Day 1 – Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in the city of Vancouver and spend your day exploring this modern metropolis. Take a walk along the Pacific Ocean, visit the urban rainforest of Stanley Park, or browse through the trendy shops and galleries of historic Gastown. Top off your day at FlyOver Canada with a fun and inventive flight simulation through the diverse landscapes and landmarks of Canada.
Day 2 – Vancouver
Explore the many sights and tourist attractions of Vancouver today with a guided tour. See Canada Place, Robson Street, Chinatown, historic Gastown, and Stanley Park. Venture to Vancouver’s North Shore and cross the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge into a natural world surrounded by rainforest. Explore this unique ecosystem with the Treetops Adventure, and the Cliffwalk attractions. Check out the locally crafted artisan foods of Granville Island, and browse through hand made jewelry, clothing and treasures. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Vancouver.
Day 3 – Vancouver to Sun Peaks
Depart the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver and travel east through the urban centres of Surrey, Langley, and Abbotsford. City-scapes transition to pastoral farmland and lush valleys as the highway follows the Fraser River. Continue north towards Hell’s Gate and the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Lunch and a tram ride at Hell’s Gate offer a chance to witness the power of water as it churns and pushes through the narrow Hell’s Gate gorge. Pass through Spence’s Bridge, a small town established during the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1850’s. Travel along the Thompson River through the dramatic desert scenery of British Columbia’s cowboy country. The road climbs steadily up from Kamloops through the Shuswap Highlands into the mountain region of Sun Peaks.
Day 4 – Sun Peaks to Banff
Continue your journey west, passing through grassy rolling hills and ranchlands to Okanagan Lake Country. The landscape transitions into forested hills, orchards, and expansive lakes, winding through a series of scenic valleys. Witness the landscape change from wide open skies to towering rugged peaks as you ascend into the Rocky Mountains. Stop for lunch in the alpine town of Revelstoke before continuing through the untouched wilderness of Roger’s Pass. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise, surrounded by towering mountains, and take a quick stroll around the lake. Continue along the Bow Valley Parkway through the heart of Banff National Park to the resort town of Banff.
Day 5 – Banff
Enjoy a morning tour of Banff National Park's landmark sights including the Hoodoo rock formations, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner lookout, and Two Jack Lake. Next, take an enchanting ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain and look out over a sea of mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. Get out on the water at Banff Lake Cruise and tour to the far reaches of Lake Minnewanka and Devil’s Gap. The remainder of your day is free to explore the sights of Banff. Rent a canoe and paddle to Vermillion Lakes, or rent a bike and ride to Sundance Canyon. Downtown Banff is filled with art galleries, unique shops, and boutiques for those who wish to shop.
Day 6 – Banff to Jasper
Depart Banff and travel north on the Icefield Parkway to Columbia Icefield. This parkway traverses through the rugged untouched wilderness of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Pass by towering peaks, hanging glaciers, sparkling waterways, and pristine forests during this scenic drive. Arrive at the Columbia Icefield and board an all-terrain Ice Explorer for a unique adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue to the Glacier Skywalk and tiptoe onto a glass viewing platform suspended high above Sunwapta Valley. Continue toward Jasper with a stop to photograph the thundering beauty of Athabasca Falls.
Day 7 – Jasper
See Jasper National Park from the top of Whistler’s Mountain at Jasper SkyTram. Take a ride on the longest and highest tramway in the Rockies where spectacular views of the mountains await. Hikers will enjoy the mountaintop trails and exploration available from the upper terminal. The Treeline Restaurant offers the best views of any Jasper restaurant, for those content to relax from the comfort of the indoors. The remainder of your day is free to enjoy the sights of Jasper.
Day 8 – VIA Rail Train
Make the most of your morning in Jasper with a nature walk or a stroll through downtown. Don’t miss the Bear’s Paw Café, a local’s favourite for home-made pastries and muffins. Proceed to the Jasper train station and board the VIA Rail Canadian Train headed east toward Toronto. Get acquainted with the many themed cars and amenities of this unique overnight train, offering dining service, a games car, lounge car, and dome viewing cars. Sleeper cars provide snug and comfortable beds with feather duvets, along with restroom and shower facilities.
