Rocky Montaineer Comes to the U.S.

  • The Rocky Mountaineer's newest route covers 226 kilometers in the U.S. northwest.

    The Rocky Mountaineer's newest route covers 226 kilometers in the U.S. northwest.

  • The Coastal Passage trip takes four hours.

    The Coastal Passage trip takes four hours.

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Having carried passengers through the Canadian Rockies for almost 25 years, the Rocky Mountaineer is now making tracks into the United States. Several years in the planning, the train’s newest route, dubbed the Coastal Passage, covers the 226 kilometers between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, B.C., in four hours, giving passengers a quintessential Pacific Northwest panorama of fields and meadows, pebbled beaches and twee towns, and the distant San Juan islands. For now, however, the trip can only be enjoyed in conjunction with one of the train’s multiday Rocky Mountain routes, taking you on to Jasper or Banff with a new stop at Lake Louise. –Natasha Dragun

Originally appeared in the October/November 2013 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Well in Train”)

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