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If you have always wanted to visit Canada but were daunted by the wealth of environments, cities, and sights on offer, why not take advantage of one of Great Rail Journeys' touring holidays and leave the details to us? We know all the best routes to take, the friendliest hotels to stay in, and the most interesting sights to visit. 

Ride along heritage routes in world-famous trains, such as the Rocky Mountaineer, The Canadian, and The Ocean, and visit the ice-covered prairies of Vancouver in winter. Rare wildlife, imposing peaks, sprawling forests; Canada is one of the most stunningly beautiful countries on Earth, offering visitors a uniquely visual experience.

Canada's enigmatic charm lies in its huge swathes of dense forests and tundra that remain snow-covered almost all year round. Spanning close to 4 million square miles, with a population of around 38 million, Canada is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Towering mountains, lakes with emerald and sapphire hues, diverse wildlife, and mega cities all come together to make Canada an absolute delight.

Explore the unscathed beauty of the wilderness; fjords surrounded by snow-kissed peaks, cities that take you back to Jack London's 'Call of the Wild', and glistering glaciers. Canada is also a haven for all things nature related. Whales, seals, bears, mink, and moose all make their home here while the Canadian Rockies and the magnanimity of the Niagara Falls are utterly breathtaking.

 

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Canada Coast to Coast rail holiday
4.5 stars(11 reviews)
2021Sep
2022MayJunAugSep
17 days from
£4,895 pp
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The Canadian
2021Sep
2022MayJunSep
13 days from
£3,595 pp
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Highlights of Canada in Winter
2022FebMar
11 days from
£2,595 pp
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2022MayJunSep
15 days from
£4,495 pp
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
4.2 stars(13 reviews)
2021Sep
2022MayJunAugSep
15 days from
£4,995 pp
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Where to go and what to see

Top 5 destinations

Banff National Park Waterfowl Lake

 

  • Vancouver
  • Banff National Park
  • Quebec
  • Toronto
  • Nova Scotia

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Top 5 sights

Niagara Falls

 

  • Niagara Falls
  • Stanley Park 
  • Jasper National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Toronto's CN Tower

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Unique Excursions to Experience

Rocky Mountaineer

 

  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Sugar Shacks in Quebec
  • The Canadian
  • Gastown
  • Cruise to Alaska

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Canada's Iconic Trains

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Canada Coast to Coast rail holiday
4.5 stars(11 reviews)
2021Sep
2022MayJunAugSep
17 days from
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  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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The Canadian in Winter
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11 days from
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Alaska Cruise and National Parks
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The Canadian
2021Sep
2022MayJunSep
13 days from
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Rocky Mountaineer
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7 days from
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Washington DC
2021Sep
2022MayJunSep
10 days from
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Highlights of Canada at Christmas
2021Dec
11 days from
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  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Highlights of Canada in Winter
2022FebMar
11 days from
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2022MayJunSep
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The Canadian train
Tailormade

Selected dates May-22 to Sep-22

10 days from
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
4.2 stars(13 reviews)
2021Sep
2022MayJunAugSep
15 days from
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Our customers love our Canada tours
Canada Coast to Coast
23 Oct 2018
Mrs A Moehead
5 stars
“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
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Ultimate Canada and The Rocky Mountaineer
03 Nov 2019
Janet
4 stars
“Brilliant holiday - just maybe amend the Toronto itinerary - we felt rushed through the falls then given more time than necessary at Niagara on the Lake village. We found the Toronto tour guide not in tune to our needs, quite brusque and not very informative, encouraging us to visit many shops! Other than that - a perfectly organised and enjoyable trip.
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Experience Canada with Great Rail Journeys

At Great Rail Journeys, we want our customers to enjoy the ultimate travel experience, which is why we make sure all of our Canadian rail holidays provide exceptional value for money.

Included in the price of your holiday are various excursions and sightseeing tours that demonstrate the highlights of each of the destinations you arrive at. Leisure time is built into many of our itineraries, meaning that you can book your own excursions, such as a boat trip to the foot of Niagara Falls or a helicopter flight over Toronto.

On some tour itineraries, you will get the chance to go to the top of the impressive CN Tower in Toronto (one of the tallest free-standing structures in the world) for breath-taking views of the city below. In other locations, such as Quebec, Halifax, and Vancouver, you can take advantage of guided sightseeing tours.

Fine dining is a feature of our Canada touring holidays, and gourmet food is prepared on board our trains by talented chefs, using only the freshest ingredients. Some of our holidays include a memorable dining experience at the Penthouse Restaurant of the Sheraton Hotel, overlooking the thundering Niagara Falls.

On other days, especially when visiting cities, you will be free to choose your own cafés and restaurants, and perhaps even sample some of the Canadian nightlife.

Every last detail of our Canada tours is taken care of on your behalf, and your professional Tour Manager will be on hand to help at all times, whether you have questions about the local area or simply want some pointers on where to visit. However, our Tour Managers are unobtrusive and will let you enjoy your holiday as you please.

At Great Rail Journeys, we make certain that accommodation is selected due to its convenient locality, great value, and range of facilities. The hotels you'll stay in when crossing Canada by train are hand-picked by us. We often choose family-run hotels so that customers benefit from a more friendly and personal atmosphere.

 

Canada Traveller's Guide

As the second-largest country in the world (after Russia), Canada boasts a wealth of diverse landscapes, from the stark beauty of the glacier-hewn valleys to the lush forests surrounding Maligne Lake. Striking in any season, Canada's natural environment is immediately memorable - and best appreciated by rail.

Take a tour of Canada with us to Winnipeg, Edmonton, and the Jasper National Park; cross the Coastal Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and unearth some of the country's most picturesque gems along the way. On your journey, don't forget to keep an eye open for the country's iconic wildlife, such as the grizzly bear, beaver, wolf and moose.

Canada's combination of contemporary architecture, vibrant nightlife, and incredible scenery makes travelling through the country an irresistible prospect for many people. On our Canada railway holidays, you will be given the chance to learn about the rich history and diverse cultures that make the locals so proud of their heritage.

Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks and marvel at the impressive Icefields Parkway. The latter destination, a 140 mile road flanked by verdant trees and towering mountains, is one of the country's most treasured gems, and lies within the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are many ways to experience a tour of Canada with Great Rail Journeys. Join us on our epic Coast to Coast tour, which takes you on a memorable journey west from Vancouver to Halifax, some 6,000 miles. Alternatively, you may prefer to travel from Toronto to Vancouver at Christmas, when crisp snow blankets the land.

Experience an alternative perspective of this awe-inspiring country when you book a Rockies and Alaska cruise. This unique tour, which takes advantage of both sea and overland routes, offers a rewarding way to explore the glaciers, plunging fjords, and inlets on the west coast of North America.

Meet like-minded travellers and perhaps even make lifelong companions when you embark on one of our outstanding Canadian rail holidays.

 

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