Crossing Canada: All aboard the legendary Canadian

Photo: Britta Gundersen-Bryden

Mountain goats bask in the spring sunshine, on a hillside near the tracks, east of Jasper, Alberta.

A journey from Vancouver to Toronto aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian rates near the top of the list of iconic rail trips, along with taking the Orient Express, Japan’s high-speed Shinkansen or South Africa’s Rovos Rail.