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February 21

Via Rail Canada: $10 Fares For Kids

Posted by on February 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Via Rail Canada: $10 Fares For Kids

Thinking of hitting the big city over the March Break? Via Rail has got a fantastic deal if you plan on taking the train. Get kids fares on the Quebec City to Windsor corridor for only $10.

Once you check out Via Rail’s site, you’ll also see some suggestions for adventures. I love that they put together some ideas and I’m totally considering taking part. My kids love trains and none of them have ever been on one except the Toronto subway system, which is less than thrilling really. I think taking a train to a new city that we’ve never been is a fantastic idea for a fun little adventure and I don’t have to drive! I can actually enjoy the trip too.

Via suggests taking the train from Toronto to Ottawa to visit the Canadian Museum of History. Of course, you’ll want to visit the Parliament buildings and all the other great sites to see in Ottawa. For that trip, adults are about $50, so a family of four would make it to Ottawa in less than five hours for a total of $120.

If your child can sit on your lap (under 24 months), they are actually free. This rate is for children aged two to 11.

You’ll need to buy your ticket at least three days in advance for this deal and you can buy from now until March 22nd for travel from February 21st to March 29th. This means you don’t just have to travel on March Break – you have anytime from now until the end of March to get going where you going. This is also an economy fare.

Also, one adult can buy up to five children’s tickets for the $10 price. This means two adults can buy up to 10 children’s tickets. I think this is an ok restriction as who would want to travel alone on a train with more than five kids under twelve? Seems like a breakdown waiting to happen! I’m not that brave, personally.

(Expiry: 22nd March 2015)

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March 5

Via Rail Canada: Travel Half Price Anywhere in Canada

Posted by on March 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Via Rail Canada: Travel Half Price Anywhere in Canada

I have family spread out in three different provinces so I am constantly on the lookout for great travel deals.  Via Rail Canada has one right now worth checking out.  Until March 9th 2014, you will be able to purchase tickets to travel anywhere in Canada for half price!

I often drive or fly but I love the idea of traveling by train.  There is something romantic about it that just doesn’t come with other forms of travel. Maybe it’s because you get to see the countryside instead of the highways or sky when you travel.

Here are some of the deals you will see:

  • Toronto to Montreal was $155/ now $78
  • Winnipeg to Edmonton was $293/ now $147
  • Montreal to Halifax was $238/ now $119

With this deal, you will be able to travel by train to and from anywhere in Canada Via Rail goes to at 50% off the regular cost.  Even though you need to purchase your tickets by March 9th 2014, the tickets can be valid up until June 15th 2014 so there is plenty of time to use them.

Maybe you want to surprise someone for Easter or maybe visit mom or dad for Mothers day or Fathers Day this year. You will get the 50% off the economy plus adult fare (economy class) or the adult regular fare (sleeper and sleeper plus classes).

(Expiry: 9th March 2014)

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January 9

Via Rail Canada New Year’s Happy Savings: 50% Off Economy & Sleeper Class Fares

Posted by on January 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Via Rail Canada New Years Happy Savings: 50% Off Economy & Sleeper Class Fares

Need a holiday after the holidays? We feel ya… for a limited time, save 50% off trips along the Ontario-Quebec route or longer haul East-West fares.

It’s definitely never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, especially when you can take advantage of as awesome of an offer as Via Rail’s. Here are some travel destination ideas for a quick week-end getaway for routes along the Quebec City – Windsor corridor with economy class fares:

  • Ottawa-Montreal: $34
  • Montreal-Quebec City: $45
  • Toronto-Montreal: $78
  • Toronto-Ottawa: $73
  • Ottawa-Quebec City: $66

For longer trips, you should definitely be looking into the East-West category:

  • Montreal-Moncton: $104 economy/ $198 sleeper class
  • Winnipeg-Edmonton: $100 economy/ $228 sleeper class
  • Toronto-Winnipeg: $145 economy / $283 sleeper class
  • Toronto-Vancouver: $296 economy / $512 sleeper plus

Last month, I wrote about a Holiday Via Rail offer for 50% off as well and though the current promotion boasts the same prices, there is no word on whether a deal like this will be making a comeback any time soon. So, if you are looking to travel by May 31st 2014, then definitely book your ticket(s) now to make avoid paying a higher price later on.

Have you ever traveled with Via Rail? How did you find your experience?

(Expiry: 13th January 2014)

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December 13

Via Rail Canada Holiday Special: 50% Off Economy & Business Class Fares

Posted by on December 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Via Rail Canada Holiday Special: 50% Off Economy & Business Class Fares

Just in time for the holidays, Via Rail is offering 50% off select routes in Canada within the Québec City – Windsor corridor as well as Eastern and Western long haul trips.

