When we scheduled our Rocky Mountaineer Trip from Vancouver to Calgary we found we could also take a day trip from Vancouver to Whistler and back, which we did. This is a review of the Whistler Sea to Sky trip. Our train trip through the Rockies will be a separate review.
Current reviews of any Rocky Mountaineer trips seem to separate into two camps; those who enjoyed the trip in spite of the current strike and those who seem to be writing unfavorable reviews because they favor unions .
We were exceptionally lucky that the serving staff and narrators who filled in for the strikers in our car were long time company employees who normally work in the office or in marketing. One could tell they were very proud of their company and were very glad to pitch in and help.
We enjoyed the Gold Leaf service in a domed car which was great for viewing. We were served a very good breakfast going up and a fine high tea coming down. Service was excellent and the food was well prepared and tasty. I am unable to relate to reviews which complain of being told of views of interest after it was too late to see them as our narrator gave plenty of fair warning.
My wife and I will heartedly recommend the Whistler Sea to Sky trip to any of our friends who visit Vancouver. If I were to do it again, I would look into taking the float plane option one way and the train the other.