Trans Canada By Rail with Jasper

Journey from Vancouver through Jasper to Toronto on this 10 day tour featuring National Parks, wildlife, city exploration, and a 4 night rail adventure on the renowned Canadian.

Tour Description

Two cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking landscapes sprawled across five provinces, a veritable wildlife sanctuary within a renowned National Park, and sleek train travel in comfortable first-class accommodations. These are the highlights of your 10-day rail vacation across Canada.

Your tour includes a full day of sightseeing in Jasper, first-class sleeping accommodations aboard VIA Rail's Canadian, and access to the Skyline Car and the Park Car for fantastic views of the passing scenery and a wonderful vantage point for photographs. Get ready for adventure as you rail across Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, where you will arrive relaxed, refreshed, and ready to discover its wealth of treasures.

Features & Inclusions

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Rail travel onboard VIA Rail Canada (4 nights on train)
  • 13 meals
  • Admission to Vancouver Lookout
  • Discover Jasper Tour

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive Vancouver
Your flight arrives in Vancouver today, and upon landing, you will travel through the city on your own to your centrally located hotel. Your hotel has been selected based on its premier location, and this puts you within walking distance of many of Vancouver’s best sites. Lucky for you, you have all day to explore them. Stanley Park and Gastown are ever-favorite destinations throughout the city, though there are also great parks and museums explore, beautiful beaches to see and a long seawall to walk along. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout, offering panoramic views of the city. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 - VIA Rail to Jasper
Spend the day exploring Vancouver on your own. Later this afternoon, transfer from your hotel to the Vancouver train station to board the Canadian, settle in to your onboard accommodations and prepare for your evening departure to Jasper. Overnight on train. (D)

Day 3 - Jasper Arrival
When you awake this morning, you will be surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian will arrive at Jasper’s train station this afternoon, and you will transfer on your own to your hotel. This town is known for its majestic mountain peaks and floating icefields. Overnight in Jasper. (B, L)

Day 4 - Jasper Sightseeing
Today embark on your Discover Jasper tour. Travel the trails of the early explorers and view the Park's unspoiled grandeur. Your journey begins along the mighty Athabasca Canadian Heritage River where you will learn about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. Hike above Maligne Canyon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls created by 10,000 years of water erosion and visit a place of mystery and Native legend at Medicine Lake. Keep your camera handy on your adventure to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, because you are sure to see a variety of mountain wildlife! Overnight in Jasper (L).

Day 5 - Jasper at Leisure
Today you have a full day to explore the town of Jasper and its National Park. Perhaps spend the day hiking or biking the area, soaking in the hot springs or riding the Jasper Tramway. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 - VIA Rail to Toronto 
This afternoon, you will transfer back to Jasper’s train station to re-board the Canadian, this time bound for Toronto. Find your onboard accommodations and get settled in for the first of three nights on the train. Overnight on train. (D)

Day 7 & 8 - En Route to Toronto 
The Canadian continues on through the ever-changing landscape of Canada. You will travel along winding mountain tracks, over bridges and through tunnels. You will see beautiful forests, teeming with wildlife, as well as serene expanses of rural countryside, such as those found in the Canadian Shield of Ontario. Best of all, as these magnificent sights unfold, you have the option to see them from the comfort of your own private cabin or from one of the sightseer lounges aboard the train. You will have ample time to mingle with the fellow travelers aboard the train, as well as to enjoy all the amenities the train has to offer. As a Sleeper Plus Class guest, you will savor fresh, chef-prepared meals in the Dining Car, as well as complimentary drinks and snacks. Overnight on train. (2B, 2L, 2D)

Day 9 - Toronto
As you awake this morning, the Canadian travels across Ontario making its approach to the city of Toronto. The train is scheduled to arrive this evening, and as you disembark, transfer on your own to your hotel. Overnight in Toronto. (B, L)

Day 10 - Toronto Departure
Your Canada rail vacation comes to an end today. A shuttle will take you from your hotel to the airport.

Accommodation Options

Value Accommodations
Hotels include Chelsea Hotel Toronto, Whistler’s Inn, and the Georgian Court. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus Class in a semi-private berth. Meals are included onboard the train along with access to the Park Car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.

Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Sheraton Centre Toronto, Sawridge Inn & Conference Center, and Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus Class in a private cabin. Meals are included onboard the train along with access to the Park Car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.

Deluxe Accommodations
Hotels include Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Jasper Park, and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus Class in a private cabin. Meals are included onboard the train along with access to the Park Car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.

Dates & Prices

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Prices are land-only, per person. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
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