VIA Rail train in the Rockies
VIA Rail train in the Rockies
Dinner service onboard VIA Rail Train
Dinner service onboard VIA Rail Train
Gourmet meal on VIA Rail train
Gourmet meal on VIA Rail train
Moraine Lake, Banff Natioanl park
Moraine Lake, Banff Natioanl park
Private cabin on VIA Rail's overnight train
Private cabin on VIA Rail's overnight train
Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City
Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City
VIA Rail train travels to Nova Scotia
VIA Rail train travels to Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
VIA Rail train travels to Churchill, Manitoba
VIA Rail train travels to Churchill, Manitoba

Take Via Rail through the Canadian Rockies & across Canada

Explore Canada's vast and diverse landscape from coast-to-coast aboard the VIA Rail train. Marvel at passing scenery from the comfort of your rail car, and let attentive staff and outstanding dining create a memorable rail experience for years to come.

Discover the snow-capped Rocky Mountains as you wind through pristine forest passageways. Make your way across Manitoba's frozen tundra to Churchill for an unparalleled polar bear experience. Take in beautiful riverside scenery as you journey along the St. Lawrence River and uncover the splendour of the Maritimes.

There is so much to explore in Canada and with 19 routes from coast-to-coast, VIA Rail Canada will get you there. Choose one of the thoughtfully planned vacation packages below or customize an existing trip with your favourite activities.

Our favorite Via Rail Trips...

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Across Canada by Train
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Across Canada by Train

13

days

starting fromUS $5,930per person

From the metropolis of Toronto to the serenity of Lake Louise, the Across Canada by Train trip fills your desire for the energy of big cities and the calmness of nature. As you journey across the country by train, you see firsthand how diverse Canada's... read more

from US $5,930 to US $10,950 per person

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Across Canada by Train

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13 days / 12 nights starting from US $5,930 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing Canada's world famous towns & cities: Toronto, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, & Vancouver
  • Spectacular Niagara Falls
  • Enjoy unique, small group sightseeing excursions and flexible options
  • 2 days on Rocky Mountaineer
  • 3 nights on VIA Rail
  • Choice of great hotels
East Meets West Train Explorer
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East Meets West Train Explorer

10

days

starting fromUS $4,880per person

Traveling across Canada is a dream - and what better way to do it than with the convenience and comfort of train travel' Combine a cross country overnight journey with the luxury of Rocky Mountaineer's daylight sightseeing train and you will be surrounded... read more

from US $4,880 to US $8,510 per person

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East Meets West Train Explorer

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $4,880 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Overnight train trip across Canada onboard VIA Rail
  • Rocky Mountaineer's scenic daylight rail journey
  • Seeing the Canadian Rockies and glaciers along the Icefields Parkway
  • Exploring the towns of Banff & Jasper
Canada Coast to Coast by Train
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Canada Coast to Coast by Train

21

days

starting fromUS $7,990per person

Experience the cosmopolitan cities of Vancouver and Toronto, the alpine charms of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise in the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the delights of Quebec's Charlevoix region, and the picturesque coastal city of Halifax - on this ultimate... read more

from US $7,990 to US $14,396 per person

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Canada Coast to Coast by Train

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21 days / 20 nights starting from US $7,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • The ultimate trans-Canada train trip
  • Unique, small group excursions
  • 2 days on Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 nights aboard VIA Rail
  • Scenic wonders: Lake Louise, Niagara Falls and the Atlantic Coast
  • Choice of great hotels and tours
Pan Canadian Train Experience
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Pan Canadian Train Experience

23

days

starting fromUS $8,990per person

 

Enjoy the multicultural cities of Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Toronto, the alpine charm of Jasper in the stunning Canadian Rockies, the charms of Quebec's Charlevoix region, and the picture perfect coastal city of Halifax. This is the ultimate Canadian... read more

from US $8,990 to US $14,395 per person

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Pan Canadian Train Experience

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23 days / 22 nights starting from US $8,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • The ultimate Canadian experience celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary
  • Unique, small group excursions
  • 5 nights aboard VIA Rail’s Pan Canadian Train
  • Scenic wonders: The Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls, and the Atlantic Coast
  • Choice of great hotels
  • Canada’s best window seat on VIA Rail
Rockies by Rail Mountain Adventure
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Rockies by Rail Mountain Adventure

