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Trans Canada Rail Adventure

  • Toronto
  • Jasper
  • Vancouver
  • 14 nights from
  • £5,849 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-350

    • Book by 29th February and save £200 per person
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

Trans Canada Rail Adventure 

 

A fantastic 15-day itinerary, traveling across Canada from East to West beginning in Toronto and finishing in Vancouver.

Depart from Toronto on board the famous VIA Rail “The Canadian” journey across West of Canada and arriving in the heart of the Rockies in Jasper. On this 4-day rail journey you will see stunning views across Canada from the comfort of your own private cabin.

Within this trip of a lifetime, you will experience the very best of Canada including Niagara Falls, Columbia Icefields, Maligne Lake and more!

This is the perfect itinerary to see Canadas highlights.

 

 

 

Trans Canada Rail Adventure includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 10 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • VIA Rail 3 Nights Private Cabin Toronto to Jasper
  • VIA Rail 1 Night Private Cabin Jasper to Vancouver
  • Meals on board VIA Rail journeys
  • Niagara Falls Tour
  • Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk
  • Jasper Skytram
  • Maligne Lake & Guided Walk
  • Vancouver Whale Watching Tour
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Toronto

Arrive in Toronto, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

(Transfers not included)

Featured accommodation

Chelsea Hotel

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Sheraton Centre Toronto

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 2 - Toronto Sightseeing

Time to explore Toronto at your leisure. We recommend the Hop on Hop off Sightseeing bus to help you get around the city. However, it is a beautiful city to stroll around, be sure to spend some time at the distillery district, St Lawrence Market with an array of food and cultures, or perhaps take the short ferry ride across to Toronto Island with picnic and take advantage of the beautiful scenery on offer. We can add on admission up the famous CN Tower, a bicycle tour of the downtown area and/or island, walking tour of the distillery district with chocolate tasting, a harbour cruise or even a helicopter ride over the city. Speak to your Canada Expert for more details.

Featured accommodation

Chelsea Hotel

Enhance your experience

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Fairmont Royal York

Unmissable Experiences

Toronto Experiences

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Day 3 - Niagara Falls Tour

Today experience the might of Niagara Falls up close on this full day tour from Toronto. Hop aboard the Hornblower cruise with fast-track tickets and enjoy a full Canadian buffet lunch overlooking the Falls. Discover top attractions along Niagara Parkway including the Floral Clock, Queenston Heights and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Duration – 10 Hours 30 Minutes

Featured accommodation

Chelsea Hotel

Enhance your experience

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Fairmont Royal York

Unmissable Experiences

Niagara Falls

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Day 4 - Toronto to Jasper - VIA Rail Private Bedroom

Today board VIA Rail's "The Canadian" for an unforgettable train journey! Leaving Toronto skirt Lake Ontario before traveling west into the town of Jasper in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Across this 3 night journey travel comfortably in your private cabin and enjoy all the amenities available on board including private bathroom, cosy bed, and meals on board.

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Day 5 - Onboard VIA Rail

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

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Day 6 - Onboard VIA Rail

Continue west through the provinces of Northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the breadbasket of Canada with its golden wheat fields starching as far as the eye can see.

 (breakfast, lunch & dinner is included)

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Day 7 - Arrive in Jasper & Discover Jasper and its Wildlife

Arrive at Jasper in the heart of the majestic Canadian Rockies. Spend the afternoon admiring the diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this 3.5-hour evening wildlife discovery tour from Jasper. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park's beautiful landscapes by twilight. Seek out timid native wildlife such as coyotes, deer, elk, big-horned sheep, moose, mountain goats and wolves. Learn of the steps taken to ensure their safety and survival in the park, and gain insight into the region's rich ecology, history, and geology.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 8 - Maligne Lake & Guided Tour

Today begins with a short tour of the town before heading across the Athabasca River to Maligne Lake. A century after Mary Schaeffer's remarkable adventure, come discover the world-renowned Maligne Lake for yourself!

A stop at Maligne Canyon offers staggering views of the river thundering through a series of magnificent waterfalls in a gorge 10,000 years in the making. Farther up the valley, stop to solve the mystery of "disappearing" Medicine Lake.

Next, we'll carry on to the pinnacle of our tour, breath-taking Maligne Lake! Enjoy a gentle guided walk along the shores of this pristine lake before heading back to Jasper.

 

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

Enhance your experience

The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 9 - Columbia Icefield Discovery

Experience the power of glaciers up-close on this exciting tour that highlights the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies, the Columbia Icefield Adventure. Travel on a massive Ice Explorer onto an ancient glacier and step out onto ice that is deep enough to bury the Eiffel Tower.

Stand in the sky at the Glacier Skywalk, a curved glass walkway that stretches 30 metres from the sheer face of a cliff and hangs mid-air. This tour is filled with exciting experiences, spectacular sights, intriguing stories, and the best photo opportunities.

This tour includes lunch.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

Enhance your experience

The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 10 - Jasper Tramway Shuttle Bus

Take your visit to Jasper National Park to new heights with this ride aboard the area's famous Jasper SkyTram. Soar above the park's sub-alpine vegetation, watching for wildlife down below, as you gently climb towards the upper station located at 7,425 feet (2,263m) above sea level. This family-friendly ride on the Jasper SkyTram is the perfect experience for guests of all ages.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

Enhance your experience

The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 11 - VIA Rail Jasper – Vancouver

This morning, board VIA Rail's "Canadian" train for the journey from Jasper to Vancouver. Using the original steel railcars from the 1950s, sit back and relax in the dome car to enjoy a dramatic change in scenery as you travel the "Yellowhead" route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson.

Watch the landscape transition from mountains to desert as you follow the Thompson River into central British Columbia. Brunch and dinner are included onboard VIA Rail, and your private quarters will be transformed into a bedroom for the overnight journey.

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Day 12 - Arrive Vancouver

Depart your Via Rail train and spend the day at leisure exploring the coastal city of Vancouver. Canada's third largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port city with a multi-cultural ambiance. The spectacular setting invites you outdoors; explore the restaurants, shopping galleries and museums, nightlife, entertainment and more. 

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

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Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Day 13 - Vancouver Hop on Hop off Trolley Tour

Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with multiple pass options for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard a clear-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town and choose when to disembark at any of the stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park, and Gastown. Choose between the City Route or the Park Route, or the Dual Pass if you'd like to do both. Explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Enhance your experience

Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Day 14 - Whale Watching Cruise

Departing from Granville Island, we welcome you aboard the 'Ocean Magic' - the flagship vessel of Prince of Whales Whale Watching on this whale watching adventure of a lifetime, exploring the beauty that is British Columbia. Take advantage of the opportunity to view several different species of whales in the wild as well as an assortment of sea birds and other species of marine wildlife from downtown Vancouver.

The vessel features a main interior cabin that is heated and includes comfortable seating next to windows. The upper deck is open and covered seating for guests that want to view from outside. A snack bar is serving light food with hot and cold drinks available for purchase, the revenue generated is donated to Wild ARC Foundation to assist in rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife.

Featured accommodation

Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Enhance your experience

Georgian Court Hotel

Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Day 15 - Fly Vancouver to UK

Check out your hotel and make your own way to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (Transfers not included)

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