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Trans-Canada Rail Journey
(Book Early to avoid disappointment)  //  "Guided Tours"

From Toronto   11  Days  
Train, Motor Coach, Guided Sightseeing Tours
(CSS062)   13 Day extended tour available!

This very affordable tour is the absolute best value on the Prairies.  
See themajesty of Niagara Falls, the grandeur of the prairies, the majesty of the mighty Canadian Rocky Mountains including Jasper and Banff, Hell's Gate andfinally Vancouver in British Columbia.  Wow!

Toronto - Winnipeg - Saskatoon - Edmonton - Jasper - Banff - Lake Louise - Kamloops - Vancouver 

(Book Early to avoid disappointment)

Day 1  
TORONTO
Enjoy some time at leisure to relax or do some independent exploring.
Our Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.
   Overnight Toronto

Day 2  TORONTO - NIAGARA  Today includes 2 choices.  We include a full day tour to Niagara Falls including a ride on the Maid of the Mist to the base of the falls.  Optional dinner tonight is available to the CN Tower, one of the tallest free-standing sturctures in the World.  Stand on the glass floor at the 1,100 foot level if you dare!  Later this evening board VIA Rail's "Canadian" and check into your comfortable sleeping quarters.  Late evening departure from Toronto by train, bound for the west coast!! 

   
Toronto Skyline


Day 3  TORONTO–VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN   Your first-class rail cars are refurbished art deco cars from the 1950s. Try the observation dome for unparalleled views of the Canadian countryside as you roll past Ontario’s landscapes, or pass the time in one of the comfortable lounges. All meals are included, and you won’t want to miss any of them as the chef offers a tempting array of soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. (L,D) 

Note: For your convenience, baggage that will not be needed during the train journey will be checked through to Jasper. Checked baggage will not be accessible during the journey. Plan to pack an overnight case with necessities, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items, for the train portion of the tour.
  VIA RAIL BEDROOMS  /  DINING CAR  /  DOME CAR  /  PARK-LOUNGE CAR

Day 4   VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN THROUGH MANITOBA AND SASKATCHEWAN Continue past sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests today as you enter Manitoba, arriving at Winnipeg in the early evening. Tonight relax in your private bedroom as The Canadian continues across the prairies of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. (B,L,D) 

Day 5   VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN–JASPER Wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast before arriving in Edmonton this morning. After a short stop, continue on The Canadian into the very heart of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive at
JASPER this afternoon. An orientation tour includes Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Perhaps an optional river raft trip on the Athabasca River to end the day? The evening is free for you to enjoy the ambience of this delightful mountain setting. (B,L)   Overnight Jasper, Alberta 

Day 6   JASPER Consider an optional trip to MALIGNE LAKE, where you embark on a narrated cruise. On the return journey, stop to view mighty Maligne Canyon. With free time this afternoon you might take a hike along the trails and watch for elk, or stroll the streets of Jasper. Note: The excursion to Maligne Lake is weather permitting.   Overnight Jasper, Alberta

Day 7   JASPER–BANFF Board your coach this morning and journey through JASPER NATIONAL PARK, stopping along the way at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD for a snowcoach ride on the 1,000- foot-thick Athabasca Glacier. Continue down the Icefield Parkway to LAKE LOUISE, whose cold waters mirror the surrounding mountains and glaciers, before arriving in BANFF NATIONAL PARK for a leisurely two-night stay. Note: Unfavorable weather conditions may affect the availability of the Columbia Icefield snowcoach excursion.   Overnight BANFF, Alberta

Day 8   BANFF This morning, consider an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies. For the afternoon, join the optional excursion to SULFUR MOUNTAIN for a thrilling gondola ride, complete with panoramic views of Banff’s spectacular scenery and a stop at sparkling Bow Falls. Tonight, try an optional dinner featuring cuisine and entertainment all about Canada.  Overnight Banff, Alberta

Day 9   BANFF–KAMLOOPS Leave Banff National Park and travel over Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide. Travel through YOHO NATIONAL PARK, where pre-Cambrian fossils were discovered, and Glacier National Park, where recreational mountain climbing was introduced to North America a century ago. Late this afternoon, arrive at the cattle-ranching center of Kamloops, a Shuswap Indian word for “meeting of the waters.”   Overnight Kamloops, British Columbia

Day 10   KAMLOOPS–VANCOUVER Travel west today and follow the mighty Fraser River through a region rich in railroad history. Upon arrival in VANCOUVER, see Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, and the harbor on your included city tour. This evening, we suggest an optional excursion to visit Storyeum, Vancouver’s newest attraction, situated appropriately in historic Gastown. Enjoy the entertaining multimedia story of Vancouver’s history as portrayed in musical form by actors on various stages, as you travel underground from room to room. Then a delicious West Coast dinner at a waterfront restaurant with views of Vancouver’s Harbor.   Overnight Vancouver

Day 11  Check out and end of services.  Transfers can be arranged to Vancouver Int. Airport

We can arrange a separate day-trip or additional nights on Vancouver 
Island including ferry passage,  Butchart Gardens and Victoria.

We include:  Friendly and humorous professional tour guide, Via Rail Trans-Canada train journey including all meals and private bedroom on the train, tourist class hotels across Canada, Maid of the Mist boat cruise, Sno-Coach ride on Athabasca Glacier, deluxe Air-Conditioned motor coach transportation from Jasper to Vancouver, National Parks admissions.  

For a more deluxe version of a similar tour for a few more dollars click here

13 Day Tour Description


Stunning Moraine Lake

 

 

 

 
Vermilion Lakes near Banff

Unbelievably this tour costs only $3,389CAD 
Canadian +tax, twin occupancy

We recommend travel insurance.

Initial non refundable deposits are $300USD 
with final payment due 45 days prior to departure

We can arrange a 7 night Alaska Cruise from  $775USD (or less) +port charges and taxes!!   WoW!