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THE CANADIAN

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.

4,466
kilometres
4 nights /
4 days
Prestige,
Sleeper Plus
and Economy Class

IMPORTANT NOTICE - SERVICE MODIFICATIONS

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.

Classes

Both Sleeper Plus (cabins for 1 and cabins for 2 only) and Economy classes will be offered, but Prestige class will not be available.

Seating

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.

Masks

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).

Meals

The Dining car will be open to Sleeper Plus passengers. A reservation system will be in place to allow and control access. The menu and bar service have been modified.

A new at-seat food cart service will be offered in Economy class. The menu and bar service have been modified.

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

Activities and entertainment (including music) have been cancelled.

Showers

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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