Across Canada by Train

Across Canada by Train



starting from US $6,290per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars
(12 reviews)

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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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 spectacular scenery is. With plenty of time to relax in the Canadian Rockies, you won’t miss any of Canada’s natural splendor.

Across Canada by Train – Map The Rocky Mountaineer travels through the Fraser Canyon Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ontario Rolling grasslands in the Canadian Prairies Small horseback group tour at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies Romantic dinner on the hotel balcony overlooking Lake Louise Goldleaf drinks service onboard the dome car on the Rocky Mountaineer Sunset view of Stanley Park in Vancouver
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Trip Outline

Arrive Toronto* 2 nights Toronto 3 nights VIA Rail 2 nights Jasper 1 night Lake Louise 2 nights Banff 1 night Kamloops 1 night Vancouver Depart Vancouver *Can be done in reverse, please inquire


Please note, like most of our Canada rail packages & tours, this railway vacation can be customized to your needs – just ask one of our local experts when you call.

Day 1 – Your Across Canada Train Vacation Begins – Arrive Toronto
Welcome to Toronto! Enjoy a private and personalized transfer from the airport directly to your hotel. The sounds of Canada’s largest city welcome you as you arrive in downtown Toronto. Overnight in Toronto.

Feature Dinner in Toronto
You’re travelling the Fresh Tracks Canada way, so relax - we have the inside scoop to make sure your vacation is off to a great start! We want your first meal to be memorable – and what better spot than the CN tower? Sit in awe of the spectacular 360 degree views of the city as you eat world class cuisine.

Day 2 – Tour Toronto or the Roaring Waters of Niagara Falls
Choose from the following 3 options to enjoy Toronto and its surrounding area to the fullest.

• Option 1: Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls
Join a guide to see one of the great natural wonders of the world - Niagara Falls. The Hornblower Voyage to the Falls takes you close enough to the falls to feel the spray on your face. Nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming Canadian town, and the perfect place to unwind on your vacation.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Twilight Toronto Island Tour by Bike
Just a short ferry across Toronto harbour is the hidden gem of the Toronto Islands. By evening, the daytime crowds have retreated to the city, meaning you experience what few others do, the beauty of the islands after dusk by bicycle!
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: Choice of Toronto Food Tour
Take your pick of culinary adventures in Toronto. From a unique pizza tour to a Chinatown exploration. There is also the option to venture to the Corktown+Canary and Distillery District, a neighbourhood with a long Irish immigrant history. Learn about different areas of the city and of course sample some delicious foods along the way including ‘the best dark chocolate in the world’.
Activity rating: Moderate

Day 3 – Explore Toronto then VIA Rail’s Canadian Train – Toronto to Jasper
Spend a day exploring Toronto’s many unique and colourful neighbourhoods.

You have the choice of
2 options to explore Toronto today:

• Option 1: Hop on/ Hop off Toronto Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy this snapshot tour of Toronto from the top of a London style double decker bus. Manage your own schedule, and hop on and off at the sites that interest you the most.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Culture Nature and Discovery Walk
Take a look at Indigenous culture in Toronto on this day tour. Walk towards the shores of Lake Ontario along the River Humber in this idyllic greenspace in the west of Toronto. Discover what life was like for the first inhabitants of the area, smell sacred healing plants, taste delights that are natural and plentiful to the area, and learn the knowledge of indigenous teachings.
Activity rating: Moderate

This evening check in for your train departure, then you’re on your way to the great Canadian Rockies! The trans Canada overnight train between Toronto and Jasper is an incredible rail journey that takes three full days. Leave the picturesque lake lands of Northern Ontario behind, as you travel west to Jasper.

Day 4 & 5 – Canadian Rail Journey to the West – Onboard the Canadian Train
The scenery changes once again as you travel across the undulating plain of the prairie provinces. Settle into your seat and enjoy watching the passing Canadian sights from your window. This is the second and third day and night of your rail journey.

Day 6 – Enter Canada’s Rocky Mountains – Arrive in Jasper
Step off the Canadian train and take a deep breath – you’re here in the Canadian Rockies and the crisp mountain air is invigorating. You are completely surrounded by trees and snow topped mountain peaks standing in the distance. It’s a town with all the modern touches, but the splendor of the Canadian Rockies is never out of reach.

Day 7 – Jasper Tour
Spend the day exploring the jewel of the Rockies, Jasper.

You have
3 options to choose from today to help you enjoy Jasper to its fullest:

• Option 1: Maligne Lake Cruise or Walk
Watch out for antlers peeking through the trees on this small group sightseeing tour by mini-coach to Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and a cruise to Spirit Island.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Jasper Nature Walk
Explore Jasper National Park on a professionally guided interpretive walk. Enjoy a leisurely pace, and plenty of time for photos and discussion. See wildlife, get close to rare alpine wildflowers, and stunning valley views.
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3:
Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
Experience the thrill of riding in a sidecar of a powerful Harley Davidson touring motorcycle - view famous lakes, historical viewpoints and attractions of the Jasper area. This is a sightseeing tour unlike any other for 1 or 2 people.
Activity rating: Easy

Day 8 – The Icefields Parkway – Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel along the spine of the Rockies, on what is surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world – the Icefields Parkway to picture perfect Lake Louise.

Here are
2 options for exploring the Icefields Parkway today:

• Option 1: Small Group Sightseeing Tour
With a small group and guide, explore the Icefields and its main attractions. Stop to enjoy a picnic lunch, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, and marvel at the Glacier Skywalk. In the late afternoon arrive in the stunning Lake Louise area, the picture perfect overnight stop in the north of the Canadian Rockies.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience
Explore the Icefields at your own pace with a private driver-guide. Step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour you won’t soon forget. Marvel at the natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from the Icefields base and soar over Cline Pass and multiple glaciers. Snap a picture of a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from two glacial lakes!
Activity rating: Easy

Feature Dinner in Lake Louise
This evening you’ll relax and make memories over an indulgent dining experience. With spectacular lake views and attentive service, indulge in a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview Dining Room.

Day 9 – Explore the Mountains – Lake Louise to Banff
You have the morning to cherish Lake Louise. You may wish to simply relax and soak in the views and enjoy free time. Or, ask us for our Lake Louise activity menu, which includes activities such as a voyageur canoe paddle, a Lake Louise gondola ride, a guided hike or Afternoon Tea in the Fairview dining room.

Later, a guided interpretive transfer with time for photo stops brings you to Banff. A lively mountain town with great restaurants, Banff is a welcome change of pace. Enjoy strolling Banff Avenue or try one of the numerous outdoor adventures offered in this outdoor playground. Overnight in Banff.

Day 10 – In the Canadian Rockies – Explore Banff
Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rockies air and head out for a day of exploration.

You have
3 options to choose from today to help you enjoy Banff:

• Option 1: Banff Sightseeing Tour
Explore the historic sights, hear the folklore, and visit scenic viewpoints surrounding the Banff town site on a small group bus tour.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Sunrise Photography Tour
Wake up early to experience the magical wilderness of Banff National Park at sunrise. Explore with a private guide and learn how to take great photos. Ideal for the amateur photographer wanting to increase their skills with a manual camera. This is a sure way to make friends and family at home jealous!
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: Banff Heli-Hike and Picnic
Get away from the crowds and soar above the peaks of the Canadian Rockies on a guided heli-hike. View pristine and breathtaking vistas that will leave you speechless, and step out into a natural landscape inaccessible to the average tourist.
Activity rating: Moderate

Insider tip: We’ve included admission to the Banff Gondola today. We recommend an evening gondola ride, once the crowds have dispersed for the day. As you glide through the air, the panoramic vistas at the summit will completely take your breath away.

Day 11 – Onboard Rocky Mountaineer
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers you a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 12 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver Arrival
Your journey travels west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through the winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 13 – Depart With Fond Memories Made
Much too soon, you leave the clean air and colorful sights of Canada behind as your across Canada train vacation comes to an end.

Common Questions

Are you on the train the whole time?

All of our trips include some stops to get off the train, to explore Canada's beautiful national parks and unique cities. However, if you're keen to maximize your time onboard, we'll pair you up with the perfect experience.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife and northern lights train trips, our vacations are not typically "escorted." We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe. Click here for a more detailed comparison.

How do the trains work in Canada compared to the US or UK?

Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in Europe and the US), the two main rail providers here are driven by tourism. You'll experience the romance of true trans-continental rail travel, with a wide selection of services, accommodation types, plus great food.

What types of trains are used?

Two main companies operate trains in Canada: VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer.

Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along 3 of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You'll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.

VIA Rail is Canada's national train provider, with routes running Coast to Coast and through remote parts of Northern Canada. The type of train depends on your journey, and can vary from the classic trans-continental sleeper trains to daylight trains with overnight stops.

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

Geology and Free Drinks

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What Clients Say

It was total relaxation with no stress

It was total relaxation with no stress

Star Rating 5

This was the most perfectly prepared trip ever. There were no flaws or missteps anywhere. It was total relaxation with no stress. The suggested accommodations at the Fairmont were beyond expectations, and the suggested membership at President's Club a very smart move. We loved the small tour groups... read more

What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Hornblower cruise of the Niagara Falls - Hornblower cruise of the Niagara Falls
Hornblower cruise of the Niagara Falls
Private cabin on the train - Private cabin on the train
Private cabin on the train
Gourmet meals on the train - Gourmet meals on the train
Gourmet meals on the train
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer - Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Accommodations & rail service:
9 nights of hotel accommodation
3 nights onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian train, in a private cabin
2 spectacular days on the Rocky Mountaineer train, between Banff and Vancouver

Sightseeing & activities:
• Your choice of hand-picked activities in Toronto, Jasper, Banff, and along the Icefields Parkway*
Interpretive transfer between Lake Louise and Banff
Banff Gondola Ride

* Price of your trip may vary depending on activity choices.
* Some activities may not be available on all trip start dates, due to seasonal weather conditions. Your Vacation Advisor can provide further details.

