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Canada's best view: 5 unique rail journeys

Canada’s best view: 5 unique rail journeys

Recently updated on May 16th, 2024 at 06:28 pm

Discover the people and places that make Canada unique on one of VIA Rail’s five rail journeys, where you can relax and watch the country’s extraordinary landscapes pass by. A Canadian rail journey conjures up images of towering snow-capped mountains, shimmering lakes, charming towns and wildlife so close you feel like you can touch it

1. The Great Western Way

Leave the city behind and glide past gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies as you travel on board ‘The Canadian’ between Toronto and Vancouver.

A train traveling in the Canadian mountains

Fighting traffic is no way to travel – so dial down the stress while travelling through Eastern Canada between Quebec City and Windsor on VIA Rail’s downtown-todowntown service that will drop you right in the heart of the action.

Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City by sunset

Imagine departing Montreal just as dusk is falling. Just as dawn breaks, your train, ‘The Ocean’, will be descending the coast of the Baie-des-Chaleurs, before arriving in Moncton and Halifax for your Maritime adventure.

A couple of people standing on top of a wooden ramp in Cape Breton

The route between Jasper and Prince Rupert follows beautiful rivers to British Columbia’s rugged Pacific North Coast, affording spectacular views of Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

A railroad through a snow covered forest in Canada

Magnificent scenery – rugged and thickly forested landscapes, Whitewater Rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of lakes – waits on the trip from Montreal to either Senneterre or Jonquiere. Adventureseekers will love it.

A train car with blue seats and mountains in the background
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Explore our collection of VIA Rail packages or speak with a travel designer for a free quote or to create your custom itinerary enquire now, call (AU) 1300 295 049 or (NZ) 0800 238 368 or see your travel agent.

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