September marks the beginning of Canada’s seasonal transformation as brilliant hues of red, orange and gold highlight the country’s breathtaking landscape. On board VIA Rail, Canada’s premier passenger rail service, you can settle back and marvel at one of nature’s most spectacular displays. Peak times vary but usually the most brilliant displays are in the first days of October and slowly conclude at the cusp of November. VIA Rail makes fall foliage experiences accessible and affordable with an enticing selection of packages (www.trainpackages.ca).
Fall Colors Tour by Rail is an eight-night journey through the forests of Eastern Canada.
A Superior Fall Colours of Ontario Experience is a roundtrip rail ticket departing from Toronto for an all-day trip that offers great fall foliage viewing of the Laurentian Plateau, heritage learning experiences and all hotel accommodations.
On the Maple Explorer, spend nine nights to journey to the land of maple trees and discover Canada’s historic heartland. Start in Ottawa with a visit to Parliament Hill, national galleries, museums, historic sites and renowned architecture. Then, head to Montreal and on to the birthplace of pure Canadian maple syrup.
The Fall Colors of the Qu’Appelle Valley is a roundtrip from Winnipeg by VIA Rail on a four-day extended weekend tour to view Western Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan’s fall foliage by train and bus.
Also in Canada today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Montreal.
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Montreal.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
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