Saturday, May 24, 2008

Millionth Guest To Explore Western Canada By Train

NAPSI-A train journey through some of North America's most scenic landscapes could truly be one in a million for a lucky traveler this spring.

Sometime this year, a traveler will be recognized and awarded as the one millionth individual to experience the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer train through Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies.

The Rocky Mountains of Canada are filled with inspiring scenery, wildlife, a multitude of recreational activities and offer plenty of unique opportunities generally known only by the people who live in the area. Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, one of Canada's leading tourism providers, gives vacationers the unique opportunity to view such stunning sights as glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountain ranges and ferocious rivers.

Recently honored with the World Travel Award as the "World's Leading Travel Experience by Train"--the travel industry's equivalent to the Oscars--for the third consecutive year, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations will soon welcome its one millionth guest. That's a further indication of the company's success in bringing the wide-open spaces of Western Canada a little closer to home.

Through the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, there is so much to see--and great distances to cover--that the most effective way to take it all in is to travel by train. This is true whether or not you're looking to experience a quick getaway to the Canadian Rockies or you'd rather take your time and get to know the areas that make Western Canada spectacular, through such extended trips as:

• Western Explorer (7 nights/8 days): Travel by train from Vancouver to the Rockies and Calgary. All of the must-see attractions of the Canadian Rockies are included.

• Grand Rail Circle (10 nights/11 days): The complete train travel experience, featuring three different rail routes, together with the highlights of the Canadian Rockies and two-night getaway in the resort town of Whistler, B.C.

• Classic Rail Vacation (3 nights/4 days): A spectacular two-day, all daylight journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer with an additional night's accommodation in the coastal city of Vancouver and your choice of Jasper, Banff or Calgary, Alberta.

Whether it's a vacation with loved ones or a unique way to spend a spring break, exploring Canada's West by train is an experience that's sure to inspire plenty of memories, postcards and photographs--along with an appreciation of some of the world's most spectacular scenery.

To learn more, visit the Web site at or call (866) 754-8842.

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