Canada vs. the U.S.A
By Lorna Heatley
4 July 2018
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Rail journeys through Canada take in the best of the untamed wilderness to the north and the cosmopolitan cities to the south.
Welcome to the Great White North, land of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, glamorous cities, and fantastic wildlife. In the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, you will find Stanley Park and its famous first-nation totem poles, as well as the stylish areas of Gastown and Chinatown. Toronto, the capital of Ontario, features the futuristic CN Tower that reveals a panorama of the city from its observation deck. You will find elegant Québec in French Canada, with its refined French architecture and picturesque Old Town.
See the glorious wilds of the Rocky Mountains, venturing into Jasper National Park, filled with breathtaking snow-capped mountains, and tranquil lakes. Finally, there is the world famous Niagara Falls. The second largest falls in the world attracts as many as 12 million tourists every year, and sits directly on the border between Canada and the USA.
From the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver, to the laid-back city of Toronto, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail, in style and comfort on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and The Canadian, two of the world's greatest journeys.… see more
14 days from $6,345 ppView tour details >
Soak up the magnificent views that scenic Canada and stunning Alaska have to offer. With a journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, and a 7-night cruise through Alaska's sparkling waters, we take in the very best these two destinations have to offer.… see more
14 days from $6,545 ppView tour details >
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.… see more
16 days from $6,105 ppView tour details >
On this intrepid cross-continental adventure by train, we spend two unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls and travel through the spectacular frosted scenery of the Canadian Rockies.… see more
10 days from $3,715 ppView tour details >
Experience the ﬁery vibrancy and spectacular colours of Canada and New England in the Fall on this tour. Wander through magical Stowe on an autumnal stroll, gaze at the inspiring waters of Niagara Falls and explore some of Canada and New England's most famous cities.… see more
13 days from $4,695 ppView tour details >
Celebrate the festive season with a fabulous tour on this famous cross-continental train. We spend three unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls, and stay two nights in cosmopolitan Vancouver. Here we enjoy a wonderfully festive sleigh ride on the snow-capped Grouse Mountain.… see more
10 days from $3,935 ppView tour details >
Canadian history starts with the First Nations. This group is made up of over 600 different aboriginal nations, including the Cree, Mohawk, and Haida peoples. Canada also hosts a large number of Inuits, who live mostly in the Canadian Arctic, and are famous for their 'igloo' shelters, which are made in the winter, and can be used as a family home or a meeting house. Another group of indigenous Canadians are the Métis people, the descendants of early European settlers and the people of the First Nations.
See the most beautiful scenery through panoramic observation carriages and unabridged domed windows; when you book one of our Canada touring tours, you can expect to travel on stylish trains that bring some of the world's most breath-taking backdrops right to the comfort of your seat.
From The Canadian to the Rocky Mountaineer and The Ocean, there are several famous trains and railway lines that journey through Canada, connecting Toronto in the east to Vancouver in the west.
The Rocky Mountaineer is an exceptional example, taking in the sights of Banff National Park and Fraser Canyon on its way to Kamloops. Our Canada tours on this superb train occur strictly during the daytime, ensuring that you enjoy the best viewing conditions throughout your journey - all from the comfort of reclining seats.
Our customers with a love for trains will appreciate the romance of travelling in the carriages of the Canadian, which have been restored to their 1950s elegance. You can stay overnight on sleeper trains on some of our Canada railway tours, waking up to a new destination each morning.
On the Ocean service and The Canadian, guests are provided with their own fully-serviced cabin, complete with WC and armchairs that convert to comfortable beds at night. All cabins are tastefully-decorated.
The staff on board our trains serve complimentary drinks and snacks to your seat, and also provide a commentary on the landscapes as you pass through. A newspaper is available on some of our trains, which lists much of the flora and fauna that can be seen on the journey, as well as detailing any places of interest.
Canada is a very large country, and from North to South, the temperatures can differ wildly. Throughout the whole country, temperatures can be a bit extreme, with the temperature rising to 95 °F in the summer in the South, and plummeting to -4 °F in midwinter in the North.
When working out what clothes to take, consider where you are going and in what season. At any time of year in the north, it is best to take warm clothes. In the south, warm clothes are necessary for the winter, but in summer it isn't unusual to go out in light clothing.
Helping you plan your tour to Canada