Hailed as ‘the most spectacular train trip in the world’, this exhilarating two-day journey allows you to experience the dramatic beauty of the Rocky Mountains from the comfort of a luxury carriage. Travelling between Vancouver and Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff or Calgary enjoy the captivating views - lakes, prairies and magnificent glacier clad mountains; cameras will be working overtime from the outdoor viewing platform. Offering impeccable five-star dining and complimentary beverages within the custom designed panoramic glass-domed carriage, the GoldLeaf Service provides the finest way to travel on board this iconic piece of Canadian history. Savour prime Alberta beef, fresh, local produce and award-winning wines within an intimate dining room reserved especially for GoldLeaf guests, before stopping over in a specially-selected luxury hotel for the night. Throughout your journey, knowledgeable hosts are on hand to tell you stories about the passing areas and their native inhabitants.
Choose from one of four magnificent journeys; 2 Day Journey Through the Clouds: Vancouver - Kamloops - Jasper, 2 Day First Passage to the West: Banff or Lake Louise - Kamloops - Vancouver, 3 Day Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver - Whistler - Quesnel - Jasper, 6 Day Coastal Passage: Seattle - Vancouver - Canadian Rockies.
Prices per person based on First Passage to the West (Vancouver-Banff or Lake Louise) two days GoldLeaf Service with an overnight stay in Kamloops , includes breakfast and lunch onboard.
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season pricing for Canada is typically between October to April, and high season between May to September. Some lodges may close during the winter months. Prices are per person based on three nights accommodation (unless otherwise indicated) and exclude flights and transfers. Flights, child prices, single room supplements and transfers are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers; please call for details.
British Columbia’s coastal areas enjoy mild temperatures year round, with long sunny days in summer and cooler evenings in spring and autumn. Inland, the winters are cold and snowy. Alberta is Canada’s sunniest province with warm summers and mild springs. Snow in the Rockies is expected from November to March. Central Canada and the Provinces of Québec and Ontario offer year-round possibilities from the perfect winter wonderland to hot and sunny summers.
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