Canada’s Classic Train Journey

The front of this brochure advertises the Jasper-routed Canadian. Unusually for this series of brochures, the back is divided into three panels advertising the Skeena to Prince Rupert (with an overnight stay in Prince George aimed at allowing passengers to see the entire route in daylight), the Hudson Bay to Churchill, and the Malahat, which is what VIA ended up calling the Victoria-Courtenay train of RDC cars.

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In 1996, the Malahat operated daily but all of these other trains were just three times a week. Today, the Malahat is no more (and the Chaleur is also gone). The Churchill train was down to twice weekly before the last 284 miles of the route was suspended completely in May, 2017, due to flooding. A rejuvenated and often sold-out Canadian, which often features four or more dome cars instead of the two used by CP, is three times a week in the summer and twice a week in the off-season.

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