VIA Rail

VIA Rail Train | Canadian Rockies | Trans Canada | Eastern Canada | Atlantic Canada

The old-growth forests of British Columbia. The icy peaks and glaciers of the Rockies. The wide open skies of the prairies. The big city lights of Toronto. The mirror-like lakes of Quebec and Ontario cottage country. The sleepy fishing villages of the Maritimes. Experience it all on a VIA Rail vacation in Canada.

VIA Rail routes across Canada

VIA Rail: The Canadian

The Canadian

Vancouver  |  Jasper  |  Toronto

VIA Rail’s flagship train, the ‘Canadian’, is a trans-continental rail journey to the majestic Rocky Mountains, the wide open prairies of central Canada, Northern Ontario’s Lake District and the city of Toronto. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original steel ‘streamliner’ railcars made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950s. Each car has been lovingly restored with air conditioning, a dining car, lounge car, and dome car.

Class of Cabins

All berths and cabins include access to the business lounges in Vancouver or Toronto, a Bon Voyage onboard reception when departing Vancouver or Toronto, access to the glass domed viewing cars, cuisine prepared by the on-board chef and impeccable service. Let yourself be gently rocked by the peaceful rhythm of the train in a berth or cabin for one or two. You can explore your options below.

Semi Private Berth

The most economical option, Semi Private Berths feature two double seats that face each other. At night, these give way to two cozy, comfortable beds, each equipped with a reinforced privacy curtain. Washrooms and showers are located only a few metres away.

Private Cabin

VIA's Private Cabins feature two comfortable armchairs that at night collapse to make room for twin-sized upper and lower bunks. Instead of a curtain, cabins have a fully locking door, as well as their own private washroom. A shower is only a few metres down the hall.

Prestige Sleeper Cabin

These spacious cabins are equipped with a modular leather sofa by day that transforms into a spacious double bed at night. Features Include a personal concierge, private washroom with shower, flat screen TV, mini bar and gourmet meals with alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.

VIA Rail: The Corridor

The Corridor

Toronto  |  Montreal  |  Ottawa  |  Quebec City

Admire the majestic scenery and French-Canadian culture of a route known as 'The Corridor.' Traveling through Eastern Canada between Ontario and Quebec with stops in urban centres such as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, this journey reveals Canada's eclectic, European side. Explore historical landmarks, wander fascinating museums, sample authentic foods and practice your French or English with the locals.

Business Class

All of our Eastern Canada itineraries through The Corridor include business class seating. Important amenities like checked luggage, access to the business lounge, assigned seating in wide, ergonomic seats and meals with beverage service are included. This class is perfect for those wanting to navigate Eastern Canada without needing to drive, or those wishing to take a trip through some stunning fall foliage!

VIA Rail: The Ocean

The Ocean

Montreal  |  Moncton  |  Halifax

Our Atlantic Canada Vacations introduce guests to New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Stop in Moncton to visit Magnetic Hill and the Bay of Fundy. Journey to the harbour city of Halifax, visit Peggy’s Cove or explore Lunenburg. Saint John’s famous Reversing Falls are a simply breathtaking sight, while no trip to the Maritimes is complete without visiting the location that inspired Anne of Green Gables, Charlottetown.

Sleeper Plus Class

Excitement abounds inside the train with wine tastings, musical acts on select departures, Maritime history lessons, lounges, and a scenic dome in the Park Car. By night, Sleeper Plus Class provides everything you need to feel at home in your cozy cabin, complete with upper and lower beds. Inside the dining car, enjoy fresh meals, regional specialties and Canadian wines while the landscape unfolds around you.


Please note: The Ocean Train facilities and onboard services vary depending on whether Stainless Steel or Renaissance train equipment is in use. Please contact us to check the equipment in use for your chosen dates.

VIA Rail options

The Canadian - Prestige Class

The Canadian - Prestige Class

Prestige Class boasts a sofa by day and spacious double bed by night. Enjoy a personal concierge, private washroom with shower, flat screen TV, mini bar and gourmet meals with alcoholic beverages.

The Canadian - Prestige Class

The Canadian - Prestige Class

Prestige Class boasts a sofa by day and spacious double bed by night. Enjoy a personal concierge, private washroom with shower, flat screen TV, mini bar and gourmet meals with alcoholic beverages.

The Canadian - Bullet Lounge

The Canadian - Bullet Lounge

Located at the back of the train, the Bullet Lounge offers great views and photo opportunities. Watch the breathtaking scenery unfold, sit down with a book or strike up conversation with fellow travellers.

The Canadian - Mural Lounge

The Canadian - Mural Lounge

In this elegant and inviting lounge, travellers can enjoy non-alcoholic beverages and snacks or simply take a seat and chat with the concierge or other guests in a laid-back atmosphere.

The Canadian - Park Car

The Canadian - Park Car

The Park car’s scenic dome section is the ideal place to relax. Its windows extend to the ceiling, providing you with the perfect place to admire the breathtaking scenery as it unfolds.

The Canadian & Ocean - Dining car

The Canadian & Ocean - Dining car

The Dining car is just another one of the joys of train travel. Delight your senses of sight and taste in an incomparable setting.

The Canadian - Private Cabin by day

The Canadian - Private Cabin by day

Private Cabins are equipped with two leather chairs by day that transform into upper and lower bunks at night. A private washroom, gourmet meals & non-alcoholic beverages are included.

The Canadian - Private Cabin by night

The Canadian - Private Cabin by night

Private Cabins are equipped with two leather chairs by day that transform into upper and lower bunks at night. A private washroom, gourmet meals & non-alcoholic beverages are included.

The Canadian - Semi Private Berth

The Canadian - Semi Private Berth

Featuring two double seats opposite each other, Semi Private Berths convert into a bed with privacy curtain. Gourmet meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included.

The Canadian - Semi Private Berth

The Canadian - Semi Private Berth

Featuring two double seats opposite each other, Semi Private Berths convert into a bed with privacy curtain. Gourmet meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included.

The Corridor - Business Class

The Corridor - Business Class

Business class on VIA Rail includes important amenities such as checked luggage, access to the business lounge, assigned seating in wide, ergonomic seats and meals with beverage service.

The Ocean - Sleeper Plus Class

The Ocean - Sleeper Plus Class

Onboard The Ocean, Sleeper Plus Class berths transform into twin-sized upper and lower bunks at night. Features Include a private washroom with shower, gourmet meals & non-alcoholic beverages.

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