Rail tours across Canada aboard two extraordinary trains

True train enthusiasts will revel in the experience of four extraordinary trains traversing the whole of Canada, from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts.

Crossing Canada by rail is a must-do for your bucket list

You will travel:
– from the rainforest on Canada’s West Coast in Vancouver through Canada’s Coast and Cascade Mountain ranges to the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer
– up and over the Icefields Parkway to the dark-sky preserve of Jasper National Park
– aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian train from Jasper across prairie landscapes, over and alongside thousands of rivers and lakes, arriving in the largest metropolitan centre of Canada in Toronto
– aboard VIA Rail’s Corridor train to French-speaking, historic Montreal
– and finally, aboard VIA Rail’s The Ocean train to Halifax, alongside the rugged shores of the Atlantic Ocean

Throughout your rail tour from Vancouver to Banff

You’ll be treated to the finest service, cuisine, and scenery you can imagine aboard the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer. Canada’s natural wonders will astound you as you glide through mountain passes, alongside river gorges, and beside lakes of the purest blue colour.

In GoldLeaf Service, you’ll enjoy wrap-around dome windows from your seat on the upper deck of the railcar; below, the dining room plays host to three course meals that will delight your taste buds.

On this bucket list Trans Canadian tour, you’ll spend the night at historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and marvel at Canada’s crown jewel of natural beauty. Walk along the azure blue waters of the lake, or hike further to the Plain of Six Glaciers or to the Lake Agnes Teahouse for handmade biscuits and local tea. You’ll also have the chance to capture Canada’s $20 bill view at Moraine Lake.

From Lake Louise, you’ll travel north along one of the greatest driving routes throughout North America, the Icefields Parkway. Soaring mountain ranges, glaciers, and lakes line this scenic highway, and along the way, you will take the Ice Explorer excursion: venture up the Athabasca Glacier and experience the Columbia Icefields from a whole new perspective.

Crossing into Jasper National Park, you’ll experience a remote wilderness known for its dark sky preserve. In the winter, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, astounds our guests from this small mountain village.

Embarking on VIA Rail’s The Canadian train in Jasper, you’ll spend several nights on a nostalgic voyage to Toronto. Spending nights in your private cabin, you’ll be free throughout the day to explore the many rail cars, observation cars, meal cars, and Prestige lounge cars to drink in Canada’s natural beauty. On your tour to Toronto, you’ll make friends from around the world as you share meals and swap stories.

During your time in Central Canada, you’ll walk the streets of Metropolitan Toronto, view Lake Ontario from the top of the CN Tower, and enjoy a day trip through wine country to Niagara Falls. Back in the city, you can explore Toronto’s historic Distillery District, take in a show at Toronto’s Theatre District, and splurge at Canada’s 5-star restaurant scene. During your day tour to Niagara, you’ll take the Hornblower boat cruise directly into the mists of Niagara Falls and feel the spray from the powerful waterfalls surrounding you.

Once you arrive into Montreal from your business class seats on VIA Rail’s Corridor train, you’ll be immersed in Quebecois culture. Built in 1642, you’ll explore this historic city, including Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal.

Finally, after your voyage on VIA Rail’s Ocean train, you’ll arrive on the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Halifax. Experience first-hand the friendly nature of Canada’s East Coast culture as you explore this historic seaside city.