Join me on Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer train live as I travel on their “First Passage to the West” trip from Banff in Alberta to Vancouver in British Columbia!
I will be embarking on Wednesday 15 July and travelling for two days in their Gold Leaf Class. We stay at Kamloops overnight and arrive in Vancouver on Thursday evening. If you follow the Tips For Traveller Facebook page, Twitter and Tips for Travellers Instagram you can follow the trip live as I post photos and updates on the gorgeous scenery and the famous train. After the trip I will be posting video coverage, a review and tips for any travellers considering going on Rocky Mountaineer.
About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer offers over 65 unique Canadian vacation packages and five distinctive rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through British Columbia and Alberta. This world-renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the past 25 years, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned luxury tourist train company in the world and has welcomed over 1.7 million guests from around the world.
About the First Passage to the West Trip
This is how they describe the route: “Travel through Canada’s stunning Rocky Mountains, alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River, and pass by monumental landmarks from the early days of the National Railway. This legendary route along the Canadian Pacific track is famous for uniting the country and connecting British Columbia to Canada over 125 years ago.Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, and its construction is one of the most important in Canadian history as it united Canada from east to west. You’ll also transverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you’re a history buff, this route is for you”.
Disclaimer: I travelled as a guest of Rocky Mountaineer in their Gold Leaf Class