Winter in Eastern Canada
Experience winter in three unique destinations within Eastern Canada on this 9-day vacation.
Your winter getaway begins in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, recognized as the cultural and entertainment capital of Canada. Explore the city’s popular neighborhoods and attractions during your two-night stay before continuing your travels by train to Montreal, the largest city within Quebec and the second largest in all of Canada next to Toronto. Take time to explore all the sights and the sounds of the city on a guided tour as well as on your own during your two-night stay. Next, travel north to Saint Alexis des Monts, located in the Laurentian Mountains. Your stay in this secluded area will be at the Hotel Sacacomie and will include access to a magnificent spa complete with indoor and outdoor hot tubs, sauna, steam baths and more to relax in the refreshing mountain setting. You will also enjoy outdoor adventure with winter excursions like dogsledding and snowmobiling along forest trails. Return to Montreal for your last night, where your vacation concludes.
Highlights and Inclusions
- One-way rail transportation aboard VIA Rail's Corridor Service
- Hotel accommodations for 8 nights including a 3-night stay the Hotel Sacacomie
- Sightseeing in Toronto and Montreal
- Excursions in Saint Alexis des Monts
- Roundtrip private transfer between Montreal and Saint Alexis des Monts
Day 1 - Welcome to Toronto
Arrive in Toronto and transfer on your own to your centrally-located downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to get acquainted with this cosmopolitan city. Overnight Toronto.
Day 2 - Toronto Sightseeing
Discover the sights and sounds of Toronto on a comprehensive bus and guided walking tour of the city with its beautiful architecture, charming neighborhoods, and magnificent attractions. Highlights include a visit to St. Lawrence Market, Nathan Phillips Square at New City Hall, and selected areas of the underground PATH pedestrian concourse and shopping district. The remainder of the day is free to explore Toronto on your own, perhaps revisiting some of the areas you visited on your city tour or setting off for a new adventure in the city. Overnight Toronto.
Day 3 - VIA Rail: Toronto to Montreal
Today board your VIA Rail train for the short journey to Montreal. Upon arrival, transfer on your own to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Montreal.
Day 4 - Explore Montreal
This morning embark on a comprehensive tour of Montreal, visiting more than 200 points of interest across the city. Highlights of your tour include Notre Dame Basilica, residential and financial districts, historic Old Montreal, and outside view of the Olympic Complex, and a panoramic view from atop Mont Royal. Take the remainder of the day to revisit some of the sights you saw on your tour, shop in the city's chic boutiques, or dine at one of Montreal's outstanding restaurants. Overnight Montreal.
Day 5 - Transfer to Saint Alexis des Monts
Today's journey takes you a couple hours north of Montreal to the municipality of Saint Alexis des Monts, located in the Laurentian Mountains. This winter wonderland is known for its outdoor activities and beautiful scenery! Your hotel for this special three-night stay is the Hotel Sacacomie, overlooking Sacacomie Lake and located near the Mastigouche wildlife sanctuary. After check-in, take time to explore the grounds and take advantage of your unlimited access to GEOS Les Bains. The on-site facility features an indoor hot tub, eucalyptus steam bath, underground sauna with light therapy, two outdoor hot tubs, an outdoor rest area with fireplace, and more. Overnight Saint Alexis des Monts.
Day 6 - Dogsledding Excursion
Follow your musher-guide to the kennels as your dogsled team is assembled for your dogsled adventure along the property's forest trails and across Sacacomie Lake. Overnight Saint Alexis des Monts.
Day 7 - Snowmobile Excursion
Today's excursion takes you on a guided Bombardier snowmobile adventure through the snow-blanketed forest. Afterward, relax in the hotel or at the spa. Overnight Saint Alexis des Monts.
Day 8 - Transfer to Montreal
Transfer to Montreal, check into your hotel and take the remainder of the day to revisit some of your favorite neighborhoods and attractions within the city. Shop for souvenirs and enjoy a great meal on your last night of vacation.
Day 9 - Montreal
Your winter vacation through Eastern Canada comes to an end this morning.
Rail Your Way
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Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Delta Montreal and Hotel Sacacomie. VIA Rail accommodations are in Economy class an include a seat with picture window.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.
Dates & Prices
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|Departs Daily between 5th December 2016 and 14th December 2016||$2,103||
|Departs Daily between 15th December 2016 and 14th December 2016||$2,627||
|Departs Daily between 16th December 2016 and 14th December 2016||$2,642||
|Departs Daily between 17th December 2016 and 14th December 2016||$2,657||
|Departs Daily between 21st December 2016 and 24th December 2016||$2,657||
|Departs Daily between 28th December 2016 and 25th May 2017||$2,657||
|Departs Daily between 26th March 2017 and 23rd April 2017||$2,149||
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: Departs daily between 5th December 2016 and 14th December 2016 from $2,103, daily between 15th December 2016 and 14th December 2016 from $2,627, daily between 16th December 2016 and 14th December 2016 from $2,642, daily between 17th December 2016 and 14th December 2016 from $2,657, daily between 21st December 2016 and 24th December 2016 from $2,657, daily between 28th December 2016 and 25th May 2017 from $2,657, daily between 26th March 2017 and 23rd April 2017 from $2,149
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