From the peaceful rural communities on the south shores of Quebec to the brightly painted clapboard houses of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, it's hard to take your eyes off the scenery here. The train cars often fall silent, as passengers stare out the window in awe at the unfolding views.
Train travel means you'll see eastern Canada from a different vantage point. The train route is older and cuts through remote swathes of the countryside where the roads don't.
Via Rail's "Corridor Train" travels from Windsor to Quebec City, bringing you to the heart of some of Canada's most exciting cities in between stretches of pretty countryside. Via Rail's "The Ocean" is a 24 hour sleeper train between Montreal to Halifax, through the rolling farmland and coastal communities of the Maritimes.
When you reach the endless sparkling expanse of the Atlantic, you'll travel along the coast through quiet seaside towns perched on the rocky coastline. Sip your morning coffee as the sunrise gives the waters of Chaleur Bay a warm, pink glow.
Taste The Best of Eastern Canadian Cuisine
Melt-in-your-mouth Nova Scotia lobster. A juicy Montreal smoked meat sandwich on rye. Poutine with fresh cheese curds and hearty brown gravy poured over thick-cut fries. Fluffy pancakes smothered in pure Quebec maple syrup. Flaky French Canadian , a ground beef, pork and game pie infused with herbs and spices.
A trip across Eastern Canada will allow you to enjoy these unique flavors. Plus, when you travel via train you'll be served meals on board so you can dine while you watch the landscapes roll by.
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