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Trans Canadian Adventure

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(Tour code: 18CAJ)

Explore the untamed scenery and majestic beauty of Canada

Explore the untamed scenery and majestic beauty of Canada, on a true adventure to the 'Great White North.' See the roaring Niagara Falls, take a journey on The Canadian, and visit two of Canada's best cities. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

Rail Discoveries Value Tour

This tour is part of our ‘Great value & highly inclusive’ range operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

  • Toronto
  • Niagara Falls
  • Journey on The Canadian
  • Journey through The Rockies
  • Jasper
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Banff
  • Kelowna
  • Vancouver
What’s Included
  • 3 nights on board The Canadian
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Trans Canadian Adventure 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Toronto


Fly to Toronto today, where on arrival you check into your hotel. On Day 2, you explore the city with a guided sightseeing tour. Your afternoon is at leisure; perhaps use this opportunity to ascend the famous CN Tower, one of the world's tallest structures.

Day 3 Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls and The Canadian

This morning, you take an excursion to the incredible Niagara Falls, one of the wonders of the world. You have a tour and free time to soak up views of the thundering waterfalls, before returning to Toronto to board The Canadian, for an iconic journey across the country. Your on-board accommodation is comfortable yet basic, consisting of a cosy berth shielded by a heavy curtain for privacy, and access to shared bathroom facilities in the same sleeper car. During the day, wander to one of the observation cars for incredible views of the spectacular Canadian landscape the train passes through, on this truly iconic journey.

Days 4-5 The Canadian
The Canadian

On board The Canadian

You spend your first full day on board The Canadian today. As you cross the Canadian Shield, take the time to watch the world roll by the windows, absorbing the mesmerising scenery Canada is rightly famous for. All meals are served during your time on board, featuring cuisine that takes influence from the regions you pass through.

On Day 5, the train arrives in Winnipeg, a diverse city that is home to over 50 ethnic communities. You have some free time to stretch your legs and explore, before re-boarding the train. This evening, The Canadian continues across the prairies to Saskatchewan this evening, as you settle in for your final night on board.

Day 6 The Rockies
The Rockies

Through the Rockies to Jasper

The Canadian makes the final leg of its journey today, travelling through some of the most striking scenery on the route. After passing Edmonton, the train climbs into the foothills of the Rockies, passing pine forests, glaciers, plunging canyons and soaring peaks en-route to Jasper National Park, where you arrive early this afternoon. After transferring to the hotel, the rest of your day is free.

Day 7 Icefields Parkway
Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway

Today your excursion takes you by coach along the world-famous Icefields Parkway, a 144-mile road that links Jasper with Banff and cuts through some of the world's greatest mountain scenery. Travelling along a lake-lined valley past many of the highest and most rugged peaks in the Rockies, you pause en-route at a number of scenic spots, including the crashing waters of the Athabasca Falls. Later, you arrive at the Icefields Centre at the foot of the vast Columbia Icefields. Take the time to marvel at the Athabasca Glacier, with a short while at leisure here. You may also wish to arrange a snocoach journey across the glacier (payable locally). Later, continue to Banff, where you spend the next two nights.

Day 8 Banff


Experience the glorious natural beauty of Banff today on a full-day excursion. First explore Lake Louise, a spectacular glacier-fed body of water surrounded by soaring peaks and dense pine forests. After time to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the lake and its surrounds, continue to the Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Emerald Lake is known for its fantastic colours, and with free time to enjoy the sight, now might be a great time to practice your photography skills. Later, return to the hotel for a final evening in Banff.

Day 9 Kelowna


Leave Banff behind today, as you coach to Kelowna, pausing en-route at Revelstoke, for free time to get lunch. The drive is fabulously scenic, passing through yet more of Canada's incredible landscapes. Arriving in Kelowna this evening, you check into your hotel, where you are free for dinner. We also have the opportunity to sample local wines, which Kelowna is famed for.

Day 10 Vancouver

Vancouver via the Coquihalla Pass

Your coach continues via the mountainous Coquihalla Pass today, traversing stunning landscapes and reaching 4,000ft in altitude as you make your way to Vancouver. You stop at the town of Hope, where you are free to arrange lunch, before continuing to Vancouver. Arriving this evening, you are free to settle in for the night.

Days 11-13 Vancouver

Vancouver and home

You are introduced to Vancouver today with an insightful tour of the city, taking in highlights such as Gastown, the totem poles at Stanley Park, and the unique architecture of Chinatown. Your afternoon, and Day 12, are at leisure to explore this vibrant city further, and there is plenty to keep you occupied in one of Canada's best-loved cities. Early this evening, bid a fond farewell to your adventure, as you are transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK, where you arrive on Day 13.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Flights from London to Toronto and from Vancouver to London
  • Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights on board The Canadian in a two-person curtained berth with shared bathroom facilities
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Guided tours of Toronto and Vancouver
  • Explore Niagara Falls
  • Visit the Columbia Icefields
  • Excursion to Lake Louise and Emerald Lake
  • Free time in Vancouver


Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Julie Pacalon
Kathryn Cambridge
Helen Laverack
Lynne Broadley
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