Hop aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train this summer, and travel in comfort and style on the luxury railcars that take you through the breathtaking routes of Eastern and Western Canada.

Rocky Mountaineer tours are rated by top tier travel publications as one of the best rail trips of a lifetime. “Best train experience in the world,” according to the Society of American Travel Writers. “Top ten iconic train excursions,” says USA Today. And Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards says it’s the “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train.”

The ratings are earned with panoramic views of the magnificence Canadian Rockies with photo ops galore inside glass-domed coaches and amazing outdoor viewing areas. Add the Rocky Mountaineer’s expert hospitality staff and onboard hosts sharing historical accounts and nature throughout your nine-hour daytime tour, and you’ll understand the kudos they’ve received.

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By night you’ll enjoy dinner and comfortable hotel accommodations along the route so you will not miss a moment of the stunning scenery along your journey. During your entire trip, you’ll be served locally inspired cuisine from Fraser River salmon to Okanagan wines, all offered with northern hospitality and experienced wait staff.

You can take both the Eastern and Western routes and see it all by hopping aboard the Circle Journeys or choose between Eastbound or Westbound trips with the Eastbound ending in the Rockies and the Westbound beginning in the Rockies.

If you are combining a land tour with a rail trip, Rocky Mountaineer has short tours from two to five days. For those who want to experience the entire scenic route, there is a 13-day circle journey that begins and ends in Vancouver. If you would also like to combine an Alaskan cruise with the Rocky Mountain train ride, there are 18- to 21-day trips to enjoy. See Damon’s Getaways for additional information on routes, dates, and pricing.

Whatever direction you take, your trip will be filled with wild animal sightings all along the way, including bear, elk, deer, moose, bald eagles, osprey, salmon, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep.

There are two levels of service to choose from, depending on your budget and preferences. They are SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf. Both come with friendly Hosts, gourmet breakfasts and lunches, and endlessly amazing views.

The SilverLeaf service level gives you everything you need and more to experience the majesty of the mountains in luxury: panoramic views, delicious meals, and beverages brought right to your seat, friendly Hosts, and complimentary baggage transfers. And miles and miles of memories.

With the Goldleaf upgraded service, you can totally indulge your senses with gourmet meals prepared by Executive Chefs, and expansive views through the panoramic windows of a bi-level glass dome coach.

Stretch your legs and your viewing angles in our bi-level glass-domed coaches. Sink into your spacious seat on the upper level and enjoy meals in the lower-level dining area.

The best time to take the trip is during the Spring and Summer months, although many travelers prefer the winter months to take advantage of the snow-based activities before or after their trip.  The west coast of Canada has a more temperate climate, with warm summers and mild winters. The Canadian Rockies feature a much more dramatic climate, with cold winters.

Call the travel experts at Damon’s Getaways to book your next adventure on the Rocky Mountaineer.  We will handle all the details from flight times to the booking of your rail trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies.