Travel Canada By Train

By on March 12, 2015
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By Adriana Palanca.
Canada is vast, its cities and towns carved out of an immense wilderness few travellers (Canadians included) ever cross by land. Which makes the iconic journey west by train, from Toronto to Vancouver, such a spectacular trip.

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From serene northern lakelands, to the rolling Prairie breadbasket, majestic Rockies and Pacific vistas, VIA’s transcontinental route, the Canadian, makes a four-day journey across 5,000 kilometres. Here’s a list of top sights that will take your breath away.

Toronto’s CN Tower
Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower stands sentinel over Canada’s largest city. Take advantage of its close proximity to Union Station to brave its over 500-m high observation deck, or simply crane your neck back to admire as you depart.

‘Big sky’ prairies
As night descends, the huge expanse of horizon that is the Prairies glows, from sunsets breaking through towering thunderheads, to dancing northern lights and a sky so lit with stars, the Milky Way casts a shadow. You’ll be hard-pressed to sleep!

Mount Robson
That first glimpse of snow-capped mountains looming over the grasslands hints at the spectacular craggy precipices, glacial waters and rugged forests in store. Marvel as the train slows for Mount Robson, the ‘Monarch of the Canadian Rockies’ and its highest peak.

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From a track hewed into British Colombia’s treacherous Fraser Canyon, you’ll spy a raging torrent of water forced between towering rock walls before descending into the fertile Fraser Valley. This is one of Canada’s natural wonders – and a sight you won’t soon forget!

Pacific Coast
Fall under the spell of the Pacific Ocean as the train glides into Vancouver, where this laid-back harbourfront city offers a fitting end to your cross-Canada ride of a lifetime.

And remember, by choosing the train (a greener way to travel) you’re helping to keep Canada’s wilderness unspoiled.

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Tourist information on Vancouver

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