So forget about road trips, and consider taking the train instead. On a train you get to just sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of our country while being chauffeured to your destination. And did I mention that train tickets are cheap as hell?
If you're looking for cheap fares, I highly recommend you do your hunting on a Tuesday. That's because Via Rail significantly drops the prices of its fares on Tuesdays. Check out some of the amazing deals I stumbled upon today.
Everyone in Canada using planes or VIA Rail will soon need to be fully vaccinated in order to travel within the country.
"Effective October 30, air passengers departing from Canadian airports, travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and travellers on non-essential passenger vessels on voyages of 24 hours or more, such as cruise ships, will need to be vaccinated," the government said in a press release.
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All workers in federally regulated travel industries will also need to be fully vaccinated in order to work.
The vaccination requirement will only apply to people 12 years old or older.
For unvaccinated travellers, there will be a short transition period during which "they will be able to travel if they can show a valid COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours" of departure. The transition period will last until November 30.
After that date, you must be vaccinated in order to travel on a plane or train within Canada.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.
Now that the dust has settled on the 2021 Federal Election, many of us living in Quebec might be wondering what the point of all this was. But no election is without some kind of meaning, especially for voters.
So, what did this election mean for the people of Quebec and what does a Liberal minority mean for the province?
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The first Ocean line train of 2021 will depart Halifax on August 11 and Montreal on August 15.
"As it had been done for the other VIA Rail services, the return to operation will occur progressively beginning with one weekly round trip," the company said in a press release.
"To follow and respect guidelines and recommendations from public health authorities and provincial governments, we could not provide our passengers the service and frequencies offered under normal circumstances," VIA Rail CEO Cynthia Garneau stated.
"Our objective has always been the safe resumption of the Ocean when conditions allowed it, and we could not be happier to be able to finally proceed with this gradual return to service in this region."