VIA Rail's 'The Canadian'
You will be travelling on VIA Rail's 'The Canadian' in Silver & Blue Class. This offers you high-class accommodation, superb meals and impeccable service. What's more, you're travelling in the luxury and comfort of superbly refurbished Art Deco rail cars from the 1950s.
With the other passengers in Silver & Blue Class, you have exclusive use of the Sleeping Car, in a Double Bedroom with upper and lower berths (oictured left). From the moment you enter your quarters, a warm and comfortable atmosphere envelops you, the soft sheen of stainless steel reflecting the pinks, greens and blues of the decor and the landscapes rolling by the huge picture windows. Big, welcoming armchairs beckon, and little touches make everything perfect - thick, fluffy towels, tourist information, everything you need is at hand. At the end of the evening, or earlier if you wish, your room will be transformed into a cosy bedroom by our attentive on-board crew. Lights are dimmed, reading lamps readied, pillows fluffed, soft blankets carefully turned down. Perhaps a relaxing shower before bed? It's only a few steps away. And as the gentle rocking of the train lulls you to sleep, you'll discover the particular pleasure of train travel by moonlight.
The Park Car, at the rear of the train, offers a peaceful environment combining elegance and comfort. Its three separate salons, reserved for the exclusive use of Silver & Blue class passengers, each has its own particular charm. You'll want to sit back and relax, curl up with a good book, or perhaps chat with other travellers who have come from all over the world to enjoy this unique experience. And in the dome, the upper observation deck, you'll understand the magic that only train travel can offer, with 360-degree views of impressive landscapes.
Downstairs in the curved 1950s-style bar you'll be served aperitifs and a choice of fine domestic and imported wines. In the Bullet Lounge, with its huge wrap-around windows, you can settle back in stylish armchairs with a cup of afternoon tea and a good book. A variety of newspapers and magazines are available. Pass the time by getting to know other passengers. Once again, you have captivating views of the countryside unrolling behind the train.
Your Silver & Blue class fare includes all meals as appropriate to your journey. Onboard dining is an experience not to be missed, with
delightful, freshly prepared meals in the best railway tradition.
China, silverware and linen complement an enticing menu and an
all-Canadian wine list.
The Skyline Car
is your exclusive entertainment centre. Climb up to the observation
dome to enjoy 360-degree views or a refreshing beverage in the lounge
below. Watch a video about your destination, grab a book from the
library rack or have fun making new friends during scheduled
activities. Ask your Service Attendant for details. Off-peak service
VIA Rail's courteous personnel are always at your service. As a passenger in Silver & Blue class, you are entitled to some special touches such as a shower kit (towel, shampoo, hair conditioner and soap) and checked baggage. In Jasper you enjoy not only priority boarding but also a special "Welcome Aboard!" reception with hot appetisers and sparkling wine.