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Rocky Mountaineer

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
  • Local Specialist
  • 1990
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2

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Trip of a lifetime! September 2019

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our experience on this luxury passenger train was the ultimate bucket list item! Imagine touring the Canadian Rockies in accommodations well above first class plane travel and you'll have a sense of what the Rocky Mountaineer trip was like. The hosts and train managers were so entertaining! They were patient and kind with all of the passengers and so very knowledgeable about the areas through which we travelled. The chefs created some of the most delectable food we'd ever tasted. We never went hungry while on the train - EVER! Being able to get up and move around when we'd sat too long was a wonderful bonus, because as everyone knows who's ever flown, you often can't do that on a plane. There was a lot of leg room in every row. Each individual seat had several adjustments available, such as allowing us to lay back a little, or a lot in which to sleep, and a leg rest to prop up our feet. A sturdy tray originating in the armrest of each seat let us use it when needed and was easily stowed. Then there were the restrooms: they were 3-4 times bigger than on an airplane - can you even wrap your head around that concept?! All of the necessities of travel were taken care of by RM, starting with reserving hotels and rental cars, retrieving our luggage from our hotel room, trucking them ahead of the train and having them placed in our next hotel room, and preparing our meals: all we had to do was get on the tour bus at the designated time that would take us from our hotel to the station to board the Rocky Mountaineer train. I can't express how wonderful of a trip it was, and it was all due to the hard work and seamless operation of the Rocky Mountaineer crew.

As a side note: we planned this trip in conjunction with our 25th wedding anniversary. We casually mentioned to the hosts that it was our anniversary and the crew on our train car individually signed a celebratory card for us. What a wonderful feeling to know that people we'd just met the day prior were so caring as to recognize our special occasion with a personal note.

If you get the chance to ride the Rocky Mountaineer, you won't ever forget it - it's a wonderful and memorable experience!
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Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has been a top provider of train travel in North America, focusing on Canada and Alaska.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Choose from over 65 unique vacation packages and four distinctive routes. Expert Vacation Consultants are available to help you plan your travel, and you are guaranteed to only travel in the daytime, giving you the fullest viewing experience of the magnificent landscapes you will pass through.

Who Travels With Them?

Those who are looking for a relaxing, beautiful journey. Train travel is ideally suited to large groups, families, or older travelers for whom a lot of walking or activity is difficult or undesirable. Rocky Mountaineer can accommodate multiple types of group from corporate, to private events, to a fully customized tour.

Where Do They Operate?

Rocky Mountaineer runs rail trips through the Canadian Rockies and a rail to cruise trip in Alaska. They offer multiple types of activity, allowing for a more inclusive immersive experience than you might expect from a rail journey.

Why Travel With Them?

For a luxurious, leisurely, and beautiful  train journey through the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the renowned Rocky Mountaineer is an excellent choice for you.

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From Rocky Mountaineer

In 2015, Armstrong Group, owners and operators of the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer will celebrate a milestone anniversary – 25 years of life changing experiences. Since its inception in 1990, the British Columbia based, family owned business has grown to become the largest privately owned luxury tourist train company in the world and has welcomed nearly two million guests onboard. While Armstrong Group’s past is rich in history and rooted in success, the goal from day one remains the same: provide the most spectacular and unforgettable travel experiences in the world.

Sustainable development

Rocky Mountaineer owes much of its success to the unspoiled scenery, fresh air and abundant wildlife of Canada’s West. As a result, the company continues to develop innovative sustainable tourism policies and programs that support all three pillars of sustainability: environmental stewardship, economic sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Established by the organization in 2003, the Caretakers program is designed to promote the development and implementation of sustainable operating policies and practices throughout Rocky Mountaineer.

Waste reduction

Rocky Mountaineer has set a target to reduce its waste by 50%. The plan involves increasing the level of recycling on all Rocky Mountaineer routes including the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb by implementing new policies and partnering with recycling operators in the various communities through which the train travels. In 2007 and 2008, the company recycled approximately 82% of its meal trays. The company also launched a composting program on the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb between Vancouver and Whistler, BC in 2008 with the assistance of a local waste management company that services the Squamish Whistler corridor. Disposable plates and cutlery were eliminated in all crew cars and replaced with washable dishes.

In addition, cutting edge technology has been installed on all locomotives, significantly reducing fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and noise pollutions. Rocky Mountaineer dreams of becoming the first passenger rail service in North America to operate a hybrid locomotive.

Saving salmon

The Rocky Mountaineer routes follow some of the most important salmon habitats in North America. Facing the pressures of climatic change, warm water and unpredictable flows, some of these once abundant populations of salmon have declined to the point that they are swimming a fine line between survival and extinction.

In a bid to help sustain and protect the natural environment along its rail routes, Rocky Mountaineer has entered into a long-term financial partnership with the Pacific Salmon Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding sustainable and naturally diverse Pacific salmon stocks. The eight-year commitment is the equivalent of two salmon life-cycles.

Local community initiatives

Rocky Mountaineer is dedicated to building strong community partnerships and enhancing economic sustainability in the regions along its rail routes. The company uses local businesses and suppliers whenever possible and guests contribute to regional economies through accommodation, dining, shopping and attractions. For example, since opening up its Rainforest to Gold Rush route to Quesnel in 2006, the district has seen an economic benefit of over $1.5 million.

Rocky Mountaineer donates to support local charity fundraisers and community initiatives. One such venture is fostering the growth of Olympic champions. The organization has offered to sponsor a local British Columbia athlete by investing CAN $15,000 over a three-year period, which goes towards training and competition costs. The athlete is from Kamloops, BC, the overnight stop for guests on two Rocky Mountaineer routes.

Canadian Rockies Routes

Breathtaking scenery of glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountains and ferocious rivers. All daylight, all delight. Choose from GoldLeaf Service, SilverLeaf Service, or RedLeaf Service on our Canadian Rockies routes.

Holland America Line

Combine your Canadian Rockies rail journey with an Alaskan cruise. Guests aboard Holland America Line's ms Amsterdam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam or ms Westerdam encounter world-class amenities, award-winning service, five-star dining and elegance at every turn.

Whistler Sea to Sky Climb

Travel on a breathtaking journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky region from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon.

For 2016, our Whistler route has been added to the amazing Rainforest to Gold Rush route. Day trips on the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb will not be available after the 2015 season.


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6 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
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  • Explore Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon
  • Enjoy the short drive to Lake Louise into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders
  • Enjoy travelling through awesome Kananaskis Country and the ranching regions
  • Visit and enjoy the attractions that are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge
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Small Ship Cruise
Premium - 4 star
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From: $ 5,649


  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 7 night Alaskan Explorer Cruise, Verandah (GoldLeaf Service) or Ocean-view (SilverLeaf Service) Stateroom
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  • Calgary to Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Banff National Park Tour
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Rail station transfers in Seattle, Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

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