Rocky Mountaineer delays Canadian season start to July 5

Rocky Mountaineer delays Canadian season start to July 5

VANCOUVER — Rocky Mountaineer is pushing back the start of its Canadian travel season by another month due to ongoing travel restrictions.

The season is now expected to resume on July 5, 2021. The company previously delayed the season’s start to June 1.  

“We are extremely disappointed to be forced to delay the start of our season but we remain very optimistic about restarting travel in July,” said Peter Armstrong, founder and interim CEO. “Our team is eagerly working to prepare our trains for operations and we all look forward to getting back to what we do best, which is hosting guests for an incredible experience onboard our trains.”



Guests impacted by the delayed start is being offered several benefits, including: a future travel credit equivalent to 110% of monies paid; a freeze in 2021 and 2022 rail pricing at 2020 levels; and a price guarantee for Rocky’s vacation packages so that they can book a similar tour at the same price, even if third-party hotels or tour operators raise their prices. 

Guests can also choose to transfer their booking to the new route in the U.S., ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks,’ with an added incentive to return to travel on Canadian routes in the future. 

Understanding that some guests may be hesitant to select a new travel date immediately, Rocky Mountaineer has added greater flexibility to its bookings, allowing guests to change their departure dates or number of people on the booking, up to 30 days ahead of travel without charge or penalty. 

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