The Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train one of the best in Canada, and is a contender for the best in the world. Beyond the services offered by Rocky Mountaineer and style trains, this sightseeing tour that can not be beat.
travelers who prefer the road to make as much experience as the destination will surely love a climbing trip, but too general description of the Rocky mountains and forest – what travelers expect to see along the way?
runs two trains climbing Rocky (Rocky mountaineer and climber Whistler) and four routes linking the coastal city of Vancouver to Calgary and Jasper in the Rocky Mountains. Each route is nice, but a particular favorite is the Yellowhead route travel to Jasper to Vancouver. Make the most of your journey with this detailed sightseeing guide highlights along the way.
For more information on other routes visit Rocky Mountaineer
Vancouver Calgary Rocky Mountaineer of Yellowhead Route
When traveling east to Calgary, the coastal city of Vancouver to the starting point. Located between the Coast Mountains (home to Whistler resort) and the big blue Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city, which maintains close ties to the outdoors. On clear days locals head runs out of the sea wall, hike Grouse Mountain, or browse the boutiques, cafes and patios lining Robson Street, South Granville, and west of 4th Avenue.
Make the most of your time in Vancouver enjoying the city's restaurants, shops and galleries, as well as outside of adventures – like walking in Stanley Park, checking out the architecture in Gastown, or traveling outside the city to explore the nearby in the mountains.
boarding the Rocky Mountaineer, you can quickly leave behind Vancouver cityscapes in the lush Fraser Valley. The Fraser Valley is situated in the fertile farlmand because a lot of its proximity to the Fraser River.
The Fraser River is the longest in BC and the 5th longest in Canada. As you travel next to it, you will notice changes in the waters of a muddy brown milky green. This is due to the high level of sediment in the water as well as many cascades. The Fraser River turbulence belies a thriving ecosystem, producing more salmon than any other river system in the world!
The excitement of the Fraser culminates in Hell's Gate, located at the narrowest point of attraction Fraser River. The sight and sound of the thundering waters only hint at the magnitude of this pass, where as 909.218 million liters (HUF 200 million) liters of water To walk through the 33.53-meter (110 feet) gorge every minute.
to exit the Coast Mountains, will appear in the beautiful Fraser Canyon, a natural canyon side of the 600-meter (1980) feet. This canyon extends all the way to hope.
The City of Kamloops to Hope, a trip you will see a landscape of mountains and lakes. It will travel Monck and Lac Le Jeune Provincial Park, climb the Great Bear Snow Shed, crest the summit of the Coquihalla Pass and cross the top of Thompson Plateau.
will stop the night in Kamloops, a charming town in Okanogan Valley. The weather is warm and sunny spring and summer, and winter snow in nearby Sun Peaks beckons skiiers. Kamloops also plays host to Rocky Mountaineer dinner theater performances, the Two River Junction Musical Revue® and the Great Canadian Lumberjack Show.
Back on the train after a night of Kamloops, you will quickly discover the sightseeing potential of the mountain scenery of the Canadian Rockies.
An early highlight will be views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. Altitude of 3,956.5 meters (12972 feet) and drop it into Berg Lake North and Kinney Lake over the south, it is very icy mountain peaks tower in Hungary.
As they travel through the Rocky Mountains, you will pass the spectacular Pyramid Falls. This waterfall cascades 91.5 meters (300 feet) next to the train tracks and maximize your sightseeing the train slow to an up-close view.
A different but equally impressive vision of Albreda glacier. Albreda than other glaciers in the Rocky Mountains, the permanent snowfield (the amount of snowfall exceeds snowmelt each year). The weight of accumulated snow compresses layers beneath the ice, which then melts, making the newly formed glacier downhill. This movement grinds the rocks beneath a fine powder, which, when deposited in lakes and rivers around the glacier, turning the water into a beautiful shade of turquoise.
The arrival of Jasper National Park marks the end of the journey by rail, but also the beginning of the sightseeing opportunities in the Canadian Rockies. Jasper National Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1907, and remains one of the largest protected areas in the world. It is available in the Canadian wilderness at its best and the town of Jasper makes a convenient base for exploring the hiking trails, lakes and wildlife of the surrounding area.
Although the trip to the Rocky Mountaineer Yellowhead Route may be more Jasper, sightseeing experience is anything but. Consider a trip along the Icefields Parkway in Banff Jasper, the most beautiful drives in the country, before exploring the beautiful attractions in Banff and Lake Louise.