Great Canadian Rail Journey


  • 14 days

  • Canada

tour : CZ

Save 10% on 2021

Was from

£3,629pp

Now from

£3,266pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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Redirect your train of thought on this epic rail journey across captivating Canada. Nestled in your first-class, art deco train car aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you can cruise and snooze your way through five picturesque provinces – although you won’t want to miss a moment of the panoramic scenery outside your window. After feeling the energy of Toronto and the mist of Niagara Falls, you’ll board your premier transcontinental train to chug past the sparkling lakes of Ontario, the golden prairies of Manitoba, the winding rivers of Saskatchewan, and the sun-dappled forests of Alberta. But the journey doesn’t conclude at the end of the line. You’ll continue by luxury motorcoach to the most beautiful national parks of the Canadian Rockies, including Jasper, Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Park. Roast s’mores at a riverside barbecue in historic Kamloops before s’more fun in the British-infused city of Victoria and the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver.

Highlights

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners

ARRIVE IN TORONTO

Day
1

Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS

Day
2

TORONTO Scenic drive along the shores of Lake Ontario en route to Niagara Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS Sightseeing cruise below the falls. TORONTO Dinner atop the CN Tower this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

TORONTO–VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO

Day
3

TORONTO Orientation drive.
VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Embark on a 3-day scenic train trip though Ontario.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO–WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

Day
4

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip through Ontario en route to Winnipeg for a brief stop.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN

Day
5

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip through Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–SASKATCHEWAN– ALBERTA–JASPER

Day
6

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip along Alberta’s Yellowhead Route en route to Jasper for disembarkation.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Orientation drive before free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

Day
7

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time this morning.
MALIGNE LAKE Guided cruise to Spirit Island.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jasper with an Athabasca River rafting trip. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF

Day
8

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier followed by a scenic drive over Sunwapta Pass. LAKE LOUISE Visit to the lake en route to Banff National Park.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BANFF

Day
9

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes Bow River and Falls. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BANFF–KAMLOOPS

Day
10

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through Glacier, Yoho, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks.
KAMLOOPS LF Riverside BBQ dinner with s’mores.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KAMLOOPS–VICTORIA

Day
11

KAMLOOPS Drive to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Scenic BC Ferry crossing to Victoria, Vancouver Island. VICTORIA Orientation drive through Victoria includes Beacon Hill Park, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VICTORIA

Day
12

VICTORIA Free time this morning and afternoon. Visit to LF Butchart Gardens followed by a farewell dinner in the gardens.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER

Day
13

VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands en route to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Guided sightseeing. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VANCOUVER

Day
14

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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