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Rocky Mountaineer: What's New in 2017

Rail Plus Guide: What's New in 2017 on the Rocky Mountaineer
Rail Plus Guide: What's New in 2017 on the Rocky Mountaineer

There has never been a better time to explore the magnificent natural landscapes of Canada and experience the iconic rocky mountaineer train.

Rocky Mountaineer has revealed some exciting new opportunities to experience the Canadian Rockies in all their glory whilst travelling in absolute luxury. In this article, we take a closer look at what's new in 2017.


A New Getaway: Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort is one of very few places in the world that offers travellers the opportunity to engage with the pristine elegance of a wilderness landscape, whilst staying in lavish accomodation that has all the luxuries of a five star hotel.

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Killer Whale Breaching in Discovery Channel, near Campbell River, BC


Located on a private island in the Georgia Strait, Sonora Resort encompasses everything that makes this part of the world so unique.

Ocean salmon fishing, grizzly bear sightings, whale watching, glacier tours, mountain hikes, canoe expeditions and white water rafting are just some of the ways visitors to Sonora Island can experience the breathtaking forest landscapes which characterise this corner of British Columbia.

2 all-inclusive nights at the Sonora Resort are now included as part of the following Rocky Mountaineer packages: 

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Sonora Island is a great place for grizzly bears viewing

Western Explorer with Sonora Resort 2017

Canadian Rockies Adventures with Sonora Resort 2017

Western Explorer with Sonora Resort 2017 

The accommodation itself is spread across 12 themed lodges which are designed to seamlessly integrate into the existing landscape whilst offering guests a place to relax, unwind, and soak up the island experience in absolute comfort.

The resort is equipped with a tennis court, conservatory, movie theatre, games room, exercise room, virtual golf, a putting green, fly fishing ponds, and a swimming pool.




The Rocky Mountaineer will guide you through some of Canada's most extreme and enchanting landscapes


A New Circle Journey: 10 Day Canadian Rockies Circle

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Rocky Mountaineer passengers enjoying spectacular views

2017 also marks the introduction of the exciting Canadian Rockies Circle journey which starts and ends in Vancouver, and enables travellers to experience all the breathtaking highlights of the legendary Canadian Rockies.

Travelling every day in absolute luxury, travellers on this 10 day/9 night Rocky Mountaineer adventure will be treated to peerless service and a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel through landscapes filled with lush forests, lonely mountain passes, tranquil lakes, tumbling waterfalls and ethereal icefields.

Group activities provide travellers with a chance to explore the unique attractions of each stop including the rugged mountain wilderness of Jasper National Park, the harsh beauty of the Columbia Icefield, and the sprawling metropolis of Vancouver.


More Cruise Opportunities

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 Chateau Fairmont on Lake Louise

There are now even more amazing Rail & Cruise packages available with the additon of the ms Volendam cruise ship. Experience the best of Canadian rail & sea travel with one of the sensational 2017 Rail tour & Alaskan cruise combinations.

Rail Plus packages combine a pre or post-tour cruise to Alaska from Vancouver, BC, onboard the ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Volendam on Holland America Line. Once you leave your cruise your journey continues aboard the Rocky Mountaineer (or vice versa).

Early Booking Bonus

Book your 2017 Canadian Rockies adventure with Rail Plus before August 26 and receive up to $1,000 of bonus package perks such as additional tours, extra accomodation, transfers and meal plans - thanks to the 2017 Rocky Mountaineer Early Booking Bonus.

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