Train Toronto to Vancouver (7 days)

Step back into a golden past aboard “The Canadian” train – destination Vancouver. With five days aboard the train, you’ll be mesmerized by lake country, Prairies, and Canada’s Rocky Mountains, you’ll be rocked to sleep by the motion of the train, and you’ll savour made to order meals as you glide across our great country. This nostalgic journey from Toronto to Vancouver aboard this 50’s era train is one you’ll never forget.

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.

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Toronto Arrival - overnight in Toronto
  • Day 2: Board "The Canadian" Train from Toronto to Vancouver - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 3: "The Canadian" Train - Ontario - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 4: "The Canadian" Train - Manitoba and Saskatchewan - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 5: "The Canadian" Train - The Canadian Rockies - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 6: "The Canadian" Train - arrival in Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 7: Vancouver Departure
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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Toronto Arrival

Arrive in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and the capital of Ontario. Once you’ve checked into your hotel, the rest of the day is yours! We’ve included passes to the CN Tower so that you can get an unforgettable view of the bustling city from above. You may choose to walk the glass floor or maybe enjoy a seasonal dinner in the rotating restaurant at the top. Spend the night in your downtown Toronto hotel.

Day 2 - Board "The Canadian" Train from Toronto to Vancouver

Today is the beginning of your four nights aboard VIA Rail’s 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.

Day 3 - "The Canadian" Train - 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.

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.

Day 4 - "The Canadian" Train - Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Enter the peaceful prairies of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. A stop in Winnipeg gives you the option of getting off the train and taking a look around. As you head further west, swaying grasslands and fields of gold stretch out before you in every direction underneath a never ending sky.

Day 5 -"The Canadian" Train - The Canadian Rockies

Enter Alberta and pass through its capital city of Edmonton before continuing west. A milestone moment has been reached. You’ve entered the Canadian Rocky Mountains. A short stop is made in Jasper before you snake through the snow-capped peaks towards British Columbia.

Day 6 - "The Canadian" Train - Arrival in Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver in the morning and the rest of the day is yours. Due to its diversity and active arts scene there is no shortage of sights to see in this beautiful coastal city. Stroll along the urban beaches, visit historic Gastown or spend your time shopping on Granville Island. You’ll be spending the night in your downtown Vancouver hotel room.

Day 7 - Vancouver Departure

Your vacation concludes upon check out from your hotel. We hope you enjoyed the nostalgia of seeing our country by rail. Thank you for traveling with Canada Rail Vacations.

What's Included

  • Four nights private bedroom accommodation on board VIA Rail's "The Canadian" train
  • Two nights hotel accommodation pre and post train nights
  • All meals made to order on board "The Canadian" train each day
  • CN Tower admission passes
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Airport transfers in Vancouver and Toronto (available, please ask for details)
  • Rail station transfers between VIA Rail station and hotels
  • Meals other than those served on board the train
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian sales tax

2022 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

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  • 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.
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