All Rocky Mountaineer Train Routes
The Rocky Mountaineer Train offers several different routes that take passengers through stunning landscapes and iconic destinations in western Canada. Each route showcases the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies and provides a unique rail travel experience.
Each route offered by the Rocky Mountaineer provides passengers with a unique perspective on the Canadian Rockies and its surrounding regions, allowing them to immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring landscapes, natural wonders, and rich history of western Canada.
Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West
The First Passage to the West route is one of the most popular and historic routes offered by the Rocky Mountaineer. It spans between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Banff, Alberta (or vice versa). This route follows the historic path of the Canadian Pacific Railway, offering passengers a chance to retrace the steps of early explorers and pioneers.
Highlights of the First Passage to the West route include the stunning Fraser Valley, Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon, the soaring peaks of the Canadian Rockies, and the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park. The journey passes through breathtaking landscapes, including dense forests, turquoise rivers, and majestic mountain ranges.
Rocky Mountaineer Journey through the Clouds
The Journey through the Clouds route connects Vancouver, British Columbia, with Jasper, Alberta. This route takes passengers on a scenic journey through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, offering awe-inspiring views of towering mountains, pristine lakes, and lush forests.
Highlights of the Journey through the Clouds route include the Coast Mountains, the powerful Fraser River, Pyramid Falls, the Cariboo Mountains, and the famous Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Passengers also have the opportunity to witness the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels, which allow the train to navigate steep grades.
Rocky Mountaineer Rainforest to Gold Rush (Discontinued)
Previously offered by the Rocky Mountaineer, the Rainforest to Gold Rush route took passengers from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Jasper, Alberta, via Whistler and Quesnel. This route provided a unique blend of coastal rainforest, dramatic canyons, and the historic Cariboo Gold Rush region. As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, this route has been discontinued.
Rocky Mountaineer Coastal Passage
The Coastal Passage route connects the cities of Seattle, Washington, in the United States, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. This route offers a scenic journey along the Pacific Northwest coastline, allowing passengers to experience the beauty of both urban and natural landscapes.
Passengers on the Coastal Passage route can enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, picturesque islands, towering mountains, and charming coastal communities. This route includes a ferry portion from Victoria, British Columbia, to Vancouver, providing an opportunity to explore the stunning Vancouver Island.
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