10

days

starting fromUS $5,448per 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 $5,448 to US $5,884 per person

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Rockies by Rail Mountain Adventure

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $5,448 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
Trans Canada by Rail in a Week
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Trans Canada by Rail in a Week

8

days

starting fromUS $3,840per person

Travel by train from the metropolis of Toronto to the serenity of the Canadian Rockies. This train trip across Canada fulfills your desire for the energy of big cities and the serenity of nature. As you travel across the country by train, experience first... read more

from US $3,840 to US $6,775 per person

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Trans Canada by Rail in a Week

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,840 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing Canada's world famous cities and towns with breathtaking scenery
  • 2 days on Rocky Mountaineer
  • 3 nights on VIA Rail
  • Seeing Mt Robson (the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies)
  • Choice of great hotels & activities
Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rail Journey
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Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

8

days

starting fromUS $4,159per person

This 8-day train trip packs a lot in - at a leisurely pace. Spend your first night in a private cabin on the train as you head into the Canadian Rockies. Wake up and see the peaks of the mountains come into view. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, as you... read more

from US $4,159 to US $7,743 per person

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Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rail Journey

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,159 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Sleeping in a private cabin on the VIA Rail train
  • Scenic 2-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Sightseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway
  • Stay at the Chateau Lake Louise and enjoy a Feature Dinner
  • Seeing the best of Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Photographic opportunities everywhere
Canada's Eastern Rail Classic
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Canada's Eastern Rail Classic

8

days

starting fromUS $2,249per 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 $2,249 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 $2,249 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
Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train
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Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train

5

days

starting fromUS $1,980per person

This train trip through the Canadian Rockies highlights the best of Western Canada in 5 days. From the laid back vibe of Vancouver to the adventure of an overnight rail trip through the Canadian Rockies and the quaint mountain towns of Jasper and Banff... read more

from US $1,980 to US $4,050 per person

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Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $1,980 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Overnight train from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Sightseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway
  • Stunning views of the mountains, forests, lakes, glaciers and wildlife
  • Seeing the best of the Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Photographic opportunities along the way
  • 3 nights in the Canadian Rockies
Canadian History and Culture By Rail
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Canadian History and Culture By Rail

10

days

starting fromUS $3,206per person

Sit back, relax and enjoy this meandering journey through eastern Canada by train. The spectacular countryside of Ontario and Quebec rolls past your train window – lakes, forests, quaint villages and bustling small towns, rolling farmland dotted... read more

from US $3,206 to US $4,912 per person

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Canadian History and Culture By Rail

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $3,206 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Niagara region, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and rural Quebec
  • Travel onboard VIA Rail
  • Stunning Quebec countryside
  • Daily departures!
Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail
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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

5

days

starting fromUS $1,599per person

This is one of our most popular short Canadian train vacations. We combined a great stay in modern and diverse Montreal, with a romantic getaway in historic Quebec City to create this 5-day vacation showcasing French Canada's two largest cities. Explore... read more

from US $1,599 to US $2,695 per person

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Montreal and Quebec City Getaway by Rail

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5 days / 4 nights starting from US $1,599 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Journey onboard VIA Rail's Corridor Train
  • Montreal's ‘joie de vivre’
  • Award winning restaurants
  • Historic & modern Quebec City
  • Fantastic hotels
  • French-Canadian experience
Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

16

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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16 days / 15 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 $6,651per 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 $6,651 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 $6,651 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
Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland
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Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland

8

days

starting fromUS $2,599per person

This is one of our most magical Canadian Railway tours. Imagine climbing aboard a train in Vancouver, and being lulled to sleep by the train's gentle rocking as snow falls outside. Then awaken in a Rockies winter wonderland to spend a few days playing... read more

from US $2,599 to US $5,831 per person

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Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,599 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • The majestic Canadian Rockies in winter
  • An overnight rail journey
  • Seeing Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff
  • Unique resort town hotels
  • Wildlife spotting and helicopter excursions
  • Skiing, dog sledding, skating and more
Canadian Rockies Winter Escape by Train
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Canadian Rockies Winter Escape by Train

6

days

starting fromUS $1,999per person

Let the Canadian train whisk you to the peace, beauty and tranquility of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in winter! Enjoy an ice-walk through mysterious Maligne Canyon, and winter fun at Lake Louise. Cozy up in the evening next to a crackling fire in wonderful... read more

from US $1,999 to US $4,319 per person

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Canadian Rockies Winter Escape by Train

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6 days / 5 nights starting from US $1,999 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Winter train journey to the Canadian Rockies
  • Indulge at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Seeing the best of the Canadian Rockies in winter
  • Myriad of wonderful winter activities at your own pace
Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
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Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage...

