Rocky Mountaineer: Canada's Glass-Domed Luxury Train

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Rocky Mountaineer: Canada's Glass-Domed Luxury Train

 

In June 1988, the Rocky Mountaineer was established as a once-weekly daytime rail service between Calgary and Vancouver. Now, it is the busiest privately-owned passenger rail service in North America. Passengers who board the train have only one responsibility: to relax. 

 

Photo Credit: All That's Interesting

 

For people who are planning a luxury vacation, the Rocky Mountaineer is the perfect choice since it offers to take you through the Canadian Rockies. The luxurious glass-domed train is a great opportunity to experience nature and wildlife while inside it. According to All That’s Interesting, a site for curious people who want to know more about what they see on the news or read in history books, it offers two classes of service: the SilverLeaf or the GoldLeaf experience. The packages differ mainly by window size and dining access.

 

Photo Credit: All That's Interesting

 

In the Goldleaf service, passengers are provided with a five-star restaurant with fresh, chef-prepared breakfast, and lunch. It also has afternoon wine and cheese. The package features dimmable domed windows which can be adjusted to diminish the amount of incoming sunlight. Meanwhile, SilverLeaf passengers also get huge windows. However, they don’t get to experience a fully domed, unobstructed view as with the GoldLeaf service. But, they have access to an open-air platform.

 

Photo Credit: All That's Interesting

 

Each rail car of the Rocky Mountaineer can hold 72 guests where they can choose 65 possible packages. There are four different routes in which passengers can embark on a two-day, one-night journey between Vancouver and Banff or Lake Louise. They also offer a four-day, three-night jaunt between Jasper and Vancouver. But if you wanted a longer excursion, passengers can choose to extend your vacation to a full 14 days. You can add hiking trips or tours to your package as well. 

Aside from that, passengers will be entertained with heartwarming stories or historical tidbits during the ride. You will be able to see the Spiral Tunnels, Jasper National Park, Athabasca Falls, and many more. Some typical wildlife you may encounter on the way are elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, falcons, and osprey.
 

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