VIA Rail Canada
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Experience the romance of magnificent stainless steel rail cars cruising the famous transcontinental route between Vancouver and Toronto aboard Via Rail Canada’s flagship, the Canadian.
This spectacular four day journey offers some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere in the world. From the serenity of the Muskoka Lakes to the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rockies and the vast expanse of the prairie grasslands, you’ll experience a portrait of the geographic diversity that is so uniquely Canadian. As you travel from town to town you can sense the mosaic of cultures that have shaped the country through the centuries and the character of a nation whose identity is as colourful as the land itself.
The New Canadian. Beauty in motion.
Linking Toronto and Vancouver, the CanadianR is one of the world’s most legendary and popular longhaul journeys. In the last two years more than $22 million has been invested in its modernization. Today, Via Rail welcomes passengers on board a Canadian that is even more beautiful, more comfortable and still just as welcoming.
Comfort in Motion:
All of our Cruise & Rail packages featuring Via Rail’s the Canadian include the Sleeper Plus Class of accommodation; these comfortable cabins include:
• Daytime: Two folding chairs
• Nightime: Upper and lower beds replace chairs
• Priority boarding & baggage registration service
• Large window with blind
• Private washroom with WC directly accessible from the cabin
• Exclusive access to shower room (one shower room per car)
• Turn down service
• An abundance of little extras like a personal shower kit and earplugs
• Other amenities: Small closet, drinking water paper and towels, pillows sheets and blankets supplied
Flavours in motion:
Savour your meals in the completely refurbished dining cars, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are freshly prepared for you by the onboard chef. Dine in elegance with china and linen, while the attentive staff attend to your every need. All meals are included in the price, hot beverages, fresh fruit and cookies are also complimentary. Snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are always available for purchase.
Landscapes in motion:
The Canadian, which takes four days to travel between Canada’s largest city and the Pacific Coast, lets you experience the breadth of the country like never before. You will cross the immense boreal forest reflected in the lakes of northern Ontario, then move onward through the western Prairies and the breathtaking Rockies. The experience is even more unforgettable with the panoramic view offered by the newly renovated Skyline and Park cars. Principle cities you pass through on the route include; Vancouver, Jasper, Edmonton Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto.