About the name ‘Notch8′

A throwback to the bygone days of luxury travel by rail. Notch 8 is the final notch available to a train engineer and is the pinnacle position that can be achieved while in operation. To reach Notch 8 requires great expertise and experience. Notch 8 is an achievement. It is a notch above, it’s the reference point from which “top notch” stems.

The new restaurant at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a monument to the romance of train travel. It harkens back to a time when a luxurious dining room in Vancouver was not just a destination for a city, or even a province… it was a destination for a new nation, eager to discover its Pacific West.