Friday, January 21, 2011
VIA Rail Canada cuts fares by 50% through May 31, 2011
I ran into a friend the other day who asked me about taking the train across Canada. Since I'd traveled from Halifax to Vancouver in November 2009 during my Great Big Canadian Train Adventure, I had some suggestions. They included traveling in the off-season and checking for any specials.
Well, now is a good time to go by rail.
If you travel anywhere on VIA Rail Canada before May 31, 2011 the fares are 50% off. That means 1/2 price off adult regular fares in Economy, Sleeper and Sleeper Touring classes. The offer ends Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.
Sample One-Way Fares on Popular Routes:
Toronto - Montreal $67.50
Toronto - Ottawa $62.00
Montreal - Quebec City $36.50
Montreal - Ottawa $27.00
Via Rail Canada in Jasper, Alberta
Photo by Sue Frause
The tour begins at the CPR Steamship Terminal Building, located across the street from the BC Parliament Buildings pictured here. ©SueFrause...
Heart-shaped kelp on Vargas Island off Vancouver Island Photo by Sue Frause
BC FERRIES AND FIRST PEOPLES' CULTURAL COUNCIL REVEAL COAST SALISH ARTWORK FOR NEWEST SALISH CLASS FERRYArtist Maynard Johnny Jr. with his Coast Salish artwork BC Ferries and the First Peoples' Cultural Council have revealed the design fo...
For All Time: The Shakespeare First Folio celebrates the University of British Columbia Library's recent acquisition of a complete fir...