Travel in comfort with VIA Rail’s delicious meals, great service - and enjoy more daily departures and FREE WIFI onboard. Plus VIA Rail has been investing in refurbishiing its trains and coaches to make your journey as smooth and comfortable as possible.
But did you know that VIA Rail also offer packages that include not just your train fare but your hotel, activities and tours as well? Take that long-deserved weekend away with VIA Rail’s all-inclusive packages for short urban Getaways of 1 - 4 days in lenght in Ontario and Quebec. Shop in Toronto, take a gallery tour of Ottawa, enjoy a Spa experience in Montréal – and more – all as part of your package.
And as VIA Rail reaches the most beautiful parts of Canada they also offer special Holiday Packages with travel, accommodations and activities for longer stays of 5 days or more.
Check out the wide range of vacation packages on offer. For instance, travel across Canada aboard the Canadian between Toronto, Jasper and Vancouver on the 12 Night "Cross Canada by Rail with Banff: Toronto to Vancouver" package. Tour all the splendid sites of Toronto, including the lovely Harbourfront. Get up close and personal with the Niagara Falls with a ride on the Hornblower. Sip local delicious wine during a winery tour. Explore the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper National Park. Experience breathtaking views of the Rockies during the flight of a lifetime aboard the Jasper Skytram. Visit one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle, the Columbia Icefield in Banff. Enjoy two-days of sightseeing in Vancouver. You will be talking about this trip for year to come!
VIA is also great value! Book at www.viarail.ca for unbeatable “Escape” fares that you can only book online - and check the website for special offers. This summer bring the whole family – kids under two are FREE, kids under twelve travel half price, and there are special youth fares right up to twenty five. You can also check out VIA Rail passes that give you 7 one way trips at a discounted rate either Canada wide within a 21 day period or inside the Corridor within a 10 day period.
Probably the most iconic route of all is The Canadian - it is even featured on the back of Canada's $10 bill! It takes you from Toronto to Vancouver in a little under 4 days – beauty takes no shortcuts. One of the most renowned long-distance railway journeys in the world, the Canadian maximize daylight viewing of Rocky Mountain vistas that are only accessible by train. You’ll get to see the lush boreal forest, the lakes in Northern Ontario, the western Prairies, and the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
More than $22 million have gone into the modernization of the Canadian. The new Prestige Sleeper class provides simple elegance and premium comfort thanks to the completely revamped cars and accommodations, all delivered with personalized attention throughout this unparalleled experience.
A high-end Prestige Sleeper cabin offers stylish and modern decor. This elegant, comfortable cabin with private bathroom and shower offers a modular leather L-shaped couch by day and a Murphy bed for two by night facing a large window to admire the breathtaking sights of Canada’s diverse scenic beauty.
Sleeper Plus class offers several accommodation options: a berth, a cabin for one, two, three or four people, or a suite - all with in-car shower access. Your train is like an all inclusive hotel on wheels as both Sleeper Classes include your meals! Prestige Sleeper Class even includes all alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
During the summer, activities are offered on board the Skyline car. It also features a Scenic dome in which you can unwind, a coffee area for taking breaks, and a lounge where you can make new acquaintances.
Available in the summer on the trip between Edmonton and Vancouver, the Panorama car is a must if you want to feast your eyes on the scenery.
In addition with Prestige Sleeper Class you get exclusive access to the Prestige Park Car located at the back of the train. With Mural and Bullet lounges the Park car allows you to take in the sweeping landscape as you read a book. During the off-season, activities are offered on board this car.
The Dining Car is elegant but not pretentious – and the ambiance and gourmet cuisine truly complement the spectacular views of the Canadian landscape. Prestige Sleeper Class passengers also receive priority reservations in the Dining Car.