The Sea to Sky highway in British Columbia
The Sea to Sky highway in British Columbia
Banff, Alberta
Banff, Alberta
The Icefields Parkway journeys through Jasper and Banff national Parks
The Icefields Parkway journeys through Jasper and Banff national Parks
Boat cruise of Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
Boat cruise of Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park
Explore the Canadian Rockies in a rental car
Explore the Canadian Rockies in a rental car
Grizzly bear viewing tour
Grizzly bear viewing tour
The Rocky Mountaineer train
The Rocky Mountaineer train
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf dome car
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf dome car
Whistler Peak2Peak gondola
Whistler Peak2Peak gondola
Strolling on the seawall around Stanley Park, Vancouver
Strolling on the seawall around Stanley Park, Vancouver

Rail & Self Drive Trips

Combine the freedom of the road with a famous Canadian train journey

Combine the best of two styles of travel - relax and indulge on one of Canada's famous rail journeys, then explore independently by car on one of our curated driving itineraries. We include all of the highlights and hidden gems you'll want to see.

Our favorite Canadian Rail and Drive Trips...

Insider Tip: Can't find the right trip for you? Use our Trip Finder to browse through all of our Canadian trip ideas,
or have a Custom Trip Created for you, to meet your timeline and budget.

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Rockies by Rail Mountain Adventure
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Rockies by Rail Mountain Adventure

10

days

starting fromUS $5,796per person

 

Calling adventurers! On this West Coast and Canadian Rockies vacation, discover the active lifestyle of Vancouver before traveling by rail to the Rocky Mountain towns of Jasper, Banff, and Yoho National Parks. In the mountains, explore at a leisurely... read more

from US $5,796 to US $6,260 per person

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Rockies by Rail Mountain Adventure

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $5,796 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Take the famous two-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • View the stunning glaciers of the Icefields Parkway by foot or air!
  • Unique mountain lodge accommodation in Yoho National Park
  • Choice of handpicked tour options to explore the Rockies
  • Superb photo opportunities of Banff and Jasper National Parks
Canada's Eastern Rail Classic
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Canada's Eastern Rail Classic

8

days

starting fromUS $2,650per person

This is one of our perennial favorite Canadian rail vacation packages. Imagine experiencing tours of bilingual Montreal, historic Quebec City, and coastal Halifax - all in just over a week. Travel between each destination by train, sitting in comfort... read more

from US $2,650 to US $3,886 per person

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Canada's Eastern Rail Classic

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,650 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Travel aboard VIA Rail
  • Journey through the beautiful Quebec countryside
  • See Eastern & Atlantic Canada's diverse landscapes
  • Choice of sightseeing tours of Montreal, Quebec City & Nova Scotia
  • Great choice of hotels
Rockies Family Train Adventure
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Rockies Family Train Adventure

8

days

starting fromUS $4,999per person

 

Share the magic of train travel with your children on this journey from Canada's West Coast to Rocky Mountains. Adventure through the cosmopolitan delights of Vancouver, travel onboard VIA Rail's "Canadian" train, and arrive in the natural splendor of... read more

from US $4,999 to US $5,399 per person

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Rockies Family Train Adventure

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,999 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Take an overnight rail journey on the iconic “Canadian Train”
  • View the stunning glaciers of the Icefields Parkway up close!
  • Unique mountain lodge and family style accommodation in the Rockies
  • Choice of tour options to design your own adventure through the Rockies
  • Superb photo opportunities and bonding experiences with your family
Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

15

days

starting fromUS $7,699per person

 

On this trip, explore the Rocky Mountain treasures of Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks, before taking the Skeena train through remote Northern British Columbia. Then, experience the raw, mystical beauty Haida Gwaii Islands. Stunning scenery, First... read more

from US $7,699 to US $8,689 per person

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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $7,699 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two days on the comfortable Skeena Train by VIA Rail
  • Taking a float plane over Hecate Strait
  • Exploring Haida Gwaii and the stunning Rocky Mountains
  • Exploring the totems of remote K’uuna Llnagaay by zodiac
  • Staying at the scenic Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Wildlife of the Pacific North West and Rocky Mountains
Islands, Rockies, and Bears by Road, Rail, and Sea
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Islands, Rockies, and Bears by Road, Rail, and Sea

16

days

starting fromUS $6,795per person

Journey through the magical Pacific Northwest to the stunning Canadian Rockies on this Canadian rail, cruise, and drive vacation. View breaching whales and foraging grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest, before taking the train to the stunning Canadian... read more

from US $6,795 to US $7,555 per person

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Islands, Rockies, and Bears by Road, Rail, and Sea

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $6,795 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Getting off the beaten path without sacrificing any “creature comforts”
  • Spending two days on the Skeena Train by VIA Rail
  • Exploring Vancouver Island and the stunning Rocky Mountains
  • Unforgettable opportunities to spot whales and grizzly bears in the wild
  • Staying in Alert Bay – a town rich in nature and First Nations culture
  • Discovering the city of Vancouver and the quaint “Britishness” of Victoria
  • Taking a day cruise along the spectacular Inside Passage

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1Independent Travel

Travel independently rather than on group tours, with arranged guided sightseeing and adventure tours.

