Posted on 03/01/2019
Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, is the best way to see all this part of the world has to offer. The train takes you on a journey alongside rivers, through mountain towns tucked under towering peaks, and into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We’ve compiled the top 5 tips that you need to know when traveling with Rocky Mountaineer.
1) Prepare to unplug:
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer you will simultaneously connect and unplug. Sound ironic? That’s because a journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer is one that is multifaceted. Passing through remote regions of the Canadian Rockies that are only accessible by train means that cell service is spotty at times and no, there is no Wi-Fi onboard. This provides a perfect opportunity for guests to socialize and connect with each other.
2) Come hungry...and thirsty!
A journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer is a feast for the senses with gourmet cuisine accompanied by stunning scenery and award-winning service. Before each season begins, Rocky Mountaineer’s Executive Chefs reimagine a menu inspired by the bounty of the passing regions, highlighting local ingredients. A delectable breakfast is served first thing in the morning and before you know it, guests are being called back down to the white table cloth dining room for lunch. The culinary trip onboard is highlighted by prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, local Canadian beers and high-end spirits.
3) Have your camera at the ready.
While the beautiful Canadian scenery is never ending throughout the journey, it’s highly recommended that guests are camera-ready at all moments. The all-glass domes mean that guests can capture the vast landscapes from all different angles. Not to mention the fact that wildlife can be spotted at any moment. Elk, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, bears can all be spotted from the plush leather seats onboard, so guests shouldn’t take their eye off the scenery, not that they would.
4) Sit back and take it all in
The team of onboard Hosts offer award-winning service and rich, historic storytelling of passing highlights along each route offered by Rocky Mountaineer. Not only will you leave your journey with Rocky Mountaineer having seen the most incredible sights that Western Canada has to offer, but you will leave full of knowledge surrounding the railways and Canada’s past.
5) Don’t limit your time in the Canadian Rockies
With four unique routes to choose from, the unforgettable all-daylight journeys offer romance and history, reminding you that traveling is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. When the journey onboard ends, however, a new one begins in whatever destination a guest chooses.