Air Canada today announced a partnership between Aeroplan and Rocky Mountaineer to offer a luxury train journey.
Luxury train journeys with Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer offers three unique train journeys in Western Canada and one in West USA to enjoy the diverse landscapes in a custom-designed, spacious glass-dome coach.
Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer trains, there are SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf services (the difference will be mainly in the location in the train with access to a different glass dome, an outside platform and a different catering service).
Earn Aeroplan points with Rocky Mountaineer
With this new partnership between Aeroplan and Rocky Mountaineer, for travel in 2021 you can earn:
- 10,000 Aeroplan bonus points with SilverLeaf Service and SilverLeaf Plus bookings
- 20,000 Aeroplan bonus points with GoldLeaf Service bookings
For a travel in 2022, you can earn:
- 1 point per dollar spent, per booking in SilverLeaf Service
- 2 points per dollar spent, per booking in GoldLeaf Service
To make your reservation, you must call Rocky Mountaineer at 1-800-875-9149 and provide your Aeroplan number. Starting at the end of June, Aeroplan members will be able to apply their Aeroplan number during Rocky Mountaineer’s online booking process to be eligible for earn and upgrades.
Redeem Aeroplan points for Rocky Mountaineer
Starting today, you can also redeem your Aeroplan points for Rocky Mountaineer eVouchers through the Aeroplan eStore.
There are several options: either 4,000 points for a $50 eVoucher.
Or the purchase of a journey depending on the season and the service (between 296,000 and 884,000 points).
To give you an idea of the most expensive choice, the Canadian Rockies Circle at 884,000 points.
This is a 10 day – 9-night tour (Vancouver – Kamloops – Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper – Kamloops – Vancouver) in GoldLeaf service during the October 2021 colours.
Journey through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies on two of our most popular rail routes and unleash your inner explorer on an exciting Icefields Parkway adventure.
Package includes: 4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service; 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches; 9 nights hotel accommodation; Vancouver Lookout; Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola; Yoho National Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise; Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk; Jasper Breakfast Tour; luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff and Jasper; National Parks Pass.
Additional benefits with Rocky Mountaineer and your Aeroplan credit card
From level 25K onwards, you get an hotel room category upgrade. From level 50K onwards, you are upgraded from SilverLeaf to GoldLeaf service.
If you are an Aeroplan Premium Credit Cardholder, you get:
- Hotel Room Category Upgrade
- Upgrade from SilverLeaf to GoldLeaf Service
- Earn 2 points on every dollar spent using your Aeroplan Premium credit card
Eligible Premium Aeroplan Credit Cards are:
- TD®Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card
- CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card
- American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card
- American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card
If you plan to book a vacation with Rocky Mountaineer, you’ll want to have one of these Aeroplan credit cards to take advantage of the benefits mentioned above!
Here are the current offers available for the 2 American Express cards (which do not require a minimum income as opposed to the $200,000 household income required by the Visa Infinite Privilege cards):