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Are trains stopping between stations to let passengers board/alight just a Canadian thing?

Officially, such a thing certainly does not exist in Sweden. But, if you are in the far, far north, north of the Arctic circle, far out of sight of anyone with an office or otherwise a care for such ...
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Seat assignment on The Canadian

I did the same as you a couple years ago. I checked my ticket and had no assigned seat. What happens, from my memories, is that it will basically be a first-come, first-served assignment of seats. ...
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Are trains stopping between stations to let passengers board/alight just a Canadian thing?

For what it's worth, this is only really available on the Sudbury-White River (formerly Lake Superior) route on Via. Having used this to traverse the north quite often when I was younger, it was not ...
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Are trains stopping between stations to let passengers board/alight just a Canadian thing?

I've seen this on the Polar Bear Express between Cochrane and Moosonee, Ontario, though that is an Ontario Northland train rather than Via. Virtually all the "stations" between those two are flag ...
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Per-route on-time performance for VIA rail

These days, you can find per-route stats at www.trainstats.ca. (This site did not exist yet when the question was asked, I believe.)
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How is the train ride from Jasper to Vancouver?

I've just travelled on this train in the opposite direction, all the way from Vancouver to Toronto, about a month ago. This is about the Via Rail trip, which I assume you're taking instead of the ...
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Luggage storage / luggage check details at Vancouver, BC train station

After taking the trip, I can describe the actual situation on the ground as of October 2016 (which is very different from what the other answer suggests): Checked baggage is useless for luggage ...
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How is the train ride from Jasper to Vancouver?

How is the train ride from Jasper to Vancouver? Depends on when you decide to take the train, presumably the Canadian and not the Rocky Mountaineer, and if the train is on time. The schedule says ...
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Luggage storage / luggage check details at Vancouver, BC train station

In Vancouver there is also a luggage storage option called BagsAway Luggage Storage They have storage locations in different parts of the city and you can see them on their map.
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Luggage storage / luggage check details at Vancouver, BC train station

BagBnB might help anyone who checks out earlier than their flight or train ride. They have 3 locations so far in Vancouver, BC.
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