Toronto-Vancouver train - Overview
Beauty takes no shortcuts
It will take you thousands of kilometres to catch your breath after
you see the legendary scenery that has made the Canadian one
of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world.
"VIA Rail’s transcontinental journey provides awesome meals along with breathtaking scenery."
New York Daily News
" …The magnificent unfolding landscape, wrapped in the enduring mystique of retracing Canada’s history. "
The Globe and Mail
A UNIQUE TRAIN EXPERIENCE
It is among the most renowned trains in the world. This legendary train linking Toronto to Vancouver now appears on the Canadian $10 bill of the Bank of Canada. Whether it’s breathtaking views, friendly service or world-class food, this train has been creating unforgettable moments for decades, for over a hundred thousand passengers every year.
Between 2010 and 2012, more than 22 million dollars have gone into its modernization. Today, VIA Rail is proud to welcome travellers on board a Canadian that is even more beautiful, more comfortable and still just as welcoming.
to catch your breath
Enjoy breathtaking scenery every second of the journey between Canada's largest city and the Pacific coast on board the Canadian. In the space of four nights and three days, you’ll get to see the lakes in Northern Ontario, the lush boreal forest, the western Prairies, and the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
On board the Canadian, you’ll discover the beauty of Canada’s landscape and cities at a pace that allows you to be in-tune with the nature around you.