare aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is nothing short of delectable. The menu’s creations are crafted using locally sourced ingredients from the Pacific Northwest and reflect Western Canada’s diverse cultures. Think three-cheese omelettes, grilled salmon, braised Alberta beef short ribs, Canadian barley risotto, sourdough stacks and more.

Service levels and hotels

On the Rocky Mountaineer, there are two main types of service levels: Silver Leaf and Gold Leaf. While there are many similarities between the service levels, including complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the journey, Gold Leaf passengers enjoy extra perks,such as access to a bi-level dome which allows for seating upstairs and dining downstairs. Gold Leaf passengers also enjoy gourmet à la carte meals served in a private dining room and luxurious accommodation options. To experience upgraded hotel rooms on your journey, travellers can choose the Gold Leaf Deluxe service.


The Rocky Mountaineer is a highly decorated train and rail service, having won several awards. These include ‘World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train’ from World Travel Awards in 2012 and ‘Best Rail Vacation’ by Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice in 2014. The train and its routes have also appeared in various publications featuring articles on the world’s ultimate trips and train experiences (Lonely Planet and National Geographic).

Curious about the world of luxury train travel? Keen to pair your Canadian and Alaskan cruise with a rail journey unlike any other? Make a booking by speaking with one of our experienced cruise consultants on 1300 954 661 today. We can take care of all aspects of your trip, including flights and travel insurance. 


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