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Love connecting Indigenous people throughout Canada


33 % discount

VIA Rail is offering a 33% discount for Indigenous people —a comfortable way to travel for less in Economy, Business, Touring or Sleeper Plus class!


Engaging with Indigenous communities

VIA Rail connects Indigenous communities across Canada and proudly maintains strong relationships with various Indigenous non-profits and organizations to assist in local events. Travelling by train helps ensure the wellbeing of future generations.

VIA Rail’s Indigenous Relations Policy VIA Rail’s Leadership Statement

Supporting economic development

By partnering with organizations such as the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), VIA Rail has committed to cultivating lasting relationships with Indigenous companies, while prioritizing their growth through economic activities made possible by the train.


Promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace

VIA Rail is dedicated to increasing the representation of Indigenous people in its workforce and providing an environment that’s progressive, stimulating and welcoming. VIA is also launching several large-scale projects, such as the introduction of a new, more eco-friendly fleet.

Such forward-thinking initiatives have spurred demand for skilled individuals on board, in stations, at maintenance centres, as well as within VIA’s teams of professionals and executives.

Instructions and conditions for booking

Step 1
Create a VIA Rail profile Create a VIA Rail profile or log in;
Step 2
You may also contact VIA Rail customer service at 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (for the hearing impaired);
Step 3

Book a one-way or roundtrip ticket by choosing the class and price plan that is not marked as “discounted”.

On the “Passenger Information” screen, select the “Promotional or Convention Discount”, and enter the discount code “13299” (no serial number is required).

Step 4

Once on board, passengers must present one of the following pieces of ID.

Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)

Métis National Council (and its regional organizations) :
Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Nation British Columbia

Inuit Land Claim Beneficiary Cards :
Nunavut, Nunatsiavut, Inuvialuit Region, Nunavik

No ID is required for children 15 or under if they are accompanied by an adult with the appropriate documentation.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) and affliates