Posted on 01 June 2010
Today, the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Canada’s Minister of State (Transport) and Donald A. Wright, VIA Rail Canada Chairman of the Board, announced the third year of VIA Rail’s Canadian Forces Family Appreciation fares to celebrate the contribution made to the country by Canada’s military personnel and veterans. They were joined at the Ottawa Train Station by the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture); the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Marc Laliberté, VIA Rail Canada President and CEO. Read the full story
Posted on 13 August 2009
Limited time offer: Book by 25th September 2009
This fantastic offer allows you to sit back and relax and experience one of Canada’s most exciting three-hour rail journey – the Whistler Mountaineer – a breathtaking train trip between North Vancouver and Whistler in Glacier Dome.
Until 25th September, 2009, book a Rocky Mountaineer two-day rail journey or vacation package, and receive a round-trip journey onboard the Whistler Mountaineer train for FREE, plus a CA$50 Rocky Mountaineer souvenir credit.
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Posted on 01 May 2009
Via Rail is giving Canadian forces personnel and veterans the opportunity to travel across the country they helped to protect.
During July, Canadian forces personnel and veterans can travel for free through Via Rail Canada’s 2009 Canadian Forces Appreciation Fares program.
“We are proud to be offering our servicemen and women – past and present – with the chance to see more of the great country they helped build,” said Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, at a recent unveiling of the program in Ottawa.
In addition to unlimited travel, Canadian Forces members can also bring up to five family members with them at 50 per cent off of the regular applicable fare.
“I can’t think of a better way to thank the brave men and women for keeping this great nation free, than to offer them the opportunity to see it,” said Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown.
Reservations must be made and tickets picked up before June 15. The free travelling period runs from July 1 to July 31, 2009.
For more information and to reserve tickets, call VIA’s special toll-free number 1-800-661-6791 or visit www.viarail.ca