A unique “Fly & Rail” vacation in Canada

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What to do in Canada? This question elicits an infinite number of answers. But a “Fly & Rail” holiday should definitely be on your bucket list. With Air Transat, you will fly direct from Brussels or Paris to Montreal, and after seven hours of travel, you can begin your adventure by train.

Thanks to Canada’s extensive rail network…

…you will move in a sustainable and easy way, along the superb major sites of the country. What’s more unforgettable than a journey of discovery by train to get to know the real Canada? Two of the most impressive routes are shown below.

From Toronto

The Canadian

Aboard the fully equipped luxury train, ‘The Canadian’, you will travel from Toronto to Vancouver. During this four-day journey, you will cover no less than 4,466 kilometres, through the most spectacular landscapes in Canada: the immense plains of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the hilly regions of British British, … But the highlight of the trip will undoubtedly be the opportunity to stop at Jasper National Park. It is one of the most popular destinations in the country. The many hiking trails, surrounded by some well-known mountains, are a real paradise for nature lovers.

From Montreal

“The Ocean” by VIA RAIL offers another iconic journey, using the train tracks. On board this train, you will go from Montreal to Halifax. You will admire the most magnificent landscapes and cities of Eastern Canada. One of the highlights of this trip will be the view of the St. Lawrence River. This one is known for its sumptuous panoramas and its charming towns. You can also contemplate the high cliffs of the Gaspé Peninsula and the splendid Baie des Chaleurs.

For more info: www.viarail.fr

Learn more about Air Transat

Born in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) 35 years ago, Air Transat has become a world-renowned reference in leisure travel. Voted Best Leisure Airline in North America by passengers at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, it offers access from Europe to Canadian, North American and international destinations. The airline is banking on hospitality, value for money, safety and sustainability with the integration of the all-new Airbus A321LR. On board, Air Transat offers 2 classes of travel: economy class and club class.

Flight schedule for the 2023 summer season departing from Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris:

  • Brussels – Montreal: 3 flights/week (1.3.5) seasonal route
  • Amsterdam – Montreal: 3 flights/week (3.5.7) seasonal route
  • Paris – Montreal: 14 flights/week (every day) annual route
  • Amsterdam – Toronto: 4 flights/week ( seasonal route
  • Paris – Toronto: 7 flights/week (every day) seasonal route
  • Paris – Quebec: 3 flights/week (2.4.6) annual route

Train+Air service from Brussels-Midi (ZYR) and Lille-Europe (XDB) stations via Paris CDG.

It is also possible to reach Vancouver and Calgary after a short stopover or a stop in Montreal or Toronto.
More information: www.airtransat.be or www.airtransat.fr

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