October 31, 2016


Montréal, October 31, 2016- VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is thrilled to be part of Discovery Chanel’s newest documentary series “Mighty Trains”. Last year, VIA Rail hosted a crew from Discovery Channel on its iconic Canadian train travelling from Vancouver to Toronto to support the filming of a one-hour documentary. VIA Rail’s Canadian is the only North American train featured in this documentary, which is being broadcasted worldwide. Click here to watch segments about the Canadian, a vignette about VIA’s biggest fan, or to see time-lapse footage of the Canadian’s journey through the beautiful changing landscape, from the point-of-view of the locomotive. The full episode will air on Discovery Channel tonight at 5 p.m. and is also available to watch by subscribers to Bell and its partners on their site, discovery.ca/extra/mighty-trains.

The Canadian: the experience of a lifetime
The third episode of Discovery Chanel’s newest documentary series “Mighty Trains” explores everything about the long distance train the Canadian, from the onboard experience to the mechanics of the train. This journey between Toronto and Vancouver with VIA Rail lasts four nights and three days and is truly an experience of a lifetime. Imagine an adventure that begins the moment you board the train. Leave the city center behind and glide past gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies. The Canadian offers front-row seats to landscapes inaccessible to any other form of transportation, and all this with ease, comfort and exceptional service. Choosing to travel on the Canadian means offering yourself 4,466 km of breathtaking vistas on a relaxing journey in spacious seats, superior sleeper cabins and elegant lounges. The Canadian is also renowned for its culinary delights. Every meal is prepared fresh onboard by chefs, using locally sourced ingredients and wines, from original menus that are redesigned every year. For more information, visit viarail.ca/en/explore-our-destinations/trains/rockies-and-pacific/toronto-vancouver-canadian.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail (viarail.ca) and its 2,600 employees are mandated to provide safe, efficient and economical passenger transportation service, in both official languages of our country. VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada and about 180 more communities through intermodal partnerships, and safely transports nearly four million passengers annually. The Corporation was awarded seven Safety Awards by the Railway Association of Canada over the last eight years. For more information, visit: www.viarail.ca/en/about-via-rail.