This epic journey between Toronto and Vancouver is the flagship train of VIA, which operates Canada's depleted passenger services. The periodically refurbished silver 1950s carriages are still a joy to travel in, with vistadomes for the scenic parts west of Edmonton. This village on wheels is so long the staff cleaning the windows at Jasper wear rollerblades.
Where Rail Select (01904 521921; www.railselect.com/www.viarail.ca)
How much £549-£829
How long 3 1/2 days