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Train travel in Québec and Eastern Canada

VIA Rail Canada Ocean, near Truro, Nova Scotia

Rail is the green, easy, low-cost alternative for travel to hundreds of Canadian destinations in Québec and Eastern Canada and beyond. Shown: VIA Rail Canada "Ocean," near Truro, Nova Scotia. Photo: Alan Macek,

Trains head out of Montréal bound for First Nations lands to the north and along the Saint Lawrence Valley to the pristine Atlantic Canadian coasts of Gaspé, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Montrèal-Charny (Québec City)-Rimouski-Moncton-Halifax

Overnight round-trips, operating three times weekly along VIA's signature eastern route, allow plenty of daylight time to appreciate Canada's breathtaking Maritime region. Scenic highlights include New Brunswick Bay. Services and amenities: Economy, Sleeper and Sleeper Plus (Jun-Oct only) Class travel: dining car (priority seating for Sleeper Classes), Skyline dome car (cafÈ/bar service), domed Park Car (bar and panoramic lounge; Sleeper Plus Class only), in-room AC power outlets (Sleeper Classes only), children's activities, carry-on and checked baggage, sports equipment and pet transport. In-station Panorama Lounges for Sleeper Plus Class travellers in Montrèal.

Montréal-Shawinigan-Jonquière

Formerly The Saguenay.Three weekly trips in both directions connect Montréal and Jonquière for easy access to Lac Saint-Jean and the four-million-year-old Saguenay Fjord. Services and amenities: Economy Class travel: food and bar services, carry-on and checked baggage, sports equipment and pet transport.

Montréal-Shawinigan-Senneterre

Formerly The Abitibi. Three weekly trips in both directions link southwestern Québec's anglers, canoeists, snowmobilers and nature lovers with the lakes and forests of La Vallée de l'Or. Services and amenities: Economy Class travel: food and bar services, carry-on and checked baggage, sports equipment and pet transport.

Montréal-Charny (Québec City)-Rimouski-Gaspé

Formerly The Chaleur. Three weekly trips in both directions link chic Montréal with the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, access point for Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island. Scenic highlights include the St. Lawrence River, the Matapèdia Valley, and Baie des Chaleurs. Services and amenities: Economy and Sleeper Class travel: dining car, Skyline dome car (cafÈ/bar service), in-room AC power outlets (Sleeper Class only), children's activities, carry-on and checked baggage, sports equipment and pet transport.

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