If you’ve been following us on our travels then you already know we took a train alllll the way across Canada by rail. We started in New York, went to Montreal, pit stopped in Toronto and Winnipeg, spent a week in Jasper and then ended in Vancouver. We’re currently still in Vancouver but we’re heading South soon! About time too because it’s getting a bit chilly!
This trip marked the first time I had been on a train. It was pretty exiting, especially when I saw just how much leg room you get and how much bigger the seats are in comparison to the bus.
The train takes you along a beautiful route. Think of it like this, the bus takes the express way while the train takes the scenic route.
Every time we told someone about the trip we would be taking by train they kept mentioning that we would be in for a treat as the scenery is spectacular. This got me even more excited than I already was for all of the picture opportunities that would arise. I’ll tell you what though, taking pictures on a train is a lot harder than I expected it to be!
Usually you see your shot and have plenty of time to compose, recompose, expose etc. On the train though the game changes entirely. Imagine you’re driving down the highway, you look to your left and you see a beautiful shot, and just as quickly as you saw the shot, it disappeared. The good thing about the train though is that you don’t need to pay attention to the tracks because you’re a passenger. Whenever I got the camera out it was held to my face until I either saw a nice shot, or, expected a nice shot to come up.
We saw our first snowfall in three years on the train. It went from this:
That happened overnight starting with the sunset the previous evening.
Hearing other passengers’ reactions on the train was great. Jade and I where both pretty excited to see the snow but everyone else could have done without it. Understandably, they’re in for a long and cold Winter and we’re just passing through.