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Train Travel Done Luxuriously

Nov 19, 2018

Traveling with Rocky Mountaineer means twisting and turning along the unbelievably stunning natural beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest right in the heart of the Canadian Rockies – all while in total elegance and luxury. To uphold this level of extravagance, there are standards to keep. And one of them is to ask you – the traveler – to embrace one of the oldest modes of transportation and to take a step back in time to enjoy an unparalleled modern experience.

This Means No Wi-Fi

Totally unplug to truly immerse yourself in the scenery, made easy to soak in with full-domed trains that let you see breathtaking views from almost every single angle you look. Passing through remote regions of the Canadian Rockies that are literally only accessible by train makes cell service spotty at best and there is no wi-fi included onboard. Though our reflexes always have us looking at our phones, we all know we could use some time away from them. This is the perfect way.

No Phones Heightens Other Senses

Maybe most of all your taste buds. Gourmet cuisine gets paired with unrivaled scenery and award-winning service. Rocky Mountaineer’s Executive Chefs create seasonal menus inspired by the region, using local ingredients to infuse the dishes with flavor. Every meal is created with care and you can pair this with prize-winning wines also from the region, including some of the best from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Local Canadian beers and top-shelf spirits are also all onboard.

No Wi-Fi Does Not Mean No Camera

Get your camera ready to get shots of the incredible sights along the way. The all-glass dome trains make photographing ideal, and you’ll probably get plenty of opportunities to take a picture of wildlife, from elk, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, to bears – all spotted from your comfy perch on plush leather seats.

Or Literally Do Nothing

The phrase “sit back and relax” is not taken lightly at Rocky Mountaineer. Onboard Hosts will endlessly offer award-winning service wile orating comprehensively historic stories about the regions you pass through, highlighting various sites along the way on each route. More than just gorgeous nature and views, the breathtaking beauty will also be paired with knowledgeable background information, so sit back and take it all in.

Keep Moving

Just because the train is the claim to fame, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to continue on your journey once the ride ends. New for the 2019 season, Rocky Mountaineer boasts four new destinations you can explore on a self-drive package:

  • First Passage to the West Canmore Self-Drive – A seven-day package brings travelers twenty minutes outside of Banff where there are phenomenal hiking opportunities, cave explorations, and chances to discover great restaurants and boutique shops.
  • First Passage to the West Kananaskis Self-Drive – A seven-day package bringing guests deeper into the Canadian Rockies with astounding hiking, mountain biking, and horse-riding opportunities. There’s also fantastic golf here as well as the rejuvenating Nordic Spa for total relaxation.
  • First Passage to the West Sunshine Village Self-Drive – A seven-day package that features two nights at the rustic Sunshine Mountain Lodge, with an elevation of 7,200 feet, and uninterrupted views of infinite mountain terrain.
  • Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventures – An incredible 10-day journey features two-and-a-half days of guided heli-hiking, three nights in stunning British Columbia backcountry at Cariboos Lodge, and a helicopter tour, all within the amazing Cariboo Mountain range.

Contact a Travel Advisor to get moving on a truly awe-inspiring and luxurious train adventure.

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