Rocky Mountaineer boasts the most breathtaking and scenic train tours this country has to offer. The rich, vast, unspoiled nature of our Canadian National Parks is treasured by all who know the beauty that lies within them. People travel from around the world to vacation and experience the rare and rugged Canadian Rockies region that has been preserved for more than a century.
The Rocky Mountaineer travels by rail through five of these protected areas: Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, and the oldest and the largest of the Rockies parks, Banff and Jasper.
Three provincial parks combined with the four National Parks located in the Rockies, comprise the UNESCO Rocky Mountain World Heritage Site. This ranks as one of the largest protected areas on the planet. Because of this, Rocky Mountaineer scenic train rides are unlike any other in the world.
Canada is a premium vacation destination for wildlife tours, where visitors are privileged to see animals in their natural habitat. The Canadian West is especially fortunate to still be home to a wide variety of plants and animals. The wildlife in the Canadian Rockies helps to distinguish this region from all others, and makes for a perfect vacation with many opportunities both on and off the Rocky Mountaineer trains for wildlife tours.
Along the Rocky Mountaineer train route you may see any of the large mammal or bird species for which this area is known. Black and grizzly bears, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, cougar, wolves, lynx and caribou are some of the many species that rely on the large tracts of protected land to survive.
All guests in the National Parks have the opportunity to experience the diverse environment that is home to these creatures.