Alberta to offer exclusive train ride between Vancouver and Whistler during Olympics
Published Thursday, January 7, 2010 12:50PM MST
The province has reserved at least two trains during the Vancouver Olympics, which will be the only public transit alternative besides several bus services set to run back and forth from the games.
The newly-added means of transportation is part of Alberta's $6.6-million marketing plan to promote the province as a tourism hotspot.
The government booked the Rocky Mountaineer for rides between Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. starting Feb 12th until the 28th.
On the government's website, it boasts that riders will take in full concierge services and dining options during the trip.
And to help cover some of the expenses, the province has plans to rent out space on the train to companies that are looking for a place to host meetings, or offer up their staff a special treat.