Trans-Canada Rail Adventure: Vancouver to Toronto via the Canadian Rockies
Discover the romance of two rail journeys plus the tales of experienced driver-guides in a luxury motorcoach. Meander through the Canadian Rockies aboard the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. Spend a few days exploring Banff and Jasper National Parks, then board VIA Rail’s Canadian for a rail adventure across Canada.
Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.
- 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
- 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
- 8 nights hotel accommodation
- 3 nights bedroom accommodation onboard VIA Rail ‘Canadian’ train
- Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
- Yoho Park Tour from Banff to Lake Louise
- Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer
- Jasper Tour with boat cruise or walk (lake ice usually melted by end of May, Jasper tour substitute earlier)
- Niagara Falls Daytrip with meal
- CN Tower admission
- Toronto sightseeing tour
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Banff
- Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver (2 day pass)
- Prices depend on when you travel, number of travelers, train service you choose, extras you add and the hotels you choose.
- Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.
|Canadian Rail Adventure – 2019 Prices
|Apr 14 – 30||$6,299||$8,239||$9,759|
|May 1 – 23||$7,429||$9,469||$11,079|
|May 24 – 31||$7,779||$9,769||$11,419|
|Jun 1 – Sep 30||$8,469||$10,489||$12,209|
|Oct 1 – 6||$8,079||$9,939||$11,609|
Prices are per person, in CAD, before taxes based on Double Occupancy
|Starts in Vancouver
April 14, 18, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Day 1 – Arriving in Vancouver
After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is yours to tour Vancouver, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics. You’ll be given a two-day “Hop-on, Hop-off” bus pass, which will allow you to tour the city at your own pace. The bus accesses all of Vancouver’s biggest attractions including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown and the Robson Street Shopping District.
Day 2 – Vancouver to Kamloops
Your rail tour begins aboard a Rocky Mountaineer train, travelling northeast out of Vancouver into the heart of British Columbia. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River, before you ease along the shores of Kamloops Lake into your overnight destination of Kamloops.
Day 3 – Kamloops to Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular range of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels a remarkable feat of railroad engineering, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your journey today ends in the resort town of Banff this evening. Overnight in Banff.
Day 4 – Banff
A 4.5 hour guided tour will introduce you to the magic of Banff. Highlights are many and include Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain Drive, which offers clear views of Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Banff’s famous hoodoos (strange finger-like rock formations). The tour also includes a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain aboard the Banff Gondola. This short eight-minute ride will afford you panoramic views of the Bow Valley and surrounding Banff National Park.
Day 5 – Banff to Lake Louise
A guided tour through Banff and Yoho National Parks starts the day. You’ll first visit Banff, Canada’s oldest National Park, natural wonders abound. You’ll then cross the Continental Divide and enter Yoho National Park and visit such wow-spots as Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls and the Kicking Horse River’s natural stone bridge. After Yoho, you’ll enter Lake Louise and check into the Fairmont Chateau. Perched atop the eastern lip of Lake Louise, it provides instant access to one of the world’s most photographed settings.
Day 6 – Lake Louise to Jasper
Your tour follows the Canadian Rockies north, along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic stretches of highway in the world. Snow-topped peaks border both sides of the Parkway, providing endless views of awe and wonder. Along the way you’ll stop to board an Ice Explorer bus. Specially designed for ice travel, the bus will venture onto the Athabasca Glacier, which is part of the Columbia Icefield, the largest nonpolar ice cap in the world. You’ll spend the night in Jasper, another one of Canada’s premier mountain resort towns.
Day 7, 8, 9 and 10 Jasper to Toronto
An evening train departure will allow time for a boat cruise on Maligne Lake, located in Jasper National Park. Towering, snow-cloaked peaks ring the lake with mesmorizing alpine beauty. A stop on Spirit Island, for photo purposes, highlights the cruise. (A substitute excursion will be provided in May until the lake ice is melted). Canada’s geographical diversity will then come into full view as you travel east aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian train. From Jasper you’ll journey through Edmonton and then into the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, home to Canada’s vast prairies and grasslands. Your train then continues into Ontario and travels just north of the Great Lakes, passing through scenic towns and villages hemmed by thick hardwood forests. You’ll arrive in Toronto in the morning, giving you all day to tour Canada’s largest city. Enjoy a bus tour that combines the city’s landmarks with the scenery of the waterfront. Overnight in your Toronto hotel.
Day 11 – Side Trip to Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls full day tour will bring you to one of Canada’s most spectacular sights. You will make your way to Niagara through the towns of Hamilton – “the steel capital of Canada”, St. Catharines – “the fruit basket of Ontario”, and the wine region of the Niagara Peninsula. An ample amount of time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Included is a thrilling boat ride on the Hornblower for a unique view of the spectacular Horseshoe Falls. Other highlights include a meal and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge passing through the historic community of Niagara-on-the- Lake. Overnight in Toronto.
Day 12 – Departing Toronto
Your tour ends upon checking out of your hotel.
Levels of Service
Rocky Mountaineer: SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service
- SilverLeaf Service includes reserved seating in a custom built single level car with expansive windows curving into the ceiling, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, and complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during the day.
- GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
- GoldLeaf Deluxe – All the amenities of GoldLeaf with upgraded rooms at your overnight accommodations.
- View the Differences between SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf Service