Summer may be moving along at an alarming rate, but it’s not too late to plan an impromptu family trip. While we all love road trips, riding the rails is a wonderful alternative—facing seats with tables make it possible to play board games together, squirmy kids can walk up and down the aisles or down to the lounge or dining car (on larger trains), and bathroom breaks take place while you’re making your way to the destination.
And Via Rail is making things easier for everyone this summer with their $10 kids deal. Until September 10, up to five kids (aged 2-11) can travel for just $10 each with an adult buying a supersaver economy-class ticket. So, theoretically, your kids could travel across the country for just ten bucks each! Via also offers a number of special family-friendly perks, including priority boarding and crafts for the kids.