7 Day First Class Train Across Canada in VIA Rail Prestige

from Vancouver to Toronto

Combine nostalgia and luxury to get prestige: unparalleled customer service, five-star accommodation, and the finest attention to detail. The Prestige rail cars aboard VIA Rail’s “The Canadian” train are a masterpiece of design and a once in a lifetime travel experience. This tour includes private transfers, private tours, Fairmont Gold Floor hotel rooms with all-inclusive service aboard the train.

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.

Travel Dates in 2024 & 2025

2024 Start Dates - Eastbound

Starting on Sundays and Thursdays

June 9, 23
September SOLD OUT
October SOLD OUT
November 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
December 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29

*Updated monthly as 2024 Prestige dates become available.

2025 Start Dates - Eastbound

Starting on Sundays and Thursdays

January 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
March 2, 6, 9, 13
April 24
May 1, 8, 15
June 5, 19
July 3, 17, 31
August 14, 21
September 4, 11
October 2, 12, 16, 19
November TBA
December TBA

*Additional dates will be added as they become available throughout 2024. For dates not listed, please contact us for availability.

Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Day 1: Vancouver Arrival. Private Transfer to Hotel - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 2: Vancouver Private City Tour and transfer to train. Departure On Board "The Canadian" Train - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 3: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - The Canadian Rockies - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 4: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - Saskatchewan and Manitoba - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 5: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - Ontario - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 6: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - arrival in Toronto - overnight in Toronto
  • Day 7: Private Transfer to Airport. Toronto Departure

Route Map

What's Included

  • 4 nights private bedroom accommodation on board VIA Rail's "The Canadian" train in Prestige Class
  • 2 nights Premium hotel accommodation pre and post train nights
  • All meals made to order on board "The Canadian" train each day
  • Two breakfasts at the hotels
  • Private transfers to and from the airports in Toronto and Vancouver
  • Private Vancouver city tour and station transfer
  • Complimentary CN Tower admission passes
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Gratuities/tip for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Canadian 5% sales tax

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver Arrival & Private Transfer to Hotel

Arrive in Vancouver, with a private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Vancouver is a city 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. Popular sites include: the urban jungle of Stanley Park, Canada’s largest Chinatown and the Robson Street Shopping District.

Spend the night in your Vancouver hotel room.

Day 2 - Vancouver Private City Tour. Departure On Board "The Canadian" Train

See the sights around Vancouver on a three-hour private city tour. Following the tour, you will be dropped off at the train station where you will depart Vancouver aboard VIA Rail’s “The Canadian” train in the afternoon.

Today is the beginning of your four nights aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian train. Travel through the lush Fraser Valley and along the salmon-rich waters of the Fraser River before nightfall. The train offers a truly unique experience of Canada’s diverse scenery. All meals are included and can be enjoyed in the dining car or in the comfort of your room. Prestige Class offers you butler service and you can request meals or drinks to be brought to you. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take in the scenery in the Prestige glass dome car and private lounge. At night you will retire to your oversized private cabin as the gentle sway of the train rocks you to sleep.

Day 3 - "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - The Canadian Rockies

You’ll wake up to a Rocky Mountain sunrise and head to the dining car for breakfast. Mount Robson—the highest point in the Canadian Rockies— greets you on your approach to Jasper. You may wish to enjoy breakfast in bed and watch the country glide past you from one scenic postcard to another. The train will stop for a few hours in Jasper, which would allow you some time to look around. Continue on through the province of Alberta and pass through its capital city of Edmonton.

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 4 - "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - 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 Toronto.

Day 5 - "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - 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 6 - "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - Arrival in Toronto

Arrive in Toronto in the afternoon. “The Canadian” will be pulling into downtown Toronto’s Union Station and the rest of the day is yours to explore Canada’s largest city. Use your complimentary CN Tower admissions pass to view Ontario’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 7 - Toronto Departure & Private Transfer to Airport

Your tour is complete upon the checkout of your hotel room. A private transfer will be provided from your hotel to the airport. Please let us know if you’d like us to add nights to the end of your trip to see more of Canada.

Thank you for traveling with Canada Rail Vacations!

7 Day Tour Pricing 2024 & 2025

2024 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

Date Range

Premium Hotels
VIA Rail Prestige Cabin

Jan 1 - Apr 11:


Apr 12 - May 27:


May 28 - Jul 29:


Jul 30 - Oct 14:


Oct 15 - Dec 31:


2025 Pricing - Canadian Dollars

*Book your 2025 Canada Rail Vacation now and receive 2024 pricing for 2025 travel
**You’ll also receive complimentary hotel room upgrades where available

Please contact us for additional details.

Pricing Details:
  • Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars and are subject to an additional 5% Canadian sales tax.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. For single and triple sharing, please request a quote.
  • To qualify for any current Specials, please request a quote.
  • Upgrades to Premium hotel rooms (5 stars) and Private Tours/Transfers are available. Please request a quote.

Approximate Exchange Rates:

$1.00 CAD =

$0.75 USD

€0.68 EUR

£0.59 GBP

$1.11 AUD