VIA's Snow Train to Jasper Returns for a Limited Period



    EDMONTON, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - From February 6th, 2009 to April 12th, 2009,
VIA Rail Canada's popular Snow Train to Jasper returns for a third exciting
season. Offering Friday afternoon departures to Jasper and a return departure
for Edmonton late on Sunday afternoon, the Snow Train to Jasper features VIA's
renowned Panorama (fully domed) viewing cars. New this year, customers
travelling from Edmonton to Jasper on the Snow Train to Jasper have a chance
to win prizes on board courtesy of Salomon, Kombi as well as Warren Miller
movies.
    VIA's Snow Train to Jasper is the ultimate in comfort and convenience.
"When you're travelling to one of the most pristine ski destinations in the
heart of the Canadian Rockies, the train lets you relax and forget about our
famously volatile winters playing havoc with your plans." said Steve Del
Bosco, VIA's chief customer officer. "It's about sharing some of the most
spectacular scenery on the planet with Canadians as well as visitors to Canada
and making it all easier, safer and more fun".
    There's no shortage of things to do in Jasper in the winter and a VIA
on-board attendant provides information on what to see and do once you arrive.
A Marmot Ambassador is also on board so Snow board and ski enthusiasts can
arrange for the purchase of lift tickets, lessons and rental equipment.
    Looking to begin or extend your stay in Jasper? Why not consider adding
this seasonal departure to VIA's current Canadian schedule and avoid "the
weekend rush". One-way fares for VIA's Snow Train to Jasper begin at $76.00
(CDN), with discounts for seniors (60+), students (12-17 or 18+ with ISIC),
youth (18-25 with photo i.d.) and children (2-11), excluding taxes (some
conditions apply).

    
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    Train   Edmonton to Jasper            Train   Jasper to Edmonton
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      7     16:00 - 22:00 (Friday)          8     16:00 - 22:00 (Sunday)
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      1     07:37 - 13:00 (Fri/Sun/Tues)    2     17:30 - 23:00 (Wed/Sat/Mon)
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    Vacation packages that include VIA's Snow Train to Jasper can be found at
viarail.ca/snowtrain and select "All-inclusive packages". Customers can visit
VIA's secure Web site at viarail.ca/snowtrain to book a trip on the Snow Train
to Jasper. Passengers can also book a trip anywhere in the VIA system by
calling 888 VIA-RAIL (888 842-7245) or through their travel agent.





For further information:

For further information: VIA Media Contacts: Catherine Kaloutsky,
Corporate Communications, (416) 956-7683; Darrell Schuurman, Sales, (416)
956-7628


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