Experience an epic rail journey traveling east across picturesque Canada! Your vacation begins in the vibrant, diverse city of Vancouver, also known as the “Hollywood of the North.” Spend two days discovering the city before journeying east on a scenic overnight train ride to the Canadian Rockies and the incredible mountain towns of Jasper and Banff for a true Canadian alpine experience! Next, continue east on the train on an unforgettable journey through the Canadian Rockies and the beautiful plains to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. While there, enjoy a full-day tour to magnificent Niagara Falls. Three more classic eastern Canadian cities – European-influenced Montreal and Quebec City, and the quaint seaside community of Halifax – round out this coast to coast Canadian experience!

HIGHLIGHTS

    • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
    • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
    • Icefields Parkway, Rockies Discovery and Glacier Adventure Tour (from Jasper to Banff)
    • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
    • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto
    • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
    • Sightseeing city tour of Quebec City
Weekly departures staring May 2021 until Sept 2021 prices starting at $4,699 pp
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DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver! Consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, Vancouver is an ethnically diverse metropolis, filled with world-famous museums, cuisine and shopping. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and start to explore the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Enjoy such popular sights as Stanley Park, the Vancouver lookout, the Vancouver aquarium and the vibrant downtown Vancouver area. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Today, discover the peninsula known as Granville Island, a popular shopping district, or stop by Chinatown for some Asian cuisine. Visit the historic Gastown to take in the city's past and quaint charm, and enjoy a special meal in one of the many fine dining establishments in the area. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ON VIA RAIL
Board The Canadian today and make your way toward Jasper, witnessing more unprecedented views of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of your seat. Enjoy panoramic views of crystal clear mountain lakes, majestic peaks, and ancient glaciers - all part of your rail adventure through the mountains! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 4 JASPER
Arrive in the picturesque mountain community of Jasper today and make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay before heading to Banff the following day. Enjoy the clear mountain air and beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy the shopping and dining in town. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 5 BANFF
Depart for Banff this morning, traveling along the Icefields Parkway - home to alpine glaciers, turquoise lakes and a variety of mountain wildlife. At the Columbia Icefield, experience a ride on the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier. Complete your adventure with the Glacier Skywalk which juts out 280 meters above the Sunwapta Valley. Enjoy lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Center. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 6 JASPER
Return to Jasper today and spend the day at your leisure exploring more of this alpine paradise and gearing up for tomorrow's rail journey. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAYS 7 -9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Today you will start an unforgettable three-day journey through the heart of the Canadian countryside, passing a variety of beautiful landscapes including sparkling lakes, pine covered hills and open plains. Have your camera at the ready as there is a good chance you'll catch a glance of a bear, elk, deer, or other wildlife that roam the countryside. Your journey is an unforgettable ride through the heart of the Canadian countryside! (Overnight on VIA Rail)

DAY 10 TORONTO
Arrive early in Toronto this morning and once settled in at your hotel, spend the day discovering the city at your leisure, perhaps visiting the iconic CN Tower, spending some time at the Eaton Centre, with over 250 shops, or just strolling the stunning waterfront. Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to take in interesting landmarks and neighborhoods, with your guide pointing out important attractions and points of interest. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 11 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
Experience one of the world's most magnificent natural wonders on your full day adventure to Niagara Falls today. Drive through the picturesque countryside of the Niagara region with a scenic tour through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Once at the falls, enjoy an exhilarating up close and personal boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 12 TORONTO TO MONTREAL
Today you will take the train from Toronto to the French-Canadian, European influenced city of Montreal. Enjoy a comfortable and scenic ride on your rail journey, with pleasant farm and woodland views out your window. Once in Montreal, check in at your hotel and begin exploring the city at your leisure. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 13 MONTREAL
Welcome to the “City of a Hundred Steeples!” Your included guided sightseeing tour today will provide an excellent experience of the city, taking you to such hot spots as Olympic Stadium, Montreal Harbor, the historic Hotel de Ville, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Golden Square Mile and many more! Also, enjoy spending some time exploring this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 14 MONTREAL > QUEBEC CITY
Arrive early to Quebec City today and enjoy a full day exploring this fascinating destination steeped in 400 years of history. The French-speaking capital city presents an intoxicating blend of old-world charm, modern elegance and cutting-edge chic. Explore ramparts, castles and intriguing museums. Step back in time in Place Royale and Old Port, and browse trendy shops and colorful art galleries. Dinner tonight is included at a classic Quebecoise restaurant. (Overnight in Quebec City) D

DAY 15 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL®
Today, your local tour guide will take you to all of Quebec's top attractions. You will visit such landmarks as the Plains of Abraham, the Basilica, the National Assembly, and the Place Royale. Immerse yourself in Quebec's wonderful history as your guide lavishes you with fascinating stories. Tonight, make your way to the VIA Rail station for your journey to Halifax. This scenic route features dramatic coastline views and pastoral inland valley scenes. The journey is frequently enhanced by the accompaniment of onboard presentations that give passengers the chance to learn more about local culture and the history of the area. (Overnight on VIA Rail)

DAY 16 HALIFAX
Welcome to Halifax! Make your way to your hotel and check in for an overnight stay. Enjoy the culture and history of this seaside town, perhaps strolling along the waterfront boardwalk and enjoying a meal of fresh seafood by the water before settling in to your hotel for the night. (Overnight in Halifax)

DAY 17 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN HALIFAX

LEGEND FOR MEALS: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, D - DINNER

    • 11 nights' accommodations; 5 nights' onboard VIA Rail
    • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Vancouver to Jasper, Jasper to Toronto, Toronto to Montreal, Montreal to Quebec City, and Quebec City to Halifax on The Canadian®, Capitol Corridor® and the Ocean®
    • Transfer from Banff to Jasper
    • 1 meal included (1 dinner)

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