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Rocky Mountaineer delays resumption of season by a month

A Rocky Mountaineer train is seen enroute to its destination in this undated photo.
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March 10, 2021 - 4:30 PM

Rocky Mountaineer has announced an over month-long delay in its Canadian travel season this year.

The luxury train company, which has an overnight stop in Kamloops on some of its routes, says it won't resume the Canadian leg of its travel operations until June 1, according to a Rocky Mountaineer media release. The season had been set to begin April 26.

Rocky Mountaineer tour groups are known for being a tourism boon in Kamloops.

“The travel landscape is almost unrecognizable from 17 months ago when we last operated our trains, and much uncertainty remains around when the Canadian and provincial governments will lift the travel and health restrictions that make it impossible for us to welcome guests on board our Canadian routes,” Peter Armstrong, founder and interim CEO of Rocky Mountaineer, said in the release.

"We are hopeful the vaccination programs underway in the United States and Canada will soon be sufficient, so we can get back to doing what we do best, which is hosting guests for an incredible experience on board our trains."


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