The sun is out, the water is calm, and the adventure is on, with a nice, wild Alaska edge.
"It's like a symphony," says executive chef Jean Pierre Guerin from inside the Rocky Mountaineer's Goldleaf Service kitchen.
There's a reason why so many Kiwis and Aussies head to Whistler for a ski season - and simply never leave.
"In the event of an emergency, please remain seated, stop screaming and follow our instructions."
Too often travellers ignore Canada at their own cost.