Days 9 & 10 – VIA Rail to Toronto
Continue your journey aboard VIA Rail towards Ontario, and the culturally rich city of Toronto. Travel through the Great Central Plains of Canada to the rugged forests and freshwater lakes of the Canadian Shield. All meals are served aboard the train each day.
Day 11 – Toronto Arrival
Arrive at Union Station in downtown Toronto, and enjoy an evening in this metropolitan city. The downtown core offers a variety of interesting cultural venues and districts to explore from the Distillery District, to Little Italy, to the quirky Kensington Market neighborhood. Get away from the busy city streets with a ferry ride to Toronto Island. Here sandy beaches and quaint houses decorate a series of small islands, and offer a great escape from the bustle of the city.
Day 12 – Niagara Falls Day Trip
Spend a day exploring the Niagara Falls region. Travel through the orchards of the Niagara Peninsula to the city of Niagara Falls. One of the wonders of the world, Niagara Falls is a large, horseshoe-shaped falls with the highest flow rate in the world. Enjoy a lunch buffet overlooking the falls, and a trip along the scenic River Road. Take a Hornblower Cruise to the centre of the action, and stand on a boat deck at the base of the falls. Travel through the peaceful Niagara-on-the-Lake region during your return trip to Toronto.
Day 13 – Toronto to Montreal
Begin your day with a ride to the top of the CN Tower. This tower has earned its title as the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, reaching an astonishing 553 metres high. Travel to the great heights of the observation deck and look out over the city streets and vast waters of Lake Ontario. Continue your adventure with a scenic train trip into the province of Quebec, arriving in the culturally rich city of Montreal. Your evening is free to explore the many sights of downtown Montreal.
Day 14 – Montreal
Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s landmarks including Place Ville Marie, Mont Royal, St. Catherine Street, and the Old Port. Don’t miss the cobblestone streets and historic stone buildings of Old Montreal. Take a peek into the magnificent architectural wonder of the Notre Dame Basilica while in Old Montreal. The remainder of your day is free to explore the city. Venture off the beaten path and check out the authentic shops and restaurants of Chinatown, or travel to the Mile End district to sample original recipe bagels at the tiny Fairmount Bagel shop.
Day 15 – Montreal to Quebec City
Make the most of your morning in Montreal with a hike up Mount Royal, or a visit to Little Italy and the local Jean Talon market. Next, proceed to the rail station a board a VIA Rail commuter train east to the historic gem of Quebec City. This city is also the only fortified city in Canada, with towering stone walls encompassing the old town. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Quebec and marvel at the stone architecture and historic landmarks of this walled city. Be sure to sample the locally produced maple syrup available in many downtown shops.
Day 16 – Quebec City
Spend a day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Quebec. Begin with a guided tour through the city’s highlights including architectural landmarks, the Plans of Abraham, and the Citadel. Your afternoon is free to visit the shops and cafes of downtown. Don’t miss a visit to the famous Quebec department store – Simon’s. Finish off your day with a traditional Acadian dinner at Aux Anciens Canadiens restaurant.
Day 17 – VIA Rail to Halifax
Enjoy a free day in Quebec City. Get up high with a spectacular overview of the city and the Saint Lawrence River at Observatoire de la Capitale. Take a walk along the river trails, and sample the cuisine of Quebec from locally produced apple cider and sweet crepes, to savoury poutine. This evening, board the VIA Rail Ocean overnight train service headed east to Halifax. Enjoy the luxurious train amenities and cozy sleeping quarters during your overnight on the train.
Day 18 – Halifax Arrival
Continue your unique rail journey onboard the Ocean train, passing through the maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Arrive in Halifax late afternoon and enjoy an evening at leisure in this charming city situated on the Atlantic Coast.
Day 19 – Halifax
Join a kilted guide for a lively tour through the landmark sights of Halifax. Visit the Province House, Old Town Clock, St. Paul’s Church, City Hall, Grande Parade, Government House, Point Pleasant Park, the Titanic Burial Site, and the Halifax Citadel. This city boasts a well preserved variety of historic Maritime architecture including the grand Victorian houses of South End, and well preserved wooden maritime houses of West End. Many public landmark buildings are found in the downtown core along the harbour.
Day 20 – Halifax Departure
This memorable adventure from Canada’s Pacific to Atlantic Coast concludes with a morning checkout from your hotel.