VIA Offers winter savings on its Snow Train Express to Jasper



    Save on all remaining seasonal departures

    EDMONTON, March 8 /CNW/ - Escape to a wintry wonderland on VIA's Snow
Train Express to Jasper and take advantage of what winter - and VIA - have to
offer. From March 9, 2007 to April 22, 2007, travellers can enjoy a special
one-way fare of $93 when travelling on the Snow Train Express. With ten more
weeks remaining in the season, it's the perfect opportunity to make the most
of a winter travel experience.
    Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway or a weekend on the slopes,
travellers can relax in the comfort of VIA's fully-domed Panorama observation
cars and enjoy beautiful winter scenery while travelling to the magical town
of Jasper. A multitude of attractions and winter activities awaits visitors.
Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of this season's record snowfall at
Marmot Basin, or enjoy the majestic view of Mount Edith Cavell while ice
skating on Lac Beauvert. And for the true outdoor enthusiast, take a memorable
ice-walk through the Maligne Canyon.

    
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    Train     Edmonton to Jasper         Train       Jasper to Edmonton
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      7       16:00 - 22:00 (Friday)       8         17:30 - 23:30 (Sunday)
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    Seats are limited, so book early to enjoy great savings.

    Customers can visit VIA's secure website viarail.ca to book a trip
anywhere in the VIA system including the Snow Train Express to Jasper. Train
tickets are also available at VIA stations across Canada. Passengers can also
book their tickets by calling 1-888-VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or TTY 1800 268
9503 (hearing impaired) or through their travel agent.

    About VIA Rail Canada

    As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail connects the entire
world to the West's vibrant tourism industry. With more than 700 employees in
Western Canada, VIA is dedicated to improving the quality of passenger
service. From Northern Manitoba, across Saskatchewan and Alberta, to British
Columbia's Pacific Rim, VIA serves more than 100 communities. VIA continues to
develop, market and deliver services to meet the needs of Western Canadians,
in partnership with the people, communities and businesses served by passenger
rail.





For further information:

For further information: VIA Media Contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky,
Corporate Communications, (647) 228-1127; Chris Hanus, Marketing, (604)
640-3789


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