Toronto to Vancouver by train: VIA Rail's 'Canadian'

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Did anyone randomly get this in their recommendation? 😳

Author — James Li

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I took this trip in January 1965. Glad I bought a “one way” ticket. Once I arrived in Vancouver I knew that is where I wanted to live forever. May decide to do Vancouver-Toronto on my 100th birthday and fly back to Vancouver

Author — Marv Hounsell

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Man, 1.5 days just to get out of Ontario, sometimes I forget how huge our country is.

Author — Shawn Steinman

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I will never forget this trip... Almost two years ago I took this train from Toronto to Vancouver and it was simply amazing. Being in a single room, with no distractions, a heater, toilet, sink and my own bed made the trip so accommodating. Waking up in the middle of the night to the moon shining through the northern Ontario pine trees, knowing you’re in the middle of nowhere yet amongst others just makes it much more comforting.

I recommend this to everyone, you’ll spend 5 days on this train and you won’t regret a single moment. It will also make you appreciate this country a lot more, we have such a beautiful wilderness that’s still untouched and hopefully it will always stay that way.

Author — Brandonluco

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this guy got here in 16 minutes and 27 seconds that's crazy

Author — Hol' Up

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Canada should invest into high-speed trains from coast-to-coast, seriously.

Author — Aman Jassal

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Omg I live in Toronto and did t even know anything like this existed! This looks like SO much fun...I don't even care were I go, lol. I just want to spend the night on a train. The nature is beautiful ❤

Author — Little Miss Stamper

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Dont you agree
We have beautiful country


Love from Montreal Quebec:)

Author — Sam B

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Someone should show these shots of the diner and lounge cars to the president of Amtrak so he could see how to run a rail road.

Author — Jack Wyatt

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I'd love to do this someday. I think VIA rails needs more advertising, because I didn't even know this was a thing. I guess it's a generational thing

Author — Dan S

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Thank you SO MUCH for not putting music or a voiceover on top of this awesome footage 💕

Author — anon anon

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I've never taken a train through the mountains but I've driven between Vancouver and Edmonton/Calgary over a dozen times and up to Yellowknife a couple of times, it's the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Author — ᕼᑌᗰᗩᑎ ᖴᗴᒪᒪᗩ

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I am so thankful to become a citizen of this great nation. Beautiful, stable, understanding, and rich country with one of the best health care system for every citizen equal, in the world.

Author — Tony Faxton

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Beautiful. How the hell did this come up on my feed, ? I have been talking about Toronto and Vancouver with friends recently, no Google search and this pops up? Microphone tapped I think.

Author — Philip Chan

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I highly recommend anyone to do this. I did it for my honeymoon, and it was a great way to be close together bonding.

Author — Nymphetamine

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This has been around for awhile. However, the cost is ridiculous so most people fly or wait until they retire to do it.

Author — PICKLE Marz

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I’ll be going from Edmonton to Vancouver then down to Seattle for a week in summer of 2020, and going by Via Rail. Can’t wait !! 👍😃

Author — moo cow

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We did this trip two weeks ago! Absolutely amazing! We slept in the upper and lower berth in the corridor, ad it was fully acceptable. No worries..
But the food... fantastic! Imagine to cook that kind of meals when the kitchen is constatly moving.
Great movie, I experienced the trip all over again! Thanks...
And to those who are thinking of going... just do it! It is amazing! We came all the way from Sweden to do it, and we are already planning the next train experience.

Author — Michael Fogelström

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Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for NOT adding music.
I miss you talking, BUT I can READ!

Author — Michelle Lawrence

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Thanks for the memories. A single 23 year old immigrant from England, I took the train in April 1966 to Vancouver (4 days) after a horrible crossing (force 7 gale), arriving a day late in Montréal and missing a layover night at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Arrived in Vancouver with $400, no job, nowhere to stay. Six months later was in Vernon, BC working for The Bay. Been a Canadian citizen ever since, but living now in Vermont. In those days the train went through Calgary, Banff, the Kicking Horse Tunnels, Rockies, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Fraser Canyon, Hope to Van.

Author — JAMES Rivis