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VIA Rail's Ocean

Come along for a journey through Eastern Canada's incredible scenery while riding aboard VIA Rail's Ocean. This train offers an unforgettable overnight travel experience, complete with onboard nuances that recall memories of yesteryear and fantastic views of the Maritime region.

The Ocean departs from Montreal three times a week, year-round, in pursuit of the East Coast. Urban scenes vanish into the backdrop as the train proceeds through the communities that line the St. Lawrence River and past Monteregian Hills, unique land formations found in the St. Lawrence River Valley. The train continues through the Matapédia Valley and past the Matapédia River before the Chaleur Bay comes into view. With the gorgeous bay's passing comes a change in direction; the route begins its southerly descent through New Brunswick before entering Nova Scotia. Splendid scenes of coastal lighthouses and fishing communities surround the tracks. After approximately 21 hours of travel, the trip concludes as the Ocean pulls into the station in Halifax. Guests who select this journey are treated to views of 28 diverse towns and cities as the route proceeds from Canada's interior to the coastline. For convenience, travelers can also select to begin their journey in Halifax and follow the course to Montreal.

Though not operated by the same line for the entirety of its career, the Ocean is one of the longest-running, continually operational passenger trains in North America. The line began in 1904 when it was operated by the Intercolonial Railway of Canada and called the Ocean Limited. Many rail lines hosted this Montreal-Halifax line from its opening until 1978, when VIA Rail Canada absorbed it. Today, the Ocean continues to change and evolve to meet long-distance travelers' needs and exemplify the excellence for which VIA Rail is known.

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St Joseph Oratory Montreal
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Iconic View of Morants Curve
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Quebec City Park
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Baddeck
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Peggys Cove
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Bay Of Fundy
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Banff National Park
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Our customers love our Ocean tours
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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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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Quebec to the Maritimes
06 Oct 2023
ELLEN MCCLINTOCK
5 stars
“Fantastic! I plan to do another rail vacation based on how much fun I had. Thx
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Quebec City, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island
04 Oct 2023
Constance Holden
5 stars
“This was our second VBR Canadian trip and both have been excellent and modestly-priced. The hotels were interesting. Enjoyed having a car and finding our own eateries and activities. Discovered that it is possible to customize a trip. We added a day to each of the stops and were glad that we did. Staff was always available and responsive.
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High Tides and Scenic Trains
16 Sep 2022
SUSAN WALFORD
4 stars
“Lovely scenery but the schedule needs refining because the train is always running late - I believe it’s only temporary due to ongoing rail upgrades and maintenance but it makes the schedule too tight for things to proceed smoothly.
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