Journey through the clouds: a railway adventure in the Rockies

Traverse the stunning landscapes of Western Canada’s Rocky Mountains onboard a luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train with a tailor-made itinerary from the experts at Canadian Affair. Winding between dramatic canyons, majestic waterfalls and mighty peaks, a journey on one of the world’s greatest railway lines is the perfect way to experience the best of Canada. Sink into your seat, enjoy exquisite service, historic storytelling, and awe-inspiring views.

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A Feast for the Senses

Rolling through wild and dramatic landscapes, there’s no better way to experience the beautiful country of Canada than onboard a Rocky Mountaineer train. Choose your preferred journey through the mountains, taking in the remote coasts between Vancouver and Kamloops and the snow-capped peaks on the way to the Rockies. As the train winds from city to city, look out for majestic bald eagles, resplendent ospreys and, of course, Canada’s most famous inhabitants – black bears and grizzlies. You might even catch the whisking tail of the reclusive cougar flicking between the ancient pine forests. There’s no chance of missing the sights when onboard, with picture-perfect views throughout your journey thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass-domed roof. GoldLeaf Service passengers have the opportunity to take in the views from an exclusive outdoor viewing platform.

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Dining with a View

Journeying onboard a Rocky Mountaineer train isn’t just about stunning scenery and award-winning service. While nature’s wonders unfold outside the window, you’ll be served a selection of delicious dishes made with the best of Western Canada’s diverse flavours.

The menu is inspired by the bounty of each passing region, with ingredients such as maple-cured Coho salmon drizzled with sweet-tangy red cedar emulsion, sea salt-flecked Fraser Valley chicken and braised Alberta Beef short ribs. Between meals, snack on Earl Grey-scented trail mix, freshly baked cookies and local cheeses. Plus, all meals are paired with prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, of course.

Find out more about the culinary adventures onboard Rocky Mountaineer here.

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The Canadian Experts

You’re in safe hands when organising an adventure with Canadian Affair. Experts in their field, they’ll help you craft the perfect tailor-made itinerary in Canada, complete with an unforgettable journey on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer.

Guests can pick from one of their ready-built itineraries, or customise their own. With Canadian Affair’s 10-day Journey through the Clouds at Leisure itinerary and their eight-day Journey through the Clouds Explorer adventure, you’ll enjoy a rollicking journey through Canada, including two days onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Travelling between Vancouver and Jasper, you’ll pass through the remote coasts surrounding Kamloops, the high peaks and expansive forests of Alberta and the bright lights of the cities in between. Expect a host of additional adventures alongside the rail journey with trips that include Jasper National Park, hikes up into the mountains that surround Lake Louise and a chance to drive through one of Canada’s natural wonders: Icefields Parkway. Round off your trip with a helicopter flight across the Rockies for an unforgettable eagle’s-eye view of this beautiful country.

Looking for a little more adventure? The Rockies & Alaska Cruise Extravaganza Holiday includes a seven-day cruise to the USA’s most remote state, with a chance to see humpback and killer whales riding the waves the Sawyer Glacier.

Canadian Affair offers numerous Rocky Mountaineer itineraries, plus many more adventures in Canada. To find out more and to book, visit their website

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