7 Things You Will NOT See on Your Train Trip Across the Canadian Rockies

By Cacinda Maloney

7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

  1.  Suburbs, nope, not a single one of them, those mini cities attached to the giant one. I looked and looked, but there wasn’t one in sight. Slowly over time after leaving the train station, you will leave those far behind.
    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    7 Things you will see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Now the landscape is only dotted with farmhouses, until those too disappear.

    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    7 Things you will see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    For miles and miles all I saw were mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, trees, bushes, grass and waterfalls.

    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Pure nature on the Rocky Mountaineer ride!

    And maybe a few train bridges:

    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Train Bridge

    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Train Bridge

  2. The Sassquash was no where in sight either.
    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    At one point, at this spot where million of chinook and sockeye salmon stream into the Fraser River every year, I thought for sure we might spot him there, but alas, nothing. Once, we heard loud rumblings and then gasps of something from the other passengers, but then later heard it only turned out to be a group of big horn sheep grazing on the plains.

    7 Things you will see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Just grazing big horn sheep seen from the Rocky Mountaineer

  3. Another thing you will not see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies is sad, unhappy people on the train. Nope, you can look all around, but they are no where to be found! These people are on vacation and they are quite lively on this trip across Canada, as the atmosphere is jolly and bright. The hosts of Rocky Mountaineer will make sure of that.
    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Angie Orth of Angie Away

    Fellow travel writer/blogger Angie Orth of Angie Away looks so happy!

  4. A cactus, nope, I looked for those too, but alas I saw nothing. I saw juniper, firs, redwoods, cedars, pines and sequoia. But not a cactus in site.7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!Just Trees7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!Just More Trees!
  5. A photograph taken from inside the glass-domed train compartment without a reflection on it. Can you say glass-domed compartment? Well, you know what that means: reflection. With no effort you will see some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and you may try with all your might, but ultimately, you will get glass glare from the inside of the domed pod. To stop the glare, step outside on the vestibule and take all the non-glare photos you want!

    7 Things you will see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Can you see the reflection on the Rocky Mountaineer Dome?

  6. An empty glass. I even tried once to keep them from refilling it, but that is just the type of hospitality that they have at the Rocky Mountaineer. In the GoldLeaf service, every drink is included and we even enjoyed Baily’s Irish Crème as early as 11 am!
  7. And the same thing goes for the food, as you will not see a hungry person anywhere. I don’t think I saw even one of these the entire trip. From scones with coffee (or a Coke) to juicy veggies with salmon,
    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    1 Thing You will see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer

    fantastic cheeseburgers, to all the other amazing things on the menu, we were eating like crazy:  It went something like this: breakfast, snack, brunch, lunch, snack and then eat again! I loved their motto on the menu:  Eat Well, Travel Often!

    7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

    Eat Well, Travel Often

 

7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

Oops! You will see this: mountain beauty

7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

And this one: Mountain beauty

7 Things You will NOT see on your trip across the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer!

You might see this when you get off the Rocky Mountaineer!

Other articles I have written about Rocky Mountaineer:

7 Things You Will Not See on the Rocky Mountaineer

Great Railway Journeys

Rocky Mountaineer – The World’s Greatest Trip

 

Disclosure:  My time spent on the Rocky Mountaineer was courtesy of them, but the great time I had crossing the Canadian Rockies was all my own!

 

 

2018-11-27T12:29:33+00:00

16 Comments

  1. Suzanne Fluhr May 30, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I am a total Canadaphile—This train journey seems awesome. What an eminently civilized way to travel.

  2. Sand In My Suitcase May 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    We’ve traveled on the Rocky Mountaineer between Vancouver and Whistler. That’s a much shorter journey, but even here we were treated to great mountain scenery, tasty food and big, big, comfy seats.

    • Cacinda Maloney May 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      Ahh, very cool! Yes, the scenery is KING!

  3. Ruth - Exploramum May 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    What a fun way to entice us to read your article – well done and some great pics!

    • Cacinda Maloney May 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks! I have so many great photos, but it was a fun twist! Thanks

  4. Alouise June 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I like driving through the mountains, but I’d to take the Rocky Mountaineer and be able to relax and enjoy the scenery. Plus Bailey at 11am? Yes please.

    • Cacinda Maloney June 2, 2015 at 8:30 am

      I know, right? Bailey’s at 11 am! It was very relaxed with great scenery.

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  6. Leigh Powell Hines July 5, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I think this would be a fabulous trip. Really fun. Thanks for linking up.

    • Cacinda Maloney July 5, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Train trips are nostalgic, I think you would enjoy it!

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  10. Lucita Abanto December 8, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Please send me your informations about this trip, how many days, how much is a cabin for two people, and how much will the trip cost, is there a bathroom in each cabin. Thank you so much.

    • Cacinda Maloney December 10, 2015 at 7:14 am

      Lucita, thanks for reading this article on the website, I will forward your name to Rocky Mountaineer so they can help you.

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