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Congratulations Rocky Mountaineer
2017 Private Business Growth Award winner

Their story

Read their story:


Family-owned and headquartered in Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned luxury tourist train in the world. Since hosting 200 guests onboard the first train in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has now welcomed over two million guests to enjoy world class cuisine, rich historic storytelling, warm Canadian hospitality and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Operating all daylight journeys on four iconic routes, the company’s ethos is to be creators of life-changing experiences for all those that ride the train as well as those that make the magic happen behind-the-scenes.

The Jury

  • The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Kevin Ladner, CEO and Executive Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Christiane Bergevin, President, Bergevin Capital
  • Peggy Cunningham, Professor and RA Jodrey Chair, Dalhousie University Business School
  • Malcolm Hunter, President, Deeley Group of Companies
  • Peter Snucins, President and CEO, Polycorp Ltd
  • Sean Stanleigh, Managing Editor, Globe Content Studio, The Globe and Mail
  • Paul Straus, President, Home Hardware Stores Limited

The 2017 Top 10

Key dates

Submission deadline:
July 2018

Top 10 announced:
October 2018

Top 10 CEO roundtable:
November 2018

Gala celebration:
November 2018

Winner announced:
November 2018

Celebrating success at the 2016 gala

Media Partner       The Globe and Mail

"The goal of this award is to showcase business success stories – when Canadian businesses strive to be innovative and embrace strategic thinking, they create jobs and build prosperity for communities across the country"