The Canadian from Vancouver

From the sparkling Pacific Coast to the Great Lakes of Canada, this nine-day tour will take you on an unforgettable journey through the magnificent Rocky Mountains and across the golden prairies of Canada. Your first class adventure begins on board the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, with a remarkable journey through the Pacific Coastal Mountains to the Canadian Rockies.

Experience an unparalleled kaleidoscope of nature at Jasper National Park as you tour along the mighty Athabasca River and marvel at the daunting sheer limestone walls of one of the most spectacular gorges in the Canadian Rockies.

This iconic journey guides you east, from the rugged mountains and sparkling glaciers to the Great Lakes of northern Ontario, on board the VIA Rail.  Walk amongst soaring glass and concrete towers, enjoy world class shopping and dining, and take a stroll along the lakefront boardwalks, as your tour draws to an end in Toronto.
9 Days/8 Nights
from $2,648.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Take the VIA Rail overnight train from Vancouver to Toronto
  • Visit the mysterious disappearing Medicine Lake
  • Enjoy luxury meals and amenities aboard VIA Rail
  • Explore the culturally rich city of Toronto
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions


  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 nights onboard VIA Rail

Train Adventures

  • VIA Rail Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto
    • Includes 4 nights aboard the train
    • Includes 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Sightseeing Excursions        

  • Sightseeing excursion of Jasper


  • FlyOver Canada


  • Taxi transfer from Vancouver hotel to train station
  • Transfers between the Jasper train station and hotel


  • National Park entrance fees
  • Itinerary, brochures, maps, and vouchers
  • Hotel luggage handling


DAY 1 – Arriving in Vancouver

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. 

DAY 2 – VIA Rail to Jasper

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Vancouver. A visit to FlyOver Canada provides a great introduction to Canada’s diverse geography and scenic wonders from coast to coast. During the early evening, board a VIA Rail overnight train to Jasper and enjoy the many onboard amenities VIA Touring Class has to offer. Overnight aboard the train in a sleeping car.

DAY 3 –  Arriving in Jasper

Your rail journey continues this morning with a delicious breakfast in the dining car and fantastic views of the Monashee and Caribou mountain ranges. Following an afternoon arrival at the train station, spend an evening exploring the eclectic mountain town of Jasper. This town is situated in the heart of Jasper National Park, surrounded by towering peaks, and home to many species of native wildlife.

DAY 4 –  Exploring Jasper

Get acquainted with the scenic wonders and historic tales of Jasper with a sightseeing tour. Look out over the mighty Athabasca River, and learn about the early explorers and mountaineers who passed through the area now known as Jasper National Park. Gaze down into the limestone walls of Maligne Canyon, and learn about the mysterious disappearing Medicine Lake. Photograph the vast waters of Maligne Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Canadian Rockies.

DAY 5 – 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 6 & 7 – 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 lakes and rugged forests of the Canadian Shield in Ontario. All meals are served aboard the train each day.

DAY 8 –  Arriving in Toronto

Arrive at Union Station in downtown Toronto, and enjoy an evening in the metropolitan city of Toronto. The downtown 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 9 – Departing Toronto

A morning check-out from your Toronto hotel will conclude your tour package.
The Canadian is also available from Toronto, Ontario.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
5 May - 21 May $2,648 $2,545 $3,071 $1,611
26 May - 18 Jun $2,771 $2,627 $3,317 $1,611
23 Jun - 27 Aug $3,548 $3,404 $4,094 $2,193
1 Sept - 17 Sep $3,548 $3,404 $4,094 $2,193
22 Sep - 29 Sep $3,548 $3,404 $4,094 $2,193
1 Oct - 8 Oct $3,396 $3,302 $3,789 $2,193
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
5 May  - 21 May $2,705 $2,581 $3,188 $1,611
26 May - 18 Jun $2,823 $2,660 $3,424 $1,611
23 Jun - 27 Aug $3,599 $3,437 $4,201 $2,193
1 Sept - 17 Sep $3,595 $3,434 $4,192 $2,193
22 Sep - 29 Sep $3,595 $3,434 $4,192 $2,193
1 Oct - 8 Oct $3,462 $3,345 $3,926 $2,193
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
5 May - 21 May $3,632 $3,513 $4,436 $2,036
26 May - 18 Jun $3,812 $3,633 $4,796 $2,036
23 Jun - 27 Aug $4,841 $4,647 $5,871 $2,775
1 Sept - 17 Sept $4,935 $4,709 $6,058 $2,775
22 Sep - 29 Sep $4.558 $4,458 $5,305 $2,776
1 Oct - 8 Oct $4,558 $4,458 $5,305 $2,776

Pricing available in US dollars

All prices quoted are per person and shown in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. All prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult and not occupying a seat may travel free of charge. For children 2-11 years old, we provide reduced rates – please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500 for more information. A deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated at the time of booking). Final payment is due 45 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 45 days of departure require full payment before reservations can be confirmed.

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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Onboard VIA Rail Upper and lower berth Upper and lower berth Cabin
Toronto Best Western Primrose Courtyard by Marriott Fairmont Royal York

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