Written on: 07/06/2014 by nichjenn (1 review written)
My husband and I have just returned from a holiday in Canada and the two day Rocky Mountaineer train trip from Banff to Vancouver, booked through Rocky-peak Holidays, was a definite highlight. We travelled Silver Leaf and were thrilled with this choice. Lovely staff, terrific food, comfortable seats with so much leg room for the tall people among us, and wonderful viewing windows made it a memorable experience. The scenery was unbelievable at every turn and the commentary by staff enlightening, informative and amusing!! We were lucky to see so much wildlife and even saw a grizzly bear and a black bear right near the rail life .We ate an amazing meal in Kamloops at The Noble Pig where everything on the menu is grown by them or sourced locally- highly recommend tasting the flight of sample beers- just ask the lovely staff for their recommendations and they will cheerfully guide you!! The lakes, waterfalls and rivers were stunning in the mountains and as we got closer to Vancouver the landscape changed to lovely farming areas.We would recommend it to everyone- if you don't go you will never know just what you missed.