The Whistler Mountaineer is back on track with the B.C Resident Special

    - B.C. Resident Special offers a round-trip onboard the Whistler
    Mountaineer for only $149 until May 31, 2007 -

    VANCOUVER, April 11 /CNW/ - Living in B.C. just keeps getting better. In
celebration of the Whistler Mountaineer's second season, the B.C. Resident
Special is giving British Columbians an opportunity to be a tourist in their
own backyard. From now until May 31, locals can book the B.C. Resident Special
online for travel on the Whistler Mountaineer for only CDN $149 round-trip.
The Whistler Mountaineer operates from May 1 through October 14 and is the
perfect way to travel between the two world-class destinations of Vancouver
and Whistler. Guests can plan their summer getaway today and enjoy spectacular
scenery, culinary delights and a wide array of activities and amenities in
both Whistler and Vancouver.
    "The B.C. Resident Special is the best price locals will get to travel on
the Whistler Mountaineer this year," says James Terry, Executive V.P. and
C.O.O. of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations. "Whistler and Vancouver are popular
summer destinations for British Columbians and we are pleased to offer savings
on this fabulous summer getaway."
    Round-trip rates begin at $149 CDN ($79 for children) for adults
travelling in the Whistler Mountaineer's Coast Classic experience which
features a traditional rail coach with large picture windows and assigned
seating. An additional $100 CDN (additional $90 for children) allows a return
trip upgrade to the Glacier Dome. The Glacier Dome is a single-level,
custom-built dome coach complete with panoramic views and a refined yet
relaxed atmosphere. Access to the unique Heritage Observation Car gives all
guests an up close and personal view of the breathtaking scenery. Prices
include meal service in both directions and transportation from downtown
Vancouver to the North Vancouver rail terminus, and from the Whistler rail
station to Whistler Village.
    The Whistler Mountaineer offers northbound and southbound departures,
seven days a week. Winding through canyons and climbing steep grades, the
Whistler Mountaineer treats guests to scenic views of sparkling Pacific waters
and soaring mountain peaks. Travelling northbound, the Whistler Mountaineer
departs from the North Vancouver station at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Whistler
at 11:30 a.m. The southbound departure is scheduled to leave Whistler at
3:00 p.m. and arrives back in North Vancouver at 6:00 p.m.
    A variety of add-on attractions and hotels can be packaged with any
Whistler Mountaineer trip for the perfect vacation escape. This special is
open to B.C. residents only and must be booked online as a round-trip by
May 31, 2007. The B.C. Resident Special is subject to availability at the time
of booking and not available in conjunction with any other offer. Check the
website for full details and conditions. For more information or to book the
B.C. Resident Special, please visit

    The Whistler Mountaineer 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 offer
year-round vacation packages to the most unique regions of Canada. Since its
inception in 1990, the company has grown to become the largest privately owned
passenger rail service in North America and has hosted over 900,000 guests
from around the world. In 2006, RMV was honoured with a World Travel Award as
"World's Leading Travel Experience by Train" for the second consecutive year.
Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, one of Canada's leading tourism providers, is a
proud partner of Gray Line West motorcoach operations in Vancouver, Whistler
and Victoria, B.C. and Banff, AB.

For further information:

For further information: Andrea Wickham-Foxwell, Travel Media Relations
Specialist, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, Phone: (604) 606-7324, Email:,,

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