This 4-Day Train Ride Is The Best Way To See The Breathtaking Canadian Rockies
All aboard! Sure you've taken the train, but never like this. You can ride in style in this astonishing coach that has a glass dome where you can soak in the views all around you. One thing is for sure, you'll want to add a Rocky Mountaineer trip in the Canadian Rockies to your bucket list.
Offering three trips from Vancouver through the Rockies, it's an incredible way to see the wild landscapes between B.C. and Alberta.
The company told Narcity that instead of adding new routes each season, they keep making the onboard experience more magical instead.
As a traveller, what that means for you is better food and drinks on board.
For your first ride, you can't go wrong with their classic "First Passage to the West" along a historic route. It is a four-day adventure that takes you from Vancouver to Banff.
You'll get to skip the dreadful nine-hour drive. Instead, you can kick back in ultimate comfort, while sipping a boozy beverage with your friends.
Plus, you'll get to experience a piece of history as you travel along the famous Canadian Pacific line that united the country in the late 1880s.
Because of the coach's glass ceiling that wraps around to the side, you get to marvel at the unrestricted view in the most surreal way.
All along the way, it'll be one breathtaking sight after the next, so you'll want to have your camera ready.
Some of the sights you'll pass include Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon, Kamloops Lake, snow-capped mountain peaks, and Kicking Horse Canyon.
Without question, while taking the train through the mountains sound unforgettable, no one looks forward to sleeping in one. Thankfully, on this ride, you'll see the sights during the day and check into a hotel for the night along the way.
Included in your ticket are your hot breakfasts, three-course lunches, snacks, stays in hotels, park passes, beverages (including alcoholic) and tours.
The regular season is from mid-April to mid-October, but departures have been suspended until July 2020.
Tickets can be purchased online, and the First Passage to the West Classic starts at $2,183 a person.
Why You Need To Go: This train has a glass dome ceiling so you can enjoy the unrestricted views.