The Train from Ottawa to Quebec City Video Blog

Good day,

Ever wondered what it’s like taking the train in Canada? Videos definitely paint a more precise picture so decided to bring you along for the train Ottawa to Quebec City with a brief layover in Montreal. The train is good times in Canada especially for trips that are less than a few hours because you get to see the countryside and don’t have to deal with all the issues associated with air travel, mainly the wait before the flight and of course, security. They also have wifi which is a serious bonus for us digital types.

Turns out it was quite the eventful trip and met a few interesting people along the way.

I got in last night, check out yesterday’s blog about “A Night out in Quebec City at Savini Restaurant“.

I’d go on but I’m off to explore Quebec City, have you ever been? Any suggestions on things to do?

Un gros merci a Quebec City Tourism for making this all happen.

Tips hat,

P.S: Looks like I scratched my lens, better fix that.


  1. Audrey D.

    August 17, 2012 at 6:07 am

    A stroll down Quebec’s old town and Petit Champlain is always fun, there’s the “Moulin à Images” by Robert Lepage and Ex-Machina, the Samuel-de Champlain promenade for a walk right by the St Lawrence river. There’s also the Festibière right now, it’s all about, well, beer!

    And might I add, it trully is a great place to live 🙂

    • Rob

      August 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      I spent the day in and around Quebec City and although the weather wasn’t ideal, I can see what you’re saying about a fantastic place to live. It just has so much more character than the rest of Canada. I bet most people don’t even know something like this exists in North America.

      I feel like I’m somewhere far far way when it’s only 5-6 hours from Ottawa.

      I will look into your recommendations, thanks :]

  2. Larissa

    August 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Those trains look ridiculously nice and Quebec City looks BEAUTIFUL from what you’ve shown of it thusfar. More videos of it, please!

    • Rob

      August 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Indeed, the weather hasn’t been cooperating but so far so good. I think I need to add music or something to the videos, not sure but couldn’t hurt?

  3. phil

    August 17, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Yes Larissa,, More videos!! except the stopping sounds at the start is loud and therefore everyone in my in my office hears me !! But looks good and have a great time !!

    • Rob

      August 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm


      Dude, get some earphones for stealth SHABL viewing in a workplace near you!

      On the topic of golf… Playing the “Grand Vallon Golf Course” tomorrow, I’m stoked.

  4. charlie

    August 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Promptly handling business like a bo$$. Too often I get to my desk and waste a good half hour warming up to work. Trying to drop that habit. Looks like a cool city form the VLOG. Don’t know anything about that part of Canada. Waiting with baited breath. Expecting an epic weekend recap.

    • Rob

      August 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      What’s crazy is that you can waste a whole day. My advise is do what you must BEFORE any social media and checking your email. Nothing lowers spirits like no replies to your pressing issues or a paypal account that isn’t fatter than the last time you checked. Small things can make a huge difference, one believes.

  5. Carrie

    August 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Something I have never done is traveled by train! I’ve been on a commuter tram, but never a train. Enjoyed the video, gives me the itch to travel! I was supposed to travel this month… but some things got in the way! 🙁

    • Rob

      August 20, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      There is always next month and hopefully you won’t encounter any roadblocks. I’m a big fan of train travel and got a lot of work done as well on the wifi.

  6. Ava Apollo

    August 20, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Many a day have I spent wondering what the heck a train in Canada is like. Thanks for sharing this knowledge with me.
    “none of them are leather…” I like the commentary!

    • Rob

      August 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      I’m glad to have filled you in and leather or bust.

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