TORONTO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Take part in Cavalia - an equestrian fantasy in the tradition of Cirque Du Soleil at its exclusive North American engagement, and let VIA Rail Canada get you there in comfort. VIA is proud to be a sponsor of this spectacular multi-media extravaganza that promises to thrill all those who attend. With several convenient daily departures to Toronto and very affordable fares (whether travelling from within the Corridor, Detroit or neighbouring U.S. states), travellers will be dazzled by the show and awed by the dramatic display of fall foliage enroute to Toronto. Cavalia is the creation of Normand Latourelle, President and Artistic Director of Voltige Inc, and one of the founders of Cirque Du Soleil from 1985 to 1990. The exclusive Toronto engagement begins October 14, 2003. There will be seven shows a week, six days a week, with a matinee show each Saturday and Sunday (2 p.m.) and an 8.pm. evening show on Sunday. The show is being presented under a "Big Top" located in the Distillery District at Toronto's Mill and Cherry Streets. "This is a great opportunity for travellers," said Steve Del Bosco, Vice-President, Marketing, VIA Rail Canada. "We have put together a fantastic package for travellers from Ontario, Quebec and the surrounding areas to see a show unlike no other and one that is sure to leave a lasting impression; and what better way to enjoy mother natures rich fall spectacular, than by train. As a sponsor of this production we are pleased to be associated with individuals who strive to be innovative in all their endeavors." VIA offers several arrivals and departures daily from centres such as Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, London and Windsor as well as points in between. VIA also operates daily joint services with Amtrak from New York and Chicago to Toronto and Windsor is a major gateway for visitors from Detroit and the greater Michigan area. Train/show packages are available from Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, London and Windsor through Hillcrest Vacations. Package includes round trip rail (VIA 1, economy, or Constellation Class), 1 night hotel accommodation and tickets to Cavalia. For reservations call Hillcrest Vacations at 1 888 366-6656 or www.hillcrestvacations.com. Tickets to Cavalia: an Equestrian Fantasy can be obtained by calling 1-866-999-8111 or TicketMaster at 416-870-8000 www.ticketmaster.ca. Travellers wishing information on other VIA services or to make a reservation may also call VIA at 1-888-VIA-Rail (1-888-842-7245) or www.viarail.ca
SOURCE Via Rail Canada Inc.