The second largest country in the world, Canada stretches west from the Atlantic to the Pacific and north to the Arctic Ocean. Discover the Vancouver and Toronto, board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train and see Canada’s wilderness or ride the iconic Maid of the Mist to Niagara Falls. Take the ultimate tour of Canada from coast to coast, including journeys on two iconic trains! Starting in Toronto, first discover the cascading waters of Niagara Falls on a breathtaking day trip before taking The Canadian train for an epic journey across rural landscapes to the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Explore the wonders of Jasper and Banff National Parks and the turquoise waters of Lake Louise before boarding the famed Rocky Mountaineer for the breathtaking journey through to Vancouver!
Day 1 – Arrive in Toronto
Begin your Canadian adventure in Toronto, where you will check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Toronto)
Day 2 – Niagara Day Tour from Toronto
Today, you will experience one of the wonders of the natural world: Niagara Falls! Take a guided tour from Toronto, with transport included, and marvel at the thundering cascades of Horseshoe Falls, or speak to one of our Rail Experts about organizing trips, tours or excursions while you are there.
Day 2 – Niagara Day Tour from Toronto
Today, you will experience one of the wonders of the natural world: Niagara Falls! Take a guided tour from Toronto, with transport included, and marvel at the thundering cascades of Horseshoe Falls, or speak to one of our Rail Experts about organizing trips, tours or excursions while you are there. (Overnight in Toronto)
Day 3 – Overnight Onboard VIA Rail
After breakfast, make your way to the station and board Via Rail, settling in for a thrilling and comfortable journey across Canada to Jasper. (Overnight on Via Rail)
Days 4 / 5 – Overnight Onboard VIA Rail
Spend two days on board the train! With fantastic food, gorgeous views and convivial company in the viewing car, it's the perfect way to travel. Watch glittering lakes, verdant farmland and sweeping plains roll past your window, and keep a look out for wildlife too! There truly is no better way to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the heart of Canada. (Overnights on Via Rail)
Day 6 – Jasper, Alberta
After enjoying the last leg of your rail journey through the heart of the mountains, arrive in Jasper today and check in at the Chateau Jasper for an overnight stay. Spend the day enjoying the fresh mountain air and tranquil scenery of Jasper, deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Use your admission to the Jasper Skytram. (Overnight in Jasper)
Day 7 – Jasper to Lake Louise
Enjoy both of Canada's oldest and largest national parks on the way to Lake Louise today! Connected by the Icefields Parkway, Jasper and Banff National Parks are home to alpine glaciers, turquoise lakes and a variety of mountain wildlife. At the Columbia Icefield, experience an all-terrain Ice Explorer that travels onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier. Complete your adventure with a visit to the Glacier Skywalk and gain a unique perspective of nature at its finest as you stand 280 metres (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley. A hot lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Once in Lake Louise, check in at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Lake Louise)landscape.
Day 8 – Lake Louise to Banff
Pick up your transfer and make your way from Lake Louise to beautiful Banff. Check in at the Mount Royal Hotel and begin exploring the immense natural beauty, boutique shops and traditional restaurants of this Rocky Mountain town. (Overnight in Banff)
Day 9 – Banff, Alberta
Unearth the geological and cultural secrets of Banff with an included tour today. Admire some of the most amazing scenery in the whole of the Canadian Rockies. Travel up the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain to enjoy 360-dregree panoramas of no less than six mountain ranges. Wander along the summit trail before visiting Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Make your way down to Lake Minnewanka and embark on a scenic lake cruise - the perfect way to end the tour before travelling back to the town. (Overnight in Banff)
Day 10 – Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops
Board the iconic blue and gold carriages of the Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic journey through Canada's breathtaking mountainous vistas. Settle into your SilverLeaf accommodations or speak to one of Rail Experts about upgrading to GoldLeaf, and gaze out of the panoramic windows as you go. The journey from Banff to Kamloops will take you past snow-capped peaks and glaciers as you traverse mountain passes. Arrive in Kamloops in the evening and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Kamloops)
Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops to Vancouver
Depart Kamloops for Vancouver today, re-boarding the Rocky Mountaineer for another exquisite journey. Leave the Interior and wind past rushing rivers, dramatic canyons and evergreen forests as you make your way to the Coast and Cascade Mountains. Views of the rushing Hell's Gate in Fraser Canyon are a truly wonderful sight, and keep your eyes peeled for the craggy slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. On arrival in Vancouver, check in at the Comfort Inn Downtown for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Vancouver)
Day 12 – Vancouver, BC
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Vancouver! Use your included hop-on, hop-off tour to navigate the city with ease, creating your own personalized sightseeing itinerary. Get the best views of the surrounding North Shore Mountains from Prospect Point, discover the vibrant markets of Granville Island, travel to the top of the Vancouver Lookout for unparalleled city panoramas or unearth the treasures of Vancouver's established Chinatown. (Overnight in Vancouver)
Day 13 – Your Journey Ends in Vancouver
Consider extending your trip to Vancouver Island (Victoria, Tofino, Sooke, Butchart Gardens, Victoria Clipper to Seattle, for example), Whistler, Steveston, or Stanley Park, Yorktown, Gastown, and Granville Island within Vancouver.
• Hop-on, hop-off tour of Toronto
• Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto
• Admission to the Jasper Skytram
• Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway and the Canadian Rockies
• Sightseeing tour of Banff National Park
• Admission to the Banff Gondola and Lake Minnewanka Cruise (June to September)
• Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
What is Included
• One-way Via Rail in Economy accommodations from Toronto, and Jasper on The Canadian
• Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver in SilverLeaf Class
• 9 nights accommodation; 3 nights onboard VIA Rail
• Transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise and Lake Louise to Banff
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