On The Canadian, Toronto to Vancouver
As travelled in April 2013 by John Linn
In April 2013, I took the opportunity to ride VIA Rail Canada's train #1,
The Canadian, a four-night,
4466-km (2775-mile) trip from Toronto to Vancouver,
which I'd wanted to do for quite some time.
This is the longest-distance train service in North America, exceeded
worldwide only by routes in Russia and China.
It was a great ride; strongly recommended if you have any inclination.
Click on individual images below to enlarge and navigate.
Saturday evening departure from Toronto
Sunday morning with frosted windows and signal lights
Across Ontario and forests
Brief stop in Hornepayne, Ontario, on Sunday afternoon
Monday morning stopover in Winnipeg, Manitoba and its Railway Museum
Monday across the prairies
Sunset in flat Saskatchewan
Around Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday morning
Stopover in Jasper, Alberta, complete with elk
Through the Rockies from the Observation Dome
Stopping briefly for Pyramid Falls
Wednesday morning arrival in Vancouver
What was it like on the train, and in the Cabin for One?