The fact is that, as a casual traveler, it is not really necessary to know the VIA codes. Like Amtrak's on-line system, VIA's booking engine does just fine if you start entering the name of the city. But you can also enter the code, and as travel geeks, isn't that really what we want to do? Why yes, it is.
So, without further ado, here are the official IATA codes for the major VIA stops (except Edmonton - the web listed code does not work). Go to the VIA site, enter "XEA" and watch Vancouver BC come up. It is really quite magical. For the couple of AU members who took advantage of the recent VIA half price sale, I hope you enjoy your trip from YMY to XDG on 2R.
City Code Churchill, MB XAD Gaspe, QC XDD Halifax, NS XDG Jasper, AB XDH Jonquiere, QC XJQ Kingston, ON XEG London, ON XDQ Moncton, NB XDP Montreal, QC YMY Niagara Falls, ON XLV Ottawa, ON XDS Prince George, BC XDV Prince Rupert, BC XDW Quebec, QC XFZ Sarnia, ON XDX Saskatoon, SK YXE Senneterre, QC XFK Sudbury, ON XDY Toronto, ON YBZ Vancouver, BC XEA Victoria, BC YYJ White River, ON YWR Windsor, ON XEC Winnipeg, MB XEF
Edited by PRR 60, 21 April 2011 - 08:49 AM.