Top 5 Tips for Travelling with Rocky Mountaineer

January 13, 2020 | CAA Travel

Planning your trip aboard a Rocky Mountaineer rail tour, the most luxurious way to experience Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest? Offering one of the best ways to see this part of the world, prepare to travel alongside stunning scenery, including untamed rivers, lush forests, and into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. 

Before departing on this once-in-a-lifetime rail adventure, discover the top 5 tips that you need to know when travelling with Rocky Mountaineer.  

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Prepare to unplug

Onboard Rocky Mountaineer you will simultaneously connect and unplug. Sound ironic? That’s because your journey will be multifaceted. Passing through remote regions of the Canadian Rockies accessible only by train means that cell service is spotty at times. This, combined with no WiFi onboard, will allow you to immerse yourself the natural beauty of surrounding landscapes, and to socialize with other guests.

With a variety of packages for every type of traveller, guests can explore the unparalleled beauty of the Canadian Rockies with activities ranging from a relaxing day in a Nordic Spa, to guided heli-hiking tours. Those who prefer to explore at their own pace can choose from self-drive packages, which combine onboard experiences with the independence to explore quaint mountain towns at their own pace. With a wide range of packages, a CAA Travel Agent can help you select the package that will best suit your travel preferences.

Come hungry...and thirsty!

A journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer is a feast for the senses with gourmet cuisine, prepared by award-winning chefs. Indulge on a variety of fresh, locally inspired dishes while admiring sprawling views of the Rocky Mountains. 

Guests can expect to start their day off with a delectable breakfast served first thing in the morning and before you know it, guests are being called back down to the dining area for lunch. A highlight of the onboard dining experience are the prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, local Canadian beers and high-end spirits. 

Have your camera ready

While the beautiful Canadian scenery is never ending throughout the journey, it’s highly recommended that guests are camera-ready at all moments. Capture vast landscapes, and spot wildlife from every angle in the all-glass domes. Keep your eyes peeled, as bald eagles, bighorn sheep, bears can all be spotted from the comfort of your spacious plush leather seat.  

Sit back and take it all in

From the moment you step foot onboard, the team of Hosts offer award-winning service and rich, historic storytelling of passing highlights along each route. Enjoy front-row views of Western Canada's vast landscapes and wildlife from the comfort of a one-of-a-kind glass dome train coach. See the most incredible sights that Western Canada has to offer. 

For many, a Rocky Mountaineer experience is a wellness reset, combining rest with inspiring landscapes at every stretch. From nourishing meals inspired by Western Canada's diverse cuisines, to outdoor excursions allowing time to reconnect with nature, you are sure to feel a lasting sense of rejuvenation. 

Go beyond the Canadian Rockies

With three unique routes to choose from, the unforgettable all-daylight journeys offer romance and history, reminding you that traveling is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. When the journey onboard ends, however, a new one begins in whatever destination you might choose, including Jasper, Lake Louise, or Banff.

Why not extend your trip with an awe-inspiring Alaskan cruise? From the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies to the thrashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, a rail and cruise experience is the ultimate way to see everything the great west coast has to offer. 


Interested in planning your Rocky Mountaineer vacation? Our travel experts can help. Visit your local CAA Niagara branch, call 1-800-263-7272, or book an appointment online with a CAA Travel Agent. 

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