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Trans Canada By Rail with Jasper

10 days From $3,530 per person
4.4 stars(13 reviews)

Journey from Vancouver through Jasper to Toronto on this 10-day tour featuring National Parks, wildlife, city exploration, and a 4 night rail adventure on the renowned Canadian.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2024 Tour code: TC-TCJE-24

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.


What’s included


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 FlyOver Canada, a thrilling multisensory journey across Canada aboard the latest in flight ride technology. Discover the country's most famous sights without leaving your seat. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 - VIA Rail to Jasper

Spend the day exploring Vancouver on your own. Later this afternoon, transfer on your own  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. 

  • Dinner
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. 

  • Breakfast
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.

  • Lunch
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.

  • Dinner
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.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 - Depart Toronto

Your Canada rail vacation comes to an end today. A shuttle will take you from your hotel to the airport.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

Moderate Accommodations
Hotels include the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle, Whistler's Inn, Jasper and Sheraton Centre 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.

Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, The Crimson, Jasper 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. 

Deluxe Accommodations
Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and Fairmont Royal York, 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.

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.

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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4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 13 reviews

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Keith Gilroy

1 stars

Submitted 25 Sep 2023

We arrived at Vancouver train station about 90 min before scheduled departure at 3 pm and after waiting in line at the ticket counter were told that train service to Jasper had been cancelled at 9 am that day because of the forest fires. The next train would be the following week. I was told by the VIA agent that there was a Vacations by Rail representative “upstairs” and he said that he would pass my information along later. He seemed genuinely concerned but could offer no other help. I then had to scramble to find a hotel for the night and a flight home. We should have had more notice and the Vacations by Rail rep should have been out front at the train station counter to help their customers find solutions. Instead we were on our own. Bottom line we went home and missed out on our vacation. Natural disasters happen and I accept that, but the sign of great businesses is how they respond and help their customers. VIA and Vacations by Rail failed miserably. Too little, too late. Telephone with them is hopeless. Every time a different person and they never seem to know what is going on. There should be one point of contact only not a general office number for existing customers. As a Coda to this about 4 weeks after the end of the trip we did get a voucher for travel in 2024. Hoping for a better outcome.

from Vacations By Rail
Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed feedback your vacation. We do sincerely apologize for the cancellation of the vacation due to the Wildfires. We also apologize for the communication issues while on tour, as this is not up to our standard. Your information has been passed along to our travel services team to see if we can make this situation any better. We do hope you choose to travel with us again.
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5 stars

Submitted 29 Aug 2022

Even though there was a slight mis-cue at the beginning, the overall product was worth the effect and cost. We enjoyed both the rail trip and the stays at Vancouver and Jasper, they were all top ranked in anyone's book. Staff was highly supportive at all venues.

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5 stars

Submitted 10 Jun 2019

Excellent service accommodation and would highly recommend.

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Steven C, Stockton, CA

5 stars

Submitted 12 Dec 2018

Holy cow! Why the heck can't Amtrak provide service like this? Gourmet meals... Down comforters... Turn-down service with a mint on the pillow... Complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres when boarding... The train was like a five-star hotel on wheels! Truly a wonderful experience and a vacation we'll never forget!

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Virginia S, Sacramento, CA

5 stars

Submitted 08 Sep 2018

A very organized and reliable itinerary. Prompt and full service answers to questions before and during the trip. Via Rail is very service oriented and each person and hotel/transportation vendor Vacations By Rail used for our trip demonstrated a happy, helpful and friendly attitude.

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Linda T, Lambertville, NJ

4 stars

Submitted 08 Mar 2018

The train trip itself was great. We lucked out and got a larger cabin for a portion of the trip which was a bonus that was well worth it. The food was good as was the cabin service. It would be a help to let people know that they should check in at the lounge in Toronto before going directly to the platform. There was nothing to advise us of that fact. The hotels booked for our stay overs were really nice and we appreciated the comfort at the end of our long days of touring the cities we stayed in.

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