CANADIAN ROCKIES VIA RAIL

DEPARTS EVERY MONDAY MAY-AUGUST

This breathtaking tour crosses Canada using the historic railroad. It features spectacular scenery, including an excursion to Niagara Falls, where you’ll enjoy a cruise to view the falls from the river level; an excursion from Jasper to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake in the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll cruise to Spirit Island; a thrilling Ice Explorer ride on the 1,000-foot-deep Columbia Icefield; a stop at stunning Lake Louise with its green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria; and much more.

INCLUDED:

  • 12 nights world-class lodging

  • 3 nights Berth "Sleeper Plus Car Class” Via Rail (Private room with lavatory)

  • 23 Meals (12 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 Dinners)

  • Niagara Falls, Jasper National Park, Maligne Lake cruise, Banff National Park, Columbia Ice Fields, Glacier National Park, Gondola up Banff’s Sulphur Mountain, Wine tasting, Victoria B.C., Burchart Gardens, Cruise through Gulf Islands, Yoho National Park

  • Prepaid gratuities

  • Full-time tour manager

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airport meals

  • 8 lunches, 4 dinners Optional traveler’s insurance

  • Upgrade to a first-class cabin (+$1147/person)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Depart Burlington airport; 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. This evening, enjoy  dinner atop the 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower.

 

 - Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 3  - VIA Rail the Canadian–Ontario

After breakfast, transfer to Union Station for departure on the CANADIAN, VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. Spend the next three days and nights on this classic trip across Canada’s heartland. Your Sleeper Plus class rail cars are refurbished art-deco cars from the 1950s. Domed observation cars let you enjoy views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past Ontario’s landscapes.

 - Breakfast | Brunch | Dinner

DAY 4  - VIA Rail the Canadian–Winnipeg, Manitoba

Watch the scenic countryside from your windows as you relax in first-class rail accommodations. 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. Enter Manitoba with its endless golden prairies and vast cultivated fields. In the late evening, arrive in Manitoba’s capital city of Winnipeg for a brief stop before continuing west into Saskatchewan.

 

 - Brunch | Dinner

DAY 5  - VIA Rail the Canadian through Saskatchewan & Alberta–Jasper

Continue through the prairies and winding rivers of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. View the ever-changing landscape with ease and comfort as you meet and mingle with fellow passengers and enjoy freshly prepared meals that showcase Canadian cuisine and regional special

 

  - Brunch | Dinner

DAY 6  - Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake

Travel from Saskatchewan to Jasper with brief stops in Saskatoon and Edmonton. Admire the scenery as your train roughly parallels the famed Yellowhead Route, Canada’s historic trail of westward expansion. Arrive in Jasper for local sightseeing. Later, enjoy an excursion to Maligne Lake for a full-narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island.

 

 - Breakfast

DAY 7 - Jasper–Columbia Icefield–Lake Louise–Banff

This morning, travel through JASPER NATIONAL PARK on Icefields Parkway to the 750-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.

 - Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 8 - Banff

This morning’s sightseeing includes the Bow River and Falls. The rest of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies

 

  - Breakfast

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 your riverside resort. Tonight, enjoy a  riverside BBQ with S’MORES.

 

- Breakfast | Dinner

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. After dinner this evening, enjoy a special  TREAT with dinner. Learn of the Nanaimo bar, a regional Canadian confection dating back to the 1950s.

 - Breakfast | Dinner

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.

 - Breakfast

DAY 12 - Victoria–Vancouver

This morning, take the BC 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.

 - Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 13 - Vancouver

Your tour ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.

 

- Breakfast

NOTE:
On VIA Rail, during the day your cabin for two offers armchairs, toilet, and a picture window. By night it transforms to upper and lower beds where guests must be able to climb a ladder to reach the upper bed. Traveling as a single, your cabin by day features small couch-style seating, toilet and sink, and a large picture window. By night, an economy of space requires the pull-down bed to fill the space obstructing the furniture and bathroom facilities. Public restrooms remain available in each coach. 

PRICING PER PERSON

DOUBLE
(group of two)

$5,899
PER PERSON

SINGLE

$6,799
PER PERSON

Upgrade to private first class cabin (+$1147/person)

*20% Deposit at reservation - Balance due 90 days from departure

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

STEP

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BOOK YOUR
TRIP

You will receive a letter of confirmation within one week.

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GET YOUR TRIP DETAILS

Receive your travel packet with all your travel details 1-2 weeks prior to departure.

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Contact us at any time. We are always happy to speak with you.

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ENJOY YOUR TRIP

Relax and enjoy your stress-free travel!

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