The Canadian is a transcontinental passenger train operated by Via Rail Canada with service between Union Station in Toronto, Ontario, and Pacific Central Station in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Travel by train from the metropolis of Toronto to the serenity of the Canadian Rockies and through to Vancouver. To begin and end your journey, stay in the charming towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake in the east and Victoria in the west. This legendary journey aboard the Canadian Train fulfills your desire for the energy of city life and the serenity of nature. As you travel across the country, experience first-hand the diverse landscape of Canada.
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS
TRAIN TRIP PORTION AND LODGING STARTING AT $4,580.00
Arrive Toronto → 2 nights Niagara-on-the-Lake → 1 night Toronto → 4 nights VIA Rail → 1 night Vancouver → 1 night Victoria → Depart Victoria → * This trip is available in reverse
Travelling from Toronto all the way to Vancouver, the Canadian carries you from the forests of Ontario, through the sweeping fields of the prairies and past the dramatic snow-capped Rocky Mountains. This amazing railway experience takes up to 4 nights, however guests are able to stop and explore various destinations along the way.
From the bustle of Toronto to the jagged Rockies and serene West Coast, The VIA Rail Canadian train gives you a rare opportunity to see Canada's diverse scenery in one amazing trip. Follow the historic route that made Canada what it is today. Built in the 19th century to connect the nation, the Canadian National Railway stretches across the endless fields of the prairies and then carves through the Rockies before arriving on the West Coast. Savor stunning views from the train and then explore the country's best destinations at overnight stops.
Enjoy your own bed in a luxurious and comfortable private cabin, where you can stretch out and watch the sunset (or sunrise, if you're an early bird). Depending on the size of your group, you can book a cabin for one, two or four travelers.
You'll have your own toilet and sink, plus a shower that is only shared with a handful of other people.
The perks of Sleeper Plus include:
1 - Three gourmet fine dining meals per day.
2 - Complimentary fruit and cookies between meals.
3 - Priority boarding and access to the station lounges in Vancouver and Toronto.
4 - Access to the Panorama and Skyline viewing cars.
5 - Non alcoholic beverages included; alcoholic beverages available for sale.
Relax and watch the countryside glide by. You'll have 50% more space in your cabin compared to Sleeper Plus class and a 60% larger window for admiring those views.
When night falls, you can retreat to your elegant cabin with a glass of wine, curl up in your Murphy bed for two and catch a movie on your personal flat-screen monitor — or simply watch the stars. Your room includes a toilet and sink with access to a shared shower.
The perks of Prestige include:
1 - The attention of a personal concierge.
2 - Access to the Park Car, a place to 3 - socialize and listen to live music.
4 - Complimentary coffee, tea, fruit and cookies.
5 - All meals and drinks included.
6 - Priority reservations in the dining car.
7 - Pre-dinner appetizer service.
You may never want to leave your cozy cabin (where you can admire the scenery while lounging in bed). But when it is time to explore the train, you'll discover spacious lounge and dining cars. Gather with your fellow travellers for card games, conversation, live music and delicious food.
PLACES TO VISIT ALONG THE WAY
From the bright city lights of Toronto to the looming Rocky Mountain peaks, this trans Canada train journey is an adventure on a grand scale. Your Canadian Train Vacation Advisor can help personalize a trip that includes the best Canadian destinations to visit.
Toronto has great neighbourhoods, wonderful ethnic restaurants and bars, museums, Broadway shows, concerts and galleries. You will want to visit landmarks such as the CN Tower, the Skydome and museums - then get off the beaten path and walk vibrant, quirky neighbourhoods that reflect the incredible diversity of Canada's population.
Jasper is the gentle giant of the Rockies and this small mountain town offers visitors a more laid-back mountain experience – with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. Quiet nature strolls, fine dining and wildlife viewing are all on the agenda while visiting this peaceful community.
Winnipeg is an unexpected metropolis surrounded by a sea of prairie. Diverse dining, world-class museums and historic neighborhoods -- such as the trendy Exchange District — give first-time visitors plenty to explore. This is makes Winnipeg an ideal city for soaking up some authentically Canadian culture.
Vancouver is one of the few cities in the world where a typical day might include a morning on the local ski slopes, a relaxing afternoon sail or round of golf, and an evening enjoying the local nightlife in our Entertainment District on Granville Street or Yaletown. With a mild climate and so much to do, it's no wonder people flock to this wonderful west coast city!