Canadian Rail Adventure from Vancouver

Join us for a first class adventure through Canada’s West and beyond. From the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, this tour travels the great expanse between Canada's most popular destinations via railway. Begin with a scenic journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train, riding the rails through the Pacific Coastal Mountains and into the Canadian Rockies.

Explore the resort towns of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise, all known for exceptional wildlife viewing, walking, biking, and hiking. During your time in the Rockies, enjoy world-class sightseeing and attractions including a scenic ride up the Banff Gondola, a remarkable viewing opportunity at the Glacier Skywalk, and venturing out onto the Athabasca Glacier for the Glacier Adventure. Your eastbound journey begins onboard VIA Rail bound for Toronto.

Witness breathtaking landscapes as this fascinating two-day journey guides you through the western prairies and across the immense boreal forest reflected in the lakes of northern Ontario.

To finish off this unforgettable tour, travel the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Experience the famous “Voyage to the Falls” boat tour, and travel along the beautiful River Road and Niagara Gorge, before your tour concludes in Toronto.
12 Days/11 Nights
from $4,933.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Experience the dramatic landscapes between Vancouver and Jasper aboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • Set foot on the Athabasca Glacier during the Glacier Adventure
  • Step out 918 feet above the Sunwapta valley on the Glacier Skywalk
  • Travel aboard the VIA Rail Canadian train though the Great Central Plains and rugged Canadian Shield
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions


  • 8 nights hotel accommodation

 Train Adventures

  • VIA Rail Canadian Train from Jasper to Toronto
    • Includes 3 nights aboard the train
    • Includes 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train from Vancouver to Banff
    • Includes 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches

 Sightseeing Excursions

  • Sightseeing excursion in Banff
  • Sightseeing excursion in Lake Louise & Yoho National Park
    • Includes lunch
  • Rockies Discovery full-day sightseeing tour including the Columbia Icefield
    • Includes lunch at the Icefield Centre
  • Sightseeing excursion in Jasper
  • Sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls
    • Includes lunch


  • FlyOver Canada
  • Banff Gondola
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Hornblower Cruise at Niagara Falls


  • Taxi transfer from Vancouver hotel to train station
  • Transfer from Banff train station to hotel
  • Transfers from Jasper hotel to train station


  • Souvenir photo at the Gondola or Columbia Icefields
  • Itinerary, brochures, maps, and vouchers
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling


Day 1 – Vancouver Arrival

Welcome to the beautiful city of Vancouver, situated on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, and backed by the spectacular Coast Mountain range. The day is yours to explore the many highlights of downtown. For locally crafted food, art and clothing, visit the Granville Island Market. Stroll through historic Gastown, or take a walk along the seawall. A visit to FlyOver Canada provides a great introduction to Canada’s diverse geography and scenic wonders from coast to coast.

Day 2 – Vancouver to Kamloops

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train headed east towards Kamloops. View the dynamic landscapes of British Columbia as the train traverses through desert hills, ranchlands, lush river valleys, and mountains. Arrive in Kamloops, situated in the beautiful Thompson River Valley, for an overnight stay.

Day 3 – Kamloops to Banff

Enjoy a second day on the Rocky Mountaineer train, bound for Banff National Park. Travel through the rugged wilderness of Roger’s Pass, wind through the Spiral Tunnels, and climb and descend the Continental Divide. Pass the towering peak of Mount Temple, and follow the Bow River to the town of Banff. Enjoy an evening of relaxation in this charming alpine resort.

Day 4 – Banff

Spend the morning visiting Banff’s local points of interest. Visit scenic highlights including Bow Falls, Two Jack Lake, and Surprise Corner. Learn the historical significance of Hoodoo rock formations overlooking the Bow Valley. At Banff Gondola, ascend to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding peaks and the Banff town site far below. Stand on the shores of Lake Minnewanka and look out over the vast waters surrounded by impressive mountain peaks. Spend a leisurely night in Banff.

