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We Traveled 3,900 Miles By Train To Capture The Beauty Of Canada In Winter
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We Traveled 3,900 Miles By Train To Capture The Beauty Of Canada In Winter

If seeing Canada by train isn’t on your bucket list, it totally should be! We hopped aboard the Via Rail Train in February and crossed 5 time zones, 8 provinces, and covered 3,900 miles!

With 2017 being Canada’s 150th anniversary, there is no better time than to take an epic journey. Take a peek at our pictures and we promise you will be inspired to travel across Canda by train.

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You board the train in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Your next stop is Montreal, in French Canada

There is a “dome car” that sits above the entire train and makes for some epic photos

The next leg of the train doesn’t leave until 10pm, which gives you plenty of time to arrive in and explore Toronto

You can even take a day trip to visit Niagara Falls

Once you board the train in Toronto, you may be on it for 3-4 days!

Luckily, there are so many epic views that you won’t get bored

And train food is surprisingly yummy

Which will make you look forward to meals every day!

The best part of the transcontinental trip is the ride through the Canadian Rocky Mountains

You may even decide to stop over for a few days in Jasper

Which is a literal winter wonderland in February

After Jasper, you are back on the train for one more night of relaxation

The last stop of the trip is Vancouver, in British Columbia

Which is 3,900 miles away from Halifax and the Atlantic Ocean!

Do you want to take the train across Canada in winter?

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Lora Holt
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3 years ago

There is no such place as French Canada. Canada has two official languages, one of which is French. The country was founded by two distinct cultures - the English from Britain and the French from France, and rather than follow the lead of our neighbours to the south, Canada is not a melting pot - but rather a patchwork of cultures that were not forced to assimilate to conform. That tradition started with the English and French going back to the 1760's, when the English defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham but did not (as was expected at the time) eliminate everything French and force their culture, language, religion and system of government on the defeated French in Canada. This allows for a great variety of cultures and heritages, but - though unique - they are all CANADIAN.

Deborah R.
Community Member
5 years ago

I've loved trains ever since I was a kid, but kept it secret because I was a girl! So I played with dolls instead. (We're talking 1950s here.) But when I grew up, I announced my "secret love" -- especially for steam locomotives. For years and years, I've wanted to ride the trans-Canada railroad. These are beautiful, evocative photos, and I'm glad the two of you had such a wonderful trip!

Lora Holt
Community Member
3 years ago

There is no such place as French Canada. Canada has two official languages, one of which is French. The country was founded by two distinct cultures - the English from Britain and the French from France, and rather than follow the lead of our neighbours to the south, Canada is not a melting pot - but rather a patchwork of cultures that were not forced to assimilate to conform. That tradition started with the English and French going back to the 1760's, when the English defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham but did not (as was expected at the time) eliminate everything French and force their culture, language, religion and system of government on the defeated French in Canada. This allows for a great variety of cultures and heritages, but - though unique - they are all CANADIAN.

Deborah R.
Community Member
5 years ago

I've loved trains ever since I was a kid, but kept it secret because I was a girl! So I played with dolls instead. (We're talking 1950s here.) But when I grew up, I announced my "secret love" -- especially for steam locomotives. For years and years, I've wanted to ride the trans-Canada railroad. These are beautiful, evocative photos, and I'm glad the two of you had such a wonderful trip!

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