Luxury Full Steam Ahead
By Alia Henson
Rocky Mountaineer provides premier luxurious access to some of the most dramatic scenery in North America. A breathtaking and unforgettable experience, the Rocky Mountaineer carries you in the lap of luxury through British Columbia and the majestic Canadian Rockies. Travelling by daylight and on four unique routes, the impeccable onboard service, comfortable surroundings and stunning scenery top off this once in a lifetime experience.
Rocky Mountaineer is often described as a bucket-list trip, one of the things you simply must do in your lifetime. Guests get to experience unforgettable destinations like Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Whistler.
Over 50 percent of Rocky Mountaineer passengers combine their rail journey with an Alaskan Cruise holiday out of Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA. A favorite dish is the delectable Pacific salmon. The Rocky Mountaineer Chefs will serve 60,000 portions of wild Pacific salmon through the year.
Rocky Mountaineer’s award-winning GoldLeaf Service is available on all of Rocky Mountaineer’s two–day Canadian Rockies routes and is the most popular among guests from around the world. GoldLeaf guests ride in a bi-level dome coach with 360-degree views, so they don’t miss an inch of the incredible scenery through the Rockies. Guests such as Bill Gates, Morgan Freeman, Reba McEntire have enjoyed this wonderful experience.
Now is the perfect time to enjoy Spring which offers views of snow-capped mountains, flowers starting to bloom and the fresh green of new leaves on the trees. Temperatures in the mornings and evenings can be a bit cool but will warm up through the day and typically this time of year the majority of children are still in school so the towns and the trains are a bit quieter with less families traveling. It is still quite common in May for instance to get a dusting of snow in some places like Banff or Lake Louise in the mornings. As the winter snow is starting to thaw the waterfalls are bursting at the seams and the lakes are starting to get a fresh batch of “rock flour” which is the silt that helps the lakes reflect an emerald green.
It’s a trip of a lifetime – and one not to let pass you by.