VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ Resumes Between Toronto-Winnipeg

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More transportation good news comes with the announcement that VIA Rail Canada is resuming partial service on its Canadian route next month, with trains once again operating between Toronto and Winnipeg.

Weekly service between Winnipeg and Toronto restarts 17MAY, while Toronto to Winnipeg trains will run once a week starting 23MAY.

“Over the past year, we have continuously sought to find a balance between offering to the best of our abilities essential travel options while following the guidelines and recommendations from public health authorities, as well as federal and provincial governments. With health and safety at the heart of our actions, the resumption of one full weekly round-trip service on the Canadian allows us to continue to provide an essential service to Canadians needing to travel on this route,” said Cynthia Garneau, President and CEO.

VIA Rail has extended its cancellation policy to include all travel through 15SEP, 2021. Passengers can cancel their upcoming reservations online at any time prior to departure and receive a full refund without incurring any service charges.

Anna Kroupina


Anna's day starts at 5:30 a.m. each morning to scour daily travel news headlines to find the most relevant stories for Canadian travel advisors. She contributes to writing the daily news and covers events. The Alberta Rockies, Hawaii and France's Provence region are among her favourite destinations. She's a proud cat mom and a terrible snowboarder.

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