Ride the VIA Rail Pride Train to Toronto - Special departures from Windsor,
Ottawa and Montréal

MONTREAL, June 28 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada is proud to be an official sponsor of Toronto Pride Week. As part of the 30th anniversary festivities and in partnership with Conxity, VIA is offering a unique "Ride to Pride" package on specifically designated VIA Pride Trains from Windsor, Ottawa and Montréal.

Departing Montréal on Thursday, July 1st and Ottawa/Windsor on Friday, July 2, the VIA Pride Trains provide the perfect setting to relax before the excitement of Pride festivities begins.

One-way economy fares start at $58 CDN plus tax and include a complimentary drink, gift bag and a $10 donation to the local Pride organizers in the town where you board. In addition to VIA's onboard at-your-seat service, customers on board the Montréal Pride Train will have exclusive access to the Pride Bar Car with its elegant stand-up bar, sleek armchairs grouped around café tables and full picture windows. Enjoy the passing landscape while being entertained with music and plenty of oo la la from Quebecois drag personalities.

For more information and to book, visit www.viarail.ca/pridetrain or call Conxity at 1-800-387-1240.

For those taking in the parade on July 4th be sure to watch for the VIA train as it makes its way down the parade route, or stop by the VIA tent for more information on VIA services.

For more information on VIA's train schedules, fares and discounts, or to book a trip anywhere in the VIA system, customers can visit www.viarail.ca or call 1 888 VIA RAIL (842-7245), TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired). Train tickets are also available at VIA stations across Canada, including self-service ticketing kiosks located at major stations in the Windsor-Quebec City corridor.

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Darrell Schuurman, VIA Rail Canada, 416-956-7628, Darrell_Schuurman@viarail.ca; Richard Toledo, Conxity Travel, 416 962-2422 ext 223, Richard@conxity.com

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