WindoW to Canada
With the Rockies as a backdrop, no train journey is more majestic than one aboard the Canadian, thanks to its new Prestige Class.
the vast expanse of Canada between Vancouver and toronto is a mesmerising landscape of mountain peaks, glassy lakes, open prairies and picturesque towns. it’s the sort of scenery that seems to define Canada as we know it, radiating natural splendour in a kaleidoscope of colours.
this is the scenery Via Rail’s the Canadian glides through on its four-night, 4466-kilometre journey from the West Coast to ontario (and vice versa), effortlessly taking travellers into the heart of this rugged nation. as the flagship train of Via and the only service to cross the continent, the Canadian numbers among the world’s most legendary and popular longhaul journeys, and has even been immortalised on the country’s $10 note.
a prestige onboard experience For much of its history, the Canadian offered fivestar views, but not five-star service. Within the last year this has changed with the introduction of Prestige Class, offsetting the timeless scenery with the comfort and elegance of private cabins. the six new sleeper cabins provide 50 per cent more space than the pre-existing two-person cabin in Sleeper Plus class with a 60 per cent larger window. the stunning landscapes, transforming with the season, are a perfect complement to the attentive service, including a dedicated Concierge for the discerning travellers of Prestige Class.
dining is transformed into an occasion, with white linen and china, in a setting illuminated by panoramic windows in the dining Car. delicacies created by the onboard chef bring a taste of local favourites to the table, such as lake-fresh fish and regional specialties.