4 night Train from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, then NYC and Boston

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  1. chefbillyb

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    Ok, Time for a trip report. We took two short flights from Eastern Washington then Seattle to Vancouver,BC. My Wife, Granddaughter and myself boarded a Train for a 4 night train ride from Vancouver, BC to Toronto. We met a few people in a lounge before the 8:30 PM departure from Vancouver. We Boarded the train and met the steward who gave us the low down on whats going on and how things work. We had a Private Cabin for 3 with a bathroom and sink area for whatever. The shower was down the hall, and was as big a shower we would have at home. We left the room, the steward pulled down our bunks and turned down the bedding, we were ready for the first nights sleep. Mollie, got the top bunk (Darn) kids always win, my wife got the bunk under hers and mine was on the other side of the room, the Pajama party was in full swing as the train pulled away from the station. The trip across Canada is 4466 KM, or 2775 miles.

    I will be posting sample pictures of meals that were offered. they offered breakfast, lunch and dinner, all day beverages and snacks. I'll be back soon with our second day, waking up to the beginning of a full day Canadian Rocky Mountain Adventure.
     
     
  2. berndy

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    I am getting envious/img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
  3. chefbillyb

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    After meeting with the steward, we took a walk around the train while the steward prepared our cabin for an nights sleep. When we left the cabin it was set up with two chairs facing a picture window and a couch on the side wall. After having a Champagne and Hors D' oeuvres welcome we returned to our cabin to three turned down bunks ready for our families tired bodies. My little girl loved the adventure of the top bunk, while my wife and I took the other two lower ones. My little one fell asleep fast, my wife and I laid on our beds watching the train travel out of the city, I lowered the black out shade for a nights sleep.
    The morning came fast, I was up around 5 AM after my wife telling me it was after 6 AM, she couldn't see her VERY VERY small watch face very well. The older we get the smaller the watch face gets. I got up, grabbed a bath towel, soap and shampoo provided by the cabin steward each day. The shower was down the hall, It was a very clean large walk in shower with glass door. The shower was hot and worked very good. I steeped out into a dressing area and got dressed for the day ( I didn't shave, I thought with the movement of the train, I would cut my myself and bleeding buring breakfast doesn't go over very well). I went for a cup of coffee and then up to the upper dome viewing car. There were a few guys drinking coffee talking about the day ahead. It's easy to make friends and talk with people from all destinations around the world. The view was great along a swollen river from the large amount of spring run off, from a large amount of mountain snow pack. I drank my coffee and rounded up the girls for breakfast in the dining car. Breakfast started at 7 AM, we were pulled into the Kamloops station ready for a full day of our Rocky Mountain adventure. Breakfast was open to all, no seating time needed for breakfast. The menu offered 3 different entrees changing daily. The only entree that stayed constant was the all American breakfast, Eggs any style, hashbrowns, choice of bacon, ham or sausage, toast with an assortment of jams and jelly, hot coffee and juice. The other two were Buttermilk Pancakes and Breakfast meats or a lighter oatmeal, yogurt and things like that. This is what we had....................

    My wife had this, Scrambled eggs, Hash browns and link sausage ...........REMEMBER I'M TAKING PICTURES ON A TRAIN THATS GOING 60 MPH

    The service was great, very kind to my little girl that is sleepy and still tired and never knows what she wants to eat for breakfast. The food was hot, cooked very well, the coffee was hot, juice was cold and the toast was a thick cut very good quality. They offered Rye, white or wheat. This is a great way to start the day, great meal, great friendly service with a smile.
    We went back to our room, the steward had the bunks up and away, the chairs back in position in full view of the scenery out the picture window.
    I'll be back later with more...........
     
     
  4. berndy

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    Thank You for sharing your trip !
     
  5. kaneohegirlinaz

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    what a luck little girl to have a Papa like you!

    this is right up Mister K~girl's alley, he loves train rides!

    what line is this? 

    I can't wait to see/hear more about your adventure!  (more pics please)
     
  6. chefbillyb

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    Hey Local Girl, The Train is called the Canadian, it travels either from Toronto to Vancouver, or Vancouver to Toronto. The Schedule we took boarded at 8:30 on a Tuesday night from Vancouver and arrived at 12 noon on Saturday. More pictures are coming...................take care.................Bill
     
  7. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Okay, so today Sunday BRAH, so where you folks stay now ?
     
  8. duckfat

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    This thread needs train pictures!

    Dave
     
  9. petalsandcoco

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    Sounds like your having a great time. Looking forward to more pics.

    Petals.
     
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    After Breakfast we went up to the Dome car to view the wonders of the Canadian Rockies. I could not do justice with my camera catching the true beauty of this area. It was a great site and it is hard to take it all in at one time. this is the view getting close to the mountain range.

    the view of the Rockies during lunch....


    during lunch the sky started to clear

    lunch was a Salmon incrusted in Puff pasrty in a dill sauce and a glass of white wine


    my wife had a Southwester Chicken wrap

    Little Mollie downed a mini pizza


      
     
     
     
  11. kaneohegirlinaz

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    … so Hawaiians aren’t the only ones who like their Mac Salad, eh?