By Sponsored Stories16 Jan 2019It’s never been hard to sell Rocky Mountaineer, but did you know the Canadian train also offers extended itineraries that help travellers looking for new holiday experiences that explore all corners of Western Canada?Have you seen a list of the world’s greatest train journeys that doesn’t include Rocky Mountaineer? Nope, me either, and that’s because everyone knows the scenic train that rattles through the Canadian Rocky Mountains is tops when it comes to riding the rails.But did you know there’s a whole heap more for travellers set on seeing something special to do when taking a train tour through Canada’s spectacular west? It is, after all, a patch of the planet boasting awesome outdoor activities like summertime strolling in the shadows of towering snow-covered peaks and floating on the sparkling blue of a remote mountain river. And Rocky Mountaineer can help clients keen on unique experiences think outside the box with tailor-made packages taking them to legendary locations between Vancouver and Calgary.There are three 2019 packages perfect for those preferring to avoid typical guided tours and each guarantees memorable moments like canoeing on Lake Louise, heli-hiking in the Canadian Rockies, riding a raft along the Bow River, and time to explore right on Athabasca Glacier. Another itinerary features an all-inclusive stay at Sonora Resort which is a luxury wilderness lodge in the Discover Islands, at the top end of the Georgia Strait 200km from Vancouver, which can only be accessed by air.The 10 and 12-day encounters augment Rocky Mountaineer’s famous First Passage to the West or Journey through the Clouds routes with two days spent on the train and other stages of the outing done aboard a motorcoach passing through National Parks and mountain settlements.Here’s more on the three exclusive Rocky Mountaineer packages. Journey through the Clouds Outdoor AdventuresThis 11-day journey between Vancouver and Calgary includes two days on Rocky Mountaineer – from Van City to Jasper, breaking the trip halfway in Kamloops – with the rest of the adventure taking in Lake Louise, Banff and the Icefields Parkway. Journey through the Clouds Mountain AdventuresThis itinerary is similar to the first package but with a three-night stopover at CMH Cariboos which is a remote mountain lodge 100km west from Jasper that promises outdoor lovers the chance to hike around glaciers, across alpine pastures and between soaring summits. Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle with Post-Tour Sonora ResortCombine Journey Through the Clouds & First Passage to the West routes and cap off an amazing 4-days onboard Rocky Mountaineer with the ultimate Pacific-Northwest wilderness retreat, Sonora Resort. But wait there’s more…There’s another advantage for agents to promote these packages with the trio of itineraries maximising revenue as they’re longer journeys, so that’s two birds with one stone.Rocky Mountaineer offers all the support needed to sell these extraordinary holiday highlights and by signing up to receive the monthly newsletter here consultants can keep current on market promotions, key selling tools and industry trends.Or go one step further and sign up for TRACKS agent training to become a certified Rocky Mountaineer Specialist for access to resources like market research and special agent rates.January and February are Rocky Mountaineers busiest selling months, with package departures disappearing fast, so book now by calling one of the company’s vacation consultants or liaising with a preferred wholesaler.To discover more, visit the website below:LEARN MORE READ: GET ONBOARD: Become a Rocky Mountaineer SpecialistREAD: PICTURES: Agents tick Canada & Rocky Mountaineer off the bucket listWhere else in Canada would you like to explore by rail?Written By Sarah Nicolson, a KARRYON contributorThis article is brought to you by: Other stories you may likeTHE ROCKIES AWAIT: Rocky Mountaineer’s 2019 season begins with new glass-domed rail carsBETTER PRIZES, BIGGER FAMS: Rail Europe offers Advisors more to up-skillGET ON TRACK: How can you WIN an epic rail journey in Switzerland!