‘Tis most certainly the season to travel, especially if there is a holiday party you need to attend that is far away. Considering how massive snowstorms can hit us Canadians at any time, it’s definitely much safer to travel via train than it is by car and even then, there are countless other advantages to travelling by train, such as having no gas cost, and the fact that you can sleep, read, and watch movies while you travel.

Here is a quick overview of some of the prices you can expect to see (valid for either direction):


  • Toronto-London: $38 economy / $65 business
  • Toronto-Montreal: $78 economy / $124 business
  • Toronto-Ottawa: $73 economy / $114 business
  • Ottawa-Quebec City: $66 economy / $119 business


  • Montreal-Halifax: $119 economy / $207 sleeper class
  • Toronto-Edmonton: $216 economy / $346 sleeper plus
  • Toronto-Vancouver: $296 economy / $512 sleeper plus

The best part is that you can book tickets for travel up until February 28th 2014. That means that although it’s a great opportunity to save on a holiday trip, you could also plan a romantic getaway with a loved one for Valentine’s Day!

(Expiry: 16th December 2013)

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December 7

VIA Rail Canada: $25 Fares Between Quebec & Ontario; 25% Off Long Haul Trips

Posted by on December 7, 2013 at 12:30 PM

VIA Rail Canada: $25 Fares Between Quebec & Ontario; 25% Off Long Haul Trips

The best way to travel in Canada for less is with Via Rail!

I know it’s a little short notice for the 25% off deal, because deciding if you are going to from Halifax to Vancouver on the train is kind of a big decision. However, $25 fare in the corridor (Quebec to Ontario, basically) is a little easier to decide on with such short notice. You can see all the $25 fares on the first link up there, but it includes places like Toronto to Montreal, Quebec City to Montreal, Ottawa to Montreal and Toronto to Windsor. For both sales, the tickets have to be used by 28th February 2014.

For me, train travel is the best way to move around the country. I don’t normally get all touchy-feely on any given subject, but trains are special to me. There is just something about stretching out in that seat and watching the country go by. You get to see cities, villages, forest-scapes and so many other great sights that you would miss in the car or on a plane. The entrance into Halifax, for example, takes about an hour, but for most of that hour you are treated to an amazing art show. The graffiti artists who practice their art on the cliffs and bridges along the way are amazing. You even get to see mobile art from the people who have done graffiti on CN Rail cars.

I’ve seen a graffiti artist with a paint roller on a telescopic handle painting white over another work, probably preparing a fresh canvas for whatever he was doing next. I even saw a shipment of some small armored vehicle painted in desert camo, likely destined for a ship to Afghanistan.

I love traveling by train and I’m sure you will too with $25 corridor tickets or 25% off your long haul economy seats.

(Expires: 9th December 2013)

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September 24

Via Rail Crazy Tuesdays: Up To 25% Off Fares

Posted by on September 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Via Rail Crazy Tuesdays: Up To 25% Off Fares

Via Rail is launching Crazy Tuesdays, with fares up to 25% off when you book on a Tuesday.

Book by midnight tonight and travel by next Monday and you’ll get a discount on your economy class fare. Wanting to visit your sister, but thinking the train is too expensive? Take advantage of this sale and come and see her this weekend (yes I am talking about my little brother).

Here are a sampling of the fares:

  • Toronto – Montreal – was $39, now $30
  • Ottawa – Toronto – was $39, now $29
  • Ottawa – Montreal – was $29, now $24
  • Toronto – Windsor – was $39, now $32
  • London – Windsor – was $31, now $19
  • Toronto – Niagara Falls – was $21, now $15

These fares are one-way only prices and are the same regardless of direction.

(Expiry: 24th September 2013)

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May 16

Via Rail Canada: Free PhotoInPress Photo Album With Your Booking ($50 Value)

Posted by on May 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Via Rail Canada: Free PhotoInPress Photo Album With Your Booking ($50 Value)

Put all your vacation memories in a PhotoInPress Photo Album Courtesy of Via Rail Canada!

I absolutely love traveling by train. It makes me very sad that train travel isn’t as popular as it used to be in some parts of the country. If you’re like me and love train travel but haven’t been on one in a while or if you have never taken a trip on a train, then this summer is the time to do it! And if you book before 30th June 2013, you’ll get a code for a FREE photo album from

The offer is good for trips on “The Canadian” which runs from Toronto westward. I’ve never been on a train through the western provinces but some of the scenery is supposed to be amazing. You can use this photo album for any pictures but some of the pictures you’ll get from the train will be spectacular. You could likely get enough awesome pictures just from your seat in the train to fill the photo album.

