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East & West Canada Winter Adventure

  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Via Rail
  • Jasper
  • Vancouver
  • 10 nights from
  • £2,549 per person
  • Trip Code: 968

Holiday Overview

A fantastic Canada Winter Holiday!

 

Looking for a true Canadian winter experience taking you from East to West? Then look no further than this itinerary. Take in one of the wonders of the world Niagara Falls during your 2 night stay in Toronto, these falls are spectacular year round, experience the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. You will depart Toronto for your cross country 'Canadian' rail journey with VIA Rail, in the comfort of a private bedroom onboard as you make your way through the provinces of northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan before arriving in Jasper, an alpine town in the Rockies.  

During your 3 night stay in Jasper you will enjoy a Wildlife Discovery tour and a winter wonderland of Rock and Ice during an Icewalk tour of Maligne Canyon. From the Rockies you will continue your rail journey via the 'Yellowhead' route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, then follow the mighty Thomson River all the way to Fraser Valley and the coastal city of Vancouver where you will end your Canadian winter adventure.

 

This itinerary can be taken in reverse.

East & West Canada Winter Adventure includes:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 night sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail (includes 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, & 4 dinners)
  • Niagara Falls Day Tour, including: Journey behind the Falls, meal overlooking Niagara Falls, Winery tour and wine tasting & free time in Niagara
  • 2 taxi transfers in Jasper between VIA Rail Station & Hotel
  • Discover Jasper & its Wildlife tour
  • Maligne Canyon Icewalk (Dec 15th - Mar 30th, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Taxi transfer between Vancouver Hotel and VIA Rail Station
  • Vancouver Attractions Trolley Tour
  • FlyOver Canada Admission
  • National Park fees
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Toronto

Arrive at the Toronto International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Spend the remainer of the day at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

Chelsea Hotel

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Hilton Toronto

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 2 - Niagara Falls Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour through the scenic Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls. Highlights of the tour include a lunch buffet overlooking the falls, and the "Journey Behind the Falls" attraction. Continue on along River Road and the Niagara Gorge to the historic communtiy of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. (Lunch is included today)

Featured accommodation

Chelsea Hotel

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Hilton Toronto

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 3 - Toronto to Jasper (Rail)

This evening, check in at Toronto's Union Station and board VIA Rail's "Canadian" for the famous train journey across the prairies to the Canadian Rockies. Travel back in time to the days of classic rail travel. The original stainless steel "streamliner" railcars, made famous by the "canadian" in the 1950's, are totally refurbushed with air conditioning, a cafe car, lounge car, and access to the dome car.  We have upgraded you to the comfort of a private cabin onboard the train.

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Day 4 - On-board VIA Rail

Today is spent crossing the scenic lands of northern Ontario. (breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

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Day 5 - On-board VIA Rail

Continue west through the provinces of Northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the breadbasket of Canada. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

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Day 6 - Arrive Jasper

This morning awake to arrive in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, after a brief stop continue on for the final leg of your rail journey to Jasper. This small alpine community located in the majestic Canadian Rockies will be home for three nights. (breakfast is included today)

Featured accommodation

Lobstick Lodge

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 7 - Jasper Wildlife Discovery Tour

Join a sightseeing excursion (included) to Jasper's lesser known gems, and search for wildlife along the way. Moose, elk, sheep, goats and wolves are commonly sighted in Jasper National Park. Following the tour, the remainder of your day is free to enjoy thr alpine town of Jasper.

Featured accommodation

Lobstick Lodge

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 8 - Jasper Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour

Enjoy a few day in Jasper. Many activities are available including walking trails, shopping, and dining, or you may choose to book a winter excursion through the concierge at your hotel. This evening experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50m gorge. Certified guides will lead groups of no more than 12 along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-claud limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep you warm and secure as you explore this wonderland of rock and ice. Please note: The ice walk tour normally operates mid-December - mid-April.

Featured accommodation

Lobstick Lodge

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 9 - Jasper to Vancouver (Rail)

Spend the morning relaxing in the mountain town of Jasper before boarding VIA Rail Sleeper Touring Class to Vancouver. Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the "Yellowhead" route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, then follow the mighty Thomson River all the way to Fraser Valley and the coastal city of Vancouver.

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Day 10 - Arrive Vancouver

Arrival in Vancouver at 9:30am. Explore this metropolitan city, situated on the shores of the Pacific Ocean on an Attractions Trolley Hop on/Hop off tour (included). There is much to explore including Stanley Park trails, Robson Street Shopping, and Historic Gastown, Later in the day, visit Canada Place, buckle up and prepare for the flight of your life. FlyOver Canada incorporates state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of Canada's most thrilling sights. Hang suspend, feet dangling, immersed in a huge 20m spherical screen while the film takes you on a thrilling 8-minute journey accross Canada as the perfect end to your Trans Canada Adventure. (Breakfast is included today)

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 11 - Fly Vancouver to UK

A check-out from your hotel concludes this memorable rail adventure. Transfer (not included) to Vancouver Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

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