Vancouver to Toronto

12 days From $6579 CAD per person

A Canadian adventure is calling your name! Packed with unforgettable natural excursions, must-see highlights, and endless landscapes, this tour combines two legendary trains that connect the Pacific Ocean and the Great Lakes. Travel through the Canadian Rockies in style aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, explore the national parks with four nights in Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper, then step into a golden past aboard VIA Rail’s iconic “The Canadian” train and glide across Prairies and lake country. Conclude your tour with metropolitan Toronto and thunderous Niagara Falls.

The world-famous Rocky Mountaineer is truly the trip of a lifetime. This luxury sightseeing train travels exclusively through the Canadian Rockies by daylight, slowing to highlight natural marvels. While indulging in hand-crafted, local cuisine, top-shelf beverages, and endless snacks and treats, you will listen to professional guides who will narrate Western Canada’s storied history and highlight unforgettable natural beauty. The Rocky Mountaineer stops overnight in the lake town of Kamloops so guests can sleep in a comfortable hotel and get ready for the rest of their adventure.

VIA Rail is Canada’s classic overnight rail passenger service. Aboard “The Canadian” train, you’ll step into a golden past and relive Canada’s history. A truly nostalgic experience, VIA Rail includes made to order meals in mid-century rail dining cars, glass domed observation cars, and private sleeper cabins to enjoy Canada’s scenery.

2021 Start Dates - Eastbound

April

25

May

2   9   16   23   30

June

6   13   20   27

July

4   11   18   25

August

1   8   15   22   29

September

5   12   19   26

October

3

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Vancouver Arrival - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 2: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops - overnight in Kamloops
  • Day 3: Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Banff - overnight in Banff
  • Day 4: Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola - overnight in Banff
  • Day 5: Banff to Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour - Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls - overnight in Lake Louise
  • Day 6: Sightseeing Tour from Lake Louise to Jasper including Columbia Icefields Excursion - overnight in Jasper
  • Day 7: Board "The Canadian" Train in Jasper - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 8: "The Canadian" Train through Saskatchewan and Manitoba - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 9: "The Canadian" Train through Ontario - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 10: "The Canadian" Train - arrival in Toronto - overnight in Toronto
  • Day 11: Niagara Falls Sightseeing Day Tour - overnight in Toronto
  • Day 12: Toronto Departure

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in Vancouver, known for its cultural and linguistic diversity. This city is very lively and home to a bustling arts scene so you will find that there is no shortage of things to do and places to explore. Use your “Hop On Hop Off” bus pass to see the city at your leisure. Popular sites include: the urban jungle of Stanley Park, Canada’s largest Chinatown and the Robson Street Shopping District. Spend tonight in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 2 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Vancouver to Kamloops

Climb aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and raise your glass as the train heads northeast out of Vancouver. Your journey across Canada has officially begun! Travel alongside the mighty waters of the salmon-rich Fraser River and pass the powerful rapids of Hell’s Gate.

Towards the end of today you’ll approach the drier grasslands of Kamloops, where you will be spending the night in your hotel room.

Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Banff

As you travel east towards the province of Alberta, you are greeted by the Canadian Rockies. Rocky lakeshores, snow-capped mountain peaks and crisp glacial streams accompany you as you dine on locally-sourced, gourmet meals.

Learn about points of interest such as astoundingly high Kicking Horse Canyon and the Spiral Tunnels. End off today in the friendly mountain resort town of Banff where you will spend the next two nights in your hotel room.

Day 4 - Banff Sightseeing Tour including Gondola

Today you’ll be on a 5-hour guided tour through the towering Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay Mountains. Learn about the wind-shaped hoodoos and experience Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive.

Take a gentle gondola ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain for fantastic views, interpretive boardwalks and photo opportunities. The rest of the afternoon in Banff is yours to spend walking some local trails, playing golf or relaxing as you choose.

Day 5 - Banff to Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour - Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls

Your bus leaves in the morning and offers you a guided tour of the area between Banff and Lake Louise. Cross the Continental Divide, and pass through Yoho National Park offering scenic sights such as Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass, Emerald Lake and the Natural Rock Bridge that spans across the Kicking Horse River. You will spend the next two nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This world famous lake is known as the Jewel of the Canadian Rockies and is one of the most photographed locations in the world.

