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Leave the city centre behind and glide through gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies.

4 nights /
4 days
Sleeper Plus
and Economy Class


VIA Rail is pleased to announce that beginning Tuesday, May 17, 2021, transportation will now be offered between Toronto and Vancouver.

After a very thorough evaluation of our health and safety protocols, including physical distancing measures, enhanced air ventilation systems, and improved measures for passenger access and the protection of our employees, one weekly round-trip will be offered on the Canadian route. More details on our schedule.


Both Sleeper Plus (cabins for 1 and cabins for 2 only) and Economy classes are currently offered.  Prestige class will be available on departures as of February 14, 2022.


Passengers will have access to common spaces (lounge cars) based on limited capacity. The Dining car will be available using a reservation system for Sleeper Plus passengers.


Passengers will be required to wear their mask at all times in stations and on board the trains, except when in an enclosed space such as a cabin or shower facility, or temporarily when eating or drinking (passengers are required to put their mask back on immediately afterwards).


The menu selections on the Canadian will be back to their full pre-Covid levels. The complete menu rotation has been reinstated, meaning different offerings for each meal each day of the customer journey on Trains 1 and 2.

Dome cars

Access to the Park car and Skyline car (lounge/dome cars) will be accessible to passengers based on limited capacity. The Panorama Car is currently not available on this train.


Activities and entertainment (including music) have been cancelled.


Sleeper Plus class passengers will be able to access to the common showers by reserving a time slot. Showers will be sanitized after each use.

Please note that in the event of major changes related to the health crisis, VIA Rail will revise its service offering (including dining options) according to the latest developments.

Ticket prices will reflect the service offering. Also, passengers with existing reservations on The Canadian will be contacted shortly by phone and email.

See the complete list of our health and safety measures.
Consult the COVID-19 FAQs.


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