We just wanted to thank you for a truly memorable "trip of a
lifetime" for my mother and myself.
The whole trip from start to finish was wonderful and something
my mother will never forget.
Thanks again for such a lovely experience.
Toronto and Vancouver are very cosmopolitan cities and a
comprehensive half-day tour of each gave a flavour and ideas of
where to explore further during the free time.
The Canadian train was a lovely experience. The single
cabin was compact, self-contained and had sufficient storage.
It was difficult to sleep at times while travelling but
imagine being able to open the blind and look at the stars from the
comfort of your bed and see the scenery passing by. An unexpected
Food on the train was prepared to a high standard with plenty of
variety. Observation of scenery from the dome was good. Short stops
along the way provided an opportunity to get a glimpse of Jasper
This tour had been on my wish list for a while and I was not
disappointed, in fact it exceeded my expectations. A pretty country
where good service standards appear to be high on the
I cannot praise the holiday enough.
The centrepiece of this holiday was our four-night trip on The
Canadian - the wonderful train that travels across Canada.
We boarded in Toronto at night. Although the bunks were in
place, we had space for an airline-type suitcase, a holdall and two
rucksacks - not merely an overnight bag, as indicated in the
holiday itinerary. We awoke early and went straight to breakfast in
the superb restaurant car.
What a feed! And we returned to find our bunks replaced by two
comfortable armchairs - with plenty of room. Later, we went to
enjoy the view of the snow-covered countryside from the tail
observation car, which characterises this train.
Our main stop was at Winnipeg on Christmas morning, but there
were many other shorter stops to stretch our legs. The highlight
was seeing The Canadian snaking its way through the Rockies on its
way to Vancouver.
A joy and an adventure.
An epic journey through the snowy Rockies by train