Bike Train - Cycle Ontario This Summer

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2023 UPDATE: We regret to inform you that bike transportation is currently not available in 2023 using VIA Rail. 

VIA Rail Statement:
- Our current fleet of trains in the Québec City-Windsor corridor is being replaced over the next several years by a new fleet of trains that will provide an unparalleled, barrier-free and fully accessible travel experience.
- During this transition, all baggage cars have been removed from our Corridor trains, so the transport of bicycles and other large items is temporarily suspended.
- Cycling enthusiasts will begin to see improved options and much more flexibility as each new train in VIA Rail’s modern new fleet is brought into service.
- Bike transportation remains available in baggage cars on select other long distance routes (ie cross Canada, and east of Montreal). 
For any additional information please contact VIA Rail customer service:
*View Youtube video to see bike facilities on new fleet HERE, and for more info VIA Rail's 'New Fleet' playlist on their Youtube channel.
Options to Consider: Renting bikes at destination; travelling with a support vehicle; using a taxi hire service.
News Article - May 2023 - With further updates and info from VIA Rail: VIA's New Trains to Offer Bike Racks in Quebec City-Windsor Corridor


Prior to 2022, when baggage cars were still in operation:

Bike Train service between Windsor-London-Toronto is now provided by VIA Rail.  For schedules and ticket information, please refer to the VIA Rail website at or call 1-888-842-7245. 

NOTE: Bikes can only be transported on trains listed with baggage cars. Bikes will need to be bagged or boxed. Upon arrival at the train station, check your bike at the baggage counter. Extra charges apply. 

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FEATURE DESTINATION: Windsor, Essex & Pelee Island
Cycle Canada's Southernmost Region!


Take the Ontario Southwest Bike Train from Toronto to Windsor and Essex County and explore diverse historical and cultural attractions, wineries and vineyards, parks and birdwatching areas.

Opening in 2013, cycle from Windsor 620km along the shores of Lake Erie to Fort Erie in Niagara Region. The new Lake Erie Watefront Trail will be fully signed and mapped,

with more information available at:

Connect with the Chrysler Canada Greenway, a 42 km rail trail that traverses the region. Ride rural roads through small towns and communities offering the quiet of nature, award-winning vintages, fruit stands and unique history.

Cycling along the north coast of Lake Erie, you'll find fresh water beaches and recreation areas. Point Pelee National Park is world renowned as a stopover for bird and butterfly migrations and is a UNESCO designated Wetland of International Significance.

Cycling Information

Ontario Southwest Featured Itinerary Route maps*
Section 1: Windsor to Greenway Trailhead
Section 2: Chrysler Canada Greenway (hard packed gravel)
Section 3: Greenway/Ruthven to Point Pelee
Alternate return option: Kingsville to Harrow via Lake Erie North Shore

*Itineraries feature flat roads or trails with paved and hard packed gravel sections, suitable for most bikes, and average to above average cycling abilities due to the distance.

Additional Cycling Resources:

windsor_map_200.jpgWindsor has a number of cycling routes criss-crossing its waterfront and other areas. Click on the thumbnail to see a full map of the cycling trails in Windsor.






The Windsor, Essex County and Point Pelee Region have some great trails that pass through towns, rural landscapes and weave past wineries, farms and other attractions. The feature route is the Chrysler Canada Greenway, a 42km rail trail that connects Windsor to Lemington. Click on the thumbnail to see the full map. For more information on the trail visit the Essex Region Conservation Authority website.



point_pelee_map_200.jpgPoint Pelee hosts a number of cycling trails, as well as several other activities geared towards outdoor enthusiasts. Click on the thumbnail to see a large map, or visit the Parks Canada Website to find out more information on Point Pelee National Park.








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