Rocky Mountaineer - An Unforgettable Journey

A two-day rail journey aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, from Banff to Vancouver, is surely the most spectacular way to immerse yourself in the splendour of the Canadian Rockies. Discover more about this incredible adventure and hear from three travellers who have experienced this amazing journey for themselves.

When it comes to iconic rail journeys, Rocky Mountaineer is right up there at the top of the list. Combining luxurious travel, the finest local cuisine and awesome scenery, it really is a trip of a lifetime – the icing on the cake of any holiday to Western Canada!

You’ll follow an incredible route which takes in snow-capped peaks, mountain passes, rocky lake shores and the spectacular scenery of the Continental Divide. Twist your way through the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the site of the 'Last Spike' of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Look out for incredible wildlife too, from elk to grizzly bears, seen at all angles from the glass-domed carriages.

After an overnight stay at a hotel in Kamloops, your rail adventure continues as you set off towards the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver. Marvel at views of winding river canyons, pristine forest and dramatic mountains as you follow the Fraser River. 

We saw the bears and cubs coming out of hibernation. It was truly amazing!


Admire the sensational scenery

Marvel at beautiful landscapes from glass-domed carriages as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Canadian Rockies. The train travels at an average speed of 30 mph to provide the best viewing and photographic opportunities - you’ll be treated to spectacular views of winding river canyons, pristine forests and dramatic mountain ranges. It’s a front-row seat to nature’s most astonishing display.

Gaze in awe as the sheer side of a mountain towers above, steep canyons expand below and the untamed western wilderness wraps around you. Experience Western Canada’s most remarkable attractions as you pass by national parks, natural wonders and tranquil shimmering lakes. Wherever you look, each piece of the adventure will take your breath away.

Savour the delicious cuisine

Travelling on Rocky Mountaineer is as much about the culinary experience and outstanding service as it is about the stunning scenery.

Indulge in fine dining courtesy of award-winning chefs using the finest, locally sourced ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy connecting with your fellow travellers over delicious food and wine inspired by the very region that the train is passing through. Think maple-cured, coho salmon or braised Alberta beef short ribs, all complemented by award-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and refreshing local craft beers.

Train hosts attend to your every need

Rocky Mountaineer hosts make the journey on board unforgettable. They will tell you stories about historic sites, flora, fauna and wildlife and provide exceptional service to make you feel instantly at home. It is a truly relaxing experience from start to finish.

You'll travel in Silverleaf Service

  • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows.
  • Delicious meals served at your seat
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks


Upgrade to Goldleaf Service

  • Two-level, glass-domed coach with full-length windows
  • Outdoor viewing platform offering fantastic photo opportunities
  • Delicious meals served in your exclusive dining carriage
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and gourmet snacks

Speak to one of our Holiday Advisors to upgrade to Goldleaf Service

Let us take you there

  1. Rockies, Rail and an Alaskan Cruise

    The ultimate way to discover the west, this holiday includes both a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer and an Alaskan cruise.

    • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
    • Return flights
    • 6 nights in great quality hotels, 7 night cruise, 1 night in flight and 25 meals

    15 days from
    was £4,599.00
  2. Grand Tour of Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer

    The ultimate journey through Canada from east to west, plus a ride on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train.

    • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
    • Return flights
    • 15 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight plus 5 meals

    17 days from
    was £5,099.00

Nothing was too much trouble from the Hosts in board. Its great when they receive information of wildlife up ahead, so it really builds the excitement as you try to glimpse of a bear or whatever has been spotted.