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Trans-Canada by Rail with Jasper

A cross-country journey with a difference

10 daysFrom £1,985 per person

2020 Tour code: QCJ20

About the tour

Traversing the rugged landscape between the cities of Vancouver and Toronto, The Canadian promises a cross-country journey with a difference. Enjoy 4 days of spectacular views and onboard comfort, while also marvelling at the natural beauty of Jasper National Park on a guided tour and making the most of free time in Vancouver and Toronto.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and make your way to your hotel. The rest of your day is free to look around the city. Perhaps visit Stanley Park, home to a colourful collection of totem poles, or Gastown, where you can see the whistling steam clock in action. Enjoy included admission to the Vancouver Lookout, an impressive observation point that offers panoramic views over the city and waterfront. Following a leisurely morning on Day 2, make your way to the station to board The Canadian and begin your overnight journey to Jasper.

Downtown Vancouver
Days 3-5 - Jasper

The Canadian pulls into Jasper this morning, a town set amidst the natural beauty of Jasper National Park. Marvel at the snow-capped Canadian Rockies and glacier-fed lakes before checking into your hotel for the next 3 nights. Day 4 includes a guided sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park. Follow in the footsteps of the country's early explorers and admire the Athabasca River Valley and Maligne Canyon, a 164-feet deep gorge of sheer limestone walls, and the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake. Enjoy free time on Day 5. Perhaps hike through some of the nature trails that weave their way throughout the area, embark on a wildlife excursion to glimpse wolves, elk, beavers and bears, or spend some time relaxing at the nearby hot springs.

Maligne Lake, Jasper
Days 6-8 - By rail to Toronto

Board The Canadian again today and continue your cross-country rail adventure. Over the next 3 days and nights, soak up fantastic views of the landscapes as you cross the Canadian Shield - a wild land of frozen lakes, snow-covered trees and isolated communities. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of caribou, eagles, wood buffalo or the elusive pygmy shrew. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included each day on board.

The Canadian train
Days 9-10 - Toronto

The Canadian pulls into the heart of Toronto on Day 9, leaving time to relax for a final night of Canadian hospitality before your homeward journey.

Toronto Skyline

Additional information

Return flights to suit your travel plans

Flights are not included in the price per person as we know customers often want to travel from their nearest airport and may want to spend extra days either before or after the holiday.

Please call us for flight details and prices.

Please note

This itinerary can be operated in reverse. Please call us for details.

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.

Hotels

Sawridge Inn

Sawridge Inn, Jasper

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

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Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

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Delta Hotel Vancouver Downtown

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Whistler’s Inn Jasper

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Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper

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Train

The Canadian Train

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Upgrade to superior hotel & rail accommodation from £810 per person
Upgrade to deluxe hotel & rail accommodation from £1450 per person

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