VIA Rail - "The Canadian" route from Toronto to Jasper/Vancouver
Including all stops along the way

VIA Rail is Canada’s classic overnight rail passenger service. Aboard “The Canadian” train, you’ll step into a golden past and relive Canada’s history. A truly nostalgic experience, VIA Rail includes made to order meals in mid-century rail dining cars, glass domed observation cars, and private sleeper cabins to enjoy Canada’s scenery.

The route travelled is between Toronto and Vancouver with short stops in Sudbury Junction, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Jasper and Kamloops along the way.

Instructions:

Please arrive at the train station you will be boarding at 90 minutes to 1 hour prior to your listed departure time. For station information, see below: LINK

Please note that due to the nature of train travel, cabin space is limited therefore full-sized luggage is not permitted in your cabin. Your large suitcases will need to be checked prior to boarding and they will be returned to you when you arrive at your destination. It is recommended that you take the time to rearrange your luggage into a carry-on-sized suitcase and a personal item such as a backpack or purse prior to arriving at the station. Detailed information on luggage allowances is noted below: LINK

When you arrive at the station, please have the VIA Rail Tickets provided with your travel documents on hand in paper form, or on your mobile device. These include a QR code to be scanned at check-in. In the event that your tickets do not show a QR code and you have been provided with an “E-Voucher”, please provide the noted VIA Rail confirmation number and your name at check-in. A valid photo ID is also required at check-in.

Please note that while VIA Rail endeavours to operate on time, the realities of increased freight traffic on tracks that we do not own may give rise to significant delays. We suggest that you plan accordingly, such as not arranging anything on the day that you disembark the train.

For additional information on Disembarking in Jasper, see here: JASPER


Westbound Train Schedule:

Supplier:

Train #2

Departure Location:

Departure Time:

Arrival Location:

Arrival Time:

Toronto, On:

09:45

Sudbury Junction, On:

16:57

Sudbury Junction, On:

16:57

Winnipeg, MB:

19:30 (+1 Day)

Winnipeg, MB:

21:30

Saskatoon, SK:

09:50 (+2 Days)

Saskatoon, SK:

10:50

Edmonton, AB:

20:50

Edmonton, AB:

00:01

Jasper, AB:

06:30 (+3 Days)

Jasper, AB:

09:30

Kamloops, BC:

18:28

Kamloops, BC:

19:03

Vancouver, BC:

08:00 (+4 Days)

To check the status of your train, visit the live map and look for Train 1 named “Canadian to Vancouver”.


Train Station Details:

Union Station, 65 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E6, Canada

Please take a taxi between the Toronto station and all Toronto hotels with the exception of the Fairmont Royal York. The station is not within walking distance of all other properties Canada Rail Vacations work with. The Fairmont Royal York is located directly across the street from the station.

LINK

2750 Lasalle Boul. Est, Sudbury Jct, ON, P3A 4R7, Canada

Please take a taxi between the Sudbury Junction station and your final destination in Sudbury as it is approximately 10 km or 6 miles from downtown. It is recommended that you prearrange your transportation from the station in advance of disembarking the train due to the early morning arrival time. if you are calling a taxi, please contact 1 705 626 7968.

LINK

123 Main Street, #146, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1A3, Canada

Please take a taxi between the Winnipeg train station and your Winnipeg hotel as it is not within walking distance to hotels. It is recommended that you prearrange your transportation from the station in advance of disembarking the train due to the late-night arrival time. If you are calling a taxi, please contact 1 204 925 3131 or 1 204 202 3300.

LINK

Unit 38, 1701 Chappell Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 5P5, Canada

Please take a taxi between the Saskatoon train station and your final destination in Saskatoon as it is not within walking distance to hotels. If you are calling a taxi, please contact 1 306 652 2222. It is recommended that you prearrange your transportation from the station in advance of disembarking the train due to the early morning arrival time.

LINK

12360 121st Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5L 5C3, Canada

Please take a taxi between the Edmonton train station and your final destination in Edmonton as it is not within walking distance to hotels. If you are calling a taxi, please contact 1 780 462 3456 or 1 780 462 3456.

LINK

607 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0, Canada

If you are staying at the Whistler’s Inn, the hotel is located directly across the street from the station. The Crimson hotel is also a short walk away from the station.
If you are staying at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or Forest Park Hotel, the hotel shuttle service will be available for transfer if you have been provided with a Jonview voucher as confirmation. You may also want to call the hotel in advance to confirm.

If you are staying at any other Jasper hotel, please take a taxi as rail station transfers are not included for this part of your journey.

LINK

Yellowhead Highway 5, Kamloops North, BC, Canada

Please take a taxi between the Kamloops North station and your final destination in Kamloops as it is approximately 10 km or 6 miles from downtown. It is recommended that you prearrange your transportation from the station in advance of disembarking the train due to the late-night arrival time. if you are calling a taxi, please contact 1 250 374 9999 or 1 250 374 3333.

LINK

1150 Station St, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C7

Please take a taxi between the Vancouver station and all Vancouver hotels as it is not within walking distance of the properties Canada Rail Vacations work with.

LINK


Luggage Restrictions:

1 Personal Item (Per Person)
Max. 11.5 kg (25lb.)
Max. 43 x 15 x 33 cm (17 x 6 x 13 in.)
Equal to a backpack or purse

AND

2 Small Items (Per Cabin)
Max. 11.5 kg (25 lb.) each
Max. 54.5 x 39.5 x 23 cm (21.5 x 15.5 x 9 in.) each
Equal to a standard sized carry-on luggage

OVERWEIGHT ITEM(S): Items over 11.5 kg (25lb.) not permitted as carry-on bag.

ADDITIONAL ITEM(S): Not permitted. Additional bags must be checked.

2 Checked Items
Max. 23 kg (50 lb.) each
Max. 158 linear cm (62 li. in.) each
*Equal to a standard-sized suitcase

In stations where this service is offered, your baggage must be checked at least 45 minutes before departure at terminal stations

For security reasons, baggage is not allowed on board without its owner.

*VIA reserves the right to weigh any and all baggage which may result in applicable allowance fees, as you may be subject to excess charges.

Please note, carry-on luggage will be available to you in your train cabin throughout the trip. Your checked luggage will not be accessible until you reach your final destination aboard this train.


For Guests Disembarking in Jasper:

With the scheduled arrival time in Jasper being early in the morning at 6:30 AM, it is likely that you will not be able to check in to your hotel when you arrive. You will, however, be able to leave your luggage at your hotel for the day while you explore Jasper at your own pace. If you wish to call the hotel ahead of time and request an early check-in, you may be able to do so for an additional fee payable directly to the hotel.

As the arrival time in Jasper is subject to delays, Canada Rail Vacations is unable to book a sightseeing tour for the day of arrival. Should you arrive on time and wish to do a tour in Jasper, we recommend calling SunDog Tour Company the morning of arrival to see if they have space remaining for one of their Maligne Canyon tours (Hike or Cruise). You can reach them at 1 888 786 3641 after 7 AM with tours picking up around 8:30 AM, should space be available for you.