Train journey across Canada
Updated: Jan 23
I often get asked as a Tour Guide, if I have taken the train across the country. It has never really been on my bucket list to sit and travel for 4,466 km but certainly I have heard about the stunning scenery. This fall I decided to finally make the VIA rail eastbound Canadian journey from Vancouver to Toronto my priority. I just wanted to get a different perspective of the Canadian Rockies. Especially see some of the idyllic Canadian shield, a large area of exposed rock that formed 3 billion years ago. The Shield occupies more than 40% of Canada’s territory across 5 provinces!
My 4-day great continental train ride started on October 31. at 8 PM.
While I’m having dinner my bed is being made every evening. Very comfortable and cozy in the Economy class.
Next day’s view of the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies - Mount Robson, often called “cloud cap mountain” as the summit is generally hidden by clouds.