The Rocky Mountaineer has graduated to international status, as it has added Seattle, Washington to its repertoire in addition to Western Canada. The train is comfortable and classy. Its luxury GoldLeaf Service, with custom-built glass dome coaches, offers fine dining on the lower level, including local wines, plus wind-in-the-face, outdoor viewing at the rear platform.
There are four routes offered by this train: Vancouver to Banff and Lake Louise; Vancouver to Jasper via Kamloops; Vancouver to Jasper via Whistler and Quesnel and Vancouver to Seattle.
To enjoy the cross-border link, board in Seattle and enjoy a half-day trip that ends in Vancouver. You’d then spend one to two nights in Vancouver and continue on any of the itineraries. You can’t purchase the Coastal Passage by itself — only with an additional route. Enjoy the Coastal Passage in Silver Leaf or GoldLeaf Service. It usually leaves on selected Saturdays during the season.