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The Canadian - Across Canada by Rail

* This itinerary is not presently available due to operational restrictions by VIA Rail Canada. Please inquire for other options in the US and Canada.*


Toronto to Vancouver (3 nights, 4 days) Also operates in reverse direction.

The transcontinental trip across Canada has long been recognized as one of the most spectacular train trips in the world. From Toronto, the rail line stretches over 2,600 miles, traversing from the shoreline of the Great Lakes, across the vast reaches of the great Canadian Prairies, and then through the majestic Canadian Rockies to Vancouver, on the Pacific coast.

Day 1: Board your private car that is attached to VIA Rail Canada’s Train #1, the Canadian. Once you are settled in; proceed to the vista dome where the steward will serve you breakfast prepared by our chef—the first of many gourmet meals that will be a highlight your transcontinental voyage. We depart Toronto at 9:00 AM. Sit back and relax, enjoy the Toronto skyline and the lakefront of Lake Ontario as the train leaves downtown Toronto.

Day 2: We pass through Winnipeg, the largest city in Canada’s heartland, and begin the trek across the Canadian Prairie. For over 1000 miles, the prairie stretches westward to the Rocky Mountains.

Day 3 Shortly after lunch, we arrive in Jasper National Park. Be sure to have the cameras ready as this afternoon is made for sight-seeing as we pass through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. You will view Mt. Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Dinner tonight, the panorama will include the Thompson River Valley and the Monashee Mountain Ranges.

Day 4: This morning we arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia at Pacific Central Station to end our transcontinental rail voyage. Day or overnight sight-seeing excursions to Victoria can also be arranged.

We recommend you spend some extra time in Vancouver or Toronto to enjoy these wonderful cities. First class accommodations can be arranged at the CP Fairmont Hotels –Hotel Vancouver in the heart of downtown Vancouver, in the main shopping and dining area and the Royal York in the heart of downtown Toronto. Layovers are also available at most Canadian cities including Edmonton and Jasper.

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