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Jennifer Martineau May 23, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Apart from the roomettes, what other "rooms" are available on the train? I assume there's a dining car, but is there also an observation car, maybe similar to the old Vistadome cars with glass roofs?
James Conroy May 23, 2015 at 12:59 PM

We were on this trip last October. There's a Dining Car, an Entertainment Car (board games etc.) and an Observation Car. Check out the accommodations at VIArail.ca click on the Toronto to Vancouver trip.
Deborah Booth May 27, 2015 at 05:38 PM

How was the weather in October?
James Conroy May 27, 2015 at 08:28 PM

The weather for us was great all te way to Vancouver. But weather is unpredictable, you should be prepared for all types of weather. Just "go with the flow" and enjoy.


Margaret Rioux May 08, 2015 at 02:23 PM

Kay - suggest you switch to email to keep in touch. We did this program last fall and all the hotels we stayed at had public use computers. Whomever you get your email from undoubtedly has a web-based interface you can access from a hotel computer (ours - Verizon has webmail).
Also - make sure you turn OFF your phone while you're in Canada - if it's a smarty-phone it will keep trying to find a connection for it's internet stuff and this will cost you lots of money.


Kay Wienke May 07, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Does anyone know how we can keep in touch with the US during this tour? I have called our phone company and the cost is more than $2/minute for calls to or from Canada.
Jim Isaak May 07, 2015 at 06:29 PM

I got hit by high messaging costs on my "smart" phone... so watch this as well


Kay Wienke May 07, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Does anyone know how we can keep in touch with the US during this tour? I have called our phone company and the cost is more than $2/minute for calls to or from Canada.
Lauren Smith May 08, 2015 at 09:16 AM

Hi Kay, One way you can keep in touch is to buy phone cards. A lot of them are cheap and give you quite a lot of time for the price. You can also try through your hotel’s landline which will be cheaper than your cell phone. I hope that helps!


Irene Smookler Keisman Mar 02, 2015 at 04:45 PM

My husband needs a rollator/fitness walker for long distances. He can do trails, cobblestones, curbs and more (actually wonderful Swedish made device -- he could jog with it). He can do stairs if there is a railing. Can he do this trip?
James Conroy Mar 02, 2015 at 10:40 PM

I would say that, except for a few steep trails, your husband would do fine. Be aware, however, that the train roomettes are a challenge for someone with compromised mobility. I suspect you should resign yourself to the upper bunk!


Kay Allgire Oct 04, 2014 at 11:53 PM

Has anyone from the September trip received the e-mail list? I have not and am wondering if someone can send it to me? Kay


Richard Godfrey Sep 26, 2014 at 06:07 PM

We are on the Oct5 trip. Wondering how to pack for the train. How did other couples do their packing? Should we use one bag together for the train since only one fits in the compartment or bring nylon zippered bags and each pack one for the train?


Richard Godfrey Sep 26, 2014 at 04:50 PM

We are on the Oct5 trip. Wondering how to pack for the train. How did other couples do their packing? Should we use one bag together for the train since only one fits in the compartment or bring nylon zippered bags and each pack one for the train?
Jim Isaak Sep 26, 2014 at 05:31 PM

Good question -- we read this as being 2 small bags each with sizes in the information distributed
Richard Godfrey Sep 26, 2014 at 05:59 PM

Richard Godfrey Sep 26, 2014 at 06:01 PM

Yes, it does say 2 small bags each but the double train compartment only holds ONE small bag.
James Conroy Sep 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I believe the two person roomettes include a toilet and wash basin. In a pinch, you could probably stow a bag in that area. If not, my wife may find herself out in the hall...just kidding.


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