Day 5 – Banff to Lake Louise

Explore the wonders of Lake Louise and Yoho National Park during this full-day sightseeing tour. Walk along the deep walls of Johnston Canyon, and duck through a cave to view a waterfall that plummets into the canyon. Photograph the emerald waters of Lake Louise backed by Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier. Stand in awe of Takakkaw Falls, one of Canada’s highest waterfalls. Enjoy the serene setting of Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake. Enjoy a quiet evening in the wilderness setting of Lake Louise.

Day 6 – Lake Louise to Jasper

An epic day of sights and photo opportunities begins with the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Travel through mountain corridors surrounded by rocky peaks, sparkling streams, and hanging glaciers. Step out onto the Athabasca Glacier and enjoy an interpretive journey in an all-terrain Ice Explorer. Gaze out over the Sunwapta Valley from a glass platform suspended high above the valley floor at the Glacier Skywalk. Continue along the Icefields Parkway with a final photo stop at Athabasca Falls. Arrive in the resort town of Jasper for an evening at leisure. This mountain town is full of character and colourful local mountaineers and skiers.

Day 7 – VIA Rail to Toronto

Board a VIA Rail train and resume your journey east towards Toronto, with many amenities onboard to make you feel at home. The panorama viewing car offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, the lounge car offers tasty beverages and socializing, and the dining car serves up first-class cuisine for every meal. Overnight aboard the train.

Day 8 & 9 – 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 10 – 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.

Day 11 – 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 the return trip to Toronto.

Day 12 – Toronto Departure

A morning checkout from your downtown hotel concludes this memorable rail adventure.

The Canadian Rail Adventure package is also available starting from Toronto.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
01 May - 19 May $4,933 $4,744 $5,755 $3,326
22 May - 16 Jun $5,097 $4,833 $6,111 $3,326
19 Jun - 28 Aug $5,615 $5,359 $6,639 $3,688
01 Sep - 15 Sep $5,615 $5,359 $6,639 $3,688
18 Sep - 29 Sep $5,615 $5,359 $6,639 $3,688
02 Oct - 09 Oct $5,405 $5,219 $6,218 $3,688
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
01 May - 19 May $5,055 $4,928 $6,021 $3,325
22 May - 16 Jun $5,282 $5,079 $6,474 $3,646
19 Jun - 28 Aug $5,781 $5,572 $6,990 $3,687
01 Sep - 15 Sep $5,757 $5,556 $6,942 $3,687
18 Sep - 29 Sep $5,757 $5,556 $6,942 $3,687
02 Oct - 09 Oct $5,453 $5,327 $6,335 $3,687
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
01 May - 19 May $6,218 $5,907 $7,925 $3,589
22 May - 16 Jun $6,540 $6,143 $8,569 $3,589
19 Jun - 28 Aug $7,214 $6,797 $9,301 $4,050
01 Sep - 15 Sep $7,363 $6,896 $9,599 $4,048
18 Sep - 29 Sep $7,034 $6,677 $8,942 $4,050
02 Oct - 09 Oct $6,591 $6,207 $8,055 $4,050

Pricing available in US dollars

All prices are quoted per person in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. A deposit of $200 per person is due at the time of booking (unless otherwise specified). Final payment is due at 65 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 65 days require full payment before reservations can be confirmed. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult (and not occupying a seat) travel free of charge on most services. Reduced pricing is available for children 2 – 11 years old, please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500.  Additional pricing information: prices include all taxes and applicable rebates. Prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. Prices are subject to change without notice, and subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. 

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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Kamloops Moderate Hotel Kamloops Moderate Hotel Kamloops Moderate Hotel Kamloops
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
Lake Louise Deer Lodge Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Jasper  Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Onboard VIA Rail Upper and lower berth Upper and lower berth Cabin for 1/Cabin for 2
Toronto Bestwern Western Primrose Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fairmont Royal York

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