Two things drew me to Canada on this fine October morning: a journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, known for its jaw-dropping alpine rail tours, and an opportunity to taste Canadian beer, which a friend described as the best brew produced in North America. Yes, better than the U.S. stuff, he said.I was also keeping an eye out for Sasquatch, which the Rocky Mountaineer’s website lists among the top five wildlife sightings on the train’s route.Laugh if you like. You probably don’t believe in extraterrestrials, either. But the furry man-beast, which has supposedly stalked the Pacific Northwest for centuries, is a Big Thing with Canadians. It’s like the Scots’ Loch Ness monster.The Rocky Mountaineer lists Sasquatch along with bears, bighorn sheep, elk and bald eagles. It may be tongue-in-cheek, but who knows? Maybe there’s some truth to it. At any rate, I planned to watch for Bigfoot as we rolled east from Vancouver to Banff. Advertisement But once the train slid out of the station, I forgot all about the monster tale. I was captivated by the scenery visible from the rail line’s double-decker glass-domed cars. I was seeing the big picture, and it was amazing.The Rockies are one of the… Read full this story
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