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Canada - the Rockies, Great Plains & Toronto

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8 days From £2,485 per person

2024 Tour code: CGI24

About the tour

Take a thrilling train journey across Canada, from Vancouver to Toronto, and explore these two epic cities as part of your trip. Enjoy first class sleeping accommodation aboard VIA Rail's Canadian train and watch the stunning scenery roll by as you relax with special access to the Park Car and the Skyline Car, where you'll be treated to 360 degree panoramic views. Experience three course meals and fine wines as you make your way across the beautiful landscapes of Canada.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Explore the ocean city of Vancouver.
VIA Rail The Canadian
VIA Rail The Canadian
Experience four nights onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian sleeper train.
Canada Landscapes
Canada Landscapes
Witness the changing landscape of Canada from the comfort of your train.
Discover the intriguing city of Toronto.

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Vancouver

Your journey begins today with your flight from London to Vancouver.


Day 1 – UK to Vancouver


On arrival in Vancouver you'll be transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is yours to explore how you please. Head out into Vancouver and get to know the city better. Visit the city's aquarium or go shopping over on Granville Island. Or relax with a drink while the world goes by in one of the city's many cafes and bars. Take a stroll around the city's ocean side pathways and spend some time in Stanley Park.

Or, choose to add an optional excursion. You can add tickets to Vancouver's Flyover Canada, an immersive attraction that feels like you're flying high over some of the world's most inspiring sites. You'll sit with your feet dangling over a 20-metre screen and you'll fly over the destinations below you.

Via Rail’s “The Canadian”

Day 2 - Via Rail’s “The Canadian”

Via Rail’s “The Canadian”

Spend some more free time in Vancouver this morning and delve into the city's food scene when you visit one of Vancouver's many excellent restaurants for a spot of lunch. Or, you can choose a food tour in Granville Market and really get to grips with the many local dishes on offer.

This afternoon, you'll head to Vancouver's Pacific Central Station in your own time to meet VIA Rail's Canadian sleeper train. 

In the dining car you can enjoy something special from the three course menu, plus there's a selection of local wines and beers available. Dietary requirements are accommodated, and you can order special meals ahead of travelling. Dinner is served onboard, after which you can get comfortable for your first night on the train.

The Canadian Rockies

Day 3 – The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies

Enjoy breakfast on your first morning onboard this morning. Your sleeper plus package gives you access to the Park Car and the Skyline Car, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking scenery you're passing through. Lunch is served in the dining car, and after relaxing further, watching the landscapes drift by or curling up with a good book, dinner is served in the dining car. Get comfortable for your second night onboard.


Day 4 - Saskatoon


Following your leisurely breakfast onboard this morning, relax and watch the changing scenery go by your window. Today, you'll be passing through Saskatoon, a leader in Canada's mining and technology industries. You'll also pass through Melville, named after Charles Melville Hays, who was the president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company. Lunch is served in the dining car, after which you can get to know your fellow travellers better, or relax in your cabin. Dinner is served in the dining car.

Long Lake

Day 5 – Long Lake

Long Lake

Take your time over your breakfast this morning, and then head to the Skyline Car or the Park Car to enjoy the magnificent views rolling by as you pass through more incredible scenery. Today you'll see Longlac, on the northern point of Long Lake, which was an important stop on the trading route for fur traders in this area. Lunch is served in the dining car, after which you can relax in your cabin or chat about the incredible landscapes with your new friends onboard. Following your dinner in the dining car you can retire to your bed, or watch the night time vistas pass by from the Park Car.

Arrive Toronto

Day 6 – Arrive Toronto

Arrive Toronto

Enjoy your last breakfast onboard this morning, and spend some time in the Park Car, enjoying views of the stunning landscapes you're passing through. Following your three-course lunch in the dining car, it's time to leave VIA Rail's Canadian as you arrive into Toronto. On arrival in Toronto you'll be transferred to your hotel for the night, but there's still time to choose to visit the CN Tower, which gifts you spectacular 360 degree views of Toronto by night.

Inbound Travel

Day 7 & 8 – Toronto to the UK

Your adventure comes to its end today when you're transferred from your hotel to Toronto airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

When you arrive back into London today, you're taking a wealth of new memories home with you.

Additional information

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

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