How long are journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer?

The Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West, Rainforest to Gold Rush, and Journey Through the Clouds routes are all approximately 280 miles (450km) per day over 2 days.

The journeys all take place during daylight hours and there is an overnight stop.



What are the overnight arrangements on the Rocky Mountaineer?

Guests stay overnight in either Kamloops or Quesnel depending on the route and hotel accommodation is provided. All rooms are of a moderate standard and no upgrades are available. Details of overnight accommodation are advised during check-in.


Are there any restrictions on luggage on the Rocky Mountaineer?

Guests travelling in RedLeaf must bring a small overnight bag, as their main luggage is checked through to the final destination and is not unloaded in Kamloops or Quesnel. SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf guests have their luggage delivered to their overnight accommodation in Kamloops/Quesnel.


What meals are included on the Rocky Mountaineer?

Breakfasts and lunches are provided on both days on the First Passage to the West, Rainforest to Gold Rush, and Journey Through the Clouds routes on the Rocky Mountaineer, details vary dependent upon the level of service.


Does the Rocky Mountaineer accommodate guests with disabilities and special needs?

Every effort is made by the Rocky Mountaineer to accommodate the requirements of all guests. Most carriages are accessible for guests in wheelchairs, and for any guest who has difficulty climbing the spiral staircase in GoldLeaf domed carriages there are lifts available.


Does the Rocky Mountaineer make photo stops?

The train does not stop specifically to allow guests to take photos, however it does not travel quickly and at especially scenic locations it will slow down further. Additionally, if wildlife is spotted Rocky Mountaineer hosts will point it out and request the train to slow down.


What wildlife is visible from the Rocky Mountaineer?

Osprey, bald eagles, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, bear and salmon are all found in western Canada, though there are no guarantees that specific wildlife will be seen during a Rocky Mountaineer journey.


Are guests able to move about on the Rocky Mountaineer?

All guests are able to move freely within their own carriage, and can also enjoy fresh air from its vestibule.


Is smoking permitted on the Rocky Mountaineer?

The Rocky Mountaineer operates a smoke-free policy and as such no smoking is permitted onboard the train, which includes the toilets and open-air vestibules, or in the stations.


What is Rocky Mountaineer’s policy on tipping?

In Canada tips are often given to reward excellent service, but this is at the discretion of guests and no gratuities are included in Rocky Mountaineer prices.