There are a number of ways to make your journey up to Whistler, but one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways is to take the famous Rocky Mountaineer.
On my recent trip to Canada I had the chance of travelling to Whistler from Vancouver. I enjoyed the calm organised luxury of the Gold Leaf service. Over a tasty cooked breakfast followed by hot coffee or tea I enjoyed my first glimpse of the Mountains from my picture window. On this section of the journey there is an old-fashioned open-air carriage. It’s fun to feel the wind on your face, as you travel through the mountains and over spectacular water falls the time just flew by, and in no time at all we arrived in Whistler.
How lovely to wave to people as we passed their houses, they came to their porches to see the train as if it were really special! There are two types of tickets on the Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf and a little more basic, but still comfortable Redleaf. You can also break the journey and stop along the way.
This journey was a relatively short experience – but if you have a love of great rail journeys take The Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver via Kamloops to Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff or Calgary …….it must be the best view of the Canadian Rockies.