North America by Rail

“It was a train full of strangers, and they were all the same.” -Cherie Priest

Travel Aesthetic is thrilled to announce our partnership with Rocky Mountaineer to bring you luxury rail packages through the American West & the Canadian Rockies!

Through our partnership with Rocky Mountaineer, Travel Aesthetic is pleased to offer you travel packages tailored around luxury, all inclusive rail travel through some of North America’s most dramatic backdrops

photo courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer

Who is Rocky Mountaineer?

Rocky Mountaineer is the leading luxury brand in rail travel for the North American market. All of their trains feature glass viewing domes, comfort seating, and unparalleled service. Each guest has different travel goals, interests, and needs for their journey . With over 65 different packages to choose from at varying luxury levels and price points they make it easy for Travel Aesthetic to find a package that is a perfect fit for YOU!

Below you’ll find a few notes of all of Rocky Mountaineer’s rail packages:

  • Custom-designed, all-dome fleet ensures unparalleled views of Western Canada and America’s spectacular scenery through areas unreachable by cars or other tour operators.
  • Their trains only travel during daylight hours, with nights spent in the comfort of specially chosen hotels.
  • The chef-created cuisine onboard Rocky Mountaineer is of the highest standard, inspired by fresh ingredients, and keeps even the most discerning palates happy. Meals & beverages on the train are always included
  • The unique storytelling by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts, together with friendships formed with fellow guests, help create an unforgettable journey for your clients.
  • Rocky Mountaineer guests experience seamless service with rail station transfers, and complimentary baggage delivery.
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The Canadian Rockies

  • One of Canada’s biggest tourism draws, the Canadian Rockies are home to five pristine National Parks, which collectively comprise a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Completed in 1885, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the line which Rocky Mountaineer runs along, is a piece of Canadian history and an incredible engineering feat.
  • You can enjoy easy international air access through Vancouver, Calgary, or Seattle. As Vancouver is Canada’s largest cruise port, it’s easy to pair a Rocky Mountaineer journey with an Alaska cruise which Travel Aesthetic is happy to arrange
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The American West

  • Rocky Mountaineer’s newest route, Rockies to the Red Rocks, is a two-day train journey between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs. 
  • The train travels only during the day and features oversized windows, so you do not miss a moment of the ever-changing landscapes
  • This is the only passenger train to take guests directly to Moab, with guests arriving a short drive by motor coach from downtown Moab.

Available Routes 2022/23

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Rainforest to Gold Rush – CAD

From the world’s largest temperate rainforest, desert, and the untamed wilderness of the Canadian Rockies, this route offers some of the most varied and stunning rail scenery found anywhere in the world 

Destinations: Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper 

Rail Days: 3 days onboard/ 1 nights accommodation in Whistler, 1 night accommodation in Quesnel 

Activity Level: Adventure seekers who want to explore Whistler and Jasper, and those that want more time on the train

Highlights: Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Cheakamus Canyon, glacial-fed Seton Lake, crossing Deep Creek Bridge, Mount Robson

Journey through the Clouds – CAD

Young, wild, and untamed, this route takes guests through some of the most untouched, most breathtaking natural beauty on the planet

Destinations: Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper

Rail Days: 2 days onboard / 1 night hotel accommodation in Kamloops

Activity Level: Nature lovers wanting to depart/arrive in Jasper

Highlights: Hell’s Gate, Cisco Crossing, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass, Moose Lake, Mount Robson

Rockies to Red Rocks – US

RM’s newest route showcases scenic views of desert cliffs and impressive rocks formations that are unique to the Southwest United states. 

Destinations: Denver, Glenwood Springs, Moab

Rail Days: 2 days onboard / 1 night hotel accommodation in Glenwood Springs. Extensions available to other US Parks

Activity Level: Explorers who want to discover the panoramic beauty of America’s Southwest.

Highlights: Moffat Tunnel, Glenwood Canyon, Parachute Creek, Mount Logan, Mount Garfield, Ruby Canyon

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First Passage West – CAD

Guests learn about the path of the 19th century explorers, while observing nature in all its glory on the only passenger rail service on this historic route.

Destinations: Vancouver, Kamloops, Lake Louise/ Banff

Rail Days: 2 days onboard / 1 night hotel accommodation in Kamloops

Activity Level: History buffs wanting to depart/arrive in Lake Louise or Banff

Highlights: Hell’s Gate, Cisco Crossing, Craigellachie, Spiral Tunnels, Castle Mountain, Mount Rundle

Service Levels & Inclusion Details

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Travel Inspiration:

“Trains are wonderful…. To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches, and rivers, in fact, to see life.

Agatha Christie

Let’s plan something breathtaking together.