Rocky Mountaineer VR

VANCOUVER — Rail travel has gone virtual, thanks to Rocky Mountaineer. The award-winning rail company has just released the world’s first virtual reality rail video, offering travellers the chance to experience life onboard its iconic train without ever leaving their homes.

Launched earlier this month at a National Geographic event in Washington D.C., the VR rail video was developed in partnership with Tourism Alberta and filmed aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s First Passage to the West route. Footage includes the untouched beauty of the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, not to mention the iconic wave and bagpipe send-off passengers receive and the train’s GoldLeaf Service bi-level dome coaches.

“We are excited to be launching the first of its kind virtual reality rail video in partnership with Travel Alberta,” said Shannon Kidd, senior communications manager for Rocky Mountaineer. “This footage truly captures the essence of the Rocky Mountaineer experience, giving viewers a taste of what guests aboard our iconic trains can expect to enjoy.”

Rocky Mountaineer is encouraging aspiring travellers to watch the video and share their thoughts on social media using #360RockyMountaineer.

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