Rocky Mountaineer has unveiled plans for the inaugural journey of its new annual “Life Changing Train for Heroes.” Bringing together members of the armed forces and their families from Canada and around the world for a once-in-a-lifetime rail journey, the Rocky Mountaineer train pulls out of the Vancouver Station with these very special heroes on Oct. 1. Rocky Mountaineer will welcome Canadian soldiers, Paul Bornn and John Lowe as well as three other wounded veterans from across the globe, on a rail journey through the inspiring scenery of Western Canada from Vancouver through to Lake Louise, Alberta.

The Life Changing Train for Heroes program honours heroes who have made a significant impact on the lives of others, recognizes the families who have supported them along the way and raises awareness for the organizations that continue to provide assistance and encouragement. Each year, Rocky Mountaineer will salute heroes offering a special train trip that brings the spectacular scenery, service and once in a life-time experience to its special honoured guests.

“At Rocky Mountaineer, we consider ourselves ‘Creators of Life Changing Experiences’ and the goal of our new program is to give back to heroes and their families who have sacrificed so much to help and protect others,” says Rocky Mountaineer president Randy Powell. “We are delighted to show our gratitude to heroes by giving them the opportunity to experience the magic onboard our rail journeys, where they will reconnect with loved ones over two uninterrupted days through some of the most stunning scenery in the world.” (