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Canada Coast to Coast

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Enjoy the best of Canada by rail

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2020 Tour code: CCG20

About the tour

Discover the best of Canada on this truly epic journey from Vancouver to Halifax. Travelling on iconic trains across the entire continent of North America, the view outside your window changes every day, from the towering Rockies to the central plains, the great lakes and finally the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia.


What’s included


Days 1-2 - London and Vancouver

We depart the UK on our flight from London Heathrow to Vancouver, where we transfer to our hotel on arrival. The city of Vancouver is one of the most desirable places to live in the world, thanks to its fantastic atmosphere and incredible setting between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

On Day 2 we take a guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver. We visit the old Gastown quarter - an area of coffee shops, galleries, native art stores and home to the famous Gastown Steam Clock. We experience the scents and sights of Chinatown, then drive to leafy Stanley Park. We finish at Granville Island, which boasts a mouth-watering food market and many craft studios.

Days 3-4 - Butchart Gardens and Sun Peaks

We visit the marvellous Butchart Gardens of Vancouver Island, designed by horticulture expert Jennie Butchart in the early 20th century. This afternoon, we enjoy a guided tour of Vancouver, before some free time in Victoria. Later we take a ferry ride from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen.

On Day 4 we depart by coach on the first leg of our trans-Canadian adventure, to the Okanagan Valley in Canada's wine region. Our route takes us across the magnificent Coquihalla Pass, a mountain pass that stands 4,081 feet above sea level, before we stop for lunch in Hope and then continue to Sun Peaks.

Butchart Gardens
Days 5-6 - Clearwater and Jasper

We journey past Clearwater this morning, a stunning river valley in British Columbia. Dense forests, glittering lakes, snaking rivers, and soaring peaks pass by as we journey towards Jasper for 2 nights.

On Day 6, we enjoy a scenic excursion around Jasper National Park, discovering the beautiful Maligne Canyon, a 164-foot deep gorge of sheer limestone walls, waterfalls, and rock formations. We also see the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake, the largest glacier-fed body of water in the region.

Jasper National Park
Days 7-9 - On board The Canadian

On Day 7, we board The Canadian in the afternoon, bound for Toronto. We settle into our berths as we begin our spectacular journey spread over 3 nights through diverse topography. Our train takes us seamlessly through the Canadian wilderness and glides into the heart of the Rockies.

The Rockies
Days 10-11 - Toronto and Niagara Falls

We arrive in Toronto which sits on the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

On Day 11 we travel by coach to the incredible Niagara Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world. We enjoy a boat tour to the base of the falls before continuing to Table Rock, a national park on the edge of Canada's Blue Ridge Mountains. Later we head to Niagara Whirlpool and then transfer to the small town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, known for its wineries.

Niagara Falls
Days 12-13 - Québec

We transfer to Toronto Station, where we board our train The Corridor. We arrive in Montreal late afternoon and change trains for Québec.

Day 13 begins with a guided tour of Québec, including the Citadel and the 'Plains of Abraham' - the site of the battle between British and French forces during the Seven Years' War. Later, we transfer by coach to a local sugar shack where maple syrup is produced, and enjoy a brief tour, followed by a delicious 3 course lunch. The rest of your afternoon is free. This evening we board The Ocean for our overnight rail journey to Nova Scotia, travelling in private Sleeper Plus cabins.

Days 14-17 - Nova Scotia, Halifax, and London

During the night, The Ocean travels alongside the St Lawrence River to Chaleur Bay. The train then heads across New Brunswick and into Nova Scotia, arriving in Halifax where we stay for 2 nights.

On Day 15 we explore the province's maritime treasures of a sightseeing tour, visiting Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse. We continue to UNESCO listed Lunenburg, famous for its quaint waterfront and colourful buildings.

You have free time on Day 16 to explore.

This evening, we transfer to the airport for our flight to London Heathrow, arriving on Day 17.

The Ocean

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Please note: This may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.


The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax

The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax

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Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge, Jasper

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Chateau Laurier

Chateau Laurier, Quebec City

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver

Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver

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The Canadian Train
Corridor Train
The Ocean Train

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93% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Mrs A Moehead

Submitted 231018

Fantastic experience Kay our tour manager was very professional and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the company of our fellow travelers. The accommodation was superior and the overnight stays and tours excellent

Mr O Farley

Submitted 181018

This was a good holiday with a complicated itinerary and all was well handled and worked smoothly.

Mrs M Miller

Submitted 171018

The whole holiday was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed it thoroughly. The only drawback was the train journey from Jasper to Toronto taking nearly 4 complete days and 3 nights with only short stops along the way(slightly longer than we had read mainly due to lengthy delays to allow freight to pass). Perhaps a longer break (Winnipeg?) or even an additional overnight stop would be suitable. Several of our party (36) felt the same way.

Mrs C York

Submitted 161018

Well organised. Brilliant tour manager and rail staff. Very good hotels. Generally a fantastic trip


Submitted 161018

Just what we expected and hoped for. Well organised. Excellent tour guide.


Submitted 161018

A generally very well planned, balanced tour with an excellent tour manager.

Canada Coast to Coast

Enjoy the best of Canada by rail


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