Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Vancouver to Whistler by Train Rail Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour was arranged by Land Sea Tours in conjunction with the Rocky Mountaineer. The level of service on board the train was fantastic and the attendant on our rail car was an absolute delight and took great care of both the adults and children on the trip. I can't find the words to adequately describe the beauty of the landscapes you see on this trip, I was left breathless. The time allowed in Whistler is just about right and the cable car rides are brilliant. I wouldn't bother joining the queue for the 2nd gondola with the glass floor ( which can get really long) it may lead to disappointment, as the whole floor isn't glass just a bit in the middle. The views will blow you away and there was still enough snow in August 2013 for a quick snow ball fight! All in all, a long but amazing day out. I hope you have as great a time as I did.
Loved the train ride and sites we saw. whistler offered a variety of enjoyable things to do. Also enjoyed spending time in the resort.
My main reason to travel to Canada was to ride the Rocky Mountineer to Whistler. I had read how this was a fabulous trip. I was not disappointed the ride travelled through some spectactular scenery and the train slowed at each special spot to enable photos to be taken. A special acknowledgement must be made to the team at VIATOR who were outstanding in their organization of the travel arragments to the point of contacting me at home in Australia when there was a problem with being picked up at our hotel now that's service. Back to the train trip. My wife and I deceided to return via coach to Vancouver and even this trip was full of highlights and photo opportunities .Overall this was one of the highlights of our USA trip.
We really enjoyed the trip.Stunning views from the train with opportunities to take some great photos.Courteous and knowledgeable staff helped to make the journey even better. The return on the coach involved a mechanical problem with the bus,but Fraser and the other members of the Landsea team managed to get us back without too much hassle and contingency plans which were quickly put in place were not needed.Well done to all concerned.Would recommend this trip without hesitation.
The train ride was fabulous. Great tour guides and a comfortable ride the entire time.
This tour was everything it was advertised to be!! The tour staff was punctual, courteous, knowledgeable and engaging--we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and Whistler did not disappoint!
I had reservations about going up by train and back by coach but I wasn't disappointed with this choice. The guide who picked us up from the hotel and drove us to the train and then drove us back from Whistler was excellent in every way. The time spent in Whistler isn't long but enough to get a taste of the town. Would highly recommend this tour.
Wow! from the cry of "ALL ABOARD" from the train manager this was absolutely fab. We saw wildlife, waterfalls, spectacular scenery all around us. Whistler was beautiful, lots of little shops to browse in.. Our tour guide on way back (Will) was so friendly, funny he took extra time to tell stories. We even saw a bear!
The trip exceeded our expectations and the staff and service was A+, and worth every dollar. If you want to sit back and enjoy all the scenery, this is the tour for you. First class service from start to finish..
Perfect Trip! The train and staff were delightful. We were told in advance of the special sights coming up and given lots of information on the way. Our tour guide on the bus was very good. He was on time , knowledgable and funny. What more can you ask for!
was great. worth doing. only problem was too many trees so couldn't get a lot of photos. but in saying that was very pretty. the trip back from whistler in the bus was perfect. had a great driver, very intelligent. whistler was beautiful.the peak to peak was closed but we still saw it and went up to. the top and got snowed on. great experience
The train trip up to Whistler was great, lots of great scenery to look at and to photograph and the hostess was lovely. We had a great time at Whistler itself, we caught up with someone we know from Australia who lives and works there now and we did the Squimish Culteral Centre , which I wasn't that excited to go see but we had a really great time there . It was very interesting to see how they lived then and now and how they built boats etc and I loved the video they showed us of where they live etc. The highlight of the trip was when we were going back , our driver and tour guide Tim was amazing, he promised us bears and he didn't disappoint us, I have some pretty amazing photos of 3 bears we saw, I have to say it's probably the highlight of my 6 week holiday. It was a very long day for all of us including our guide who went out of his way to be helpful and to show us as many wonderful sights as possible. I would honestly say we certainly got value for money.