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The Canadian Train

Canadian Train

A true classic, the original line that put VIA Rail on the map, the Canadian is an overnight rail line that speaks to the experience of long-distance rail travel in years long ago. This train follows a course of approximately 2,775 miles, traversing through mountainscapes, lush evergreen forests, and wide-open prairies during its journey between Vancouver and Toronto. Along the way, VIA Rail's Canadian makes stops in wonderful cities and towns that highlight the country's diversity. Passengers may elect to begin their trip in either bookend location or join the train in one of its stations along the way.

One of the most scenic stretches of the entire route is between Kamloops and Jasper, a resort town surrounded by Jasper National Park and the Rocky Mountains. The train travels along the Fraser River and offers a glimpse at Hell's Gate, a portion of the river that narrows rapidly, forcing the water to erupt at an incredible speed. The Canadian also joins the North Thompson River and offers views of Pyramid Falls and Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies - before stationing in Jasper.

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The Canadian

Travelling on the Canadian

On-board entertainment on The Canadian is available in the Skyline Car, which contains a library and a lounge where drinks are served. Alternatively, you can relax in the comfortable armchairs of the Bullet Lounge, and admire the views that embrace the large wrap-around windows.

During your time on The Canadian, all meals are served in the elegant Sleeper Plus Class dining car and are included in the price of your holiday. Food is freshly prepared by the on-board chefs and local ingredients are used where possible. An all-Canadian wine list is available for an additional fee.

Lose yourself in a journey from Vancouver and Toronto on this incredible train, and appreciate the true magnificence of one of the world's most beautiful countries.

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Canada Coast to Coast rail holiday
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Canada, Niagara Falls and the Rocky Mountains
17 Oct 2023
harpy
5 stars
“Amazing journey covering beautiful Canada - remarkable experience!
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Highlights of Canada and the Rocky Mountains in Winter
17 Mar 2023
J Ratcliffe
5 stars
“A really well-constructed, well-paced tour, offering fabulous scenery. We were lucky to have cold but sunny weather. The holiday is very fairly priced, but I would be prepared to pay more in order to have a few more meals included.
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Wonders of Canada and The Rocky Mountaineer
12 Oct 2023
Theresa Head
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“Amazing trip saw so much. Rather too much hanging around at station for the Canadian to arrive. Alice our tour manager was excellent, couldn’t have been more helpful. Theresa
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Canada Coast to Coast
10 Oct 2023
Catreeney
4 stars
“A once in a lifetime experience for me. I loved the concept and the reality of the size and history of the country. It was marred a bit by feeling that another couple of days were necessary to slow down the hectic pace- caused by transport delays on the whole. (I do realise that's out of your control but it could be compensated for), It just felt rushed, especially towards the eastern end in Quebec and then Halifax, where train delays ate into what would have been 'free' evenings. But it was still a great trip.
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