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Taking a Train Trip Across Canada

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Taking a Train Trip Across CanadaThere are so many beautiful sights to see and incredible things to do in Canada that you might struggle to cover everything in a single vacation. Fortunately, there could be a solution. As trains become more comfortable and even luxurious solutions for exploring a new destination, routes have sprung up across Canada that can help you to make the most of your journey and soak up the experiences that every visitor wants from the great white North.

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So, which are the best train trips to take across Canada?

1.   “Across Canada by Train”

If you don’t mind dedicating a few days to your travel experience, then this could be the ultimate long-haul way to explore as much of Canada as possible during a single trip. This unique track lasts for around four days and runs from Toronto to Vancouver. Recently, the route schedule changed slightly to help improve the daylight viewings that passengers got of the Rockies, so remember to bring your camera.

2.   The Great White North

One of the best trips you can take across Canada without a need for a car rental or annoying traffic, the trip from Winnipeg to Churchill is a two-night excursion that is incredibly affordable and opens you up to a range of fantastic views from the comfort of your window seat. If you want something a little shorter, the Polar Bear Express is a classical excursion train that travels from Ontario to Moosenee during the Summer. This one-day trip is a perfect quick solution for experiencing the north, particularly with children.

Related: Canada By Train: The Complete Via Rail Travel Guide

3.   Through the Rockies

Plenty of people who visit Canada dream of being able to explore the natural majesty and wonder of the Rocky Mountains. If you want to soak up the sights for yourself, but you don’t have time to go trekking through this gigantic landscape, then you could always consider taking the Vancouver to Calgary train or vice-versa. Make sure that you travel during the day so that you can make the most of the sights.

4.   An Overnight Journey

Finally, if you want a little luxury and you don’t mind spending a night on a train, why not book a room on the Montreal to Halifax train, and let yourself be rocked soothingly to sleep by the motion of the train as the stars shine down on you over the Canadian landscape? Here, you’ll have a chance to see the beauty of Canada both during the day and in the later hours, when the moonlight casts a new hue over the country.

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18 Comments

  1. robin Rue says

    That sounds like fun! I love long train rides – especially when they are in a scenic area.

  2. HeidiDee says

    How fun! I’ve never really done a long train trip, but at a great way to enjoy the scenery!

  3. candy says

    Taking a train across country is something I have never experienced. Never thought about taking the train across Canada. Will have to check into this more and see what the schedules are. Time get out the passport.

  4. Christy Maurer says

    I have always wanted to take a train trip across Canada. It is such a beautiful country, and you could see so much more on a train trip!

  5. Franc Ramon says

    It looks really scenic taking the train ride across Canada. I love how the nature is so rich which can be such a visual delight.

  6. Jeanette says

    I have been wanting to do that for years! I would love to see all of the training that Canada has. I know it would be a beautiful ride. It is on my bucket list of places to travel so I’m hoping at one point that I can do it.

  7. lisa says

    We have never been to Canada or on a train trip. We will be taking our first train trip down south this summer and we are all excited!

  8. Sandy N Vyjay says

    The photographs are simply mesmerizing. The train journey is surely magical. Canada on a train journey is on my bucket list now. Would love to experience this beauty!

  9. Kimberly says

    We plan on taking a road trip across Canada! My little brother just did the East coast and said it was amazing. He’s in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces so he’ll be doing a lot of traveling across Canada. Your trip looked amazing. I actually never thought about taking a train though! My son would love that for sure!

  10. Pam Wattenbarger says

    These are great ideas for traveling by train in Canada. I think it would be so fun to go across the whole country by train.

  11. Teresa says

    We have been talking about taking a train trip with our children and yes, Canada is so beautiful – this would be the perfect way to see more!

  12. Jenn @ EngineerMommy says

    I visited Canada once years ago. It was a great trip. We had a lot of fun. Taking a train across Canada would be so cool.

  13. paula schuck says

    I love train trips. I have never done one that is a lengthy trip across Canada involving sleepover on board and all of that though. That sounds like so much fun.

  14. Agnes says

    Its been a while since I have been on a train ride and I have always wanted to go to Canada. Sounds like a fun trip.

  15. Dawn McAlexander says

    This looks like an amazing trip to take. I have always wanted to ride a train. Sure, I have ridden some small ones that take you about a two-mile round trip, but I want to take one like this that goes a long way.

  16. Amanda says

    I have seen so many beautiful pictures and heard so many great things about Canada…I really need to see it for myself. And I would love taking a train ride..I’ve never taken one before and it sounds like so much fun!

  17. Jeanine says

    I think this would be incredible. I’m heading on a trip via the train in a few weeks but its nothing like going cross Country. That would be incredible to see. Canada is so beautiful.

  18. Amanda Love says

    There’s so much that you can explore in Canada. I think it’s awesome that you can take the train around the whole country and just enjoy the view!

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