The Bachelorette looks for romance on the Rocky Mountaineer

    Vancouverite Jillian Harris and the remaining men take an unforgettable
    rail journey through Western Canada

    Watch episode six of the Bachelorette on Citytv, Monday, June 22, at 8 pm
    PT & ET / 9 pm MT / 7 pm CT

    VANCOUVER, June 17 /CNW/ - The third and last Canadian episode of
Citytv's The Bachelorette, from Warner Horizon Television, airs on June 22 and
finds the cast travelling between Vancouver, BC, and Banff, Alberta, onboard
the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train with stays at Fairmont Hotels &
Resorts' iconic properties in Banff National Park. For four days, Vancouver's
sweetheart, Jillian Harris, and her eight suitors experience a romantic rail
journey of a lifetime and visit Western Canada's most stunning destinations.
    "The kind of exposure we will be receiving from The Bachelorette is a
rare opportunity," says Hubert Wat, Vice President, Marketing, of Rocky
Mountaineer. "We are thrilled to be able to showcase Rocky Mountaineer's
world-renowned onboard experience and the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies
to millions of viewers."
    The Rocky Mountaineer train provided a unique backdrop for the prime time
romance reality TV hit, as the cast embarked on the most scenic train trip in
the world. The Vancouver-based company operated an exclusive train for the
show, including two special lounge cars, one for the men and the other for
Jillian. In the upper lounge of Rocky Mountaineer's famous bi-level dome
coach, the Bachelorette continued her search for love with a one-on-one date,
dining on Nicola Valley venison and fresh halibut filet from Port Hardy while
sipping award-winning wine from the Okanagan Valley. The couple stole an
intimate moment on the outdoor vestibule at sunset, breathing in the fresh
mountain air.
    The stunning views of glacier-fed lakes, shimmering waterfalls, bountiful
wildlife and majestic mountain ranges created a perfect setting for romance.
Rocky Mountaineer's Corporate Executive Chef Frédéric Couton custom-designed a
special menu of sumptuous Western Canadian dishes for the cast which included
albacore tuna tataki, slow roasted bison filet and cedar planked arctic char.
Along the way, the train made stops in Kamloops, BC, where Jillian stayed at
the charming Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre and, in Golden, BC, at the
nearby Emerald Lake Lodge. During their last two days onboard, they visited
the Rocky Mountain destinations of Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta.
    As the scene for a romantic rendezvous for two, the Fairmont Chateau Lake
Louise set the stage for Jillian's quest to find the perfect man. After an
afternoon on the slopes of nearby Lake Louise Ski Area, Jillian and her suitor
dined on the Chateau's famous fondue experience. Complete with tantalizing
flavours and an array of delectable delights as prepared under Executive Chef
Felix Pfister's watchful eye, the Chateau shone as a destination where romance
takes centre stage. Viewers will have the chance to see Canada's Castle in the
Rockies - the Fairmont Banff Springs - share the screen as Jillian makes the
big decision of which man to eliminate in the all-important rose ceremony held
in the hotel's majestic Cascade Ballroom.
    "Our hotels in Banff National Park have a rich history and one where
romance has played a leading role," says Francisco Gomez, Regional
Vice-President and General Manager of The Fairmont Banff Springs. "This
opportunity marries the romance of the rails and the majesty of the Canadian
Rockies. We are delighted to be able to showcase our hotels and destination to
viewers throughout North America."
    In celebration of this episode that features both Rocky Mountaineer and
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, guests can book the new limited time Romance of the
Rails offer from June 22, 2009 until July 6, 2009. Book any Rocky Mountaineer
GoldLeaf experience, similar to the one seen on The Bachelorette, and receive
a free room for one additional night at a Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, a round
trip journey onboard the Whistler Mountaineer in the Glacier Dome Coach and a
romantic Star Limousine Vancouver experience. To take advantage of this
special limited time offer and book your Rocky Mountaineer vacation today,
contact Rocky Mountaineer directly at 1-877-460-1700, visit, or your local travel professional.
    Rocky Mountaineer and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts worked closely with
Tourism British Columbia, the Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Vancouver
and Travel Alberta to create a unique setting for The Bachelorette, showcasing
the natural beauty of British Columbia, Alberta and Canada.


    Rocky Mountaineer 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 become the largest privately owned passenger
rail service in North America and welcomed its one millionth guest in 2008.
Rocky Mountaineer has been honoured with the World Travel Award as "World's
Leading Travel Experience by Train" for the three consecutive years and named
by National Geographic as one of the "World's Greatest Trips."


    A leader in the global hospitality industry, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is
a celebrated collection of distinctive hotels, which includes iconic landmarks
like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Kenya's Fairmont Mount
Kenya Safari Club, and London's The Savoy, reopening later this year following
an extensive restoration program. Fairmont hotels are one-of-a-kind properties
where sophisticated travelers can discover culturally rich experiences that
are authentic to the destination. Situated in some of the most exclusive and
pristine areas in the world, Fairmont is committed to responsible tourism and
is an industry leader in sustainable hotel management with its award-winning
Green Partnership program. Fairmont's portfolio includes 56 world-class
hotels, with plans to develop over 30 new properties in the coming years in
destinations as diverse as Shanghai, The Philippines and India.
    Fairmont is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading
global hotel company with 91 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and
Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded
Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more
information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit

    Photos of Jillian and Rocky Mountaineer are available upon request.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Nancy Dery, Manager,
Communications, Rocky Mountaineer, (604) 606-8419,;
Lori Grant, Regional Director of Public Relations, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts -
Canada's Western Mountain Region, (403) 762-6885,;
Leslie Hibbins, Sharon Warren, WBITV Canada, (416) 250-8384,,

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