Journey from Seattle into the Rocky Mountains on the Coastal Passage
When it comes to untouched natural beauty, the sprawling expanse of Canada has it in spades. From the invigorating sea breezes of the coast, to the glittering snow caps of its mountain ranges, travelling through Canada is akin to stepping into a postcard. And there's no better way to experience the country's incredible landscapes than by rail.
Forget the hassle of hiring a car and enduring long drives to witness the spectacular scenery - on the Rocky Mountaineer, you can sit back and relax in a world class carriage and let the friendly staff look after the rest.
Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect from Rocky Mountaineer's exciting new addition to its rail journeys, the Coastal Passage.
A taste of the Northwest
If you've been dreaming about seeing Canada by train, but you're interested in seeing a bit of the US across the border, the Coastal Passage could be the perfect match for you. Departing from one of America's most iconic and beloved cities, the cultural hot spot of Seattle, you'll see this pocket of northwestern USA by train as you head along the coastline.
On-board the Coastal Passage, you'll enjoy the leisurely pace of the train heading north. A lovely sight is the glistening waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean beyond. As this is an all-daylight journey, rest assured you won't miss a minute of this wondrous journey.
Keep an eye out for Chuckanut Bay and the picturesque seaside town of White Rock as you tuck in to a delicious meal service - no more road trip pit stops for snacks at a service station!
You can experience this voyage in either SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf class, both offering a comfortable journey with top notch service. In SilverLeaf you'll have a front row seat to verdant forests and towering mountains thanks to the glass dome carriage, as well as complimentary snacks and drinks.
GoldLeaf passengers can breathe in the Canadian air from the open air vestibule, and upon returning to their seats have access to complimentary gourmet snacks and alcoholic beverages - why not sip a cheeky cocktail on the journey into Vancouver?
Where to next?
The Coastal Passage is the perfect way to start your tour of Canada, using one of its great cities as a springboard to see other Canada tourist attractions. From Vancouver, you can continue into the heart of Rocky country across the state line to Banff or Calgary in Alberta.
The Rocky Mountaineer's Coastal Passage can be customised to suit your fancy, so make sure you contact us at Rail Plus to discuss a tailored package that's right for you.