Great Canadian Rail Journey

Day 1 - Arrive in Toronto. Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 - Toronto - Niagara Falls - VIA Rail® the Canadian. Drive along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. For the adventurous, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the falls. Then, enjoy a Niagara Falls sightseeing CRUISE for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Return to Toronto for an orientation tour of the downtown area. Enjoy dinner atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN TOWER before transferring to the train station for your departure on the CANADIAN later this evening. (B,D)

Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. Favorable conditions usually exist from May to mid-October. When weather is unfavorable, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

For your convenience, baggage that will not be needed during the train journey will be checked through to Jasper. Checked baggage will not be accessible during the journey. Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of the tour, including any medications, eyeglasses, and other important items.
Day 3 - VIA Rail the Canadian - Ontario. Watch the scenic countryside from your windows as you relax in first-class refurbished art deco cars from the 1950s. Travel past the sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests of Ontario. Try the observation dome for unparalleled views or enjoy quiet conversation in one of the comfortable lounges. (B,L,D)
Day 4 - VIA Rail the Canadian - Winnipeg, Manitoba. Enter Manitoba with its endless golden prairies and vast cultivated fields. Arrive this morning in Manitoba's capital city of Winnipeg, where you will disembark the train for time to explore this historic city, including Forks National Historic Site, a commercial hub for more than 5,000 years and now home to the Forks Market that boasts a vast number of boutiques and restaurants. Reboard the train late this morning and continue west. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - VIA Rail the Canadian through Saskatchewan & Alberta - Jasper. From Winnipeg to Jasper, the train roughly parallels the famed Yellowhead Route, Canada's historic trail of westward expansion. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon for a 2-night stay. (BR)
Day 6 - Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake. Enjoy a day in Jasper to explore at your leisure. Maybe take an optional guided hike on the "Path of the Glacier," where an experienced guide teaches you about the various glacier formations in the area. This afternoon, perhaps play a round of golf on one of the top-rated courses in North America or stroll the streets of Jasper with its array of specialty stores. This evening, enjoy an excursion to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a [LF] LAKESIDE DINNER with incredible views and local fare, including famous Alberta beef. (B,D)
Day 7 - Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Lake Louise - Banff. This morning, travel through JASPER NATIONAL PARK on Icefields Parkway to the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B,D)
Day 8 - Banff. Sightseeing includes visits to Sulphur Mountain for a ride on the BANFF GONDOLA"complete with amazing scenic panoramas"plus Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird's-eye view of the Rockies. (B)
Day 9 - Banff - British Columbia Wine Country. This morning, travel through the spectacular beauty of Yoho National Park, one of Canada's most popular recreational areas and site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds. On to Canada's Glacier National Park, where the motorcoach climbs 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass, a perfect spot for photos of the surrounding mountain cliffs and glaciers. Continue to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Before arriving at your hotel, learn about this wine-growing region and enjoy a [LF] WINE TASTING. The evening is at leisure. (B)
Day 10 - British Columbia Wine Country - Victoria. Catch a BC FERRY to Vancouver Island and the very British "Garden City" of Victoria. Upon arrival, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. Later, your orientation tour of Victoria includes the gardens of Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Over dessert this evening, enjoy a [LF] private PRESENTATION about why Victoria is considered the most haunted city in Canada. A local storyteller and historian will entertain you with stories of the city's interesting characters and colorful events. (B,D)
Day 11 - Victoria. Today is at leisure for independent sightseeing and shopping. Your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street's elegant shops and Market Square's collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this harbor city. (B)
Day 12 - Victoria - Vancouver. This morning, take the FERRY and sail through the Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Arrive in Vancouver for a city tour that includes the harbor and beaches, Chinatown, historic Gastown, and Stanley Park with its towering evergreen forests and totem poles. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 13 - Vancouver. Your tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)


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  Tour Name   Great Canadian Rail Journey
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  Tour Duration    13 Days
  Start City:   Toronto
  End City:   Vancouver
  Price From   USD $4,051.00   See in Cart
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2017-05-15 USD $4,051.00 See in Cart
2017-06-19 USD $4,417.00 See in Cart
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2017-07-03 USD $4,417.00 See in Cart
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    Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $765 to $900

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $140 to $170

    Triple rooms on the Canadian may be one room or two separate rooms that may or may not be located near each other on the train.

    Extra Nights per person in Toronto:
    in single room $210; in twin room $110; in triple room $86

    Extra Nights per person in Vancouver:
    May: in single room $189; in twin room $109; in triple room $89
    June-September: in single room $203; in twin room $116; in triple room $94


  • City Highlights
    Orientation tour; dinner at CN Tower
    Sightseeing cruise
    Private bedroom on VIA Rail's the Canadian (travel in Sleeper Plus class); explore Winnipeg
    Scenic sightseeing; cruise Maligne Lake and [LF] enjoy incredible views with a lakeside dinner
    Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
    Gondola ride up Banff's Sulphur Mountain
    [LF] Wine tasting
    Orientation tour; Butchart Gardens; [LF] private presentation by local historian and storyteller
    Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands
    Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 7 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Vancouver
  • Notes
  • NOTE:
    • Your Train The Canadian is VIA Rail's premier transcontinental train. Sleeper Plus class features premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, superb standards of accommodation, and exclusive access to stylish lounges.
  • Title
  • Great Canadian Rail Journey
  • Transportation
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