A close look beyond the soothing colors on this envelope reveals an odd combination of flat graphics and photographs. One of the photos shows the Lake Louise train station, which VIA stopped serving in 1990. An apparent date code inside is 89-3, but the envelope came with a ticket dated 2015.
Today, VIA–like Amtrak–has its corridor trains and a skeleton long-distance system. Most of the corridor trains operate on the line between Quebec City and Windsor, which also serves Montreal,Ottawa, and Toronto. There are also two day trains, operating three days a week, in northern Quebec and one in Ontario. The long-distance skeleton is limited to the Canadian, Skeena, Hudson Bay, and Ocean, all of which go either two or three days a week.