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Come along and enjoy the comfortable travel, exceptional service and friendly ambiance aboard Canada's trains. You can be a part of it all — close to nature but safe and relaxed, any time of the year. John Steel Rail Tours is pleased to offer a variety of tours aboard Canadian trains including the following VIA Rail services:
Travel from Canada's scenic west coast, through the magnificent Rockies, across the wide-open prairies and past Ontario's lakes and forests. VIA's Vancouver-Toronto flagship affords the luxury and comfort of superbly refurbished 1950s Art Deco rail cars, fine dining and many other amenities in Silver & Blue class sleeping car accommodations.
This 1,160-kilometre (725-mile), daylight journey connects the Alberta Rocky Mountain resort town of Jasper to Prince Rupert on BC's Pacific coast. From May to October experience the fabulous 360-degree views (Totem Deluxe class) of the Panorama scenic dome cars.
The delightful day excursion travels through some of the most beautiful countryside in Vancouver Island between Victoria and Courtenay. Travel through the seaside communities of Chemainus, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.
Venture north to the land of polar bears and the Northern Lights, a 1700-kilometre journey (1000 miles). The train leaves Winnipeg, Manitoba and travels to Churchill, situated on the shores of Hudson Bay in the vast sub-Arctic region.
Connecting Central Canada's exciting cities between Windsor, Ontario and Québec City, Québec, the Corridor offers VIA 1 class day service and overnight travel aboard the Enterprise (between Toronto and Montréal). Experience the beautiful, modern Renaissance cars, with large windows, private bedrooms and many ensuite amenities.
Explore the charming Gaspé Peninsula between Montréal and Gaspé. The train travels through small villages along St. Lawrence River and down the Matapédia valley to the Baie des Chaleurs. Easterly class provides comfortable accommodations.
Travel to the friendly Maritimes from cosmopolitan Montréal, Québec to the historic coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tour along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River and across scenic New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The Ocean features the state-of-the-art Renaissance Cars.
With scenic routes between major Canadian cities and the United States, Amtrak provides several daily arrivals and departures in and out of Canada and serves more than five hundred destinations throughout the USA. Amtrak trains making Canadian connections include: the Adirondack, New York City, NY to Montreal, QC; the Maple Leaf, New York City to Toronto, ON; the Cascades, Eugene OR to Vancouver, BC.