Peter Armstrong is the Founder and CEO of Armstrong Group, owner and operator of the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer luxury train company as well as National Hospitality Group, Alder Bay Private Equity, Enermax, Canadian Alliance Terminals and numerous holdings in the travel, real estate and financial sectors.
Since its inception in 1990, Armstrong Group has evolved from a small entrepreneurial dream into one of Canada’s most admired and respected companies. Under Mr. Armstrong’s leadership, the first acquisition was the federal government’s fledgling tourist rail service through the Canadian Rockies. That first foray has now become the acclaimed, Rocky Mountaineer, offering premium rail experiences connecting Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC, to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Rocky Mountaineer has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious World Travel Awards’ “World’s Best Luxury Travel Product.”
Mr. Armstrong has served on many tourism industry, community and public company boards. Currently he serves as a Trustee of the Vancouver Police Foundation and also on the Board of P3 Canada.
He has been inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame and the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame and has been awarded many other accolades for his vision and leadership in the tourism industry. He has received an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (2012), an Honourary Doctor of Technology from BCIT (2007), and a Doctor of Laws from Thompson Rivers University (2007). In 2013, he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Armstrong was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and has been a proud resident of Vancouver for over 50 years. He attended St. George’s School, BCIT and the University of British Columbia. He lives in the West End of Vancouver with his spouse, Suvina, together they have four children and four grandchildren.