Great Canadian Train Ride

Dates: Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

Toronto to Vancouver

Travel: By Train

Duration: 13 Days

Priced From: $4,995 per person

A SPECTACULAR JOURNEY ACROSS CANADA RATED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S TEN BEST TRAIN RIDES

There are trips that take you places and then there are trips that take your breath away. A glorious passage across Canada by rail, from the spires of Toronto to the rocky coast of British Columbia, will leave you awestruck by the sweeping plains, the jagged peaks of the Canadian Rockies and the dense pine forests of the Pacific Coast. You will not only glide across the Dominion in the supreme Vista-Dome First Class comfort of North America’s finest train, Via Rail’s The Canadian, but you will spend five unforgettable nights staying in the heart of the Rockies, a bonus not offered by any other tour company. Ride across Athabasca Glacier on a snowcoach, visit majestic Maligne Lake and enjoy the charming mountain hamlet of Jasper. Savor an elegant luncheon at the grand Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with a picture-postcard view of a Caribbean-blue alpine lake, and on the shores of Lake Moraine, see the iconic panorama of the Canadian Rockies. A “must-do” for the true traveler, this trip visits three different Canadian National Parks, Jasper, Banff and Yoho.

Highlights

  • Two nights in cosmopolitan Toronto
  • First Class passage across Canada aboard the acclaimed Vista-Dome Streamliner train, The Canadian
  • Two-night stay in Jasper including seldom-visited Maligne Lake and Athabasca Glacier Snowcoach tour
  • Overnight stays at Banff’s Brewster Mountain Lodge and Vancouver’s Sheraton Wall Centre
  • Three nights in Banffincluding the famous Sulphur Mountain gondola ride, Banff Hot Springs, and lunch at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • The only cross-Canada rail journey with the indulgent luxury of five full nights in the Canadian Rockies

DAY 1: Toronto, ON

Arrive in cosmopolitan Toronto today and check into the Intercontinental Toronto for a two-night stay in Canada’s largest city, and enjoy the balance of the day and evening at your leisure.

DAY 2: Toronto, ON

Spend the day on your own exploring this wonderful city, highlighted by a Welcome Dinner at the acclaimed Canyon Creek Grill, a favorite haunt of the great and neargreat of Toronto. (D)

DAY 3: The Canadian

Depart the hotel in the afternoon and board The Canadian at Union Station. This stunning train is a perfect 1950s time capsule with the legendary Vista-Dome car, an authentic stylish dining car and acclaimed fine dining and impeccable service. Join your fellow travelers for cocktails in the swank Bullet Lounge at the end of the train before a Welcome Aboard dinner in art deco surroundings as you roll west over the Canadian National Railway. (D)

DAY 4: The Canadian

Spend the day crossing the Canadian prairies aboard The Canadian. Civilized amenities abound including hot showers, your special First Class lounge, and the best dining on any train in North America. Enjoy deluxe train travel at its very best in a manner that has all but vanished. (B,L,D)

DAY 5: The Canadian

Overnight on the train as The Canadian speeds through the heart of this beautiful country. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: The Canadian & Jasper, AB

After lunch, The Canadian begins its ascent of the eastern slope of the Rockies, a spectacle not to be missed. In the afternoon, arrive in gorgeous Jasper, transfer to The Crimson Jasper for your two-night stay in this magical and unspoiled hamlet, and spend the evening relaxing in this glorious setting. (B,L)

DAY 7: Jasper, AB

Sleep in before your midday excursions to stunningly beautiful Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake with its haunting views of Spirit Island. Overnight at The Crimson Jasper, a short walk from downtown’s quaint charms. (B,L)

DAY 8: Banff, AB

Enjoy a stunning day of sightseeing as you travel to Banff via the Columbia Icefields Parkway and ride on Athabasca Glacier on a Snowcoach, stopping at Bridal Veil Falls en route before your arrival at the Brewster Mountain Lodge for a three-night stay in Banff. (B)

DAY 9: Banff, AB

Your day in Banff, Jewel of the Canadian Rockies, begins with a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain followed by a visit to the Banff Hot Springs that have made this village famous. Later tonight, enjoy your special dinner at the iconic Maple Leaf Grill. (B,D)

DAY 10: Banff, AB

Start another magical day in the Canadian Rockies with a tour to Yoho National Park, Bridal Veil Falls and Moraine Lake and a Lakeside Brunch at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with a view of a Caribbean-blue alpine lake. Returning to Banff, there is still time to spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the town’s lovely shops and galleries. (B,L)

DAY 11: The Canadian

Travel the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake and Sunwapta Falls before arriving in Jasper for a special lunch before boarding The Canadian once again for a glorious journey through the peaks of the Canadian Rockies, soaking in the views from one of the Vista-Dome cars. Sip a drink in the classic Observation Lounge before a decadent dinner. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in your comfortable Pullman sleeping car. (B,L,D)

DAY 12: Vancouver, BC

Savor breakfast on The Canadian before your arrival in Vancouver and a brief city sightseeing tour. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stroll Robson Street’s galleries and boutiques and explore famous Stanley Park. There’s even time to take a day trip by ferry to the decidedly British charms of Victoria. You won’t want to miss tonight’s special Farewell Dinner. Overnight in the sumptuous comfort at the Sheraton Wall Centre. (B,D)

DAY 13: Vancouver, BC

Enjoy a last morning stroll through Vancouver before departing for home. (B)

Seattle Connection

For guests that would like to arrange their return flights independently from Seattle, we offer a low-cost Amtrak bus or train connection from Vancouver. Note that transfers to/from the train station are not included. Call 1-800-323-5893 for more details.

Accommodations

THE CANADIAN|  For those travelers who believe that how they travel is as important as where they journey, we offer the most acclaimed train in North America, Via Rail’s showcase The Canadian, where all of our guests enjoy First Class sleeping car accommodations with all meals aboard included. Access the splendid art deco dining car for a delightful meal that harks back to the luxuries of another era, survey the vast expanses of the Canadian Rockies and its breathtaking plains from one of the signature dome cars, and sip in a glass of champagne in the famous “Park Car” with its Bullet Lounge and Mural Bar and toast your good fortune as you relive the Golden Age of Rail Travel.
PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER  |  Uncommon Journeys holidays are always fully hosted by a professional tour manager from start to finish to handle all the details and make your dream vacation the trip of a lifetime.

Fares

Double Berth (Pullman Sections)
Upper and Lower Berths

$4,995 pp

Double Bedroom
One room with upper and lower berths and private enclosed bathroom with toilet and washbasin. Perfect for a couple traveling together.

$5,495 pp

Suite Accommodations*
Two Double Bedrooms combined to guarantee two lower beds or a large queen bed. Includes two picture windows, and two separate bathrooms with washbasins and toilets.

$7,495 pp

Two Roomettes
Two individual single rooms offering individual lower beds. Individual washbasin and toilets in each room. Perfect for friends traveling together.

$5,495 pp

Single Occupancy 
Including one roomette aboard the train and exclusive single occupancy hotel accommodations throughout. Lower bed with washbasin and toilet.

$6,495 pp

FARES ARE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED
CANADIAN GST TAXES OF $149 PP ARE ADDITIONAL

*SUITE (APPROX. 14’ x 7’) AVAILABILITY VERY LIMITED PER DEPARTURE

SEATTLE CONNECTION | For guests that would like to arrange their return flights independently from Seattle, we offer a low-cost Amtrak bus or train connection from Vancouver. Note that transfers to/from the train station are not included. Call 1-800-323-5893 for more details.

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