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VIA Rail: The Canadian

The Canadian route is 4,466 kilometres long stretching from Toronto to Vancouver. The complete journey is 4 nights / 4 days, or you can complete sections of the route.

The Canadian is a truly unforgettable journey, traveling across 5 provinces you will be amazed by the diverse scenery Canada has!

Beginning in Toronto you will travel along Lake Ontario before traveling west to Southern Ontario, this area is home to some of Canada’s richest farmland. After travelling through Ontario, you will transverses through the prairie provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan the land of the living skies where the sky touches the ground, and you will be able to see as far as the eye can see. Continuing to the Rocky Mountains traveling to the town of Jasper, where you can see spectacular mountain views. Departing Jasper you will travel through the Yellowhead Pass, which is a gap through the Rocky Mountains, the dived runs through the Alberta and British Columbia boarder. From here you will begin to follow the Fraser River and as you travel further towards Vancouver as the land begins to flatten as you arrive at the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.

The Canadian route can be done in reverse beginning in Vancouver or can be done in sections the most popular section is Vancouver to Jasper.

During the day enjoy relaxing onboard as you watch the stunning scenery pass by, you can enjoy a drink in the lounge car as well as socialising with your fellow passengers, the best view can be seen from the dome cars which features a glass roof. There is also variety of activities on board including board games and wine tasting during peak season. The activities are always changing when you arrive onboard you will find out which each activity is available is for the day.

You will be provided with a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, this will be served in a separate dining cart apart from customers traveling in economy class meals will be served at their seat.

Cabins available on The Canadian includes Prestige Cabin, Private Cabins and Upper and Lower Berths.

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