CPR launches latest venture in luxury rail
North America’s latest venture in luxury rail travel starts June 7 with the inaugural Rocky Mountain excursion of Royal Canadian Pacific, a new service operated by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Running from Calgary, through the Columbia River Valley and Crowsnest Pass before returning to Calgary, this 650-mile Golden/Crowsnest excursion will highlight key selling features of Royal Canadian Pacific: the romance of rail, renowned Canadian Pacific “Royal Crown” service and the dramatic allure of the Canadian Rockies.
Royal Canadian Pacific will provide charter rail excursions of varying duration aboard a fleet of vintage rail cars built in the early 1900s and powered by passenger locomotives built in the 1950s – all part of CPR’s celebrated history.
Over the years, CPR’s vintage rail cars have carried Kings and Queens, as well as Prime Ministers and Presidents from around the world – an exclusive guest list from history that includes Sir Winston Churchill, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth as well as the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson. In the latter half of the 20th century, these cars were retained for company service at CPR.