‘The Canadian’ – a national treasure and a flagship of the VIA Rail passenger rail system, is called Canada’s best window, and am not even able to articulate beyond these words. Once you board, without the pressure of the clock, everything seems to run more slowly. It’s an amazing antidote to the evils of the city. Someone said, that it’s like a tourist cruise ship through a sea of scenery, not merely a means of transportation.
To experience that demanded an open mind and the ability to absorb a little discomfort. Travelling with young children in an economy class on long-distance trains might be physically challenging at times and may not make sense to others. But the journey produced its own magic and was worth of it.