Having embarked on its first journey in 1990, the Rocky Mountaineer has quickly become one of the most beloved travel experiences in Canada, as well as one of the world’s great rail journeys. Next year, the service will celebrate its 30th birthday, and we think treating yourself to a Rocky Mountaineer journey, with its trademark of spectacular scenery and impeccable service, is a fantastic way to mark your own milestone occasion. Regardless of your reason for celebrating, this is an opportunity to pamper yourself with a luxury holiday and tick off an essential bucket-list experience with the most important people in your life.
Imagine catching your first glimpse of the soaring Canadian Rockies with the love of your life right by your side. A honeymoon or important wedding anniversary is a wonderful reason to treat yourself to a journey through scenery that will leave you starry-eyed. You can relax side by side as your glass-domed carriage rolls past glacier-fed lakes, through dramatic canyons, and alongside snow-capped mountain ranges, with plenty of time to reconnect, reminisce and make new memories. Of course, dining on Alberta beef and wild salmon while toasting your joint future with locally produced wines can only increase the romance factor, as will strolling hand-in-hand through the charming mountain town of Banff or stealing kisses on the shores of Lake Louise.
Mark your milestone birthday with much more than candles on a cake – why not share your big day with the Rocky Mountaineer? You’ll get to explore a region of incredible natural beauty, try canoeing on Lake Louise or heli-hiking in the Cariboo Mountains, and learn about the region and landscapes that the train travels through, thanks to the charming, onboard hosts. Don’t be surprised if you come home with an assortment of new friends made along the way – connecting with like-minded travellers from around the globe as the scenery unfolds before you is the icing on the cake.
A Rocky Mountaineer train journey is a unique way to bring together family members from all corners of the world. Whether you’re thinking of spending quality time with a dozen relatives, or you want to book out an entire train car, you’re sure to enjoy a luxurious holiday that family members of all ages remember forever. Grandma and Grandpa will love experiencing Western Canada’s most dramatic landscapes from the comfort of their reclining leather seats in the all-dome car, while the cousins can snap endless wildlife selfies on the open-air platform. Along the way, everyone will enjoy connecting over delicious food and wine that’s inspired by the very region through which the train is passing.
The Rocky Mountaineer offers a choice of four iconic routes passing through seven mountain ranges (or a combination of several), as well as two indulgent levels of service, show-stopping destinations such as Lake Louise and Banff, and over 65 packages that combine the rail journey with adventure and exploration throughout Western Canada. Your personal travel manager can help you decide which itinerary best suits your celebration.