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Much more enjoyable than driving or flying

We are travelling across Canada and for us this was an interesting experience and a good way of... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
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Fun way to travel

I took this trip from Halifax to Montreal. Apparently it is usually quieter in this direction and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We are travelling across Canada and for us this was an interesting experience and a good way of travelling from Halifax to Quebec as we wanted a break from driving. The staff were excellent particularly Gary who looked after us and Emily the Learning Co-ordinator...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NorfolkClare
Reviewed 9 August 2018

After travelling from Vancouver, BC to Toronto on VIA Rail's "Canadian", we took the train to Montreal and then boarded the "Ocean" for the last leg of our trip to Moncton, New Brunswick. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The varied scenery was well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

From the misleading name - Ocean Train - and misleading promo lit, through the useless Viarail app (no WiFi in the stations?) and ancient, decrepit sleeping cabin, to the unprofessional dining car staff and grim food offer, this was an utter waste of time and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I took this trip from Halifax to Montreal. Apparently it is usually quieter in this direction and out trip was pretty quiet. Often had the lounge and observation car to ourselves. Access to these cars come with the Sleeper tickets. The cabins were adequate. Ours...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tartan_penguin
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We rode the Ocean VIA train from Saint Foy (near Quebec City) to Halifax. Beautiful trip through the woods and farms of eastern Canada. The sleeping car room was nice & larger than Amtrak’s economy bedroom. It had many features not found in Amtrak rooms....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Boarded the Ocean Train for 22 hour trip from Montreal Quebec and Halifax Nova Scotia. Booked a superior ticket that included cabin, food and access to viewing Park Car. Cabin small but adequate, bunk beds so that's to consider if an older couple. Food was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank J2421DSjosephb
Reviewed 6 May 2018

My wife and I planned a driving tour of Nova Scotia, and so we had taken Amtrak's Adirondack train up from New York to Montreal a couples of days before. This trip was on VIA’s Ocean as far as Moncton the next day, where we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Casualhiker22
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The previous reviews diverge into people who loved the Ocean Train and those that hated it. We took the train from Montreal to Halifax in late April and loved it. The favourable reviews have captured the experience well and ours was similar. The train left...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 2eratics
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We took the Ocean train from Quebec City (St. Foy) to Halifax and had a sleeper. First the rooms are very small, and yes we have had train sleepers before, but these rooms are tiny. We travel light with an airplane carry-on size bag each...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank gregg w
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We took this train 2 days ago from Montreal to Halifax. In Montreal, we were able to check our bags at the train station during the day. Since we had a sleeper cabin, we had access to the VIP lounge- wifi and soft drinks but...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Karen C
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1 September 2018|
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Response from Adrian D | Reviewed this property |
Since you are free to move around in the train and have access to the dome cars if you have a sleeper cabin, direction isn't that important as far as viewing is concerned. The big issue is the schedule - part of the trip... More
25 March 2018|
Response from gregg w | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the tours but yes you can and we did rent a car. There are several rental locations right downtown.