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Sports equipment

Sports equipment

We allow travellers to carry sports equipment on board our corridor trains (Québec City-Windsor).

Here is the list of sport items allowed as carry-on baggage.

Please look at the grid below to find out what you can bring as carry-on baggage since restrictions apply to the transport of certain items.

Golf bags*

Golf bags may be brought on board and will be counted towards the hand baggage allowance.

Skis and snowboards*

Skis and snowboards can be brought on board and will count towards the hand baggage allowance.

Folding bikes

The foldable bicycle must be packed in a bag whose dimensions can be easily identified. Once the bike is packed, the dimensions of the bag must be smaller than accepted, ie 62 linear inches.

*This policy does not apply to Renaissance cars, however, as there is no space to store this equipment safely. This non-standard item can still be checked in and transported in the baggage car.

Oversized sports equipment

Please contact our call center to advise us that you will be traveling with a non-standard item at 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (TTY for the hearing impaired).

* Space is subject to availability.

The following trains accept non-standard baggage:

  • Trains number 600 and 602 between Jonquière and Montréal
  • Train number 601 between Montréal and Jonquière
  • Train number 603 between Montréal and Senneterre
  • Trains number 604 and 606 between Senneterre and Montréal
  • Train number 692 between Churchill and Winnipeg
  • Train number 693 between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • Trains 185 and 186 between SUDBURY and WHITE-RIVER

List of oversized or non-standard sports equipment allowed on board

Canoes *: $100. Maximum length 5.5 m (18 ft).

$50 on the following trains:

  • 185 and 186 between Sudbury and White-River
  • 600 and 602 between Jonquière and Montréal
  • 601 between Montréal and Jonquière
  • 603 between Montréal and Senneterre
  • 604 and 606 between Senneterre and Montréal
  • 692 between Churchill and Winnipeg
  • 693 between Winnipeg and Churchill

Kayaks *: $100. Maximum length 5.5 m (18 ft).

$50 on the following trains:

  • 185 and 186 between Sudbury and White-River
  • 600 and 602 between Jonquière and Montréal
  • 601 between Montréal and Jonquière
  • 603 between Montréal and Senneterre
  • 604 and 606 between Senneterre and Montréal
  • 692 between Churchill and Winnipeg
  • 693 between Winnipeg and Churchill

Golf bags *: Count as a free baggage allowance.

Skis *: Count as a free baggage allowance.

Dog sled *: $100 per direction

ATV / motorboat / snowmobile: $75 each. On trains 185 & 186 only.

Outboard motor up to 15 horsepower: $20. On trains 185 & 186 only.

Outboard motor over 15 horsepower: $35. On trains 185 & 186 only.

Restrictions

*Restrictions applicable to Renaissance trains: Canoes are not accepted. Kayaks, windsurfers and any item over 86 cm (34 in) in width cannot be checked on these trains. No other type of boat, raft or water vehicle may be transported in the baggage car.

Only one item per traveller is registered.

All accessories must be securely attached (ropes, oars, etc.).

Windsurfers and hang gliders should be dismantled, packed and made as easy to carry as possible. Windsurf boards and masts are transported at the owner's risk.

Restrictions applicable to Ocean trains

*These items cannot be registered on the Ocean train.

Boat

Planning to transport a boat?

If you are booking online, please send us an email indicating your booking confirmation number and the segment of the trip in which you would like VIA Rail to transport your watercraft. We will make the necessary arrangements.

If you are booking by phone, please let our agent know that you wish to transport a boat.

Windsurf boards and masts are transported at the owner's risk.