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A true classic, the original line that put VIA Rail on the map, the Canadian is an overnight rail line that speaks to the experience of long-distance rail travel in years long ago. This train follows a course of approximately 2,775 miles, traversing through mountainscapes, lush evergreen forests, and wide-open prairies during its journey between Vancouver and Toronto. Along the way, VIA Rail's Canadian makes stops in wonderful cities and towns that highlight the country's diversity. Passengers may elect to begin their trip in either bookend location or join the train in one of its stations along the way.

One of the most scenic stretches of the entire route is between Kamloops and Jasper, a resort town surrounded by Jasper National Park and the Rocky Mountains. The train travels along the Fraser River and offers a glimpse at Hell's Gate, a portion of the river that narrows rapidly, forcing the water to erupt at an incredible speed. The Canadian also joins the North Thompson River and offers views of Pyramid Falls and Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies - before stationing in Jasper.

Hints of yesteryear are detectable on the fully restored 1950s railcars, which were first used when the Canadian Pacific Railway offered its passenger line - also called the Canadian - between Montreal and Vancouver. VIA Rail's Canadian still follows a condensed version of this same course several times a week year-round, presenting all the natural grandeur of Canada as was always intended.

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Moraine Lake in Banff
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Train in Canadian Rockies
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St Joseph Oratory Montreal
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Elk In Jasper National Park
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Iconic View of Morants Curve
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Quebec City Park
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Banff Winter
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Canadian Snow Train
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Maligne Lake
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Valley Ten Peaks Banff
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Montreal Skyline
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Canadian Snow Train
15/Feb
HOOJA KIM
5 stars
“Beautiful nature,very nice staffs,good food and meets new peoples and share each other. Beautiful snow covered mountains ,fields and rivers.
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Canadian Snow Train with Jasper
6/Feb
Susan
5 stars
“This trip was amazing and would highly recommend to anyone interested in train travel.
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Winter in the Rockies
5/Feb
CHRISTINE KLEINKE
5 stars
“We had such a great time on this trip. Upgrading to the Prestige package made it so luxurious and special. The Fairmont hotels were fabulous - such great service. We felt so spoiled. The Train ride was incredible. Our concierge Martin was the absolute best. Great trip. We are already thinking about our next train trip in Canada!
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Vancouver to Montreal Trans Canada Adventure
24/Jan
AILEEN GRIESER
5 stars
“Amazing train trip
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Across Canada by Train
19 Nov 2023
PERCILLA EDGAR
5 stars
“It was an amazing adventure! The staff were incredible and I met some very wonderful people along the way. Thank you for the experience!
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Trans Canada by Rail
08 Nov 2023
ALLEN KOHLER
5 stars
“When you consider the service provided: 1) Book train w/chosen sleeper, 2) Book accommodation at each end of trip, cost of service was on expensive side. Next time we would do our own booking and save the hundreds. Trip was spectacular.
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Trans Canada By Rail & the Rockies
05 Nov 2023
ROBERT LUMLEY-SAPANSKI
5 stars
“Excellent trip and well planned by vacations by rail. Pre trip communications we’re great and all schedules worked well. Accommodations were terrific in the Rockies and the train was cool as well
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Canada Coast to Coast
21 Oct 2023
COLLEEN NELSON
5 stars
“All details and connections were perfect. Rocky Mountaineer was great pampering, tours at Banff, Lake Louise, Ice Fields, and enroute to Jasper were fantastic. Three night train on the Canadian was a good experience, as was the business class ride from Toronto to Montreal. Nice hotels and tours in both cities. Great memories if a trip of a lifetime.
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Canadian Rail Adventure
19 Oct 2023
THOMAS RAY GEER
5 stars
“A fun and spectacular experience.
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