A wonderful way to discover the sprawling lakes and dense forests of spectacular Alberta
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- Marvel at the world-famous beauty of the Rockies as you speed past on a luxury train
- Take in the intensely scenic sight of Lake Louise
- Enjoy warm hospitality and delicious Michelin-starred meals
- Speed up to enormous mountain passes with deep canyons below
Mountains | Natural world | Rail journey
Lake Louise has long been hailed as one of Alberta's most picturesque sights, and moreover, Canada itself. The turquoise water lies bright against a frame of dense greenery and dominating peaks, perfectly discovered in both summer, when canoes pepper its tranquil expanse, and winter, a blanket of white creating a magical, silent canopy. And what better way to explore it than from the comfort of a luxury train? This two-day extension begins or ends among the scenic shores of the lake, and passes through authentic Canadian coastal towns, endless dense forest and farmland-lined train tracks, speeding over rushing canyons and even affording chances to spot moose, bears and eagles. You'll enjoy traditional Canadian meals cooked by Michelin-trained chefs, and paired with the famous Canadian hospitality, it makes for the perfect relaxing addition to a western Canada road trip.
Day by day itinerary
Vancouver to Kamloops
You'll board the Rocky Mountaineer today and head to the centre of British Colombia’s interior, all sprawling greenery, winding rivers and verdant mountains. You’ll traverse through these humbling scenes to the charming farmlands of Fraser Valley, with other highlights including the rugged glacial slopes of the Coast Mountains and their neighbouring Cascade Range that dwarf the tranquil blue lakes below. You'll pass over the immense power of Hell’s Gate that lies tantalisingly close in the valley below, and enjoy it all alongside an exquisite traditional Canadian breakfast and lunch, where dishes such as seared tuna and berry parfait are prepared for you by Michelin-starred chefs alongside complimentary drinks and snacks.
Stay: Kamloops hotel
Meals: B L
Kamloops to Lake Louise
Alberta is a scene that will long be etched in your mind as you speed across ranchlands dotted with grazing animals, discovering bright blue lakes and mountain passes that tumble into the valley below. If you've chosen a GoldLeaf train car, take the chance to observe your surrounds from one of the viewing platforms at the end of each coach. Highlights include the Spiral Tunnels, one of North America’s most steep rail tracks; Rogers Pass, a towering mountain pass surrounded by steep verdant slopes; and the soaring passage of the Kicking Horse Canyon. It's all culminated with, of course, the famous Rockies, where a roaming bear or caribou is not an unlikely spot among the shimmering turquoise of Lake Louise.
This extension is suitable for…
Leave the urbane charms of Vancouver behind to take in the unique wildlife of Vancouver Island with ultra-scenic drives, expert-led excursions and stays in remote lodges.
This tailor-made fly-drive pairs Vancouver and Victoria's city highlights with the natural wonders and wildlife of Whistler, the Sunshine Coast and Pacific Rim National Park.
Any element of this extension can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £940 pp.
from £1,125 pp.
Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West
(Vancouver | Kamloops | Lake Louise) - also operates in reverse
- Overnight allocated accommodation in Kamloops
- Custom-designed single-level dome coach with oversized glass-dome windows
- Delicious hot entree options plated to your preference, meals served in the comfort of your seat
- Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
- Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout journey with Gourmet snacks
- Outdoor viewing between coaches
- Baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops
Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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