Day 6 - Sightseeing Tour from Lake Louise to Jasper including Columbia Icefields Excursion

Today you’re riding along the most beautiful highway in Canada—the Icefields Parkway. Highlights include stops at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, The Columbia Icefield and the powerful Athabasca Falls.

While at the Athabasca Glacier, climb aboard the Ice Explorer—a specialized bus that travels directly on to the glacier. Listen as your guide explains all about its natural wonders. This is the day to pose for your new profile picture. Spend the next night in Jasper.

Day 7 - Board "The Canadian" Train in Jasper

Your trip of a lifetime continues as you board “The Canadian” train. The train offers a truly unique experience of Canada’s diverse scenery. All meals are included and can be enjoyed in the dining car. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take in the scenery in the glass dome. At night you will retire to your private cabin as the gentle sway of the train rocks you to sleep.

Take the time to get to know the train and all of its services. There are regular scheduled talks about local areas of interest. Or get to know all about the various personalities aboard the train, you’ll certainly meet some interesting characters during these four days of adventure. Read a book, watch a movie or catch up on some writing, as there is plenty of time for it all.

Day 8 - "The Canadian" Train through Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Your train continues on through the rolling prairies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Swaying grasslands and fields of gold stretch out before you in every direction underneath a never ending sky. You’ll reach Winnipeg this evening before the train continues on eastwards towards the Halifax.

Day 9 - "The Canadian" Train through Ontario

The entire day is spent travelling across Canada’s second largest province, Ontario. Your route is north of the Great Lakes and the entire day can be spent watching the countryside pass by. Lakes and never ending forests are out your window throughout the day as you glide across our great country on the route the early settlers once took.

Day 10 - "The Canadian" Train Arrival in Toronto

Arrive in Toronto in the afternoon and the rest of the day is yours. Use your CN Tower admissions pass to view Canada’s capital city from above. You may choose to walk the glass floor or maybe enjoy a seasonal dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top. You will spend the night in your Toronto hotel room.

Day 11 - Niagara Falls Sightseeing Day Tour

Travel through wine country where Niagara Falls, one of the Seven Great wonders of the World, is waiting for you! Board the Hornblower boat and feel the mist on your face as you cruise along the roaring base of Horseshoe Falls. You’ll also get the chance to experience the falls from above, standing within feet of its lip.

End off the day tour with a visit to Niagara on the Lake, a pretty little village overflowing with flowers. Return to Toronto in the early evening.

Day 12 - Toronto Departure

With fond memories of Canada, this adventure ends in Toronto. We look forward to hosting you again in Canada in the future. Thank you for travelling with Canada Rail Vacations!

What's Included

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights private bedroom accommodation on board "The Canadian" train in Sleeper Plus Class
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour of Vancouver
  • Banff Tour including Banff Gondola
  • Banff and Yoho National Park Tour from Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer
  • CN Tower admission
  • Full day Niagara Falls excursion with meal
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops & Banff
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Rail station transfers in Jasper and Toronto
  • Transportation to/from Vancouver and Toronto airports
  • Meals, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, VIA Rail and Niagara Falls day trip
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian sales tax

2021 Pricing

Popular Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
VIA Rail Sleeper Cabin

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GoldLeaf Train Service
VIA Rail Sleeper Cabin

Deluxe Hotels
GoldLeaf Train Service
VIA Rail Sleeper Cabin

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

25 Apr

$6579

$8019

$8609

$11,329

$9019

$13,219

26 Apr - 23 May

$7489

$9459

$9809

$13,199

$10,409

$13,829

24 May - 02 Oct

$8649

$10,969

$10,929

$14,599

$11,569

$16,039

03 Oct

$8189

$10,499

$10,289

$13,949

$10,889

$15,159

*** Upgrade from Silverleaf to GoldLeaf aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for an additional $749.

Disclaimer:

  • Prices are per person and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
  • Upgrade to Premium rooms with private tours and transfers available – please contact us for details.