The Ocean leaves Montréal in the evening and travels through the small villages on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River before entering the Matapédia Valley. By very early morning, you'll see Chaleur Bay. From there, the Ocean heads south across New Brunswick, where it stops in Moncton before noon, and then continues on to Nova Scotia to arrive at Halifax around mid-afternoon. In the other direction, the Ocean leaves Halifax in the afternoon to reach Montréal the next morning.
Make your next train trip to the Maritimes a tourist experience in itself. By combining the many comforts of train travel and the thrill of discovery, the Easterly class offers more than a ticket to the Maritimes - through the guidance and companionship of a Learning Coordinator, it will show you the way to the region's past and traditions.
In a setting reminiscent of the legendary transcontinental trains, the Learning Coordinator will provide the cultural backdrop to the rolling Maritimes' seascapes through informative and entertaining presentations carefully intertwined with the passing scenery, while setting the course to create an interactive environment open and inviting to everyone.
Feel free to take part in these activities. The Easterly class was designed to propose a seamless and relaxed learning experience in harmony with the laid back warmth of the Maritimes. At your window, beautiful ocean hues, emerald green rolling hills, scintillating sea sprays and shining sails under the midday sun will add the finishing touches to your maritime adventure.
When you travel in Easterly class, you are given access to the very best VIA Rail has to offer: cosy accommodations, breakfast, lunch and a delicious three-course dinner. Non-alcoholic beverages remain available to you at any time, and you have exclusive access to our amazing touring cars, complete with panoramic dome and comfortable seating. The Easterly class service is offered on the Ocean from mid-June until mid-October. Comfort class (economy) and Comfort Sleeper class however, are available year round.