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This spring, travel for fewer points than you think!

There's no better time than now to discover Eastern or Western Canada. Use 40% fewer points to book a reward trip on the Ocean, the Canadian or one of our adventure routes (Jasper-Prince Rupert, Sudbury-White River, Montréal-Jonquière, Montréal-Senneterre, Winnipeg-Gillam). Trips must be booked between February 15 and April 30, 2018, for travel between March 1 and April 30, 2018.

1000 points

Rack up the points!

Just in time for spring break! Book and travel in Economy class between February 15 and April 30, and get 250 bonus points per one-way trip (up to a maximum of 1,000 bonus points), anywhere VIA Rail goes!

Our blog has some great ideas for a spring break spent right here in Canada—avoid the hassle of long-distance travel and spend some quality time with the family. Your vacation starts the minute you get on board.

Sleeper Plus class deals


The Sleeper Plus class is cross-country travel at its best, and there's never been a better time to enjoy this incredible experience. Now available every day, all year round, our last-minute Sleeper Plus class deals will transport you across Canada so you can discover its unique and unforgettable landscapes.

The trendy Strathcona Hotel

Weekend getaway

Great news! We're offering you a reduced roundtrip fare on your next weekend outing in the Corridor. What a great excuse to surprise family and friends or explore something new. Rediscover how easy it is to get away for the weekend by train and save some money while you're at it. Deals will be posted every Wednesday, so be sure to watch out for them—and be quick, they won't be available for very long. Start planning your weekend getaway now!

Smarter Travels

Smarter Travels

VIA Rail and Communauto have joined forces to offer their respective members access to sustainable transportation at reduced fares. VIA Préférence members can get a FREE membership to Communauto's Open Plan, a $40 value!* Use promo code VIAPREFERENCE and provide a copy of your membership card when subscribing to Communauto online. You can find Communauto vehicles at the Montréal (Central and St-Lambert), Québec City (Gare du Palais and Sainte-Foy) and Ottawa train stations, as well as at more than 500 points of service in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke, Gatineau, Ottawa, Kingston and Halifax.*



When you choose to take the train, you choose to spend more time with your family instead of worrying about the road. Sit back and enjoy quality time with your loved ones from the moment you leave home. Forget about traffic, parking, road maps and rest stops—make yourself comfortable with our On-Train Entertainment system and enjoy healthy meal and snack options. So, next time you plan a family trip, why not plan on spending more time with your family and let VIA take care of the rest?

Earn points with AskingCanadians

Earn points with AskingCanadians

Here's an exclusive offer just for VIA Préférence members: Now you can earn points while making your voice heard with our new partner, AskingCanadians, an online research community.

To start earning more points, sign up with Asking Canadians and take part in surveys. From time to time, you'll be asked to fill out a survey for which you'll be awarded points based on its length, complexity, topic and question format. 

Your new favourite day of the week

Your new favourite day of the week

Don't miss our incredible Discount Tuesday deals. Make sure you visit the page every Tuesday to snag big savings on last-minute Economy class trips across Canada. Book on Tuesday for travel between Saturday and Friday.

Special VIA Rail offer for CAA Members!

CAA Members enjoy 10% off the best available fare* when they hop on a VIA Rail train to anywhere in Canada. What's more, VIA Préférence members will receive a one-time bonus of 100 VIA Préférence points on their first trip.

Youth Reward offer extended

We've extended our Youth Reward offer. Members aged 12 to 25 can redeem their points for a ticket for 20% fewer points than the adult redemption fare in Economy class. Just use the “Youth” passenger type to benefit from this exclusive discount online.


Share the stunning scenery, exceptional service and relaxing ambiance of train travel with someone you love this holiday season. VIA Rail offers gift cards for every budget, available at the ticket counter of VIA Rail stations and at participating retailers across Canada.

Booking a "Plus" fare has a lot of plusses.

Booking an Economy Plus fare gives you the flexibility to exchange your ticket or get a refund free of charge. Plus, you earn 50% more points. If you want to travel Business class while still enjoying the same flexibility and bonus points, choose the Business Plus fare!

The trendy Strathcona Hotel

Save at the Strathcona Hotel

The trendy Strathcona Hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Toronto, giving you convenient access to the city's entertainment, financial and sports districts. What's more, it's right across the street from Union Station—perfect! And exclusively for our VIA Préférence members, you can save 20% on your room*.