Romancing the Rails

Train travel is back in style with its direct route, hop on at the last minute, no-security screening charm. Now that the refurbishment of Union Station is well under way, (Will it ever be finished is the big question?), the availability of convenient schedules to Ottawa (and many other Canadian cities) is even more appealing. And for those of us who want a little extra for not much more, VIA First Class simply makes good sense. 

Our no-stress trip to Ottawa and back took a comfortable four hours each way. Not bad considering the island airport was having trouble with snow and the 401 was a mess. 

What sets Via 1 apart? For us, it was the pre-boarding directly from the first-class lounge, reserved seat selection, complimentary food and beverage service—breakfast, lunch or dinner ,depending on the time of day—and the ability to change tickets as needed. A more stress-free way to go! 

viarail.ca

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Get our newsletter

Get monthly updates with unique HomeFront updates and stay up to date with tips and trends

Autumn al fresco

Before the warm weather goes away, why not join Sebastian Centner for one last garden party to say goodbye to summer and hello to the holiday entertaining that’s just around the corner?

Taking Pleasure In Ordinary Things

A “showcase space” with an eclectic collection of art, artifacts, and glamorous furnishings comes to life in the chiaroscuro of each room in Christian van der Walt and Anli Jones’ custom home.

Finding My Sweet Spot

Follow along as Porsche’s new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid takes us on a breathtaking European tour from the coastal boulevards in Monte Carlo to the hairpin turns of the Swiss Alps.

Bliss In The Mediterranean

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, falling in love all over again with the seaside splendor of this magical destination. Picasso, Elton John, and Liz Taylor have all come under her spell.

Close Menu

SUBSCRIBE TO

Your Next Experience

Subscribe to our magazine and get the best experiences from around the world directly into your inbox.