Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

November 11, 2013 12:34 ET

Rocky Mountaineer Inspires Wounded Veterans from Around the World

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 11, 2013) - Rocky Mountaineer is pleased to announce that its inaugural program - Life Changing Train for Heroes - recently honoured Canadian and U.S. heroes, along with two other wounded veterans and their families from across the globe. Through partnerships with organizations such as Wounded Warriors Canada and Operation Comfort, the heroes were invited to experience a stunning rail journey through the inspiring scenery of Western Canada from Vancouver, BC through to Lake Louise, Alberta. Their stories and journey were captured in a series of inspirational videos to honour and raise awareness for soldiers, retired and still in service. The journey provided an opportunity for the veterans, who all suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, to heal through nature, confide in each other and share their experiences.

"At Rocky Mountaineer, we consider ourselves 'Creators of Life Changing Experiences.' The goal of our new annual program, is to give back to heroes and their families, who have sacrificed so much to help others," said Randy Powell, President & CEO of Rocky Mountaineer. "We are delighted to show our gratitude to the selected heroes by giving them the opportunity to experience the magic onboard our rail journeys, where they shared time with loved ones over two uninterrupted days through some of the most stunning scenery in the world."

The Life Changing Train for Heroes program honours heroes who have made a significant impact on the lives of others, recognizes the families who have supported them along the way and raises awareness for the organizations that continue to provide assistance and encouragement. Each year, Rocky Mountaineer will salute heroes offering a special train trip that brings the spectacular scenery, service and once in a life-time experience to its special guests.

About Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 vacation packages and five unique rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Alberta. This world-renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada's West and is considered by many as the only way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies. Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and has welcomed more than one and a half million guests from around the world. Rocky Mountaineer has received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. Most recently, the company received its seventh World Travel Award as, "World's Leading Travel Experience By Train" and has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the "World's Greatest Trips."

In 2014, Rocky Mountaineer introduces a full program for its new Coastal Passage route with 24 departures, connecting Seattle, WA and the Canadian Rockies. This stunning rail journey signifies the company's first route to and from the United States.

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