Toronto-Vancouver train - Overview

The Canadian – Spend some quality time with our country
The Canadian – A new meaning to beauty sleep
The Canadian – A certain je ne sais quoi in every plate
The Canadian – A moving resort
The Canadian – Amazement all around

Beauty takes no shortcuts

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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

Landscape and Train

The Canadian:

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.

Landscape and Train

4,466 kilometres
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.


The travel guide (881 Kb)

A foretaste of the regions you will pass through on the train, as well as their history, features and points of interest.

Tips for travellers (530 Kb)

Find out all you need to know to get prepared.

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