You can’t call yourself a true Canadian unless you’ve gone coast-to-coast.
I think it says that somewhere in the Constitution of Canada.
The unfortunate reality is that such an endeavour comes at quite a cost. Which is all the more reason you should be absolutely thrilled with this news: VIA rail is giving away free coast-to-coast trips to celebrate its 40th anniversary. There are 40 tickets to win.
“This anniversary ticket is made of upcycled wrought steel from a retired train truck that has travelled over 6 million kilometres which represents more than 1,000 trips across Canada in the last 40 years,” reads VIA Rail’s contest page.
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we took a train that had travelled a lot and melted it down. So it can continue its journey in your hands. 🚆 Win 1 of 40 anniversary tickets for a panoramic ride in Canada. #viarail40
Enter here 👉 https://t.co/FoxH5yjdTh pic.twitter.com/OnExnwcSVM
— VIA_Rail (@VIA_Rail) May 17, 2018
The panoramic ride is valid from coast to coast or to any destination on the VIA Rail network. And I do mean panoramic – check out the digs:
The start and end terminals for a five-day coast-to-coast journey, by the way, are Vancouver and Halifax.
The contest closes on June 10th – so drop what you’re doing and apply now.