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Positive Messages from Airlines, Hotels and Train!

Airlines and hotels have been putting together some positive videos together on YouTube, so I wanted to give them a shout out for putting these videos together. The videos range from: Thank you message Giving...

Loyalty Program COVID-19 Updates

**UPDATE** [March 22, 2020] We temporarily moved this post to the menu bar and will continue to update from there instead.  **UPDATE** [March 20, 2020] THIS POST WILL BE KEPT AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TEMPORARILY....

VIA Rail Layoffs Nearly 1,000 Employees Due to Blockades

It has been reported that VIA Rail is going to be laying off almost 1,000 workers due to the continued blockades in several part across the country, which has interrupted service. Hundreds of regularly...

[PROMOTION] VIA Rail Travel with Kids for $15 Kids

VIA Rail is once again running its $15 (one-way) promotion for kids tickets. The last time we saw this was for travel during the summer. This time around, the promotion runs for Saturday winter travel. Children...

VIA Rail Black Friday Sale!

VIA Rail is currently offering its Black Friday sale that runs until December 2, 2019, as in you need to book your trip before then, but travel period starts runs from December 5, 2019 onward. The end...

High Frequency VIA Rail Project (Québec City to Toronto Corridor)

This summer, VIA Rail announced a proposal to increase high frequency rail in the Québec City to Toronto Corridor. This is going to be a joint project between Canada Infrastructure Bank and VIA Rail Canada. In...

VIA Rail’s Preference Points will No Longer Expire

You probably received an email a few days ago from VIA Rail with a few upcoming changes that will take effect on December 5, 2019. Below are some of the notable changes. No more points expiry VIA Préférence...

VIA Summer Sale!

I was waiting to see what VIA Rail is going to offer this summer. Looks like the sale is out! Note that the discounts are offered between May 22 and June 2, 2019, but the travel period varies depending...

Rundown of VIA Preference (updated March 1, 2019)

I have mentioned this many times throughout my blog that travelling by train is my favourite mode of transportation. The two mains are because it feels the most comfortable and most eco-friendly option. Before...

VIA Rail Targeted Promotions

It has been a while since I last wrote about VIA Rail. As you know, I am a huge fan of VIA Rail. Unfortunately there is limited news that I can share with you. But when there is, I am more than happy to,...

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