(Expires: 30th June 2013)

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April 6

Via Rail Canada: 50% Off Travel Anywhere In Canada

Posted by on April 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Via Rail Canada: 50% Off Travel Anywhere In Canada

Get 50% off all adult train travel anywhere in Canada, in both Economy and Business classes.

You must buy your ticket before end of day on April 9th, but travel by August 28th. Your fare will be automatically adjusted and the regular one-way fare must be at least $50 prior to discount for Economy and $75 for Business. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. There are no additional discounts for seniors, youth or children, but children (ages 2-11) will pay half the adult sale price in Economy.

Here is a sampling of the one-way prices, which depends on time and date of travel:

  • Toronto – Vancouver starting at $512
  • Montreal – Halifax starting at $115
  • Toronto – London starting at $32
  • Toronto – Ottawa starting at $69

(Expiry: 9th April 2013)

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February 14

It’s Not Too Late to Shop For Valentine’s Day: Surprise Them With a Trip Away!

Posted by on February 14, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Its Not Too Late to Shop For Valentines Day: Surprise Them With a Trip Away!

Although Valentine’s Day is here, there is still time to get them something extra special, like a flight out of here! This Winter has been dragging on long enough with its teasers of Spring, then its minus one million temperatures. The other day while taking the kids to their school bus stop, lightning flashed and thunder cracked and there was snow on the ground. I’d love to get the heck out of here on a sunny warm vacation and right now there are tons of deals allowing you (and hopefully me) to do just that. Check them out below.

This Wag Jag Jaunt is offering a sun-filled trip to Bavaro Beach with a $2000 resort credit per room. Get seven nights at a 4.5 star hotel with food, drinks, airport transfers and golf included for only $949!

This ethicalDeal is absolutely amazing and it makes me cry thinking how much I’d love to do this! Starting at $499, you save $500 on an amazing five or six day, all-inclusive beachfront yoga retreat vacation in Costa Rica. Including yoga twice a day and nutrition workshops, this amazing and relaxing vacation is an excellent deal.

Air Canada is offering 14% off flights within Canada (must be booked today!) and 15% off flights to Asia and Australia and deals to romantic European destinations. Check out the coupon codes for Air Canada in the Bargainmoose forum.

KLM is offering great deals to Venice, Barcelona and Prague, but only until tonight!

And don’t forget the 50% off to anywhere in Canada in any class on Via Rail, that has now been extended until February 19th.

Groupon also has some amazing getaway deals including a wine getaway to Niagara Falls, or even a trip to Las Vegas.

If you can’t get too far, is offering a 30% off sale for Valentine’s Day on some great destinations, even in your own city.

And for the really frugal, Expedia is offering some great deals on hotels for less than $99, some as low as $20 a night in cities like Las Vegas, Toronto, New York and even Paris.

Get your loved one what they really want (and go with them!).

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February 11

Via Rail Canada Valentine’s Sale: 50% Off Adult Fares In Any Class

Posted by on February 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Via Rail Canada Valentines Sale: 50% Off Adult Fares In Any Class

Via Rail is having a Valentine’s sale with 50% off adult fares in any class to any destination in Canada that Via Rail travels to. This offer ends on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, and travel must be made by June 15th, 2013.

This is a great deal if you are traveling anywhere around Canada this Spring. I have always fantasized about traveling West by train, and if you have to, now is the time to get in on these really cheap fares. I’ll let you search for your own destination and dates since they vary so widely depending on where you are going and when.

To get the discount on Economy class trains, you must select Economy supersaver fare and your fare will automatically adjust if you meet all of the conditions I’ve told you about. You can book online or by phone or at the station, but online is by far the simplest way to go. You also have to have a minimum regular one-way fare of $50, so destinations where a regular ticket is less than $50 do not apply. The tickets are non-refundable and there are no additional discounts for seniors or youth.

To get the discount on Sleeper class trains, which are valid on the Eastern and Western long-haul trains, you must select Sleeper class, any discounted fare or Sleeper Plus class, any discounted fare to get the discount. Fares must have a regular price of a minimum of $75. Refunds are not available, but exchanges are possible for a service charge of 50% of the fare to a maximum of $150 per direction, per person.

How amazing would it be to travel from one end of Canada to the other by train and see the awe-inspiring scenery that our country has to offer. If you are worried about how your kids will be on the train, some of the Sleeper trains offer videos and games for children. One of them even has a panoramic dome where you can look up at the moon and stars from the train.

(Expiry: 14th February 2013)

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May 2

Via Rail Canada:Save 15% off Lowest Fare & 2 Free 1 Way Fares

Posted by on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Via Rail Canada:Save 15% off Lowest Fare & 2 Free 1 Way Fares

If you are between the ages of 12-25 years old and are planning on traveling before the end of the summer, you should check out the deals at Via Rail Canada. From now until 10th May 2012, save an additional 15% off the best available fares.

