‘the canadian': views from aboard and around
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I certainly did, spending time with family and taking a bit of downtime to do some things that had been on my list, from which my busy life was keeping me. I am thankful for my busy life, but it is that busy-ness that has kept me from posting more about something else I’m thankful for this year – the fantastic trip I took on VIA Rail Canada’s ‘The Canadian’ Vancouver to Toronto train journey. This post, although image intensive, is a summary of the hundreds of photos I took of the views and vistas I was treated to, both aboard and about the train.
And although these images capture much of the experience, this is one trip that has to be experienced in person to be fully appreciated. Wondering how to afford such a trip? Believe me my frugal side would have found it difficult to take the plunge with a full price ticket at around $2,000 for a sleeper plus single cabin, one way. Nope, this frugal traveller watched VIA’s Express Deals page until this route came up on sale on the dates that worked. And a deal it was – at 75% off. Great value for cross-country transportation, accommodations, and gourmet meals for four nights!