Train travel has evolved tremendously over the past 200 years. One of the earliest models dates back to 1804 in Britain and was a steam powered locomotive. Richard Trevithick was the first person to invent the steam powered locomotive but the initial use was for the transportation of coal. The transition was made soon after to accommodate passenger cars in order to transport people.
What is the Canada 150 Youth Pass?
Via Rail Canada decided to create a special train pass to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday directed at youth, ages 18-25. The pass allows holders to travel anywhere in Canada with Via Rail for the summer for $150. If you think that’s an amazing once-in-a-lifetime kind of deal, you would be right. To compare, if you purchase an unlimited travel ticket from their site, it’s attached to a $1200 price tag.
Travelling by train is an amazing way to travel. Not only does it get you from point A to point B, but you get to see the landscape between cities along the way. See rolling hills, mile-long golden corn fields, the Rocky Mountains, and everything in between.