Bid a fond farewell to Vancouver, as we are now off on a two-day train journey to Banff. The long-awaited National Parks and mountains beyond mountains was waiting for us on the other side. Thus, I had a two-day foretaste of what lay ahead of me – pure landscape photography beauty.
The two-day rail adventure covered 594 miles from Vancouver to Banff, stopping halfway at Kamloops. When purchasing your tickets, you are given a choice of two services: Redleaf or Goldleaf. Goldleaf is of course much more expensive, but the views you’ll get is probably worth the purchase. My family and I chose the Redleaf service, which was still very good. Each carriage has its own attendant, who will serve you with food and commentary for the entire duration. The train does slow down when it reaches a potential moment for all those budding photographers (like me). Overall, the rail ride was pleasant and comfortable.
Where do I begin? How do I describe to you all the beauty of what I had seen? If you have had the experience, then you have the memory. If not, then all I can share with you are through my eyes, my photographs. If you ever have the chance and money, then take the journey on The Rocky Mountaineer. I promise you will never forget for the rest of your life.
I shall not disturb you any longer. Grab a cup, sit down, listen to some classical and enjoy!