As long as you book before 10th May and book either special or supersaver fares you will save 15% on the best available fare.  This offer is valid for travel completed by 29th August 2012.

Here are just a few of these deals:

  • Toronto- Montreal starting at $59
  • Toronto- London starting at $37
  • Montreal- Halifax starting at $117

The other good deal that they have on right now is for one-way fares.  Until May 10, 2012 inclusive, get 2 additional one-way trips absolutely free when you buy a VIA 6 pack. This offer is only valid in the Quebec City – Windsor corridor.

Both are great deals whether you travel often and buy the Via 6 pack and get 2 free or you get the 15% off the lowest fare.  Have fun planning your summer vacations!

(Expiry: 10th May for all offers)

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April 12

Via Rail Canada: 50% Off Select Adult Fares & 10% Off Select Business Fares

Posted by on April 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Via Rail Canada: 50% Off Select Adult Fares & 10% Off Select Business Fares

VIA Rail is offering 50% off select adult fares and 10% off select Business Class fares until 17th April, 2012!

In the East, you can travel in the Québec City – Windsor corridor until 29th August, 2012 and get 50% off the adult regular fare in Economy class. If you travel in Business Class you can also save 10% off the best available fare.

A sample fare would be $66 to go from Toronto to Ottawa in Economy class or starting at $126 for Business class.

If you are ready to take a longer trip, travel East or West until 29th August, 2012, and get 50% off the adult high-season regular fare in Sleeper and Sleeper Plus classes.

A long haul trip from Toronto to Vancouver would cost $682 in Sleeper Plus (upper berth) and includes all meals.

Your tickets must be purchased by 17th April, but at least 3 days prior to departure! The number of seats on sale is limited.

Expires: 17th April, 2012

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February 23

Via Rail Canada: Save up to 75% on Select Departures

Posted by on February 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Via Rail Canada: Save up to 75% on Select Departures

Via Rail Canada has some special offers on right now with fares up to 75% off the regular prices.

This offer is valid until 9th March 2012 for travel until 31st May 2012 in Sleeper Plus Class.

Tickets must be purchased at least one (1) day prior to departure, but no later than March 9, 2012. The number of sleepers is limited. The discount applies to Sleeper Plus class, discounted fare.

With this pass you will also get:

  • cozy, private sleepers with access to showers
  • a full-service dining experience
  • exclusive access to our Park car with 360-degree panoramic views, a café and lounge
  • an abundance of little extras, like bed turn-down service and personal shower kits

I haven’t traveled by train for many years now but I remember as a child traveling by train with my parents and I loved the whole experience.  This is a great alternative for the winter weather traveler to driving and flying.  If the city departure or destination is not included in this deal, check out Via Rails Express deals with fares up to 75% off as well.  These fares are limited seats and change often so check back daily.

(Expiry: 9th March 2012)


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January 20

Via Rail Canada: 50% Off Adult Fare

Posted by on January 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Via Rail Canada: 50% Off Adult Fare

VIA Rail is offering 50% off adult regular fares for anywhere Via Rail travels!

This offer applies to travel across Canada between 23rd January and 31st May, 2012.

Tickets must be purchased at least three (3) days prior to departure, but no later than January 26, 2012. The number of seats and sleepers is limited. The 50% discount applies to the adult high reason regular fare.

To receive the 50% discount, you must book in Economy – supersaver fare, Sleeper – discounted fare or Sleeper Plus – discounted fare. There is no coupon code needed, the discount will be shown automatically if the trip meets all the conditions of this promo.
This is a great sale for anyone who is planning a trip this winter and spring and doesn’t want to drive or shell out the big bucks to fly. My sister recently took the bus out to visit me and we sent her back on Via Rail. She definitely had a much more enjoyable and cheaper trip home. She said there was lots of space to move around and the free Wi-fi is a bonus too!

Expires: 26th January, 2012.

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October 13

Via Rail Canada: 50% off Travel by Train

Posted by on October 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Via Rail Canada: 50% off Travel by Train

Via Rail has their lovely 50% off promotion back on this week. Take advantage of 50% off your travel anywhere if you book by the 19th.

No coupon code is needed for this. The details are:

Go anywhere on the VIA Rail network by January 31, 2012, and get 50% off the adult regular fare in Economy class for travel any time, and in Business class for travel on Saturdays and Sundays. But hurry – this offer ends October 19, 2011.

So have any of our Moosers actually traveled via Via Rail? I here it is a lovely way to see Canada. I’m not sure it would be that great in the winter for some provinces, but going through the Canadian Rockies via train in the winter sounds exciting and very picturesque.

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