7 Day Luxury Trans Canada Train Tour with VIA Rail

from Toronto to Vancouver

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 - Westbound

Starting on Tuesdays and Saturdays

February 20, 24, 27
March 2, 5, 23, 26
April SOLD OUT
May 7
June SOLD OUT
July 2, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24
September 7
October 5, 19, 26, 29
November 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
December 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

*Updated monthly as 2024 Prestige dates become available.

2025 Start Dates - Westbound

Starting on Tuesdays and Saturdays

January TBA
February TBA
March TBA
April 15
May 3, 13, 24, 27
June 7, 10, 14, 24
July 1, 12, 15, 19, 29
August 2, 12, 23, 26, 30
September 9, 16, 27, 30
October 4, 11, 18, 21, 28
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: Toronto Arrival. Private Transfer to Hotel - overnight in Toronto
  • Day 2: Board "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class from Toronto to Vancouver - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 3: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - Ontario - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 4: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - Manitoba and Saskatchewan - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 5: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - The Canadian Rockies - overnight aboard the train
  • Day 6: "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - arrival in Vancouver - overnight in Vancouver
  • Day 7: Private Transfer to Airport. Vancouver 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
  • 2 breakfasts at the hotels
  • Private transfers to and from the airports in Toronto and Vancouver
  • CN Tower admission passes
  • Private transfer from Vancouver station with a short city tour
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

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

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Toronto Arrival & Private Transfer to Hotel

Arrive in Toronto, with a private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Toronto is 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 Toronto hotel room.

Day 2 - "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. You may wish to enjoy breakfast in bed and watch the country glide past you from one scenic postcard to another.

Day 3 - "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. You may wish to enjoy breakfast in bed and watch the country glide past you from one scenic postcard to another.

Day 4 - "The Canadian" Train in Prestige Class - 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 in Prestige Class - 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 in Prestige Class - Arrival in Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver in the morning. We’ve included a private city tour and transfer to your hotel. Tour length is dependant on the train arrival time. Our driver/ guide will show you some of Vancouver’s highlights before bringing you to your hotel. 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 & Private Transfer to Airport

Your tour is complete upon 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:

$9332

Apr 12 - May 27:

$10,973

May 28 - Jul 29:

$11,105

Jul 30 - Oct 13:

$11,105

Oct 14 - Dec 31:

$9462

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