Canada train? Ok, so maybe you don’t want to fly from Canada but want to take the train instead. When people think of train travel, they think of Via Rail.
To serve you, VIA Rail Canada runs more than 460 trains per week over a 12,500-kilometre network linking more than 450 localities in Canada. Four million passengers per year travel on VIA trains!
Via Rail trains in the Rockies and Pacific region
The Rockies and Pacific region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America, and the train is the perfect way to discover it!
The Canadian, which travels to Vancouver from Toronto, crosses the region via Edmonton and Jasper. It gives you spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Western transcontinental
The Skeena lets you discover another side of the Rockies. It leaves Jasper, Alberta, for Prince Rupert, in British Columbia, on the Pacific coast. To visit Vancouver Island, climb aboard the Malahat, which links Victoria and Courtenay.
Two Via Rail trains serve the Prairies and northern Manitoba – Canada Train
On the east-west axis, the Canadian is a real cruise on rails, travelling from Toronto to Vancouver via Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Edmonton, among other stops.
On the north-south axis, the Hudson Bay leaves Winnipeg and travels to Churchill, a town in remote northern Manitoba, crossing a vast region though which there are no roads.
Ontario Via Rail trains
Via’s Ontario trains give you speedy downtown-to-downtown travel to and from Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Windsor, London, Kingston, Sarnia… A highly populated region in which the majority of Canadians live.
Toronto is also the departure point for a train that crosses the entire Canadian west, travelling via Jasper and the magnificent Rocky Mountains to Vancouver on the Pacific coast.
North of Lake Superior, our Sudbury-White River train provides reliable, comfortable service to the regions various communities.
Québec Via Rail trains
Montréal, Québec’s premier city, is a true crossroads for people travelling in Québec. All our Québec trains have Montréal’s Central Station as their arrival or departure point!
From Montréal, you can quickly reach major destinations in southern Québec and southern Ontario, including Ottawa, Toronto and Québec City. You can also head east to Gaspésie or the Atlantic region. Finally, Montréal is also the departure point for exploring northern Québec.
Atlantic region Via Rail trains – Canada Train
Two trains serve the Atlantic region.
The Ocean runs along Canada’s east coast: Halifax, Moncton, Bathurst, Matapédia… Leaving from Nova Scotia, it crosses New Brunswick and, while you sleep comfortably aboard, heads for Montréal.
From June 4 to October 15, their first-class train, the Bras d’Or, lets you discover the charms of Cape Breton during a very enjoyable rail cruise between Halifax and Sydney.
Other Canada Rail tours
There is however more to Canada train travel than Via Rail. Rocky Mountaineer offers a variety of rail vacation packages including some of the most scenic regions in Canada – The Rocky Mountains.
Brewster vacations provide couch and train tours including cross Canada train packages. And lets not forget the Polar Bear Express; you’ll travel across vast areas originally covered by a warm tropical sea, until you reach your final destination at the edge of the Arctic. Only in Canada eh!