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- Rockies and Pacific
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Toronto-Vancouver train - Overview
The new Canadian.
Beauty in motion.
Linking Toronto and Vancouver, the Canadian® is one of the world’s most legendary and popular longhaul journeys. Whether for its breathtaking landscapes, its attentive and courteous service or its outstanding dining, this train has inspired decades of fond memories for more than 100,000 travellers every year.
Between 2010 and 2012, more than $22 million will have been invested in 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.
Comfort in motion
The Canadian cars now benefit from an all-new design. Carpets, colours, materials: it’s all been brought together to update the historic cachet of these magnificent cars. An elegant ambience and cosy cabins make travelling on board the Canadian more than ever a one-of-a-kind experience.
Discover more about classes and train cars.
Flavours in motion
Savour your meals in our completely refurbished dining cars, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared for you by our onboard chef. Dine in elegance with china and linen, while our attentive staff attends to your every need.
Landscapes in motion
The Canadian, which takes four days to travel between Canada’s largest city and the Pacific Coast, lets you experience the breadth of the country like never before. You will cross the immense boreal forest reflected in the lakes of northern Ontario, then move onward through the western Prairies and the breathtaking Rockies.
The experience is even more unforgettable with the panoramic view offered by the newly renovated Skyline and Park cars.
Discover the principal cities you will pass through during your trip.
Entertainment in motion
Educational activities are planned to help you further discover Canada’s culture as you marvel at the breathtaking landscapes from your window or one of our dome cars.
On selected departures, we offer additional activities, entertainment or services to make your experience all the more enjoyable. For example, you may find yourself surprised and delighted at the opportunity to hear live music performed by a traveling musician.
Download and print our guides
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.
Winnipeg à la carte (3,27 Mo)
Discover every side of multi-faceted Winnipeg with our handy guide.