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Seattle, Washington

Seattle

The journey begins in the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Washington. There is certainly no shortage of things see and do in the “Emerald City,” which is home to more than 680,000 and some of the world’s biggest tech companies.

Located in the northwest corner of the continental United States, Seattle is one of the fastest-growing major cities in the country. The city has a long Aboriginal history running 4,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. After Settlement, the country saw an economic boom thanks to its thriving timber industry.

Many visit famous spots like the world-renowned Space Needle. The dazzling, 360-degree view of the city from the observation deck can’t be missed. Its iconic architecture makes it one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.

The most visited tourist destination in the city is the Pike Place market. Take in the history as you walk through one of the oldest public farmers’ markets in the United States and enjoy the variety of unique shops and boutiques. Those in the mood for seafood can watch the fish throwers at work at the famed Pike Place Fish Co., which attracts up to 10,000 visitors every day. Nearby, visitors and residents alike catch a movie at the Moore Theater, Seattle’s oldest still-functioning theater.

After exploring Seattle, visitors are ready to explore the Canadian Rockies and witness some of the most breathtaking views in the region while eating gourmet snacks and meals crafted by executive chefs. Passengers embark on their Rocky Mountaineer adventure at King Street Station, where they are greeted by a bi-level glass-dome luxury coach. Immediately greeted by beautiful agricultural lands, they travel along the remarkable coastline and Chuckanut Bay before hugging the water’s edge and crossing right into Vancouver, British Columbia.