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03/01/2009 AT 09:14

Voted by the International Society of Railway Travelers as one of the top 25 trains to experience, VIA's flagship Canadian is a four-night journey that provides travelers with a glimpse into history itself. From the majestic Rocky Mountains, through the vast expanses of the Canadian Prairies to the Canadian Shield and lake lands of Northern Ontario, travellers can experience all this and more at a savings of 50% off the regular peak fare when you travel no later than May 31, 2009. Tickets must be purchased at least three days prior to departure or by March 31 whichever comes first.

Passengers can experience the entire cross country odyssey or opt for an overnight trip from Vancouver to the town of Jasper, Alberta in the heart of the Rockies. Choose from VIA's economical Comfort class or let yourself be pampered with Silver & Blue sleeper class. Regional cuisine prepared freshly by an on-board chef and accommodation are included in the price of Silver & Blue class along with access to the train's 360 degrees panorama dome car.

Prices for a one-way trip on the Canadian between Toronto and Vancouver start at CAD $662 for an upper berth. An overnight journey in a double bedroom from Vancouver to Jasper is available for CAD $447 plus tax, per person for double occupancy.

For travellers looking to experience the charm of Eastern Canada, VIA's Ocean service between Montreal and Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Chaleur between Montreal and the beautiful Gaspe region of Quebec are just the ticket. And with savings of 50% on trips for travel until June 13, 2009, these are sites worth seeing. Tickets must be purchased at least three days prior to departure or by March 31 whichever comes first.

On VIA Rail's eastern services, passengers wander through the beautiful towns along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River before descending through the Notre Dame Mountains in the Matapédia Valley. From there, the Chaleur continues to Gaspé while the Ocean travels through New Brunswick en route to Nova Scotia. Passengers can choose from VIA's Comfort Sleeper or the economical Comfort Class.

Prices for this overnight journey in Comfort Sleeper Class on the Ocean in a standard double bedroom between Montréal and Halifax start at CAD $187 plus tax, per person for double occupancy. One-way travel in Comfort Sleeper Class on the Chaleur between Montréal and Gaspé in a double bedroom is available from CAD $164.50 plus tax, per person. Meals are extra on these two services.

VIA Rail Canada's "Romance by Rail"

Mix the classic romance of rail travel with its more traditional definition by enjoying VIA Rail Canada's “Romance by Rail” service this Valentine's Day – and beyond.

VIA's Snow Train to Jasper - A real winter pleaser

VIA Rail Canada is pleased to announce that its popular Snow Train to Jasper is returning for a third exciting season. This year's operation begins just in time to get you through the January/February blues.

VIA's Flagship Canadian Moves to a New Schedule

In two short weeks, on December 2, 2008, VIA's flagship western transcontinental Canadian will depart at a new time.

New USA Rail Pass Available

Amtrak recently began offering the USA Rail Pass to all Amtrak customers worldwide, including those in North America. Previously, the pass was only available for purchase by residents outside of the United States and Canada.

VIA Chaleur Service Set to Resume on September 21

VIA Rail Canada has been advised by the Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie that work to replace a rail bridge that had been washed out near Pointe à la Croix, Québec (near Matapédia) is nearing completion.

VIA's Chaleur set to resume normal operation

VIA Rail Canada has been advised by the Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie that work to replace a rail bridge that had been washed out near Pointe à la Croix, Québec (near Matapédia) is nearing completion.

Rediscover the Coast Starlight

Amtrak unveils a new look on the Coast Starlight just in time for the busy summer travel season. This legendary train (operating daily between Los Angeles and Seattle) features refurbished Parlour Cars, new Arcade rooms and enhanced amenities.

Take the Train and Bring your Bike!

Launched in the summer of 2007, the award-winning Bike Train introduced bike racks on board select VIA Rail departures between Toronto and Niagara Falls, allowing passengers to explore the Greenbelt and the many scenic trails of Niagara and Toronto.

691 million investment for VIA Rail

Following the signing of a $100 million contract last December to upgrade its F 40 locomotive fleet, VIA Rail Canada has announced another major investment today. This morning, the Corporation issued a request for proposals to upgrade the LRC passenger cars used in the Québec City-Windsor corridor.

Second Major Snowfall forecasted for weekend trave

With the snow continuing to fall and a forecast calling for a second major snowstorm this week in the Quebec region, VIA Rail Canada wishes to remind travellers that it has added capacity to on all routes within the Windsor - Québec City corridor.

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