Discover Canada at 50% off or more - Now is the time to plan your summer vacation!

Book by May 8 and travel by August 27, 2014 on any VIA Rail routes in Canada

MONTRÉAL, May 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Get out your calendar and start planning your summer travels! VIA Rail Canada has announced a major seat sale for ALL of its routes throughout Canada. Rates are 50% off or more in all classes, except Business class, and tickets must be purchased by May 8 for travel from May 21 to August 27, 2014. 

Explore Canada's exciting cities, outdoor territories including the extraordinary Rocky Mountains and coastal areas aboard VIA Rail. Through the incredible train experience, travellers are able to comfortably savor Canada's breathtaking scenery while enjoying great service and excellent food. With this incredible opportunity, choose to forgo sitting in traffic or waiting in long airport lines to maximize the precious summer months!

These seat sale discount rates apply to Economy, Touring, Sleeper class and Sleeper Plus classes. For example, travel from Montréal to Québec City for only $45, from Ottawa to Toronto for $73, or from Montréal to Halifax starting at $119.

Take advantage of never seen before low fares in Economy class on the Canadian, starting at $124 between Edmonton and Vancouver, for example. Renowned to be one of the greatest train journeys in the world, this is be the perfect time to experience the Sleeper Plus class that provides you a comfortable cabin, made-to-order freshly prepared locally inspired meals in the dining car, and the Panorama car with its floor to ceiling windows for the best views of the mountains, waterfalls and cities. Seat sale fares between Toronto and Vancouver in Sleeper Plus class start at $682 per person.

For information, visit Buy your tickets online or call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245).

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide safe, efficient and economical travel, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500 km network. Recipient of the Railway Association of Canada's Safety Award in 2012 for the 11th time in 12 years, and of Baxter Travel Media's 2013 Agent's Choice Award (voted on by Canadian travel agents), VIA Rail safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested more than a billion dollars in VIA Rail. Follow the progress of our transformation at

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SOURCE: VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: VIA Rail Canada, Mylène Bélanger, Senior Advisor, Media Relations, VIA Rail Canada, Tel: 514.871.6137 | 1.877.393.8787,



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