Celebrate Canada in style, affordably with VIA Rail

MONTREAL, June 30, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - As Canada marks its national holiday, VIA Rail invites all citizens to celebrate and visit our beautiful country affordably. However you choose to celebrate this festive holiday – by meandering through a lively town, attending festivities in the National Capital or simply visiting friends and family – VIA Rail offers attractive rates that will get you into the Canada Day spirit.

Book a ticket on the Toronto-Ottawa route for as little as $72* and head to Parliament Hill to celebrate our national holiday with thousands of other Canadians. VIA Rail will be on site in the main area of Major's Hill Park, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., where we will be running our popular miniature train, a great activity for toddlers and young children.

Passengers can also travel the Kingston-Toronto route starting at $81*. With several daily departures, celebrating in Canada's largest city has never been so easy! Toronto offers a variety of diverse family activities for Canada Day, including closing ceremonies with fireworks.

For those who would like to celebrate in North America's largest French metropolis, VIA Rail offers Ottawa-Montréal travel for as little as $35*. A number of activities, including historic tours and badge-making workshops will be running throughout the city.

For more activity ideas once you reach your destination, please visit the "what's up in" section of our Who's on board page.

Also, share your photos with us using the hashtags #CanadaDay and #VIARail.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada (viarail.ca) and its 2,500 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years, and was the recipient of the 2012 Agent's Choice Award voted by Canadian travel agents and presented by Baxter Travel Media. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail.

*Price for a one-way trip in Economy class. Sales taxes not included.
Space is limited. Rates can vary depending on departure day and time chosen.

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SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: Chantal Dufresne, Senior Advisor, Public Relations, VIA Rail Canada, 514 871-6626, 1 877 393-8787, chantal_dufresne@viarail.ca, media@viarail.ca


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