Vancouver to Toronto by Rail

Vancouver to Toronto by Rail

Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a small-group journey (26 guests maximum). Discover the majestic beauty of Canada on a nostalgic rail journey that brings back the golden age of train travel.

Enjoy upgraded Prestige Class premium accommodations onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, providing the perfect combination of modern and elegant cabins, private concierge service, delightful meals prepared by onboard chefs, all-inclusive bar service, and observation cars that allow for unobstructed viewing of Canada’s great wilderness.

This is what travel was meant to be. And with time to explore Niagara Falls, Toronto, and Victoria during the optional pre-tour and post-tour, it’s a unique opportunity to get to know the beauty and history of our northern neighbor.

Trip Itinerary:

June 16 Arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

After settling into your hotel, venture out to capture the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis. Or perhaps indulge in the luxurious amenities at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

This evening, relax and mingle with fellow travelers during a special welcome reception.
Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (R)

June 17 Vancouver / Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian

Join your Orbridge Travel Director for a guided city tour plus free time on Granville Island. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring local delights. Later, transfer to Pacific Central Station to board The Canadian. Celebrate your departure from Vancouver with a champagne toast and light canapés as you settle into your cozy Prestige Class cabin.
Overnight: The Canadian (B,L,D)

June 18 Kamloops / Jasper, Alberta / Edmonton

oday includes brief stops in Kamloops, Jasper, and Edmonton. Admire the dramatic and ever-changing landscape as the train navigates the Canadian Rockies—rugged peaks, steep cliffs, and the extraordinary panoramic views they provide.

Marvel at the scenery along the Fraser River and the incredible obstacles overcome to build a railway here. One of today's highlights will include Hell's Gate, the most slender part of the Fraser River. It is aptly named for its narrow cliff walls that create a funneling effect for hundreds of millions of liters of water rushing through every minute. For perspective, consider the volume of Niagara Falls—Hell's Gate is double that. Capture the soaring cliffs and churning waters of the mighty river with your camera during this memorable experience.

Combine the passing views with equally outstanding cuisine in the train's dining car, prepared by onboard chefs using specially sourced, local ingredients of the regions you will pass through.
Overnight: The Canadian (B,L,D)

June 19 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan / Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enjoy the scenes of boundless prairies as the train continues through Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

Visit one of the beautiful observation cars to witness the passing landscape, stop into the Prestige Park Car to taste some of Canada's top-tier varietals with freshly made hors d’œuvres, or perhaps grab a pal and a window seat for a friendly game of cards.

During the stop in Winnipeg, if time allows, guests can walk and explore the sights including an outside visit to Forks Market.
Overnight: The Canadian (B,L,D)

June 20 Hornepayne, Ontario

Wake to the steady sound of the rails, and open your blinds to greet the morning's lovely panoramic views. While The Canadian travels across Ontario, venture into the Prestige Park car to embrace the constantly changing scenery and capture endless photo opportunities from the upper-level dome.
Overnight: The Canadian (B,L,D)

June 21 Toronto

After arriving in Toronto, disembark from The Canadian and transfer to your hotel for the evening. It is conveniently located across the street from your arrival point at Union Station.

This evening, dinner is at leisure. Choose from dozens of restaurant options located near the hotel. Then rejoin fellow travelers for a special farewell wine and dessert reception to toast to a grand finale of this wonderful journey.
Overnight: Fairmont Royal York (B,R)

June 22 Toronto / Depart for U.S.

After breakfast, guests departing during the suggested times take the complimentary transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport for flights home. Guests continuing on the optional post-tour will set out for a city tour of Toronto. (B)


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