Contributed by A. Neills Kristensen, Friends of Mount Revelstoke executive director
There have been changes to the 2816 Empress Steam Train Trip on July 15, 2011. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2816 Empress Steam Engine will not be in a position to travel for community events in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Canadian Pacific’s heritage fleet consisting of vintage coach cars and a heritage diesel engine will still travel from Revelstoke to Golden, BC on July 15, 2011.
Tickets sales will benefit the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier.
“While it is disappointing that the Empress is not available for this trip we are excited to have one of Canadian Pacific’s heritage diesel engines to take her place,” stated Neills Kristensen, Executive Director of the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks.
“I believe everyone will enjoy views of Glacier National Park. Because the experience will be different than advertised we have decided to drop ticket prices to $125.00 per ticket, per person and provide refunds to those who have already purchased tickets.”
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Glacier National Park and this ride from Revelstoke to Golden allows passengers to step back in time and travel through the park as others did 125 years ago.
The Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks is an independent organization created to help preserve and promote our parks natural and cultural resources.
The association funds a variety of projects ranging from research grants and bursaries to local publications, events, educational programs and courses.
Funding for these projects comes primarily from the revenue generated from their retail outlets.