The Canadian : Economy

Economy Class on board The Canadian

Enjoy the sights of the trans Canada railway on a budget

Choose the affordable option of economy class to travel aboard ViA Rail's The Canadian and settle into a seat that offers true stretch-out comfort, complete with footrests and reclining seat backs.

By day, enjoy the scenery from the large picture windows, stroll down the wide aisles, enjoy a meal in one of your designated dining facilities, or purchase a snack and beverage to eat at your seat from the take-out counter.

At night, the seat area becomes your personal relaxation zone, with individual reading lights as well as VIA Rail pillows and blankets.


  • Comfortable reclining seat with table tray
  • Light meals, snacks, hot and cold refreshments and alcoholic beverages at affordable prices
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale
  • Baggage registration service
  • Access to the Skyline car

Comfortable Seats

Being comfortably seated is paramount to enjoying your train ride, so VIA Rail have designed The Canadian's Economy Class seats to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your trip, whether it's a short ride, or longer journey along the trans-Canadian railway.


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Skyline Car

A warm and friendly mood always awaits you in the Skyline car. This area is perfect for games or a casual meal, and you will definitely want to check out the 360 degree scenic dome.

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VIA Rail's take-out menu - available year round in the service car - offers a range of hot and cold beverages, as well as a selection of snacks and light meals. There's something for everyone, from light and healthy items to more hearty comfort food that's perfect for keeping warm in the Canadian wintertime.

VIA Rail are also offering fresh meals prepared on board in the Skyline car during the summer period.
Bar service is also offered, with a selection of local beers and Canadian wines served by the glass.

Food and drink is an additional cost for Economy Class passengers.

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