Rocky Mountaineer train to operate in February of 2010



    
    - Rocky Mountaineer Vacations will run a VIP corporate hospitality train
    on behalf of the Province of Alberta -
    

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Rocky Mountaineer Vacations is pleased to
announce that the company has signed an agreement with brand.LIVE, an
international event management company, to operate a VIP corporate hospitality
train during February of 2010 on behalf of the Province of Alberta and its
clients. The Rocky Mountaineer train will run daily between North Vancouver
and Whistler, BC using a special consist comprised of the legendary GoldLeaf
Service dome cars and lounge cars. The agreement with brand.LIVE also includes
use of the Rocky Mountaineer Station for special events in February of 2010.
    "It is a tremendous honour for us to offer this special run of the Rocky
Mountaineer train when all eyes will be on Vancouver and Whistler," says Randy
Powell, President of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations. "We are proud of our long
standing relationship with the Province of Alberta and are thrilled to enter
into this joint venture where together, we will welcome the world to Western
Canada in February of 2010."
    This special run of the Rocky Mountaineer train will showcase Alberta and
the breathtaking Sea to Sky region between North Vancouver and Whistler, BC.
During its regular operating season between mid-April and mid-October, the
Rocky Mountaineer travels between British Columbia and Alberta. For additional
information on Rocky Mountaineer Vacations and the Rocky Mountaineer train
visit www.rockymountaineer.com.

    Rocky Mountaineer Vacations offers unique Canadian vacation packages and
four spectacular rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. Best known
for the world-acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer train, a two-day, all daylight rail
journey through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies, the company also
offers trips onboard the Whistler Mountaineer train, a daily three-hour
experience between North Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Since its inception in
1990, the company has grown to be the largest privately owned passenger rail
service in North America and has welcomed over a million guests onboard. In
2007, RMV was honoured with the World Travel Award as "World's Leading Travel
Experience by Train" for the third consecutive year.





For further information:

For further information: Ian Robertson, Executive Director, Corporate
Communications and Public Affairs, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, (604) 606-6346
or via cell at (604) 961-9059, irobertson@rockymountaineer.com; Nancy Dery,
Travel Media Relations Specialist, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, (604)
606-8419, ndery@rockymountaineer.com; www.rockymountaineer.com

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