The Canadian owned and operated Rocky Mountaineer luxury train company has been sitting for the past 20 months.
So, it was extra special to be a passenger on their second week of operation.
There are a number of routes and we travelled the ‘First Passage to the West’ from Vancouver to Banff with an overnight stop in Kamloops.
Because of the fires, we travelled by coach the first day and although disappointing, everyone was understanding of the situation and made the best of it. We still had the fabulous storytelling of our host Pete and spectacular food and drinks at breakfast in the Hotel Vancouver and lunch on arrival in Kamloops.
There are two levels of service with Rocky Mountaineer – SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf. The biggest differences being the bi-level car with glass-domed roof on GoldLeaf as opposed to the single seating area on SilverLeaf. On GoldLeaf, you’ll enjoy several menu options as you dine in the lower level dining area and are at your seat with more limited options on SilverLeaf. Neither sacrifice comfort or experience.
Every aspect of the journey is looked after with luggage being transferred for guests, top shelf spirits and local B.C. wines and there are lifts and support for those with physical limitations.
If a journey on the Rocky Mountaineer is on your bucket list, this may just be the time for the experience! With a captive Canadian market, ask us about the Canadian Resident offer for travel in 2021.