The Canadian Rockies are known to many as a must-do vacation thanks to the awe-inspiring vistas that showcase nature’s most beautiful aspects of sparkling lakes, snowy mountains, and local wildlife at every turn. In the heart of winter many Winnetka residents trek west to experience these vistas from their favorite ski slope. But what about those who don’t ski and still want to enjoy the winter wonderland?
Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, is a unique way to see and experience this part of the world. The train takes you on a journey alongside rivers, through quaint mountain towns, and within arms-reach of stunning, snowcapped mountains.
The experience onboard the all-dome fleet features rich, historic storytelling, world-class cuisine, and a first-hand look at lush green forests and turquoise glacier-fed lakes, all from the comfort of reclining plush seats. With four unique routes to choose from, the unforgettable all-daylight journeys offer romance and history, reminding you that traveling is as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
As the train pulls out of the station, the onboard Hosts are eager to start the journey with a morning toast and share stories of the history, nature and excitement that surrounds the train throughout the day. There’s an immediate comraderie that is palpable from your Hosts and fellow travelers as you embark on your journey together.
While nature’s wonders unfold out the windows, you are given the opportunity to truly unwind. Whether with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in the comfort of the glass domed car, or on the outdoor viewing platform in the fresh mountain air, here is your chance to unplug and relax fully into the sumptuous surroundings. With classic Canadian breakfasts and three-course lunches, the culinary service give you a taste of the unique flavors of the passing regions. Each route offers exceptional cuisine, punctuated by prize-winning wines from
British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, local Canadian beers, and high-end spirits to round out the culinary delights. The stunning scenery with endless views are enough to keep you enthralled, but beyond that, there’s the chance to make new friends and connect with your traveling companions as you take in this memorable trip of a lifetime.
Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of service, both with the compelling hosts, delectable food, and all the comforts Rocky Mountaineer is known for. Stepping onto the bi-level, glass-domed train cars of GoldLeaf Service is a luxurious experience unto itself. With sprawling windows on the upper level, you can feast your eyes on sights at every. Downstairs, an elegant dining room awaits, where you have the opportunity to sit with other travelers and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast and three-course lunch as you discuss the dramatic scenery passing outside the windows.
Additionally SilverLeaf Service offers optimal viewing from oversized picture windows, so you don’t miss a moment of the stunning waterfalls or eagles soaring overhead. With a selection of locally inspired menu options served right at your seat, you receive the royal treatment while chugging along the railway to the various destinations. Your local Royal Travel consultant can help you find and price the right Rocky Mountaineer experience for you. To learn more about this unique way to train travel go to www.royal-travel.com.