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Slow travel fans, train trips in Canada are a great way to get from here to there across diverse landscapes including the majestic Rocky Mountains. The Canadian train network is extensive and covers most of the country.

The most popular route is the VIA Rail Canada network – – which connects major cities such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Halifax. The VIA Rail network also offers a variety of scenic routes, such as the Canadian, the Ocean, and the Skeena.

The network offers a variety of services, including onboard entertainment, dining, and sleeping accommodations. Passengers can choose from a variety of classes — Economy, Business, Sleeper Plus, and Prestige. Depending on the route, passengers can also enjoy a variety of amenities, including Wi-Fi, power outlets, and showers.

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