Precisely 4,466-km in three days, four nights? Yep. Journalist Reb Stevenson crossed Canada the classic way—by train. While low-tech and not cheap (about $1,500), Reb found the journey downright appealing: “more like a vintage resort… the ultimate friendship incubator.”
Stevenson took VIA Rail’s The Canadian, which runs between Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC. She writes in her recent article, “Cross country by train? How Canadian,” in The Star: “The Canadian is flanked by wildlife, farmers’ fields and emerald green lakes. I emerge to the stylish dining car. Three sit-down meals per day are included in sleeping touring class, and the top-notch food quickly becomes a focal point.
…As we move past the rolling hills of Manitoba and into the golden prairies, I realize I’ve never spent this much quality time with Canada.”