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2025 Rainforest to Gold Rush 3 Day Rail (Westbound)
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Fraser River | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
GoldLeaf Service | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Howe Sound | Credit: Rocky Moutaineer
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Rainforest to Gold Rush Route | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
GoldLeaf Service | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Seton Lake | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer
Canada

2025 Rainforest to Gold Rush 3 Day Rail (Westbound) (Tour code: 13618)

Starts and Ends
Jasper to
Vancouver
Travel Periods
26 Apr 25 - 04 Oct 25
Experience
Travel Style
Rail Journeys
Explore the rugged terrain and gold rush history of the Canadian Rockies onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, discovering true wilderness, Whistler's mountain mecca, hidden lakes, and canyons.

Highlights

Relax in spacious, glass-domed train cars, enjoying gourmet meals, attentive service, and informative commentary about the history and geography of the region

The route takes passengers through the Cariboo Gold Rush region, where they can explore the fascinating history of the 19th-century gold rush

You will be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and rolling hills while seated on spacious reclining seats

From bald eagles soaring above the treetops to bears foraging along the riverbanks, you may catch glimpses of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat

3 days
From
AUD 5,596
per person, twin share
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Overview

On this three-day luxury train journey with Rocky Mountaineer, witness true wilderness, explore the vibrant mountains of Whistler, and see hidden lakes and canyons that few others get to experience. Relax in comfort as you traverse seemingly impassable terrain aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Revel in the history of the gold rush and marvel at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Your journey begins in Jasper, where you board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train. Wind your way to the charming rural town of Quesnel and then on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia's Northern Territory.

Continuing south to Whistler, varied scenery awaits you, from breathtaking views of the Fraser Canyon to the shorelines of glacial-fed lakes. On the last day, return to Vancouver onboard and witness the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor, canyons, Howe Sound, and the Coast Mountains.

Inclusions

3 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service
1 night in Quesnel
1 night in Whistler
2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Rail station transfers in Jasper, Quesnel, Whistler, and Vancouver
Luggage handling in Quesnel and Whistler
Service gratuity for the onboard team

Rail Onboard Rocky Mountaineer - GoldLeaf Service

Picture yourself onboard the world’s leading luxury rail experience. From the moment you set foot onboard, experience hosts that will go above and beyond to make your journey as comfortable as it is unforgettable. The custom-designed glass-dome coaches provide you with panoramic views – or get a bit closer by stepping into the outdoor viewing area. See the sights by day, sleep in a hotel at night. With Rocky Mountaineer, you get the best of both worlds: maximum views, and maximum comfort.

Features of GoldLeaf Service:

  • Bi-level dome with seating above and dining below
  • Full glass-dome windows with panoramic views
  • Gourmet à la carte meals in the lower-level dining room
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room
  • Attended by up to four Hosts, plus a full culinary team
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks included
  • Large exclusive outdoor viewing platform
  • Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery and wildlife
Breakfast, Lunch
Onboard Rocky Mountaineer - GoldLeaf Service
GoldLeaf Service | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer

Day 1 Rocky Mountaineer: Jasper Quesnel

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort town of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains on either side and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia's Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose, caribou and bears. Your day concludes as the train passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel in the evening.

Overnight in Quesnel

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Jasper → Quesnel
Mount Robson | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer

Day 2 Rocky Mountaineer: Quesnel Whistler

Your journey continues southwest to the all-season resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and renowned for world-class outdoor activities, both leisure and adventure. Along the route, enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey today ends on arrival at Pemberton Station in the evening, where you will board a motorcoach transfer to your Whistler accommodation.

Overnight in Whistler

Breakfast, Lunch
Rocky Mountaineer: Quesnel → Whistler
Onboard GoldLeaf Service | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer

Day 3 Rocky Mountaineer: Whistler Vancouver

The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon, return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé-style. At the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Vancouver.

Rocky Mountaineer: Whistler → Vancouver
Sea to Sky Highway | Credit: Rocky Mountaineer

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

2025 Departures

  • Apr - 26
  • May - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • June - 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July - 5, 12, 19, 26
  • August - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • September - 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October - 4

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

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