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VIA RAIL
Travel Reports

Railroad Travel in Canada
including Photos & Travelogues
on VIA Rail Canada

Click Here to also visit www.CanadaByRail.com
for travel reports from all rail lines in Canada.

Click Here to also visit www.RailCanada.com
that lists TrainWeb hosted websites featuring railroads in Canada.

Travel reports are listed in order by date starting with the most recent rail trips first. Click on each link below to read each rail travelogue with photos.

Oct 22, 2015 - Honeymoon In The Great North: Report & Photos by John C. Turner Recently my newlywed wife and I embarked on a three week journey which saw us engage a wealth of beauty amongst the Pacific Northwest, explore the untamed wonder of Southeast Alaska, and traverse the continent aboard Canada's famed transcontinental train, the Canadian... Read More>>

May 2011 - VIA Canadian: Report & Photos by Bob Black Route, Equipment Consist & Service Observations on VIA Rail Canadian based on a trip from Toronto, ON, to Jasper, AB. The Canadian runs tri-weekly for 4466 Km (3085 miles) between Toronto, OT and Vancouver, BC, via Winnipeg, Edmonton, Jasper and Kamloops... Read More>>

May 4, 2011 - Alberta Calls Her Home: Music performed by Nappy Martin I could drink this Alberta scenery forever. Reckon this song will make me better known in Medicine Hat, Alberta than Medicine Hat, Wyoming, but it's a start. Maybe I should shoot for Casper, Wyoming, or Riverton, Wyoming, or reach for the brass ring, Cheyenne, Wyoming... Read More>>

Aug 1, 2010 - Journey to Mid-America & Ontario Part 1: Story by Jack M. Turner, Photos by John C. Turner Each missing segment posed its own unique set of challenges if it was to join the collection of rail lines on my personal route map. After much thought it was decided that the best way to access all of these lines in one journey would be to drive to the various jumping off points... Read More>>

Jul 17-25, 2010 - Travel Logs & The Railfan's Girlfriend, Oh, Canada! Story & Photos by Nathan S. Chidester A trip that my girlfriend, Erin, and I took to Canada to visit her family. We visited Toronto, Ont., Montreal, Qbc., Ottawa, Ont., and Niagara Falls, Ont. This included visiting ExpoRail in the Montreal metro. This was the first time that I was going to travel to Canada... Read More>>

Dec 14, 2008 - Canadian Railway Trilogy: Text by Jack M. Turner, Photos by John C. Turner Part III - Florida Bound Via Montreal, The drive from Sydney to Halifax was scenic as we drove along the east side of Bras d'Or Lake and rejoined the main highway near Port Hastings. As we stopped for lunch at Port Hawkesbury, we reminisced about our last visit to the region... Read More>>

Dec 14, 2008 - Canadian Railway Trilogy: Text by Jack M. Turner, Photos by John C. Turner Part II - In Search of the Newfoundland Railway, Train riding would now take a back seat for a week as we would travel by highway and ferryboat to Newfoundland, Canada's island province. However, the railways would not be far from our minds as one of our objectives was to search for... Read More>>

July 25, 2008 - Canadian Railway Trilogy: Text by Jack M. Turner, Photos by John C. Turner PART I - From Florida to Nova Scotia by Rail, Our objective on this trip was to experience VIA's Renaissance equipment, which was introduced since our last trip to Canada, and to tour Newfoundland, the one Canadian province we had yet to visit... Read More>>

Apr 14-22, 2000 - Journey to Victoria Island, BC, Canada: Story & Photos by Chris Guenzler I planned my Spring Break getaway trip to cover one of the last two Via routes that I had not yet ridden, the Malahat from Victoria to Courtney on Vancouver Island. I used my Alaska Airline Miles for a room for two on the Starlight to Seattle and coach on the Talgo to Vancouver... Read More>>

Feb 18, 2000 - VIA Rail's Special Romance by Rail Package: Report & Photos by Ray Burns Canadian Coast-to-Coast Halifax to Vancouver Rail Journey, Today is a big event. My wife Maria and I are going on our first long vacation. What makes it great is that it's the first time that she's been to Canada, the first time that she's flown with me, and the first time that she's... Read More>>


Additional Reports & Photos of Rail Travel in Canada are posted at:


Additional VIA Rail Travel Information:

  • ☆ Railscanning in the Toronto Area
    www.trainweb.US/railscan

  • www.trainweb.US/railscan - Railscanning in the Toronto Area This site is dedicated to railscanning in the Toronto area. Scanning the railroad frequencies is an interesting and useful hobby. It can be used by photographers to set up shots and prepare for oncoming trains, railfans use it to get a 'feel' for traffic patterns on the line and obtain train numbers - its a whole other aspect to an already fascinating hobby! Owing to the large... Read More>>

  • ★ Tom's Rail Travels
    www.trainweb.org/Tomsrailtravels

  • www.trainweb.org/Tomsrailtravels - Tom's Rail Travels Photos and reports of various train trips I have taken since 2004 on Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada, and Ontario Northland, plus occasional subway charters... Read More>>


    Click Here to also visit www.RailCanada.com
    that lists TrainWeb hosted websites featuring railroads in Canada.


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