VIA Rail is Canada's Rail network. It operates transcontinental service from Vancouver to Halifax, as well as fast commuter, business and leisure service within the Quebéc City-Windsor corridor. There is also service to remote locations in Ontario, Québec, Manitoba and British Columbia. In conjunction with major bus companies, Via Rail offers bus connections from many centres that do not have rail service to the nearest point on the Via network.
Via Rail offers unlimited stopovers from departure to destination aboard the Malahat. The train travels from Victoria to Courtenay, with stops at Chemainus, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum Beach.