Royal Canadian Pacific recognized as "tour of a lifetime" by national geographic traveler
National Geographic Traveler published their first annual "round-up" of the world's 50 best guided tours in 2006. Tours were judged on their sustainability, authenticity and their ability to provide a life-changing experience.
In 2008, the Royal Canadian Rockies Experience, a five night/six day luxury rail excursion operated by Royal Canadian Pacific, has been recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of two Canadian experiences worthy of be included on this prestigious list.
Nominated in the "Classic Tours" category, the Royal Canadian Rockies Experience was chosen for it's ability to restore and reinvent the romance of North America's significant railroad history. The Royal Canadian Pacific has long been recognized as the quintessential luxury rail experience. Guests of the Royal Canadian Pacific are engaged in cultural, historical, and epicurean adventures as they voyage through some of Canada's most stunning landscapes. This specific excursion appeals to the passive adventure travel client giving the opportunity for sightseeing, heritage and cultural experience tours and horseback riding.
National Geographic Traveler based their "world's best" decisions on environmental considerations, such as mode of transportation, and the ability of guests to engage with the local community, for example First Nations, and natural environment during their experience.
For a complete listing of the 2008 Tours of a Lifetime, please visit the National Geographic Traveler website at: