Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:09 PM
What's customary? Similar to Amtrak long distance trains, where it's optional but generally expected to tip one's sleeping car attendant and waiters in the dining car? If so, how much is typical per night and per meal?
Sorry if this has already been covered in another thread on this forum--if so, might someone point me to it?
Thanks. We're booked in a two-person cabin from Vancouver to Jasper, then Jasper to Winnipeg, in a few weeks--first time on VIA Rail, and VERY much looking forward to it!
I've ridden the Canadian as well.. you will love the dome cars!
In case you haven't travelled much in Canada, Canada uses $1 and $2 coins (the looney and the tooney "" ) and that is generally what you see left in the dining car, especially for Breakfast and lunch.
The Park Car attendant will expect a tip as well as Jim mentioned. If you buy drinks from him.. you can just tip him then and I would think that would be adequate, but since I never bought anything (but certainly partook in the freebies) I tipped him $10 at the end of the trip.
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