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Rocky Mountaineer honours the best wildlife photos from its rail journeys

Vancouver, BC. – (July 25, 2018) – As animals prepare for hibernation in September, Rocky Mountaineer is honouring the local Canadian wildlife that captures the hearts of its guests. The animals frequently spotted along the four rail routes that Rocky Mountaineer travels include: grizzly bears, black bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk and eagles.

Spotting animals from the glass-dome coaches on the luxury tourist train has become a favorite pastime for guests onboard Rocky Mountaineer as they scramble to capture photos of the fleeting animals. At times, the engineer will slow the train and alert the team by radio of animals alongside the railway.

To honour the wildlife animals, Rocky Mountaineer shares its favourite animal photos from past journeys that were captured before the hibernation season.

Left to right: Grizzly bear spotted from Rocky Mountaineer in Banff National Park (Photo by Ali Wunderman); Black bear in the bushes alongside the rail line; Elk as seen on the Journey through the Clouds route; Bighorn sheep along First Passage to the West; group of mountain goats near Mount Robson; Bald Eagle perched on a log as seen on a Rocky Mountaineer journey. (Photos by Rocky Mountaineer)

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About Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer is the world’s largest privately owned luxury tourist train and, since 1990, has welcomed more than two million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. Guests can choose from over 65 vacation packages and four unique rail routes, which travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The unparalleled experience onboard the all domed fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, world class cuisine, and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

Rocky Mountaineer is considered one of the best ways to see the Rocky Mountains, having received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. These honours include eight World Travel Awards for “World’s Leading Travel Experience By Train” and “World’s Leading Luxury Train,” and being listed as one of the world’s “Dream Trips” by Travel + Leisure magazine. With year-long celebrations planned for Canada’s 150th anniversary, and Lonely Planet naming Canada as the #1 Country in Best in Travel 2017, this is the ideal time to travel with Rocky Mountaineer and experience the country’s vast, awe-inspiring beauty.

*Access to Rocky Mountaineer’s photo and video library available upon request.

Media Contacts:

Nicole Ford, Manager, Communications
Rocky Mountaineer
604-606-8463
nford@rockymountaineer.com

Jina Michael, Account Manager
Citizen Relations
213-996-3786
jina.michael@citizenrelations.com

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