Whistler Mountaineer train rolls out the red carpet for Canadian music stars



    - JUNO Awards Gift Bag to include valuable Whistler Mountaineer ticket -

    VANCOUVER, March 6 /CNW/ - Ever dreamt of hanging out with Feist,
Avril Lavigne or Michael Bublé? This could very well happen onboard the
Whistler Mountaineer train, which is one of a few BC items to be included in
this year's coveted JUNO Awards gift bag. The "swag" bag is given to the host,
presenters, and performers at the 2008 JUNO Awards, which is held in
Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, April 6, 2008. It contains valuable Canadian
products ranging from spa certificates, cosmetics, luxury clothing and
high-end accessories. New this year is a return rail journey for two on the
exclusive Whistler Mountaineer Glacier Dome Experience, which is a three-hour
train trip between the cosmopolitan destinations of Vancouver and Whistler BC,
valued at more than $600.
    Lucky gift bag recipients will receive rock star treatment onboard the
Whistler Mountaineer Glacier Dome coach, which offers panoramic views of
stunning waterfalls, sparkling Pacific waters and snow-capped mountain peaks
from full-length dome windows. Canadian music stars will also experience
personalized service, spacious fully reclining seats and hear fascinating
commentary on the regions through which the train travels. A hot gourmet
breakfast and scrumptious afternoon tea, served on crisp white linens are
offered to guests onboard.

    The JUNO Awards, Canada's preeminent music awards show will air on CTV on
Sunday, April 6 from the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary Alberta. The show
will be hosted by Russell Peters and will feature a star-studded line up of
artists who will perform, including Michael Bublé, Feist, Finger Eleven,
Jann Arden, Anne Murray, Avril Lavigne and Sarah Brightman.

    The Whistler Mountaineer was launched in May of 2006 and is owned and
operated by Rocky Mountaineer Vacations (RMV). In addition to the four
spectacular rail routes that travel through British Columbia and Alberta,
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations also offers unique Canadian vacation packages.
Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown to become the largest
privately owned passenger rail service in North America and will host its
one millionth guest on the Rocky Mountaineer in 2008. In 2007, RMV was
honoured with a World Travel Award as "World's Leading Travel Experience by
Train" for the third consecutive year.

    To download digital photos please go to:
    http://www.whistlermountaineer.com/media/images_library





For further information:

For further information: Sara Holland, Tartan PR, (604) 609-0219, (604)
880-1494 (cell), sholland@tartanpr.com; Nancy Dery, Rocky Mountaineer
Vacations, (604) 606-8419, ndery@rockymountaineer.com

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