Two of Canada's most popular cities combine with an exciting train journey across Canada to create one amazing Canadian train vacation.
About the Tour
Two of Canada's most popular cities combine with an exciting train journey across Canada to create one amazing Canadian train vacation. Enjoy all the pleasures of train travel as the Canadian takes you from Vancouver through an ever-changing landscape east to Toronto.
Your 7-day tour includes time at leisure in Vancouver, first-class sleeping accommodations aboard VIA Rail's Canadian, and access to the Skyline Car and the Park Car for amazing views of the passing scenery. You'll arrive in Toronto relaxed, refreshed, and ready to discover all the treasures of this city.
Pre and Post-Trip Options:
Many of our guests choose to spend additional nights in Vancouver and Toronto. Vacations By Rail would be happy to make hotel and sightseeing arrangements for you.
This itinerary is also available from Toronto to Vancouver based on your travel preference.
- Rail travel on VIA Rail Canada (4 nights on train)
- Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
- 13 meals
- Vancouver Lookout
Day 1- Vancouver
Arrive in the coastal city of Vancouver and check-in to your hotel. Located in the heart of the city, you're close to many of the city's attractions, shops, and restaurants. Spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout, offering panoramic views of the city. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 - Depart Vancouver onboard VIA Rail Canadian
Spend the morning and early afternoon taking in all Vancouver has to offer. Visit Granville Island, historic Gastown, or take a hike through Stanley Park. Later on, transfer by taxi (included) from your hotel to the train station, settle in to your Sleeper Plus accommodations on VIA Rail’s Canadian and prepare for your trans-Canada rail journey. Overnight train. (D)
Day 3 - En Route to Jasper
Awake this morning to the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Take advantage of your access to the Park Car and Skyline Car, offering panoramic views of the passing scenery. Overnight train. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - En Route to Toronto
Today's travels take you through Saskatoon, Canada's leader in the high technology and mining industries, and Melville, named after Charles Melville Hays, President of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad Company. Spend the day chatting with other travelers, enjoying the sweeping views from the sightseeing lounges, or relaxing in your comfortable accommodations. Overnight train. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - VIA Rail to Toronto
A highlight of today's scenic trip includes Longlac, which, located at the northern tip of Long Lake, played an important role as part of the historic canoe route for fur traders. Overnight train. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Toronto
Your train is scheduled to arrive in Toronto this afternoon. On your last day on the Canadian, spend time in the Park Car enjoying its three salons and observation deck as well as the Skyline Car with an observation dome offering 360-degree views of the ever-changing landscape. Overnight Toronto. (B, L)
Day 7 - Conclusion
Your rail tour through the heart of Canada ends this morning. You may wish to extend your stay in Toronto in order to better explore this cosmopolitan city, or, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Hotels include the Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown and the Chelsea Hotel. VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus Class in a semi-private berth. Meals are included onboard the train along with access to the Park Car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.
Hotels include the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and the Hotel Le Germain Toronto. VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus Class in a private cabin. Meals are included onboard the train along with access to the Park Car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.
Hotels include The Fairmont Waterfront and The Fairmont Royal York. VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus Class in a private cabin. Meals are included onboard the train along with access to the Park Car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.
Hotels include The Fairmont Waterfront and The Fairmont Royal York, with accommodations in upgraded rooms. Onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian, each Prestige Cabin has a modular leather L-shaped couch by day and a Murphy bed for two by night facing the window with electric radiant heated cabin floors and walls that maintain a comfortable and constant temperature. Highlights of this Prestige Class include: personalized dedicated service by a Prestige Concierge; a spacious cabin, large windows and a private washroom with shower; flat-screen TV with video selection; minibar stocked with a selection of beverages and more.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.
Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.