Travel Through All of Canada by Train for Just $150 This Summer
A new all-you-can-travel pass will help you discover Canada on the cheap.
In honor of Canada's 150th birthday this year, a rail company is offering travelers an incredibly affordable way to see the country's top sights.
The new Canada 150 Pass from Via Rail gives you unlimited travel throughout all of Canada during the month of July for $150.
Travelers must be between the ages of 12 and 25 or have an International Student Identity Card to qualify, and the deal only applies to economy travel aboard Via Rail’s fleet, but participants can explore everywhere from British Columbia and Ontario to Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island at an unbeatable price.
The pass is already proving to be so popular with travelers that the incredibly high demand led the rail company to temporarily suspend sales of the pass due to a technical glitch.
But a spokesperson from Via Rail told Travel + Leisure that the passes will be back on sale once the problem is resolved.
"Via Rail's technical teams are working to find the source of the problem," Mariam Diaby of the company's media relations told T+L. "Via Rail is sorry for the inconvenience the situation may have caused; all efforts are being deployed to resolve the problem as quickly as possible."
Besides cheap transportation options, locals and visitors to Canada can also take advantage of the various free activities and events taking place for the 150th, including free admission to the country’s impeccable national parks.