Reduced Fares on a Great Rail Journey
The trip from eastern Canada to or through the Canadian Rockies is near the top of the wish list for most rail buffs. It's a long time since I took it, but it really was spectacular, giving a sense of the vastness of Canada that you totally miss when you fly.
Now you can save on this iconic trip offered by Via Rail Canada (www.viarailcanada.ca) if you book by March 9 for travel by May 31. Fares are reduced in some cases by 75 per cent, and the cost for travel in Sleeper Plus Class with an upper berth is as low as $750 from Toronto to Vancouver, or $562 from Toronto to the charming mountain resort of Jasper, Alberta, The fare includes full service gourmet meals. I haven't travelled on the refurbished Canadian so can't vouch for food quality, but have heard it is good.
If you have always wanted to see central and western Canada by rail, this is probably as good a time as any to book a trip and save some money.