Journey from Vancouver through Jasper to Toronto on this 9 day tour featuring National Parks, wildlife, city exploration, and a 4 night rail adventure on the renowned Canadian.
About the Tour
Two cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking landscapes sprawled across five provinces, a veritable wildlife sanctuary within a renowned National Park, and sleek train travel in comfortable first-class accommodations. These are the highlights of your 10-day rail vacation across Canada.
Your tour includes a full day of sightseeing in Jasper, first-class sleeping accommodations aboard VIA Rail's Canadian, and access to the Skyline Car and the Park Car for fantastic views of the passing scenery and a wonderful vantage point for photographs. Get ready for adventure as you rail across Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, where you will arrive relaxed, refreshed, and ready to discover its wealth of treasures.
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 5 nights, including 3 nights in Jasper National Park
- 12 Meals
- All meals onboard train
- Vancouver Lookout
- Jasper sightseeing tour, including Maligne Canyon and Medicine Lake
- Hotel to Airport transfer in Toronto
Day 1- Arrive Vancouver
Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer on your own to your centrally located hotel. Your hotel has been selected based on its premier location and puts you within walking distance of many of Vancouver’s best sites. Stanley Park and Gastown are ever-favorite destinations throughout the city, and there are also great parks and museums to explore, beautiful beaches to see and a long seawall to walk along. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout, offering panoramic views of the city. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 - VIA Rail to Jasper
Spend the day exploring Vancouver on your own. Later this afternoon, transfer from your hotel to the Vancouver train station to board the Canadian, settle into your onboard accommodations and prepare for your departure to Jasper. Overnight train. (D)
Day 3 - Jasper Arrival
When you awake this morning, you will be surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Canadian will arrive at Jasper’s train station late this morning, and you will transfer on your own to your hotel. This town is known for its majestic mountain peaks and floating icefields. Overnight Jasper. (B)
Day 4 - Jasper Sightseeing
Today embark on your Jasper sightseeing tour. Travel the trails of the early explorers and view the Park's unspoiled grandeur. Your journey begins along the mighty Athabasca Canadian Heritage River where you will learn about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. Hike above Maligne Canyon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls created by 10,000 years of water erosion and visit a place of mystery and Native legend at Medicine Lake. Keep your camera handy on your adventure to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, because you are sure to see a variety of mountain wildlife! Overnight Jasper. (L)
Day 5 - Jasper at Leisure
Today you have a full day to explore the town of Jasper and its National Park. Perhaps spend the day hiking or biking the area, soaking in the hot springs or riding the Jasper SkyTram. Overnight Jasper.
Day 6 - VIA Rail to Toronto
Late this morning, transfer back to Jasper’s train station to re-board the Canadian, this time bound for Toronto. Settle into your onboard accommodations for the first of three nights on the train. Overnight train. (D)
Day 7 & 8 - En Route to Toronto
The Canadian continues on through the ever-changing landscape of Canada. You will travel along winding mountain tracks, over bridges, and through tunnels. You will see beautiful forests, teeming with wildlife, as well as serene expanses of rural countrysides, such as those found in the Canadian Shield of Ontario. Best of all, as these magnificent sights unfold, you have the option to see them from the comfort of your own private cabin or from one of the sightseer lounges aboard the train. You will have ample time to mingle with fellow travelers aboard the train, as well as to enjoy all the amenities the train has to offer. As a Sleeper Plus Class guest, you will savor fresh, chef-prepared meals in the Dining Car, as well as complimentary drinks and snacks. Overnight train. (2B, 2L, 2D)
Day 9 - Arrive in Toronto
As you awake this morning, the Canadian continues across Ontario, making its approach to the city of Toronto. The train is scheduled to arrive this afternoon, and as you disembark, transfer on your own to your hotel. Overnight Toronto. (B, L)
Day 10 - Depart Toronto
Your Canada rail vacation comes to an end today. A shuttle will take you from your hotel to the airport.
Hotels include the Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown, Whistler's Inn, and Chelsea Hotel Toronto. VIA Rail accommodations are 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 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Sawridge Inn and Conference Center, and Hotel Le Germain Toronto. VIA Rail accommodations are 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 Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Fairmont Royal York. VIA Rail accommodations are 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.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.
Tour Dates & Prices
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Cabins purchased on VIA rail for a single traveler are Cabins for 1. For upgrade options, ask your rail specialist for details.
2019 departures are 10 days in duration including 3 nights in Jasper, please speak with a rail specialist for details.