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The Canadian fr £85pp*

Toronto - Winnipeg - Jasper - Vancouver *Eco Class Off Peak

The Canadian is one of Canada's most famous services. It travels return between Toronto and Vancouver. Book a full three-day and three-night journey and explore Canada's diversity in comfort and art-deco style, as you explore the majestic Rockies, big-sky country and the enchanting lakes and forests of Ontario. Other stops include Sudbury Junction, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper and Kamloops.

Make your own history as you retrace the western transcontinental route that, early last century opened up the West.

Between Sudbury Junction and Winnipeg, you can get off anywhere you want, even where there is no scheduled stop! How? Simply by requesting a special stop! This service is specially designed for outdoor enthusiasts who wish to get off in the midst of the forest.

Year round the Canadian departs three times per week from Vancouver and Toronto, and is scheduled to ensure daylight viewing of the Rockies. There are two classes of service: Comfort and Silver & Blue. See below for more details.

The Canadian Prices

  Sleeper Plus Class
  Economy Class Upper Berth  
From / To Off Peak Shoulder Peak Off Peak Shoulder Peak SAVE
Toronto to Winnipeg £205 £235 £325 £395 £455 £625 10%
Toronto to Edmonton £299 £345 £479 £479 £555 £765 10%
Toronto to Jasper £339 £389 £539 £529 £609 £849 10%
Toronto to Vancouver £409 £475 £655 £705 £819 £1129 10%
Winnipeg to Toronto £189 £215 £299 £365 £419 £585 10%
Edmonton to Jasper £85 £99 £135 - - - 10%
Edmonton to Vancouver £155 £179 £249 £339 £395 £545 10%
Edmonton to Toronto £279 £325 £445 £445 £515 £709 10%
Jasper to Edmonton £85 £99 £135 - - - 10%
Jasper to Vancouver £115 £135 £185 £295 £339 £475 10%
Jasper to Toronto £315 £365 £505 £495 £569 £789 10%
Vancouver to Edmonton £155 £179 £249 £339 £395 £545 10%
Vancouver to Jasper £115 £135 £185 £295 £339 £475 10%
Vancouver to Toronto £379 £439 £609 £659 £759 £1049 10%
  Sleeper Plus Class
  Lower Berth Cabin for 1 or 2  
From / To Off Peak Shoulder Peak Off Peak Shoulder Peak SAVE
Toronto to Winnipeg £465 £529 £735 £595 £685 £949 10%
Toronto to Edmonton £565 £649 £899 £719 £829 £1152 10%
Toronto to Jasper £625 £719 £995 £799 £919 £1279 10%
Toronto to Vancouver £835 £959 £1335 £1069 £1229 £1709 10%
Winnipeg to Toronto £429 £495 £685 £549 £635 £879 10%
Edmonton to Jasper - - - - - - 10%
Edmonton to Vancouver £399 £465 £639 £515 £589 £819 10%
Edmonton to Toronto £525 £605 £835 £669 £769 £1069 10%
Jasper to Edmonton - - - - - - 10%
Jasper to Vancouver £345 £395 £555 £445 £515 £709 10%
Jasper to Toronto £579 £669 £925 £745 £855 £1189 10%
Vancouver to Edmonton £399 £465 £639 £515 £589 £819 10%
Vancouver to Jasper £345 £395 £555 £445 £515 £709 10%
Vancouver to Toronto £775 £895 £1239 £995 £1145 £1585 10%

Senior 60+: 10% discount - Economy & Peaks season only
Children 2-11: 50% off Economy Class year round
off season must be purchased 15 days prior to departure

Seniors 60+: 10% off above listed sleeper Touring Class fares - peak season only - no discount for shoulder season
Children 2-11: 25% off sleeper Touring class year round.
Off season must be purchased 15 days prior to departure

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The Canadian Departures Dates

Peak: 01 Jul - 15 Oct 2014
Shoulder: 16 Oct - 15 Nov 2014
Off Peak: 16 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015

The Canadian Economy Class

Economy Class offers true stretch-out comfort, complete with footrests and reclining seat backs.

By day enjoy the scenery from the large picture windows, stroll down the wide aisles, enjoy a meal in one of your designated dining facilities or purchase a snack and beverage offered at your seat or from the buffet counter.

At night, the seat area is your nest, with individual reading lights and Via Rail pillows and blankets.

Plus a warm and friendly mood always awaits you in the Skyline car for games or a casual meal, and you will definitely want to check out the 360 degree scenic dome.

The Canadian Sleeper Touring Class

Treat yourself to the legendary, all inclusive land cruise that has won the hearts as well as awards for its service. Sleeper Touring Class passengers enjoy the entire rear of the train, where cosy private rooms and semi-private compartments lead to the Park car with its intimate Mural lounge and wraparound windows of the Bullet lounge. On the upper level, passengers will find the 360 degree scenic dome.

Whether you choose a berth, a single, double or triple bedroom, there is a Skyline car nearby with its own scenic dome, a lounge and a gathering place with various activities where an Activity Coordinator holds court.

