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The Best Rocky Mountaineer Trips

Travel through the Canadian Rockies on a daylight train

The Rocky Mountaineer showcases rugged alpine terrain and wildlife you can only see by rail, paired with comfy carriages, exquisite meals and excellent service. We’ll help you choose the right train trip, then personalize your time in the Canadian Rockies. Comfort, scenery and a dash of adventure? Yes, please!

Canada's iconic daylight train only travels from sunrise to sunset. With routes to Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Kamloops, Whistler, and Vancouver, you'll enjoy spectacular views and impeccable service along the way.

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Quick facts about Rocky Mountaineer

  • The Rocky Mountaineer connects BC and Alberta, with stops in Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel and Kamloops
  • The train runs from mid-April until mid-October
  • The Rocky Mountaineer is a daylight only train designed so that passengers can experience the most spectacular views and optimal photo opportunities
  • The routes are designed with an overnight break about mid-way, where guests are transferred to a comfortable hotel
  • Chef prepared meals and local BC wines are included on the train as well as gourmet snacks
  • Attentive onboard hosts provide full storytelling throughout your journey
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Rocky Mountaineer


Rocky Mountaineer offers three stunning daylight routes connecting British Columbia and Alberta. We can personalize your trip around one of these train journeys or combine them together.

Levels of Service on the Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer offers two enticing service levels — Goldleaf and Silverleaf — to spoil every traveler. We can help you decide which service level is right for you.

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GoldLeaf Service

Imagine soaking up Canada's soul-stirring landscape from a bi-level glass-dome luxury coach while feasting on gourmet meals created by Executive Chefs. Sound like a dream come true? It is!

The GoldLeaf cars are double-level, and your assigned seat will be on the top floor, right underneath the dome window where you will have 360-degree views of the scenery around you. Downstairs is the dining room, where you will be served a la carte meals prepared onboard. GoldLeaf cars also feature an outdoor viewing platform where you can step outside for some fresh mountain air.

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Guests sitting in the GoldLeaf dome
Breakfast featuring the Sunrise Skillet and the Spinach, Feta & Egg Souffle.
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SilverLeaf Service

Carving through the Canadian Rockies onboard a luxury coach, you'll come face to face with magnificent scenery that's so perfect, you might just ask to be pinched!

Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches served at your spacious seat means you won't have to miss a moment of the splendour out your window. Nor will you miss a moment of the latest historical tidbit from your onboard Host. SilverLeaf cars also feature outdoor vestibules between the cars where you can step outside and feel the cool mountain breeze on your face.

Chef serving breakfast seat-side in the SilverLeaf coach of the Rocky Mountaineer train
Exterior of a SilverLeaf coach of the Rocky Mountaineer train in Morant's Curve


From the shimmering waters of Vancouver to the fresh mountain air of Jasper, the Rocky Mountaineer train travels through many of Canada's best scenery and cities. Your Canadian Train Vacation Advisor can help personalize a trip for you that includes the best places to visit in Western Canada.

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