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Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer - Seattle to Jasper

7-day rail journey

Summary

Short description

Combine Seattle's vibrant history and Vancouver's outdoor playground with the magnificent Rockies

Highlights

  • Contrast Seattle's markets and art culture with Vancouver's mountain trails
  • Traverse over high mountain passes and witness magnificent waterfalls only reachable by train
  • Marvel at Jasper's subalpine forests and vast lakes framed by the grandiose Rocky Mountains
  • Witness some of Canada's most epic landscapes from the comfort of your luxury train car
  • Indulge in Michelin-star meals and complimentary drinks throughout

In Brief

  • 1 Night Seattle
  • 3 Nights Vancouver
  • 1 Night Kamloops
  • 1 Night Jasper

About

Recommended for:
Mountains | Natural world | Rail journey

This seven-day rail journey is a wonderful extension to any road trip around this scenic region, whether you choose to begin in vibrant Seattle or picturesque Jasper. You'll contrast Seattle's gold rush history and markets with Vancouver’s thriving art scene and mountain trails before beginning the ever-changing rail journey through Alberta, from shimmering fjords and vast glaciers to the snow-topped Rocky mountain ranges. It's all enjoyed with the ultimate in luxury on board the Rocky Mountaineer, with Michelin-standard chefs offering traditional Canadian gastronomy. Complimentary drinks are provided throughout, alongside stays in elegant hotels, including the famous, ultra-luxurious Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Seattle

You'll explore Seattle's vibrant streets today, whether you want to stroll along the picturesque waterfront, explore art galleries, relax in Pioneer Square or discover gold rush history at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Or perhaps head to the bustling Pike Place market, featuring farm tables and crafts, or the soaring observation tower of Space Needle. Head to Seattle's downtown for its huge variety of ultra-fresh seafood and buzzing bar scene.

Stay: Paramount Hotel Seattle (SilverLeaf) or Fairmont Olympic Hotel (GoldLeaf)

Day 2
Seattle to Vancouver

Today enjoy the sights in Seattle, perhaps with a ferry cruise around Bainbridge Island or Bremerto, or a visit to the extensive Seattle Art Museum. You'll embark the Rocky Mountaineer where a gourmet dinner awaits as you speed past the spectacular Lake Union. Choose either Silver or Gold Leaf, both of excellent standard, with Gold boasting a second-floor dining cart and viewing platforms at the end of each coach. Other highlights today include the fishing fleet of Everett, the sprawling fields beneath the Cascade mountains and pretty fishing houses among Bellingham Bay, all framed by enormous lakes and snowy mountain peaks.

Stay: Hampton Inn and Suites (SilverLeaf) or Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (GoldLeaf)

Meals: D

Days 3-4
Vancouver

The next few days will see you explore the port city of Vancouver, where a thriving culture scene lies among sprawling greenery and epic mountainous landscapes. Endless mountain trails abound, and downtown, coffee shops and boutique shops line trendy Main Street. Or, explore the art galleries and gardens studded around the city, with the luscious Stanley Park being a particularly wonderful setting for a bike or hike. Perhaps head to Victoria Island on the craggy south of Vancouver, where the glorious Butchart Gardens boast acres of flowers, statues and water features. Your hotel is in a prime location for exploring Vancouver’s extensive food scene, from authentic Chinese to freshly caught seafood.

Stay: Hampton Inn and Suites (SilverLeaf) or Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (GoldLeaf)

Day 5
Vancouver to Kamloops

Today you'll head through the sprawling scenery of Canada's outdoor wilderness. Discover Fraser Valley’s lush fields, the forested peaks of the Cascade Mountains, and the arid British Columbia Interior. Further highlights today include the bursting canyon of Hell's Gate and the rocky slopes that line the Thompson River, before traversing over the serene Kamloops lake. It's all enjoyed with a gourmet breakfast and lunch cooked by Michelin-starred chefs, where you'll dishes such as seared tuna, fresh salmon and sourdough flapjacks, washed down with complimentary drinks.

Stay: Kamloops hotel

Meals: B L

Day 6
Kamloops to Jasper

Canada’s Alberta region is one of the country’s most scenic, and your journey today will showcase the best of it. There’s dramatic mountain passes, high climbs to the continental divide and the jagged mountain peaks of Monashee mountains, all dwarfed by the imposing Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest summit. You'll speed past the magnificent Pyramid Falls, the only way to witness them at such close proximity, and marvel at the intensely scenic lakes and subalpine forests of Jasper National Park, even spotting bears bears, moose and bighorn sheep. 

Stay: Lobstick Lodge (SilverLeaf) or Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (GoldLeaf)

Meals: B L

Day 7
Departure

Check out of your hotel and continue onto your next accommodation or to the airport for your onward flight. 

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