As a Sleeper Touring Class passenger, you enjoy pre-boarding privileges and priority baggage handling at major stations, comfortable sleeping quarters and access to a shower. Special touches include a shower kit, a duvet, a guest directory, 24 hour complimentary tea and coffee service and courteous staff attentive to your every need.

Breakfast, lunch and your evening meal are all freshly prepared by the on-board chef. Your fare includes all meals, and there is a selection of fine Canadian wines available for purchase.

Want to use the train a lot?

Make use of these money saving passes:

Canrail Pass

    The Canrail Pass gives you unlimited travel in Canada. It's the perfect choice for people who want to go a long way on a limited budget.

  • You get 12 days of unlimited travel in Comfort class (Economy) during a 30-day period. Just show your Canrail Pass each time you obtain a ticket for a trip during this 30-day period.
  • The card can be used anywhere VIA goes, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and up to Hudson Bay.
  • You can make as many stops as you like during your journey.
  • You can add up to three extra days' travel, which you can buy in advance or at any time during the 30-day validity period. This gives you 13, 14 or 15 days' unlimited travel!

CanRail Terms and Conditions

Here are some additional details on the use of your Canrailpass:

Holders of a Canrailpass must obtain a ticket for every journey by presenting their Canrailpass to an authorized VIA sales agent. The number of places available in Comfort class for Canrailpass holders is limited. We recommend advance booking. A Canrailpass is not transferable. You must be prepared to show identification or sign your ticket on request.

The Canrailpass is valid for journeys on any VIA train, and on buses providing transfer between Moncton and Saint John. It is not valid on trains and buses that are listed in the VIA timetable but operated by other companies. The Canrailpass is valid for 30 days. It entitles you to 12 days' travel in Comfort class over this 30-day period. Extension: up to 3 days' extra travel can be purchased during the 30-day validity period. The refund terms that apply are the same as those for the regular Canrailpass. Journeys for which you buy tickets with your Canrailpass must end before midnight on the last day of validity of your pass.

First class
As a Canrailpass holder, you are entitled to a seat in Comfort class (basic service). For a surcharge, you can upgrade to first-class accommodation on other trains (Sleeper, VIA 1 class and so on). As a Canrailpass holder, you are eligible for any discounts available in first class, provided that applicable conditions are met. During the peak summer season, an upgrade to Silver & Blue class (between Vancouver and Toronto) and to Totem and Totem Deluxe classes (between Prince Rupert and Jasper) can only be arranged in the 21 days prior to departure.


Travel on the Corridor network for 10 days. Choose between Comfort Class and Via 1 Class, giving first class comforts at affordable prices.

You can also choose between:

Comfort class (Economy): practical, comfortable, and very affordable!
VIA 1 class: everything you expect in first-class travel, except the price!

Corridorpass Terms and Conditions

You must purchase your Corridorpass at least five days in advance. Your first ticket must be issued at the time of purchase.
The Corridorpass is valid for 10 days only. This period begins at 00:00 on the day of the first journey and ends at 23:59 on the tenth day.
The Corridorpass enables you to travel on VIA Rail trains in southern Québec and southern Ontario, that is, between Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Stratford, London, Sarnia and Windsor, including all stations between these cities.
The Comfort class Corridorpass entitles you to travel in Comfort class only, subject to seat availability.
The VIA 1 class Corridorpass entitles you to travel in VIA 1 Class or Comfort class, subject to seat availability.
You cannot make more than one return journey between the same two cities, including suburbs of these cities. For example, Guildwood station is considered as being in a suburb of Toronto; Dorval and Saint-Lambert stations as being in suburbs of Montréal; and Sainte-Foy and Charny stations as being in suburbs of Québec City. The Commuter pass has been specially designed for frequent trips between the same two cities.
You must board and get off the train at the stations shown on the card, failing which your ticket will be void and you will have to pay th full fare aboard the train.
The Corridorpass is personal and not transferable.
The Corridorpass is refundable only if it has not been used and if all tickets issued with the pass are surrendered. A service charge of $30 applies to each pass refunded. No refund will be given for lost or stolen passes.
The Corridorpass cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or special discount.

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Important Notes

Via Rail services are all non-smoking

As space is always restricted on the train, we would recommend that you take a small bag on board with the essentials that you need and check your remaining luggage through to your final destination.

The prices that we present are the super save fares, which must be booked 7 days before travel. There are additional discounts for seniors (60+), Students with an ISIC card and young people aged 12-17. Advance purchase is necessary.

Children 2-11 are eligible for 50% discount in comfort class and travel is FREE for children under 2 provided they are accompanied by an adult and do not take up a seat. A second infant travelling with just one adult pays 50% of the comfort class fare.

It is important to note that as the trains often travel through rugged and inaccessible terrain there may be occasional delays or freight trains may cause delay. Re-routing may be necessary at times by road. Via Rail does not pay compensation in this instance.

Outbound Flight

  • Flying out on:

Return Flight

  • Returning on:

  • Children under the age of 16 MUST be
    accompanied by an adult.

Booking for more than 9 people?