Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Via Rail Canada's 2011 Garden Route Presents Canada in Bloom


VIA Rail Canada's popular Garden Route has added two new gardens to the route this year. The 2011 VIA Garden Route includes 19 gardens, 27 award-winning Communities in Bloom destinations and other local garden attractions from Victoria to Halifax. This year's new gardens are Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm and Nova Scotia's Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens.

Travelers select their destinations and upon arrival, take a self-guided tour of the gardens and Communities in Bloom, or choose a Garden Route travel package from a number of VIA Getaways within the Windsor (Ontario) to Quebec City corridor.

From June 3-September 5, visitors to each participating garden, along with the websites of the 2011 Communities in Bloom destinations, are invited to enter a contest. The grand prize is a round-trip package for two with VIA Rail to Quebec City to visit the Roger Van den Hende Botanical Garden in the summer of 2012.

The Butchart Gardens in Victoria on Vancouver Island are on the Garden Route
Photo by Sue Frause