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Canada VIA Rail Canada

As Canada’s national rail passenger service, VIA Rail provides safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service. VIA Rail operates inter-city, regional and transcontinental trains that connect over 400 communities across Canada, and about 180 more communities through inter-modal partnerships.

Toronto – Vancouver (the Canadian)
Experience Canada as you’re never seen it before from Canada’s best window. Leave the city behind and glide past prairie fields, rugged lake country, picturesque towns, and the snowy peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains. The adventure begins the moment you step on board.

Montréal – Halifax (the Ocean)
Departing from Montréal just as dusk falls, the Ocean passes the Montérégie hills and the distant lights of small towns on its journey east. As dawn breaks, the train travels the coast of the Baie-des-Chaleurs on its way to Moncton. The rest of the journey offers the best window on Eastern Canada, all the way to Halifax.

The Québec City – Windsor corridor
Whether for a sightseeing city break or a relaxing weekend away, fighting traffic is no way to travel. There’s no better way to get to visit some of Canada’s largest cities than on VIA Rail’s downtown-to-downtown service. Travel right into the heart of the action in Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City with unparalleled comfort and ease. Go ahead—let yourself enjoy the ride.

Winnipeg – Churchill
On this journey to the subarctic region of northern Manitoba, you’ll experience the northern lights in winter, polar bears in the autumn, and beluga whales in the summer.

Jasper – Prince Rupert
This route follows beautiful rivers from Jasper to British Columbia’s rugged northern Pacific coast, offering passengers spectacular views of Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies along the way. A truly unforgettable trip!

Montréal – Senneterre, Montréal – Jonquière
Discover the magnificent scenery of Québec—rugged and thickly forested landscapes with white-water rivers, waterfalls, and hundreds of lakes. The perfect trip for adventure-seekers, hunters and fishermen.

Sudbury-White River
Travelling to the Lake Superior region in northwestern Ontario? Make your voyage stress-free on board the Sudbury-White River train. Even in the midst of a blizzard, you’ll cross rivers and forests in complete comfort and safety!


Amtrak connections to the United States

  • Toronto – Niagara Falls – New York
  • Montreal – New York
  • Vancouver - Seattle

Canrailpass

This pass is for anyone with a passion for travel. It allows you to choose between 7, 10 or unlimited one-way trips to a destination of your choice. With special rates for seniors, students and youth (12-25), the Canrailpass gives you the flexibility to travel anytime, at a price you’ll love.

VIA Rail Canada