Though the warm spring weather is mostly a comforting relief from the ravages of winter, the bite of wanderlust also begins to itch as summer air once against blows across Canada. Thankfully, VIA Rail is giving Canadians the rare opportunity to satisfy that desire to explore.
The company has slashed the prices of select tickets on its nationwide network. For a limited time, you can purchase train tickets for up to 40% off! Base, Extra, and Unlimited Canrail pass fares have been reduced by hundreds of dollars.
The "pass is for anyone who has a passion for travel," the VIA Rail website states. The Canrail ticket is a "convenient and flexible pass that allows you to choose between 7, 10 or unlimited one-way trips to a destination of your choice."
With the System Canrail Pass, you can travel "across Canada for 60 consecutive days." "Put quite simply," this "Canrailpass gives you the flexibility to travel anytime, at a price you'll love. So you can afford to be a little impulsive," VIA Rail encourages.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.