Canada was built around the railroad and the country is very proud of its rail heritage. You can travel across the entire country from Toronto to Vancouver on board VIA Rail’s premier train, The Canadian; a fascinating four night journey sleeping on-board the train. Crossing the Rockies on-board the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the iconic rail journeys in the world, is an experience not to be missed and we offer a whole range of options to suit all budgets.
One of the six iconic rail journeys in the world, a trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is without doubt an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. As you cross the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies during daylight, passing glistening snow-capped peaks and deep blue glacier fed lakes that reflect the sky above and their mountain surrounding; cascading waterfalls and soaring forests, keep an eye out for the abundant wildlife – bears, moose and mountain sheep. And enjoy the on-board food and service as you swap stories with your fellow travellers. A journey on the Rocky Mountaineer is a perfect addition to an Alaskan cruise or tour of
western Canada to make the ultimate holiday experience.
With a country as vast as Canada you need to be able to get around. VIA Rail provides comfortable rail travel to passengers across the nation. From the Atlantic to the Pacific they have it covered, and on some iconic journeys too. VIA Rail’s flagship service "The Canadian" links Canada’s largest city Toronto and cosmopolitan Vancouver. Crossing the Northern Ontario Lakelands, the wide open prairies and the Rockies, it is one of the longest rail journeys in the world, taking four days to complete.