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Bucket List Trip Toronto to Vancouver in Prestige Class

If you can't relax and forget the timetable, or if you are taking the trip for the station stops... read more

Reviewed today
D T
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Dallas, Texas
Jasper to Vancouver

So I just wanted to share with you the VIA experience. If you don't pay the big bucks for a cabin... read more

Reviewed today
thelovelocks
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Toronto
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Reviewed today

If you can't relax and forget the timetable, or if you are taking the trip for the station stops - don't go. We started and finished about 3 1/2 hours late, and lost most of the time reserved for station stops. I know VIA is...More

Thank D T
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Reviewed today via mobile

So I just wanted to share with you the VIA experience. If you don't pay the big bucks for a cabin or 1st class it ain't so great. The scenery is SPECTACULAR & we do not regret doing it because of that & wanting to...More

Thank thelovelocks
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Reviewed today

Via rail was a very pleasant and relaxing way to travel. Exceptionally roomy seats and aisles. The food was a pleasant surprise in taste and quality. The staff were attentive, courteous and helpful. What a pleasure to avoid the crowds, noise and chaos of the...More

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Reviewed today

no wifi across canada , only at stations you dont get enough time to even fart and it was 16 hours late< i had to complain so much they comped us one free meal even though i havnt eaten in days because you cant have...More

Thank Andre B
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Reviewed yesterday

The most expensive rip-off for a journey in an outdated, dark & dingy-feeling train from 1970's era , Toronto to Vancouver. The photos VIARail show in their promo brochures for the Trans-Canadian are not accurate. They are photoshopped and staged to give you false impressions...More

1  Thank msKturi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They called us one day before to warn us the train will be at least 12 hours late. Made up a story about conf-call and last minute night we will have to sleep in Toronto and reproach us that we booked a car at night...More

Thank Francois T
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Reviewed yesterday

It was an inauspicious start - The Canadian was 14 hours late pulling in to Jasper. We had been scheduled to depart at 2:30pm, so this put us at the station in the small hours of the morning. (Some older folk had waited all day...More

Thank Emma D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled from Toronto to Jasper in prestige class. Wouldn't have liked to have done it it in sleeper class, was a lot of money to up grade which i think was way too much. The train was about 20 hours late which is not...More

Thank karenbunker
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a business trip from Quebec to Ottawa I had the misfortune to take a Via rail train outfitted with the new, hard-as-a-board seating. Gone the comfy cushions seats. Instead, head rest like a rock and chair back that forces one rigid seated position. Hello...More

1  Thank Annette d
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This reviews a trip from Toronto to Jasper taken as part of a Globus tour. Traveling across Canada on VIA Canadian Rail has been a long time dream of mine. When I first booked this tour, I was disappointed that it included only 4 days...More

1  Thank Ken W
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raz750
18 July 2018|
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Response from nanbik | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a duplex outlet in the cabin.
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Justin P
18 July 2018|
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Response from nanbik | Reviewed this property |
Via has to give priority to freight trains and I can’t see how that will change next year.
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malawigirl2001
17 July 2018|
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Response from Kerri T | Reviewed this property |
There were charging outlets on our train but that was from Ottawa to Kingston
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