Via Rail announced early Thursday morning its Canada 150 all-you-can-travel youth passes are sold out.
Via Rail announced early Thursday morning its Canada 150 all-you-can-travel youth passes are sold out following technical difficulties that forced the national rail service to temporarily suspend sales.
The Canada 150 Youth Pass – intended to coincide with celebrations marking the country’s sesquicentennial – went on sale Tuesday but its online reservation system experienced a number of delays due to high demand.
Via Rail put out a tweet just after 3 a.m. ET. on Thursday with the announcement that 1,867 young travellers have received the passes.
“Bon voyage! All the Canada 150 Youth Passes have been sold. 1,867 young travellers will discover Canada this summer,” the tweet read.
Bon voyage! All the Canada 150 Youth Passes have been sold.— VIA_Rail (@VIA_Rail) March 30, 2017
1,867 young travellers will discover Canada this summer.
The youth pass sales were capped at 1,867 to mark the year of Canada’s confederation.
The Canada 150 Youth Pass offered travellers aged 12 to 25 all-you-can-travel train service within Canada for the month of July for $150. The pass was also available to those over the age of 25 who hold an International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
The pass was created by Via Rail to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Via Rail will also spend over $2 million in various other initiatives as part of Canada 150 celebrations across the country.
-With a file from Tania Kohut