Rocky Mountaineer has delayed the start of its Canadian travel season due to continuing travel restrictions and uncertainty of when they will be lifted.

The tourist train trips will not resume until July 5.

The move comes as Canada faces a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic with record numbers of new cases reported on Monday.

Rocky Mountaineer is providing a future travel credit equivalent to 110% of money paid; holding 2021 and 2022 rail prices at 2020 levels; and providing a price guarantee for its holiday packages.

Guests can also choose to transfer their booking to the new ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ route in the US, with an added incentive to return to travel on the Canadian routes in the future.

Company founder and interim chief executive Peter Armstrong said: “We are extremely disappointed to be forced to delay the start of our season, but we remain very optimistic about restarting travel in July.

“Our team is eagerly working to prepare our trains for operations and we all look forward to getting back to what we do best, which is hosting guests for an incredible experience on board our trains.”