Questions and answers

Which is the best route on the Rocky Mountaineer?

Which is the best route on the Rocky Mountaineer?

First Passage to the West: Banff to Vancouver… This is the most historic and arguably most scenic route operated by the Rocky Mountaineer, previously known as the Kicking Horse route.

Is Rocky Mountaineer gold leaf worth it?

Sophie Drake, the last of our specialist cruise consultants to ride the Rocky Mountaineer Had a lot to say about choosing between the red, silver and gold leaf options… “The Gold Leaf service is the most luxurious and many people ask me if it is worth the added cost. Without a shadow of a doubt, the answer is YES!

What is the best time of year to take the Rocky Mountaineer?

May is the most popular month to travel because winter is over and train prices are lower than they will be in June, July, August and September. To balance the lower prices, temperatures are lower in Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper in May.

What is the difference between silver leaf and gold leaf Rocky Mountaineer?

With a dining room and an outdoor viewing platform on the lower level, plus spacious, reclining seats and full-dome windows on the upper level, our bi-level, GoldLeaf Service coaches stand taller than our single-level SilverLeaf Service coaches. Watch the video to learn more about GoldLeaf Service and what it offers.

Who owns Rocky Mountaineer?

Armstrong Peter Armstrong
Peter Armstrong is the Founder and owner of Armstrong Hospitality Group Ltd., which operates the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer luxury train company, as well as numerous holdings in the travel, real estate and financial sectors.

How many passengers are on the Rocky Mountaineer?

Our passenger size can vary depending on the journey. Last season, we had approximately 180 guests on our smallest journey and 900 guests on our largest journey. If you have any further questions please contact one of our vacation consultants at 1-800-665-7245.

What hotels does Rocky Mountaineer use in Kamloops?

There are 5 hotels that are used for the Rocky Mountaineer located downtown: Double Tree by Hilton, Hotel 540, The Thompson Hotel, The Plaza Hotel and The Sandman Signature.

What is the difference between silver leaf and GoldLeaf Rocky Mountaineer?

Gold leaf has a glass viewing roof whereas silver doesn’t. You can only look out of the side windows on the silver leaf. The gold leaf also has a viewing platform for photos, the silver doesn’t. A separate dining carriage is provided for gold leaf which serves 3 course meals, the silver is served in your seats.

Does Rocky Mountaineer run winter?

As we specialize in all daylight travel through the Rocky Mountains, unfortunately the winter months do not afford us enough hours of day-light to complete our journeys. Rocky Mountaineer does not run in the winter, but check to see if ViaRail does. Again, check with your travel agent.

How many Rocky Mountaineer trains are there?

75 railcars
Rocky Mountaineer operates over 75 railcars in its fleet: GP40-2L locomotives, ex-Canadian National Railway, rebuilt by GEC – Alstom. SD70M locomotives, leased from Union Pacific due to the GP40-2L locomotives being non-compliant with positive train control.

Does the Rocky Mountaineer stop?

It begins or ends in Banff or Lake Louise. Transfers are available between Banff/Lake Louise and Calgary airport or downtown Calgary. The Rocky Mountaineer no longer runs to or from Calgary. It terminates in Banff and passengers can travel between Calgary and the Canadian Rockies by shuttle bus, tour bus or rental car.

Where does the Rocky Mountaineer train go to?

About Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer offers luxury train journeys connecting Vancouver, British Columbia, to the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. Our world-renowned, luxury train travels by daylight across three rail routes.

How long has the Rocky Mountaineer been in business?

The family-run business has been operating majestic train journeys since 1990, and over the years their service has become synonymous with Canadian luxury travel. Check out our Rocky Mountaineer photos for more travel inspiration. It is one of the most sought-after experiences for many visitors to the Great White North, and for good reason.

What are the different packages for the Rocky Mountaineer?

Rocky Mountaineer also offers different packages: you can book one-way “Short Journey” (just the train and inclusive overnights), the “Rockies Highlights” (adding in extra nights and excursions), or the “Circle Journey” (which connects any two routes with extra nights and excursions to allow you make it a round-trip journey).

What do you need to know about Rocky Mountaineer?

As part of the experience Rocky Mountaineer took care of all the logistics for the journey, including hotels before, during and after the ride, and transfers between the stations and the accommodation.