The "Ocean View" Train From Montreal To Halifax That Will Blow Your Mind

Experiencing beauty from a whole new angle!

I absolutely ADORE taking the train from Montreal to various places in North America, and I 514% have to say that the Ocean View train from Montreal to Halifax is STUNNING! Not only does it offer majestic views, but half the train is actually a sun-roof or is you would like to say a mobile terrarium. 

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The route begins at Montreal and makes multiple stops until you reach Halifax.  It is a 22-hour ride (one way) that acts as a one night one day hotel but instead it takes you along the most beautiful coastal region in North America! It is 514% a train you want to be on. 

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The train arrives and departs daily at a fair price of around $200. On the Via Rail it is actually described as "the most liberating and relaxing way to travel" which can't be argued since you have continuous view of the maritime.  Personally, I rank it as on of the most beautiful train rides in all of Canada regardless of the season (even though my favorite would be fall).

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The train takes you through charming Quebec towns that include water-front houses over looking the St. Lawrence River where you can expect to see nature in all its glory and a variety of wildlife such as beavers, deer, and so on.

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In addition, as you look out the window for 22 hours straight at the pure beauty, you can expect to see the beauty of New Brunswick, stunning bridges, and of course the Ocean!


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Emily D Emily is currently studying Art History at McGill, but art isn't her only passion! She is also a self-proclaimed cactus whisperer who loves flowers, crab cakes and trying new things.