     
2Better Rates and Availability

You'll get better rates and availability because of our relationships with our suppliers (hotels, tour operators, etc.). Even when popular locations are booking up fast.

     
3Personalized itineraries

Carefully crafted to your budget and needs.

     
4Insider Knowledge

Plan your trip with help from our insiders who live and travel in Canada. You'll know when to come, where to stay, which train to take, and lots more...

     
5Local Support

Someone in Canada you can call before and during your trip, seven days a week.

     
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You'll feel confident when booking your vacation with our accreditation and consumer protection through the following organizations.

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Pre-packaged Trips

One-size-fits-all approach.

     

Group Tours

Cheapest type of travel with rigid itineraries and crowds.

     

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Get your custom itinerary before availability is gone. Because we're now booking into 2018.

  • Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.
  • Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.
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Choose from handpicked experiences that create memories of a life-time.
Experience Canada with seamless transfers. All coordinated and planned to your taste.

This is the perfect time to turn your dream Canadian vacation into a reality. Book one of our select trips now and receive up to $1,300 per couple in hand-picked experiences or free nights.

Some of the bonus experiences you'll enjoy:

  • Free extra nights, so you can explore a little more.
  • Sampling the local flavors of a region, with free dining at some of our favorite restaurants.
  • Discovering Canada through the eyes of our most entertaining and knowledgeable local guides, on free sightseeing tours.

This offer has limited space! Hurry and call or email us now, to connect with one of our friendly vacation advisors and claim your special booking bonus.

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Do you want to get the most of your Canadian vacation in 2018? By booking early, you'll have your choice of trip departure dates, scenic hotel accommodations, unique small group tours, and Canada's spectacular touring trains.

And if you book now, you'll also receive our 2017 PRICE FREEZE plus up to $1,100 per couple in free travel credits! Use the credits to enhance your vacation with extra nights, dining experiences, and activities.

Here are just a few ways you can use your travel credits:

But hurry! This offer only lasts for a short while. Take advantage of our best rate guarantee for 2018 trips, and personalize your trip with free add-ons. Our team is standing by to help – so call or email today.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5698

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Summer flowers have bloomed, the bears are awake, and snow is melting from the mountain peaks…but have you booked your 2017 Canadian vacation yet? With space running out in many destinations, we highly recommend booking now and taking advantage of our Canadian Summer Special Offer, worth up to $300 per couple in value.

Book before midnight on June 30, 2017 and you'll receive the following free experiences:

  • Select Eastern Canada vacations: Choice of free Quebec river cruise or hotel upgrade
  • Select Western Canada train vacations: Choice of free sunset dinner cruise in Vancouver or hotel upgrade
  • Select Trans-Canadian rail vacations: Both a free cruise tour experience PLUS hotel upgrade

But hurry! This offer only lasts for a short while and there are few spaces left on many trips. Our team is standing by to help you plan the perfect Canadian summer adventure – so call or email today.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5698

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.

Welcome to the Canadian Train Vacations, proud partner of VIA Rail Canada and exclusive provider of the official Pan Canadian 150th Anniversary vacations.

In 2017, Canada turns 150 years old and all across the country Canadians are celebrating with special events. Join in the festivities - book one of our featured VIA Rail adventures for an Ultimate Canadian Experience…Coast to Coast, and receive a very special commemorative bundle of goodies unique to your route.

Depending on your route, your bundle may include items such as...

  • Commemorative leather bag tag, passport holder, and keepsake box
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne or sparkling wine onboard
  • Admission to the Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg
  • Gift cards to spoil yourself along the way

Canada's Best Window

No other mode of transportation allows you to experience the country so intimately as onboard VIA Rail. As you settle into your seat, you'll soon relax to the rhythm of the tracks as the scenery glides by. By booking one of our exciting Pan Canadian trips below, you'll combine the joy of train travel with some of Canada's most iconic experiences:

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5698

There's no better place to experience the magic of winter than in the Canadian Rockies. And with our Winter Early Bird Trip Prices, now is the perfect time to book your vacation. These prices will only last a short time, so start planning your vacation now to lock in these savings and your ideal travel dates.

Plus, for bookings before June 30th enjoy the following booking bonus:

  • Comfort guests – enjoy a luxurious hotel upgrade in Banff
  • Superior & Deluxe guests – enjoy a free hotel night on us!

Imagine the experience the romance of a train ride through snow covered mountains, as you make your way to Jasper and Banff National Parks. Then, with glistening snow at your feet and crisp air on your face, marvel at frozen landscapes on sightseeing tours, or feel the thrill of guided adventures such as dogsledding.

Fresh Tracks Canada's vacation advisors are standing by to help you personalize your perfect winter vacation. Hurry and call or email now, while these special prices last!

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5698

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.