2019 AAA USD Rocky Mountaineer Brochure RM_PB2019_eBrochure_NA_AAA - Page 27

FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WEST ROUTE TRAIN DAY 1 VANCOUVER KAMLOOPS Board Rocky Mountaineer in the urban oasis of Vancouver, British Columbia, and journey through the farmlands of the Fraser Valley. From fertile greenery, the landscape transforms to the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. You’ll see the mighty Fraser River and the raging whitewater of Hell’s Gate. Then, the landscape undergoes another transformation and you’ll find yourself amid scrub brush and desert. You will pull in to overnight at a hotel in the city of Kamloops. TRAIN DAY 2 KAMLOOPS LAKE LOUISE OR BANFF Now your venture into the heart of the mountains begins in earnest. Continuing east along the South Thompson River, you’ll witness historic Craigellachie. This spot marks where the Last Spike was driven on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, uniting the nation. You’ll gaze in wonder at cascading waterfalls and at icy glaciers spilling over the lips of the peaks above, on your way to the charming alpine town of Banff and the brilliant waters of Lake Louise. And all of this craggy wilderness is yours to embrace, from the comfort of your luxurious Rocky Mountaineer coach. You can also choose to travel westbound, journeying from Lake Louise or Banff to Vancouver. 23