3 day rail Itinerary

Rocky Mountaineer: Rainforest to Goldrush

Journey through the wilds of northern British Columbia

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Enjoy the spectacular First Passage to the West rail journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies as you retrace the steps of the 19th century explorers.

Begin your journey in Jasper, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. Sit back and relax as Rocky Mountaineer takes you effortlessly through some of the most breath taking scenery that Canada has to offer - most of which is not normally accessible by road. Whether you decide to choose SilverLeaf or the luxurious GoldLeaf service, you'll be in safe hands, with a comfortable seat, delicious gourmet breakfast and lunch, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks included, as well as fascinating commentary on your surroundings.

This superb route travels through diverse and pristine wilderness including the coastal rainforest, pastoral ranchlands and the historic Gold Rush region with highlights such as Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon, Rogers Pass and Fraser Canyon and the Cariboo Mountains. After your comfortable night stop in mountain town Kamloops, continue on through British Columbia and witness the dramatically changing scenery as you pass glacier-fed Seton Lake, Fraser Canyon and Deep Creek Bridge. Enjoy another night stop in British Columbia's premier resort town Whistler before passing through the awe-inspiring Coast and Cascade mountains to cool and cosmopolitan Vancouver.

This refers to the Westbound journey starting in Jasper and ending in Vancouver, however it can also be taken in reverse, on the Eastbound journey from Vancouver to Jasper. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Rocky Mountaineer's distinctive five star luxury service
  • Magnificent scenery through the Canadian Rockies to the canyons and forests of British Columbia
  • View the Mount Garibaldi, Cheakamus Canyon and glacier-fed Seton Lake
  • Upgrade to GoldLeaf service and experience panoramic views from the bi-level dome coach

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
3 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis
Included
  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer day light service
  • Breakfast and lunch on board the train each day
  • Overnight accommodation in Quesnel
  • Transfers to and from the hotel in Quesnel
  • Overnight accommodation in Whistler
  • Transfers to and from the hotel in Whistler
Not included
  • Flights
  • Transport to/from airports
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Jasper

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper and begin your journey
    • Relax in your seat as the majestic mountain scenery passes you by
    • Listen to the fascinating commentary and learn about this amazing region
    • View the Cariboo Mountains, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson
  • Whistler

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Board the train after your night stop for day two of your amazing journey
    • See incredible wildlife in their natural habitat as you pass through British Columbia
    • View the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River
    • Pass through the incredible Coast and Cascade Mountains
    • Spend another night stop at British Columbia's premier resort town, Whistler
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Begin your last day aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer
    • Spot bears and eagles as you pass through the incredible Coast and Cascade Mountains
    • Take in the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor
    • View the spectacular Howe Sound, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon
    • End your rail journey in arrival in cosmopolitan Vancouver
Jasper

Begin your once-in-a-lifetime journey from Jasper Station. Sit back and relax with a drink in your hand as you listen to the interesting commentary as you travel through the glacial peaks of the Canadian Rockies and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Your delicious gourmet breakfast, lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are all included, leaving you to relax with no worries. Stop overnight in the mountain town of Quesnel.

Highlights

  • Mount Robson
  • Fraser Canyon
  • Yellowhead Pass
Whistler

After your comfortable nights rest, board the Rocky Mountaineer for your second day of breath taking scenery and award-winning service. Relax with a drink in your hand as you take in more of the amazing scenery of British Columbia. Spot wildlife, and take in rolling farmland and the desert-like canyons of the Gold Rush region. Your delicious gourmet breakfast, lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are all included, leaving you to relax with no worries. Stop overnight in the stunning premier mountain town of Whistler.

Highlights

  • Anderson Lake
  • Deep Creek Bridge
  • Cariboo Plateau
Vancouver

After your comfortable nights rest, board the Rocky Mountaineer for your last day of awe inspiring scenery. Enjoy breakfast as you witness the dramatic scenery change to lush forests and the towering Coastal and Cascade mountains. Highlights today will include spectacular views of Howe Sound, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. Your journey will end upon your arrival into the cosmopolitan coastal city of Vancouver, why not extend your stay and enjoy a few nights in this incredible city.

Highlights

  • Sea to Sky Route
  • Brandywine Falls
  • Howe Sound