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VIA Rail Canada

+1 514-871-6000
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Stress free travel to downtown Toronto!

Took the train from Brockville to Union Station for Canada 150. Such a great trip with no stress... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kemptville, Ontario
Great Train Journey

Take away the fact that the train will arrive late, relax and enjoy the trip. Food and service were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alan W
Jannali, New South Wales, Australia
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the train from Brockville to Union Station for Canada 150. Such a great trip with no stress. Loved looking at all the cars stuck on th 401 as we sailed by and no need to worry about parking. This is a fantastic way to...More

Thank 3down2togo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take away the fact that the train will arrive late, relax and enjoy the trip. Food and service were top quality. Scenery spectacular. Made some new friends from USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Singalong in the bar was one of the many highlights. We...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unless you are assigned the latest generation rail car, it is likely that you will be shaken, jostled, and swayed so much that it will be impossible to read a book. I can read on city buses and subways, but on the Quebec-Montreal route gave...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have done this trip in both directions now, and the train travels through some amazing scenery. We went touring class, worth the money, as you get meals at your seats and wine with dinner! The seats are large and comfortable, and have wraparound windows....More

1  Thank MrMrsW50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Travelled from Ottawa to Montreal and back. Trays are terrible...as they cannot be moved forward. Staff always good. Better than driving...but improved wifi would be best.

Thank Jlwh2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and i vacationed in Manitoba and BC this summer. We travelled by VIA from Prince George to Jasper. The train was late and in incredibly poor condition. Many seats were torn. The sleeping cabins (I saw three of them) were crammed with boxes...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, I have used VIA at least once per year for the last 25 years and it has gone downhill every single year. As a kid and as a young adult I loved loved loved riding the train in Canada and visited many different places....More

Thank saskatooners
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a shame. One of Canada's great institutions has fallen to this. We booked a cabin for the trip from Vancouver to Toronto - 3 days, 4 nights - at some expense. We arrived at Vancouver Pacific Station to find that our booking, whilst accepted...More

1  Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

We do not like to post negative reviews, but VIA has a problem which must be addressed. We booked three cabins (at a small fortune) in Prestige Class from Toronto to Vancouver (4 nights, 3 days). The train was scheduled to depart Toronto at 10...More

1  Thank WinchesterTrust
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband has always wanted to do the train. We took it from Kamloops to Jasper, stayed in Jasper for several days and then took it back to Kamloops. It was pretty much what we expected except we didn't realize how often it would stop...More

Thank WestCoastTrio
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Questions & Answers
17 August 2017|
Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
There is no assigned seating in Economy class on the Canadian.
Shari K
13 August 2017|
Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
The cabins are identical. However, cabins closer to the centre of the car will be a bit quieter and offer a slightly smoother ride.
Ajitha G
12 August 2017|
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Response from Khandahar | Reviewed this property |
Via has a portable step that is in place to help make boarding easier. The train is also wheelchair accessible, and there is always a Via employee to assist customers at the entrance to the car. Hope that helps.