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Montreal - Toronto train question.

Hi, we will be visiting Montreal in the first week of November and traveling to Toronto by train .... my question is how soon do you need to book to get the $39 discount tickets or how quickly do they go? Our dates are not absolute yet, but I see on the website that there are some that are sold out in that week.

How fast do I need to be as it's 8 months away? Thanks.

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1. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

And also ... just how cold will it be for someone from a warm climate ... not for someone who thinks 10C is balmy.

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2. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

Cannot help you on the ticket question. But it can be very cold in November in Montreal. Last year some days were 10c others were below -15c. The temperature can vary wildy as can the precipitation.

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3. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

Is that "minus" 15??????????????

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Hi, in early November it is not likely to deep bellow -5°C or at worse -10 ...but yes, even -15 is possible, especially with wind chill factor.

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5. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

Thanks ... need to buy a new coat.

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6. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

The train is like an airline ... the earlier you book, chances are the cheaper it will be. However VIA often runs seat sales, so you might look at signing up for their email notice service for promotional fares.

November is generally agreed to be the worst month to visit anywhere in Canada ... expect it to be damp, grey, chilly, dark, etc. Dress in layers, and have waterproof footwear. It will not be bone chilling cold, but the dampness can be chilly.

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7. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

Dollar stores will sell warm gloves, mittens *even better), scarves and hats / tuques, even earmuffs. Don't really think of maintaining your hairdo, you loose up to 50% of your body heat from uncovered head. Usually they also sell packets of chemical that can be used as foot or harm warmers and if you hit very bad weather you can go to spoert clothing stores or Hudson Bay department stores to buy long sleeved t-shirts and long johns.

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8. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

Hi able58;

To dress in layers, I would suggest the following;

• An undershirt

• A warm shirt, 50% polyester / 50% cotton

• A light sweater

• A warm coat with a waterproof / windproof outer shell.

Believe it or not, the worse thing to happen is to get cold / wet feet ! With cold feet, you’ll never feel warm.

Be sure to put on a warm pair of socks, and wear a pair of insulated shoes or boots that won’t transfer the cold and that are waterproof. If there isn’t any snow or slush, you don’t need to worry about the waterproof part.

You'll need a warm hat, as most of your body heat is lost through your head. Also, a warm pair of mitts or gloves to keep you hands warm.

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9. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

Thanks ... I have lived in a cold climate, although not your level of cold. It's just we get aclimatised so easily to never being below 15dg.

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10. Re: Montreal - Toronto train question.

Hmm... we're making it sound a lot worse than it is, I think. There probably won't even be snow, or if it does snow, it won't stick. Think more Europe in winter, not Siberia :) As mentioned, temperatures can vary greatly, although hot or cold spells don't last for that long -- say, 3 or 4 days, except that these last two winters have had longer-than-normal cold spells, and lots of them. Brrrr!

Average November temperature: 2.5ºC / 36.5ºF

Average November high (day): 5.1ºC / 41ºF

Average November low (night): -0.2ºC / 32ºF

Record high: 22.2ºC / 72ºF

Record low: -27.8ºC / -18ºF