Aboard ‘The Canadian’: Day Two

Daily SummaryLast stop from yesterday: Capreol, ONLast stop today: Winnipeg, MB DistancesCapreol, ON - Gogama, ON: 86 milesGogama, ON - Hornepayne, ON: 210 milesHornepayne, ON - Longlac, ON: 100 milesLonglac, ON - Armstrong, ON: 143 milesArmstrong, ON - Sioux Lookout, ON: 138 milesSioux Lookout, ON - ON/MB border: 21 milesON/MB border - Winnipeg, MB: 88... Continue Reading →

Aboard ‘The Canadian’: Day One

Daily SummaryStart: Toronto, ONLast Stop: Capreol, ON DistancesToronto - Washago: 98 milesWashago - Parry Sound: 86 milesParry Sound - Sudbury Jct: 112 milesSudbury Jct - Capreol: 14 milesTotal distance: 310 miles (499 km) Stops along the way This morning I went straight to Union Station after a light breakfast to check in for my train... Continue Reading →

Toronto: The Good and the Bad

I was served a surprisingly good hot meal on the train from Ottawa to Toronto, which took four and a half hours, stopping at a few points along the track. The CN Tower We arrived at Union Station after 8pm and my hotel was 3 km away, so I took a taxi. When we pulled... Continue Reading →

A visit to Canada’s capital

The train from Montreal to Ottawa was only two hours with Via Rail. It was busy but officially run by friendly staff. Auto I was very warm but also sunny and didn't feel quite as heavy as in Montreal. I had a fantastic hotel room in the city with a view of Parliament Hill at... Continue Reading →

24 hours in Montreal

Downtown is loud, busy, and every single road is under construction. The only exception is in Old Montreal, where every second road is being repaired. The weather is weird: muggy, mid-30s, and with no visible sun, only a great expense of grey sky overhead. The air is so heavy with humidity I feel like I... Continue Reading →

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