Closet Canuck's Great Big Canadian Train Adventure FINAL DAY 13: Homeward Bound to Vancouver, BC


Among the highlights of the trip were all the people I met aboard the Canadian, like this couple from Hamburg. Currently residing in New York City, we plan to meet up again in the coming. Every passenger had a story, and with four days/nights to fill, there was plenty of time to get to know folks.


Getting close to Vancouver, BC and no surprise it's grey and rainy!


Raindrops keep fallin' on my head. But my 5,006km VIA Rail Canada journey (3,111 miles) from Halifax to Montreal was mostly under blue skies.


First on my agenda in Vancouver was a cappuccino at Caffe Artigiano, just a few blocks from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.


After lunch at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, I enjoyed a wonderful massage at Absolute Spa, located on the lower floor.


My train adventure wasn't over, as I caught the 5:45 PM Amtrak Cascades from Vancouver to Seattle. Sadly, the food aboard Amtrak wasn't nearly as good as on VIA Rail. I stuck with snacks and wine, and watched the latest Harry Potter movie. What a wonderful adventure I've had!

Photos by Sue Frause

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