Toronto to Vancouver by Rail

Toronto to Vancouver by Rail

Join this once-in-a-lifetime train trip across Canada—a small-group journey (26 guests maximum) from Toronto across the expanse of five provinces, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Northwest.

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:

August 12 Arrive in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Welcome to Canada! After arrival, transfer to the Fairmont Royal York—a beautiful, historic property ideally situated steps away from Union Station and minutes from Toronto's main attractions. This evening, relax and mingle with fellow travelers during a special welcome dinner.
Overnight: Fairmont Royal York (D)

August 13 Toronto / Board VIA Rail's The Canadian / Hornepayne

This morning, transfer to Toronto Union Station to embark upon the journey on rails. Delight in a special mimosa brunch to celebrate the departure and an exciting week ahead.

While The Canadian travels across Ontario, venture into the dome car to embrace the constantly changing scenery—and capture the endless photo opportunities from inside the Prestige Park lounge and dome cars. 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.

This evening, fall asleep to the steady sound of the rails, and open your blinds to greet the morning's lovely panoramic views.
Overnight: The Canadian (B,L,D)

August 14 The Canadian / Winnipeg, Manitoba

Today offers scenes of boundless prairies as the train continues to Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Look forward to daily informative discussions by the travel director and concierge staff, and take advantage of chances to spot wildlife including black bears, wolves, and eagles. 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)

August 15 The Canadian / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan / Edmonton, Alberta

Then it's all aboard for Saskatoon. 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.
Overnight: The Canadian (B,L,D)

August 16 The Canadian / Jasper / Kamloops, British Columbia

Today is your final full day aboard the train, with brief stops in Jasper and Kamloops. Admire the dramatic and ever-changing landscape as the train navigates the Canadian Rockies and unveils a world of raw and rugged beauty. 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.
Overnight: The Canadian (B,L,D)

August 17 The Canadian / Vancouver

This morning, breakfast will be onboard the train before disembarking in Vancouver, followed by a guided city tour. This tour includes the world famous Stanley Park and totem poles, the interesting China and GasTown, and free time for souvenir shopping in artist's stalls at Granville Island.

Afterward, enjoy free time to capture the sights and sounds of this bustling metropolis. Or perhaps indulge in the luxurious amenities at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

This evening, dinner is at leisure. Choose from dozens of restaurant options conveniently 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 Hotel Vancouver (B,R)

August 18 Vancouver / Depart for U.S.

After breakfast, guests departing during the suggested times take the complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport for flights home. Guests continuing on the optional post-tour will transfer to Victoria. (B)


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