This year marks the 150th ‘birthday’ of Canada on the basis of the Dominion of Canada being created on the 1st July 1867 by way of the British North America Act.
There are actually several different ways you could define the ‘age’ of Canada in its present form – see the excellent article written by Christa Couture.
Canada’s Via Rail has as you would expect joined in the celebrations, both by decorating their trains and by organising themed trips.
I even priced up the trip for October 2017 – just under Canadian $13,000 for two in a private cabin including meals for around six and a half day’s travel. Too steep for me now but perhaps a retirement present to myself in a few years?
Have you ridden on Via Rail before? Any tips on how to avoid being too touristic?
This was definitely the downside on my Swiss rides on the Bernina & Glacier Expresses, something that I would like to avoid as far as possible.