Ultimate Canada by Rail with the Rockies

Ultimate Canada by Rail with the Rockies


Learn what truly makes the Canadian Rockies so majestic on this amazing journey through four different cities. Tour all the splendid sights of Toronto, including the lovely Harbour front. Get up close and personal with Niagara Falls with a ride on the lake. Sip local delicious wine during a winery tour. Explore the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper National Park. Experience breathtaking views of the Rockies during the ride of a lifetime aboard the Jasper Skytram. Visit one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle, the Columbia Icefield in Banff. Enjoy two-days of sightseeing in Vancouver. You’ll be talking about this trip for years to come!


Welcome to Toronto, where so many great landmarks and amazing sites await! Start exploring the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This tour features top Toronto spots, likes the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Toronto Harbour, Eaton Centre, and Chinatown. Tonight, enjoy your included dinner at a popular local restaurant. (Overnight in Toronto)


This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a fun-filled day at one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights of your day will include a meal overlooking the Falls, a ride on the lake, and a winery tour and tasting. You’ll also be given free time to see and discover Niagara Falls on your own! After your full day of touring mighty Niagara Falls, your tour will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L


Today, enjoy Toronto from the CN Tower. Admission is included in your package. You’ll be treated to beautifully sweeping views of Toronto from 553 meters above the ground! You may also continue to use your hop-on, hop-off pass to visit any Toronto landmarks you didn’t get a chance to see yesterday. Tonight, travel to the Amtrak station and board your overnight VIA Rail train west to the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)


Today, you’ll enjoy a relaxing day on the train as you continue your journey on the VIA Rail westbound to Jasper. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape along the way. This train ride gives you the opportunity to discover the beauty of Canada and its cities at a pace that allows you to be in tune with the nature around you. For even more amazing views, head over to the observation car! The legendary scenery on this train route has made it one of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)


Welcome to Jasper, a serene town located high in the magnificent Canadian Rockies! Your train will arrive this afternoon, and you will travel on your own to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to start getting to know Jasper. Take the afternoon to explore the local restaurants and shops in the quaint downtown area. (Overnight in Jasper)


Explore the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls. Discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake. Stroll the shores of Maligne Lake and breathe in the clean mountain air. After a fun day of exploring this scenic park, you transfer back to your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Jasper)


This morning, you will depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff. Your ride along the world-famous Icefields Parkway will be full of gorgeous sights. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks. Upon your arrival in Banff, you’ll get a chance to visit the natural wonder of the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure on the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, you’ll be treated to an unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform that extends over the Sunwapta Valley. Other highlights of your day tour will include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Lake Louise, and a hot buffet lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. At the end of your tour, you will be in Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel and enjoy everything this charming town has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L


Spend your free time this morning exploring Banff before your included afternoon shuttle back to Jasper. Once you’re on the shuttle, you’ll get a chance to sit back, relax, and just enjoy the scenery on the drive back to Jasper National Park. Upon your arrival in Jasper, check into your hotel and spend the night relaxing. (Overnight in Jasper)


The day is yours to spend at your leisure in Jasper. This evening board VIA Rail’s Canadian to continue your journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies, reliving train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodation. Enjoy dinner as the train whisks you past Moose Lake and the peaks of Mt. Robson and the Monashee Mountains. Relax in the dome car and experience stunning 360-degree views of the mountain scenery all around you. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)


Head to the dining car this morning for a freshly prepared breakfast and enjoy the stunning views of central British Columbia. As the train winds its way along the walls of the Fraser Canyon and through the Cascade and Coastal mountains, enjoy lunch as you look down to the Fraser River and catch a glimpse of the raging rapids of Hell’s Gate. Prior to arriving in Vancouver, take in the agricultural heartland of the Fraser Valley as it approaches the mighty Pacific Ocean. Upon arrival in Vancouver, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and start to make use of your 24-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover the many attractions of the city. (Overnight in Vancouver)


Continue exploring Vancouver today with your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout, which towers 168 metres above the city. Sweeping 360-degree views await you at the top of this amazing attraction. The afternoon is yours to explore more of Vancouver. Take some time to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia. The bridge crosses over towering evergreens with views more than 30 metres above the forest floor. (Overnight in Vancouver)


Your journey ends in Vancouver


  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower in Toronto
  • Sightseeing city tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake*
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram
  • Admission to the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Discovery Center
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout


  • 9 nights’ hotel accommodation; 4 nights onboard VIA Rail®
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy accommodation from Toronto to Jasper and Jasper to Vancouver
  • Roundtrip shared transfer between Jasper and Banff
  • 3 meals included (2 lunches, 1 dinner)

NB Flights are not included in the price of this trip but flights from the UK to Canada can be arranged on request

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