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All aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s new route

Coastal Passage three-day journey links Seattle and Vancouver along with the Canadian Rockies

29 May 2013

The Rocky Mountaineer – Canada’s award-winning train service – is introducing both a new route and a new destination this season.

The Coastal Passage is a scenic three-day journey from Seattle, Washington along the Pacific shoreline to Vancouver, BC before continuing inland to the Canadian Rockies. As with all Rocky Mountaineer trips, you’ll travel during the daytime so you don’t miss any spectacular scenery.

Relaxing in the luxurious GoldLeaf service, you’ll have unimpeded views from a glass-domed railway coach. Think soaring mountains, milky blue glacial lakes and tumbling waterfalls. At mealtime, head downstairs to the dining car and enjoy gourmet food served on white tablecloths.

Coastal Passage is Rocky Mountaineer’s fifth route and the only one that crosses the border to the United States. Depending which direction you’re going, you’ll start or end in Banff or Jasper.

Rocky Mountaineer’s newest destination on offer is the iconic Lake Louise, in the heart of Banff National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Louise is possibly the most photographed lake in Canada – and for good reason. A glacier hangs at one end, while mountains wrap around both sides.

Anchoring the other end of the lake is the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, one of our famous ‘railway’ hotels. It’s been delighting guests since 1911. You can stay here too as part of your package with the Rocky Mountaineer.

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