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Destinations by Rail

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Rail Journeys

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Canada Regional Rail

Commuter and local trains and routes in Canada

GO Train, Exhibition Station, Toronto, Ontario

Regional railroads combine with VIA Rail Canada's national train service to extend passenger rail to over 1000 US destinations. Shown: GO Train, Exhibition Station, Toronto, Ontario. Photo: © Ibagli.

Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Otherwise inaccessible settlements and outposts rely on this Lake Superior-based railway for year-round access to the outside world. Scenic highlights along its its 296 miles/476 km run to Hearst, Ontario include Agawa Canyon, boreal forests and Canada's mountainous Shield.

Toronto, Ontario

GO (for 'Government of Ontario') Transit serves 62 destinations from its downtown Toronto, Union Station hub. Trains operate along seven lines: Lakeshore East (Oshawa), Stouffvillle, Richmond Hill, Barrie, Kitchner, Milton and Lakeshore West (Hamilton, Niagara Falls).

North Bay, Ontario

Along a remote line in Northern Ontario, ONR operates Polar Bear Express trains between Cochrane and Moosonee (James Bay) and connecting rail shuttle service from Cochrane to Timmins. ONR buses connect to Toronto and Ottawa via Sudbury and North Bay. Dream Catcher Express fall colour excursions run from North Bay to Temagami in early fall only.

Québec

Montréal, Québec

The AMT's five lines serve 51 stations. Two, Deux-Montagnes and Mont-Saint-Hilaire, operate out of Central Station. The other three, Dorion–Rigaud, Blainville–Saint-JČrŮme, and Delson–Candiac operate out of Lucien L'Allier terminus. A sixth line, Train de l'Est to Mascouche, is currently under construction.

Sept-Illes & Schefferville, Québec

A trio of First Nations (Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam, Kawawachikamach and Matimekush– Lac John) jointly operate this 356 mi/588 km line. Twice weekly service travels via Emeril Junction, Labrador.

Yukon British Columbia

Skagway, Alaska and Carcross, Yukon Territory

World-class engineering marvel scales 2885 ft/879 m White Pass summit-- onetime crosspoint of Alaskan stampeeders bound for the gold-rich Canadian Klondike. 67 mi/108 km narrow-gauge railway travels via Lake Bennett, British Columbia.

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