My husband and I are traveling this June on the Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver--it's truly a trip of a lifetime, so we're splurging for Prestige accommodations. What we need to know is what the tipping protocols are in the dining car, the bar, and for the concierge. I know that the crew changes over in Winnipeg, so I am assuming that we tip the concierge on boarding in Toronto, and then the new one in Winnipeg. But how much is 'standard' for that? I was guessing 20 dollars CDN per day for the two of us, but is that right? And what about tips in the dining car? On Amtrak, the meals are priced in the menu, so I tip on that. But that cue is absent on Via, unfortunately.
I know that tipping is a controversial subject, and I don't want to start a flame war on that. I'm fine with those who don't tip. But I do myself tip on Amtrak, and I'd like to follow the tipping norms for Via, if possible. Any advice?