VIA Rail: Discover The Romance of Rail Travel
Travel today is all about the destination – trains place emphasis on the journey itself. VIA Rail’s elegant flagship train – The Canadian – covers the route between Toronto and Vancouver, carrying passengers in utmost comfort. Travel Sleeper Plus Class for a choice of cosy berth or cabin accommodation. Alternatively, you can upgrade to Prestige Class for an upscale ensuite cabin with onboard concierge service.
There are plenty of other quality locomotives in the fleet, which transport some 4 million passengers a year over VIA Rail’s 12,500 kilometre rail network. A number of different classes are available on the different trains, ranging from Economy to Sleeper Plus.
1) THE CANADIAN
This exceptional route covers 4,466 scenic kilometres – including the magnificent Canadian Rockies – between Vancouver on the Pacific coast to Toronto by Lake Ontario (see The Canadian 5D/4N package shown on this page for more details).
Follow the great St Lawrence River from Quebec City to Montreal, Lake Ontario, Toronto and Niagara Falls. This 1,765km-long line encompasses 48 stations and terminates in Windsor, with trains offering two comfortable classes of travel.
3) THE OCEAN
Explore the historic Canadian Maritimes and its lovely small towns on The Ocean route, which spans 1,346km between Montreal and Halifax.
4) JASPER > PRINCE RUPERT
Gorgeous mountain scenery and rushing rivers are guaranteed on this spectacular 1,160km track which runs between Jasper in the Canadian Rockies and Prince Rupert on BC’s rugged north coast.
5) MONTREAL > SENNETERRRE/JONQUIERE
The shortest of VIA Rail’s routes whisks adventure seekers into the pristine wilds of northern Quebec, a mosaic of forests, waterfalls and lakes.