21

days

starting fromUS $6,759per person

 

The wilderness of Alaska's inside passage and splendor of the Canadian Rockies await you on this incredible cruise and Canadian train vacation. First experience the breaching orcas, calving glaciers, and colorful historic towns of Alaska while enjoying... read more

from US $6,759 to US $13,780 per person

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Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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21 days / 20 nights starting from US $6,759 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Cruising the Inside Passage aboard Holland America’s cruise ship
  • Seeing the glaciers calve at Glacier Bay
  • Spectacular Rocky Mountaineer train journey
  • Spending time in the Canadian Rockies and Whistler
  • Exploring Banff and Jasper National Parks
Trans Canada by Rail in Winter
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Trans Canada by Rail in Winter

10

days

starting fromUS $3,499per person

Start your Canada rail vacation climbing aboard a train in Vancouver being lulled to sleep by the train's gentle rocking as snow falls outside. Awaken in a Rockies winter wonderland and spend a few days playing outside and cozying up each night in a warm... read more

from US $3,499 to US $7,127 per person

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Trans Canada by Rail in Winter

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $3,499 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing the majestic Canadian Rockies in winter
  • Sleeping on the train
  • Exploring Vancouver, Jasper and Banff
  • Unique resort hotel experience
  • Local winter tours and excursions
  • Optional dog sledding, skiing, skating and more!
Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail

14

days

starting fromUS $4,199per person

Experience the Canadian Rockies at their best - snow covered and brilliant against the clear blue skies of Jasper, Lake Louse, and Banff. First, see the coastal vistas of Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler. Then travel with Canada Rail through silent,... read more

from US $4,199 to US $10,799 per person

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Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,199 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing the majestic Canadian Rockies covered in snow
  • Sleeping on the train
  • Exploring Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • Luxurious resorts and lodges
  • Sightseeing with small groups
  • Wildlife spotting and helicopter excursion
  • You choose the pace of your activities
Polar Bear Expedition by Train
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Polar Bear Expedition by Train

8

days

starting fromUS $4,785per person

Travel one way by overnight train and one way by air for a visit with Churchill's famous polar bears known to many locals as the lords of the arctic. With a friendly expert guide, you spend two days on a specifically designed Tundra Buggy watching polar... read more

from US $4,785 to US $5,168 per person

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Polar Bear Expedition by Train

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,785 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • Journey through the arctic tundra by train
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • This trip is popular - book early!
Atlantic to the Arctic Wilderness Adventure
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Atlantic to the Arctic Wilderness Adventure

23

days

starting fromUS $10,633per person

 

Explore Canada's iconic Canadian scenery and varied wildlife on a special 150 Anniversary train adventure. Explore beautiful Cape Breton Island on Canada's east coast, then stop at quintessential Canadian lodges as you pass through Quebec and Ontario... read more

from US $10,633 to US $11,484 per person

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Atlantic to the Arctic Wilderness Adventure

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23 days / 22 nights starting from US $10,633 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary on a limited-time Pan Canadian train experience
  • Discover scenery and Celtic culture on Cape Breton Island
  • Explore the sprawling forests and mountains of Quebec
  • Experience the tranquility of Algonquin park canoeing
  • Learn about the sub-arctic ecology of Churchill
  • See wildlife such as humpback and beluga whales, black bears and polar bears, moose, and beaver
Discover the Bears of Canada by Train
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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

16

days

starting fromUS $10,990per person

 

One of the great wildlife safaris - and a rare chance to see Grizzly Bears, Polar Bears and marine wildlife all while traversing Canada by train.

from US $10,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $10,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary on VIA Rail
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing

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