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Discover the romance of two rail journeys plus the tales of experienced driver-guides in a luxury motorcoach.

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20212022
12 days From $5,806 per person

2022 Tour code: TC-CRAE-22

About the tour

Discover the romance of two rail journeys plus the tales of experienced driver-guides in a luxury motorcoach. Meander through the Canadian Rockies aboard the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. Spend a few days exploring Banff and Jasper National Parks, then board VIA Rail's Canadian for a rail adventure across Canada.

Itinerary is also available from Toronto to Vancouver based on your travel preference

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver

Upon arrival at the Vancouver International Airport, transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel. Overnight Vancouver.

Days 2-3 - Rocky Mountaineer

Your day begins with an early morning transfer to board the all daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. Travel through the Pacific Coastal Mountains, Hell's Gate and onto Kamloops for the evening. Transfer to your hotel in Kamloops for dinner on your own and an overnight stay. The next morning, transfer back to the Kamloops train station where you reboard Rocky Mountaineer and continue on your journey to the Canadian Rockies. Travel through the South Thompson River area, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels before arriving into Banff. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Overnight Kamloops/Banff. 

Includes
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 - Discovering Banff

Discover Banff on a guided excursion this morning. Highlights include Banff townsite, Surprise Corner and the Tunnel Mountain. Your final stop will be at the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to browse through Banff's diverse shops and galleries, discover further with an optional tour, or hike one of the local trails. Overnight Banff.

Day 5 - Visiting Lake Louise and the Yoho Valley

Today's sightseeing excursion takes you past the Vermilion Lakes and on to Lake Louise. Highlights along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway include Johnston Canyon, with time to walk to the lower falls, and views of Castle Mountain. You will cross the Continental Divide and enter Yoho National Park with a visit to Emerald Lake. Overnight Lake Louise.

Includes
  • Lunch
Day 6 - Lake Louise to Jasper Sightseeing

Your full-day excursion takes you along one of the most spectacular highways of the world - the Icefields Parkway. With cascading waterfalls, broad-reaching valleys, tranquil mountain lakes, glaciers and snow-capped peaks, amazing vistas unfold with every glance. Stopping at the Columbia Icefield, take time to experience an Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. From the Icefield, continue touring on to Jasper. Overnight Jasper. 

Includes
  • Lunch
Days 7-9 - VIA Rail Canadian from Jasper to Toronto

Late this morning, transfer to the Jasper train station to board VIA Rail's Canadian. Say goodbye to the peaceful mountain town of Jasper as you depart for Toronto, the economic center of Canada. Continue traveling across the Great Central Plains of Canada, through Winnipeg to rugged Ontario. Overnight train.

Includes
  • Day 7 - Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 - Arrive in Toronto

Arrive in Toronto on VIA Rail this afternoon, and check into your centrally located hotel. Spend the remainder of your day exploring the great restaurants, museums, and shopping this great city has to offer. Overnight Toronto.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 - Niagara Falls

This morning, depart on a full day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. Travel through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Highlights of today's excursion include a lunch buffet while overlooking the waterfall, plus a trip of the world-famous The Hornblower, which travels to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Also included is a trip along the beautiful River Road, which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Stops are made at the Floral Clock and at the historical community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. Overnight Toronto.

Includes
  • Lunch
Day 12 - Toronto

Transfer from your hotel to Pearson International Airport for your homeward or onward flight by scheduled airporter service.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Sawridge Hotel Jasper, Post Hotel, Rimrock Resort Banff, and Hotel Le Germain Toronto. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in SilverLeaf service and includes travel in a single-level dome car featuring panoramic views and hot meal service at your seat.

Deluxe Accommodations
Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Royal York. VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in GoldLeaf service and includes travel in a bi-level dome car featuring panoramic views on the upper level and an elegant private dining room to take breakfast and lunch.

Prestige Class
Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and Fairmont Royal York in upgraded room categories (where available).

The Prestige Sleeper Class provides an exciting level of comfort and service for travelers on the Canadian, one of the world's greatest train journeys. Each Prestige Sleep 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: a personalized dedicated service by the 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.

Please note

Taxes are not included on rail portions and are subject to change. 

Cabins purchased on VIA rail for a single traveler are Cabins for 1. For upgrade options, ask your rail specialist for details.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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Keith Buteyn

5 stars

Submitted 16 Sep 2019

We had a great experience using Vacations by Rail for our tri to Canada. Everything went as scheduled and the tours and accommodations they set up for us were wonderful. I will definitely use them again sometime.

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HUBERT

5 stars

Submitted 14 Sep 2019

Excellent service and followup our tip went very smoothly and with very small adjustment. Over all and amazing experience. Thank You

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KAREN

5 stars

Submitted 10 Jun 2019

Their help in planning our trip was invaluable. The only thing is that they are planning a trip just for you. When ready to leave they mail you all your vouchers for each phase, train, hotel, transfer, tour, etc. It is a little unique, but it worked out just fine!! And you will find that you are traveling with others who have made the same exact plan as yourself, which was amazing! Fun time was had by all.

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DENNIS

5 stars

Submitted 02 Jun 2019

Vacations by Rail did a superb job in the planning and organization of our vacation. We planned it along with my sister and her husband from another state and kept us together in the trains, tours, and other parts that needed grouping. The trip to Canada and British Columbia and Alberta and all the rest of Canada was a thrill! Tremendous sights! Definitely rates in the top places we have traveled in the last ten years. And we travel many continents. We will use them again and have recommended them to well over a dozen of our friends since coming home.

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Eileen

5 stars

Submitted 31 May 2019

A fantastic trip. Everything was perfect

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Mark W, Danville, CA

5 stars

Submitted 12 Dec 2018

Superb service on the trains (VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer), breathtaking scenery, informative and enjoyable tours, wonderful hotels

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