The Long Way Home in Photos: Taking the Via Rail Across Canada
Upon arrival to Canada, I got to do something I’ve always wanted to do: ride the train across Canada. For me, there is no better way to travel than via train. It’s slow enough you can watch the world float by, but also comfortable enough that you can stretch your feet, sleep, and eat cozy meals as you go. For me, it’s the only method of travel that lets you feel like you’re moving, without making you feel like your travelling, if that makes any sense. If comfy enough, riding a train is like travelling in your house.
The VIA Rail that runs across Canada, in my case from Toronto to Edmonton, is that perfect form of travel. And despite the idea that lots of Canadians have that taking the train across Canada is boring since east of the mountains is all prairie or bush is completely untrue. Though there is lots of prairie, and lots of bush, the views are constantly beautiful.
Rather than writing a long descriptive article about the train, I thought instead it would be good to show you the train trip in photos, and explain through the captions. Enjoy!