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Transportation in Canada (Via Rail, megabus, greyhound, hitchhiking, ridesharing, ferry boats, etc.)
Posted January 17th, 2013 - 8:15 pm by from Blue Springs, United States (Permalink)
Hello!

I am working out a trip with at least one of my friends for traveling across Canada. We want to take a ferry from Maine to Novia Scotia then with whatever possible means of transportation get to British Columbia in the end. We hope to see the Yukon as well if plausible. Also, we would like to take the train at least once. I plan on saving around 2,000 dollars (USA currency) for the entire trip, spanning approximately 50-60 days. Would love feedback from locals and those with experience or any ideas. May 2013-July 2013.

Posted February 24th, 2013 - 1:28 am by from Hamilton, Canada (Permalink)
1. Megabus is the greatest! (Montreal-Toronto)
2. Via rail has some great deals http://www.viarail.ca/en/deals but otherwise the train is very expensive.
3. My close friend hitchhiked across the country and he is still alive :D
4. Transportation in the Maritimes involves some backtracking to major cities sometimes...
5. The GO bus service in Southern Ontario is reasonable
6. The Skytrain service in Vancouver is fantastic. It is quick and reliable and covers a large area.
7. Hitch-hiking on Vancouver Island is fine

Posted February 25th, 2013 - 7:23 pm by from Blue Springs, United States (Permalink)
Thanks, great help!

Posted March 2nd, 2013 - 2:47 pm by from Hamilton, Canada (Permalink)
I've also found this great site that shows many travel options for Canada.

http://canada.travelall.com/nb/tips.htm#air

Posted March 2nd, 2013 - 6:44 pm by from Blue Springs, United States (Permalink)
Awesome!

Posted February 25th, 2013 - 4:01 pm by from Lake Louise, Canada (Permalink)
I just travelled across canada by via rail for 3 weeks. I bought a youth pass. My pass was only 600 bucks for 7 trips and one free stopover on each trip. But this was because it was low season. Im not sure what the high season pass costs. Probably a few more hundred. But for 7 trips, i think it is still probably going to be great value. But if you want to take the train across, i do advise stopping over in winnipeg or saskatoon to break up the trip between the 2 coasts. Especially because the trains often get delayed between 4 and 8 hours as they share the track with freight trains which get priority.

Posted February 25th, 2013 - 7:26 pm by from Blue Springs, United States (Permalink)
Yea, it is more expensive in the high season. I've looked, I think I'm just going to look at the deals they update. Thanks though!

Posted February 27th, 2013 - 10:16 pm from Halifax, Canada
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Posted February 27th, 2013 - 10:30 pm by from Blue Springs, United States (Permalink)
They are actually currently in the works of starting a ferry service up again. It will be more "cruise-like" and less passenger to and from. We're just taking a flight to Halifax in May. That is the only guaranteed part of our trip currently.