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