The west of Canada lends itself perfectly to rail travel and the region is home to some of the most spectacular rail routes on earth, including Canada’s most famous tourist service, the Rocky Mountaineer.

GoldLeaf Service

GoldLeaf Service

  • Seats located on top level of bi-level cars which have full-length domed windows 
  • Gourmet à la carte breakfast and lunch served in dining rooms on the lower level
  • Gourmet snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • A large, open-air vestibule on the lower level from which you can view the beautiful scenery
  • Transfers and baggage delivery to your hotel in Kamloops, Whistler and Quesnel
  • Upgraded hotels (excluding Quesnel and Kamloops)

SilverLeaf Service

SilverLeaf Service

  • Single-level rail cars with partialy domed windows
  • At seat dining at breakfast and lunch
  • Snacks served to your seat throughout the day 
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Transfers and baggage delivery to your hotel in Kamloops, Whistler and Quesnel
  • Moderate standard hotels in Kamloops, Whistler or Quesnel
  • Outdoor viewing areas between coaches


There are three Rocky Mountaineer Routes which can easily be added to your Canada itinerary:

  • Journey Through the Clouds: 1 night between Vancouver and Jasper via Kamloops
  • First Passage to the West: 1 night between Vancouver and Lake Louise or Banff via Kamloops
  • Rainforest to Gold Rush: 2 nights between Vancouver and Jasper via Whistler and Quensel

Need to know

  • The journey time on the Rocky Mountaineer routes can vary as tourist trains often have to wait for freight trains to pass. This can also delay departures and arrivals.

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