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Canada - Rockies to the Niagara Falls feat Rocky Mountaineer

13 days From £6,345 per person

2024 Tour code: COI24

About the tour

Experience two inspiring train journeys, aboard the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer, and the sleeper train, VIA Rail's Canadian. Travel through the Canadian Rockies and visit alpine towns where you'll spend the night, explore ice fields and make the journey of a lifetime to Niagara Falls. Beginning in Vancouver and ending in Toronto, you'll discover the cities, towns and natural wonders of Canada on this incredible journey.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer
Experience two days of all-daylight rain travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
Banff and Lake Louise
Banff and Lake Louise
Visit the alpine towns of Banff and Lake Louise.
VIA Rail The Canadian
VIA Rail The Canadian
Travel on VIA Rail’s Canadian sleeper train.
Columbia Icefields
Columbia Icefields
Explore the Columbia Icefield on an Ice Explorer
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Discover Niagara Falls and ride the Hornblower.

What’s included

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Outbound Travel

Getting to Vancouver

Your big adventure begins today when you take your flight from London to Vancouver.

Arrival in Vancouver

Day 1 - Vancouver

Arrival in Vancouver

When you arrive in Vancouver today you'll make your own way to your centrally located hotel, where you can relax after your flight. The rest of the day is your free time to do as you please. Take it easy and wander the streets, getting to know the city. Stop for a coffee and watch the city go by and delve into the city's food scene when you try out some local dishes at one of the many restaurants.

Rocky Mountaineer

Day 2 – Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

It's an early start this morning as you're transferred from your hotel to the station where you'll board the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer train. As you familiarise yourself with your surroundings onboard, you'll travel through the Coast Mountains and Hell's Gate as you make your way to Kamloops. Enjoy a lavish lunch onboard while your onboard storytellers give you the low-down on the areas you're passing though. On arrival in Kamloops you'll be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Your hotel will be selected from a range of hotels by the Rocky Mountaineer, depending on your choice of Silverleaf Service or Goldleaf Service.

Rocky Mountaineer to Banff

Day 3 – Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer to Banff

This morning you'll be transfer back to the train station at Kamloops to reboard the Rocky Mountaineer and continue with your journey. As you travel on though the Canadian Rockies you'll see the South Thompson River area, kicking Horse Pass, and the Spiral Tunnels. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, served at your seat, while you watch the stunning scenery drift by your window. You'll arrive in the alpine resort town of Banff, where you'll be transferred to your hotel for the night.


Day 4 - Banff


Enjoy a guided tour of Banff this morning and get to know the town. On your tour you'll explore Banff town, Surprise Corner, and the Tunnel Mountain. Lastly, you'll take the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for some incredible views of the town and surrounding area. Or, you can choose an optional excursion for a different experience.

Choose a half day Discover Banff and its Wildlife Tour, which includes the gondola ride. Pick a Continental Divide Helicopter Tour. Or go for a Full day Discover Grizzly Bears tour, which lasts for 10 hours.

Spent the rest of the day exploring Banff on your own. Add Admission to the Banff Hot Springs and take a dip in these natural waters, or take an evening wildlife safari.

Lake Louise

Day 5 – Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Today your journey continues, taking in the sights as you continue on to Lake Louise. You'll pass the Vermillion Lakes and as you travel along the Bow Valley Parkway, you'll see Johnston Canyon. You'll make a stop here to walk to the lower falls, where you'll be gifted views of Castle Mountain. Next, you'll cross the Continental Divide and enter Yoho National Park. Here you'll visit Emerald Lake before you arrive at Lake Louise where you'll be transferred to your hotel for the night.

Icefields Parkway

Day 6 – The Icefields Parkway

Icefields Parkway

Today you'll continue your journey on towards Jasper. As you travel along the Icefields Parkway, you'll see the snow capped mountains and glaciers, tumbling waterfalls and vast valleys, and the still and calm lakes. You'll make a stop at the Columbia Icefield where you'll ride an Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier. From there you'll pass more breathtaking scenery before arriving in Jasper.

VIA Rail's The Canadian

Days 7-9 - VIA Rail's The Canadian

VIA Rail's The Canadian

This morning you'll transfer to Jasper train station to board VIA Rail's Canadian train. As you settle into your surroundings and meet your crew, you'll begin your journey to Toronto. With your Sleeper Plus package you'll have access to the Skyline and Park Cars where you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the scenery as you travel across the Great Central Plains of Canada. Relax and settle in for your first night aboard.

Enjoy your first breakfast onboard the train on Day 8, served to you in the dining car. Relax and watch the scenery drift by as you travel through Winnipeg to Ontario. Lunch is served at your seat in the dining car. Curl up with a good book and enjoy a drink as you travel on past breathtaking landscapes. Dinner is served in the dining car, and you can relax and enjoy your second night onboard.

Watch the vistas of Canada go by your window as you enjoy your breakfast in your own time on Day 9. Get to know your fellow passengers better and have your camera ready for the stunning scenes that pass by. Lunch is served at your seat in the dining car. Relax in your private cabin this afternoon, and dinner is served at your seat in the dining car, After dinner, take advantage of access to the Park Car for excellent views of the evening sky and scenery. Relax in your private cabin for your last night onboard the Canadian.


Day 10 - Toronto


Following breakfast and lunch onboard the train, you'll arrive into Toronto this afternoon, when you can check into your hotel. Spend the rest of your day as you please. Head out and explore Torontos' shops and restaurants, check out a museum, or simply sit with a coffee and watch local life go by.

Niagara Falls

Day 11 - Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

You'll leave early this morning for a full day excursion to the majestic Niagara Falls. You'll travel through orchards along the Niagara Peninsula before reaching Niagara Falls itself, where you'll enjoy a very special buffet lunch overlooking the waterfall. You'll take a thrilling trip on the famous Hornblower to the base of Horseshoe falls, and you'll journey along River Road on the Niagara Gorge. You'll stop along the way at the Floral Clock and Niagara-on-the-lake, a beautiful quaint old town, before you return to Toronto.

Inbound Travel

Days 11 & 12 - Toronto to UK

Today your incredible adventure comes to its end when you're transferred from your hotel to Pearson International Airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

You'll arrive back in the UK the following day, full of inspiring memories and tales to tell family and friends.

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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