Across Canada: Railway Map Guide


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Explore Canada in confidence with the best-selling Across Canada: Railway Map Guide. Full-colour maps identify over 300 points of interest on VIA Rail, Rocky Mountaineer and Agawa Canyon routes.

Revised, 3rd edition will be released on September 30, 2019.

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Across Canada: Railway Map Guide

Make this best-selling guide your constant companion as you explore Canada by rail. Brought to you by the authors of the complete VIA Rail travel guide Canada by Train, this large-scale, durable, easy-to-read map will enhance your travels from coast to coast.

As you travel through the majestic Rocky Mountains, across the open Prairies and the vast Canadian Shield, or north to the shores of Hudson Bay, you’ll see remote towns accessible only by train. Plot your route and follow along with this well-designed guide, trusted by travellers for over a decade. Inside you’ll find:

Agawa Canyon, Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail routes
Extensive charts listing cities and towns along the way, highlighting distances between communities and other key railway lore
A speed table to help you determine the rate of the train

The Across Canada Railway Map Guide provides the essential information you need to plan a truly memorable journey. It identifies over 300 points of interest and allows for the easy interpretation of railway signals and signs. Find rivers and their tributaries, tunnels, bridges, snowfields, and much more!

Whether you travel by train, by car, or in your armchair, whether you are a visitor or a local commuter, this souvenir map guide brings local geography to life and captures the essence of Canada’s natural and urban wonders.


Across Canada


Railway Map Guide




Authors Chris Hanus and John Shaske


WAY OF THE RAIL, 2nd edition (April 1, 2014)


2 pages

Flat Size

39 x 19.5 inches

Folded Size

4.5 x 10 inches

20+ years of expert advice

Real adventures — described in detail by experts who share their experiences. Having our guidebook or map guide in your daypack is like having Chris Hanus and John Shaske as your own personal tour guides along on your trip.

Chris Hanus — Chris grew up on the West Coast, where he was charmed early on by the romance of the rails. He spent 10 years working in marketing and customer service for Canada’s national passenger rail service, becoming an expert on the railway system in the process. He has so far logged more than 482,000 kilometres (300,000 mi) on train routes across North America — and still feels a thrill when the train leaves the station.

Chris established WAY OF THE RAIL Publishing in 2002, in response to a growing demand for printed guides on North American railway journeys. In 2003 he published the award-winning British Columbia and Canadian Rockies: Railway Map Guide , a pioneer travel publication now in its second edition. He also contributed to the soon-to-be-released USA West by Train Amtrak guidebook.

Chris Hanus Author of Canada By Train

John Shaske — Founder and president of John Steel Rail Tours, John discovered his passion for trains when he was just four years old. His family often travelled by train between central Alberta and the Pacific coast, and John learned a great deal about trains during those trips. He dreamed of becoming a railway engineer.

Fortunately, some dreams never die. In the winter of 1981, after John was asked to guide a BC Rail trip to Lillooet, in the province’s interior, he became permanently hooked on train travel. For years John studied every aspect of the rail business and worked in railroading. In 1990 he founded John Steel Rail Tours. The company is now famous all over the world, and John is rightly regarded as a North American rail expert.

John Shaske Author of Canada By Train

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