“World’s best train” on a budget: Rocky Mountaineer Rides to Whistler

Photo credit: Rocky Mountaineer

The Rocky Mountaineer train is perhaps best known for its epic routes through the Canadian Rockies.  No less an authority than National Geographic declared the journey one of the “world’s greatest trips.”  Seated inside elegantly appointed cars, sipping wine and nibbling on gourmet meals, passengers soak up some of the most impressive alpine scenery anywhere in North America.

Just one little asterisk:  The trip of a lifetime doesn’t come cheap (the two-day Vancouver-Banff trip starts at US$902).  But even if you haven’t saved up, there’s still a way to get a taste of the Rocky Mountaineer experience, without going too far from Vancouver.

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“World’s best train” on a budget: Rocky Mountaineer Rides to Whistler

Storytelling in Vancouver

If you want to get to know Vancouverites, come listen to their stories!

The Flame is an ongoing series of storytelling events, where everyday people share their true stories to a live audience.

This week, Kendall Dixon shared her experience of moving to Vancouver for first time. Gaalen Engen kept us glued to our seats in telling his tale of how he risked his life for another.

It will not be rare to see local actors in the audience and getting up on stage. The night included a story from C.C. Humphries, best selling novelist and actor.

This night will keep you entertained and give your soul a stir!

Happening the first Wednesday of every month at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St. The next show is Dec 1, at 7pm.

Join the facebook group to listen to a few stories.