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Experience the panoramic beauty of the Canadian wilderness on Canada rail journeys with GRJ independent.

Tailor Made Canada Holidays

The best of Canada

Covering almost ten million square miles Canada is eclipsed in size only by Russia, and between some of the most interesting and hospitable cities on the planet, this space is filled by an unending procession of natural beauty.

For the average traveller, this can be daunting: how to make the most of your visit? GRJ independent though, gives you freedom whilst offering useful suggestions of things to see and do as you journey by train.

Benefits of rail

Have your breath taken away by the sublime and dazzling scenery of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Travelling in comfort and style on some of Canada's most iconic trains and railways, you're guaranteed to enjoy a rail holiday that's packed with the best scenery, wildlife, landmarks, towns and cities and cultural experiences. All you have to do is relax and enjoy.

The Rocky Mountaineer

Climb aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer for a train journey into Canada's most famous mountain range. Discover unforgettable snowdusted peaks, glacial lakes and dense pine forests whose denizens include black and grizzly bears, feral cats, wolves, deer and countless species of birds.

Operating on three spectacular routes in Canada, the Rocky Mountaineer offers a unique and instantly memorable journey, forging its way through one of the most beautiful countries in the world.


There are three routes available to choose from; the 'First Passage to the West', which traverses the Continental Divide on a historic route from Vancouver to Banff. Or you might choose the 'Rainforest to Gold Rush' line, which allows you to absorb the coastal rainforests of British Columbia and the near-desert of Fraser Canyon. And last but not least is the 'Journey through the Clouds' route, which takes in the Coast Mountains range, the whitewater rapids of Fraser River, and the stunning peak of Mount Robson.

The Canadian

Linking Toronto to Vancouver, The Canadian is one of the world's most legendary and popular long haul train journeys, taking four nights to travel between Canada's largest city and the Pacific Coast through some of the most exciting and spectacular landscapes in the world.

Operated by VIA Rail, this was the last Trans-Continental train to be built for the famed Canadian Pacific Railway and, today, with its comfortable 1950s refurbished art deco style cars, it offers a unique rail experience.


The award-winning service on board is renowned for being attentive and courteous, with superb food, served in the dining car, that can be enjoyed watching the incomparable views of the immense Canadian landscape. Perhaps, as you enjoy a superbly presented piece of salmon or a juicy steak, you may be fortunate enough to glimpse a hungry-looking grizzly bear. The Canadian runs throughout the year, so all the seasons' variations can be enjoyed, and the Dome panoramic viewing car gives you an outlook on the ever-changing scenery that no other method of travel can.

Suggested Canadian Itineraries

The Itineraries shown are intended to give an overview of what is possible and are by no means the only options available, designed to offer an idea of all the places you could visit and give you an overview of each destination. We arrange holidays to suit all tastes and budgets, so you can pick and choose from below or come up with something completely unique.


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Canadian Classic

From the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver, to the laid-back city of Toronto, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail.

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11 days from £2,345 pp

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Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

Explore the Rocky Mountains the most scenic and relaxing way possible, by train. Travelling in SilverLeaf class for 2 days aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, you'll also enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver, the best of Yoho National Park and 4-Star hotel accommodation.

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7 days from £2,295 pp

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First Passage to the West Highlights - 6 nights

Traverse the Continental Divide on a historic route from Vancouver to Banff, through the Spiral Tunnels and along an exclusive root steeped in Canadian history.

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7 days from £2,965 pp

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Golden Circle via Whistler

For a journey you'll never forget, join The Rocky Mountaineer and experience the natural beauty of Western Canada and the mighty Rockies - from on board one of the world's greatest trains.

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13 days from £4,450 pp

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Journey Through the Clouds Great Explorer

Dramatic landscapes are the dominant theme on every route, but perhaps none more so than this journey, which takes in the white-water rapids of Fraser River, and the stunning peak of Mount Robson.

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8 days from £3,260 pp

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