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If you want to see the [[Canadian Rockies]] in style, you can't get better than the Rocky Mountaineer tourist train. This train takes you through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, offering two levels of service - redleaf and goldleaf. Redleaf includes a seat in a standard train carriage and cold meals served at your seat. Goldleaf passengers travel in a domed car,
While you can travel the north route on a standard VIArail train, it traverses much of the area in the evening/night, so you can't see a whole lot out of the windows. The Rocky Mountaineer is specially timed to travel only during the daylight hours, so you can see a whole lot more.
The Rocky Mountaineer is actually two trains - it travels from [[Vancouver]] to [[Kamloops]] the first day, through fairly pastoral country with a lot of lakes, which changes to a much drier desert-type region as you approach Kamloops. The second day the train splits into two segments, the first half travelling to [[Jasper]] on the northern track, while the remainder of the train goes south to [[Banff]]. The southern route has recently been extended and it is possible to continue to [[Calgary]] on the same train.