Dining experiences:
• Feature dinner in Toronto or Vancouver depending on your trip’s direction
• 3 course dining experience in Lake Louise - either Chateau Lake Louise or Moraine Lake Lodge
• 12 delicious meals onboard the trains

A personalized pick up from your arrival airport
Train station transfers in Toronto, Jasper, Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
A personalized departure transfer, in time for your flight home

Additional Inclusions:
Gratuities for most private tours and transfers (unless otherwise noted)
Documentation package
Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service


Not Included

• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour & some transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian Sales Taxes



Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Touring Eastern Canada by train
Touring Eastern Canada by train
• Upgrade, or mix and match hotel and lodge accommodations.
• Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer - Dome windows optimize your view of the great scenery, excellent food and an outdoor viewing platform allowing wonderful photographic opportunities make this option a must.
• Add a cruise to your trip, along Alaska’s Inside Passage .
• Extend your stay in Eastern Canada, by adding one of our train tours through Ontario and Quebec.
• Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies to explore the nature trails with a naturalist guide, enjoy a gentle guided canoe paddle on Lake Louise, indulge in afternoon tea in the Fairview dining room, add a thrilling helicopter ride, or simply enjoy some quiet time to relax.
• Add a trip to Victoria, British Columbia’s quaint capital city on Vancouver Island to go whale watching, visit the Butchart Gardens, and experience the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest.

Accommodation Options

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodation options. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

Georgian Court Hotel - Enjoy a soak  before heading out for a stroll along Robson StreetGeorgian Court Hotel - Join in the fun street atmosphere of Vancouver in the summerGeorgian Court Hotel - Sink into your comfy bed after a day of exploration

Georgian Court Hotel

An example of our Comfort accommodations

The Georgian Court Hotel features 180 guestrooms in a 12-story brick building, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy a comfortable sleep in your elegant room, surf the internet with the complimentary wireless, or enjoy a meal on the seasonal patio.

Rimrock Resort - Exterior of resortRimrock Resort - Resort lobbyRimrock Resort - Rimrock during winterRimrock Resort - Many rooms have beautiful mountain views

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

The 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, when you enter the main lobby, you are actually on the 7th floor, and the views from the pamorama of windows over the Bow Valley are simply stunning. The hotel has an upscale yet understated feel, and the service is impeccable.

Fairmont Royal York - Exterior of hotelFairmont Royal York - Fairmont RoomFairmont Royal York - Indoor PoolFairmont Royal York - Hotel from across the water

Fairmont Royal York

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

Another of the original historic Fairmont properties, close to shopping and dining, and just steps to Union Station and the theatre district. The hotel features 5 restaurants, a bar, a health club, and shops.

Moraine Lake Lodge - Deck overlooking Moraine LakeMoraine Lake Lodge - Canoes are complimentary to guestsMoraine Lake Lodge - Moraine Lake Lodge - Enjoy complimentary market-fresh breakfast, and gourmet diningMoraine Lake Lodge - An authentic mountain experience

Moraine Lake Lodge

An example of our Luxury Mountain Lodge accommodations

Ask our vacation planners about customizing your trip, to stay in some of our more secluded, intimate, and unique wilderness lodges. First class service, gourmet cuisine, and luxurious accommodations are combined with rustic ambiance in a stunning setting. Step out of your doorway for a morning hike, then relax on your patio sipping wine, gazing at the reflection of snow capped peaks on pristine mountain lakes. Here, the only noise is the whispering of pines and the calls of alpine birds.


Prices & Dates

2017 Toronto Start Dates
April 20, 23, 27, 30
May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
September 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
October 1, 5

2017 Vancouver Start Dates*
April 27, 30
May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
June 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
July 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
September 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
October 1, 5, 8

2018 Toronto Start Dates
Every Thursday & Sunday between April 19 - October 4

2018 Vancouver Start Dates
Every Thursday & Sunday between April 26 - October 7

*Please note that start dates from Vancouver include only 1 night in Jasper, and will have different tour options in Toronto (please inquire for these trip prices)

The prices listed below are based on travel service and hotel class for this journey:
• Prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single, triple and child rates can be provided on request.
• Pricing is based on departure date, travel service and hotel class for this journey and may vary from your personalized itinerary.

Comfort Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $6,290to US $8,307per person

Our Comfort Level vacations include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations. Combined with our unique sightseeing tours and personalized service, you’ll receive exceptional value, a step above what you might expect anywhere else.

Superior Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $6,880to US $9,053per person

Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

Fresh Tracks Favorite
Deluxe Level Hotels
GoldLeaf Train Service
from US $7,990to US $10,357per person

On our Deluxe Level vacation, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget. Enjoy unique sightseeing experiences and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

Canadian Train Vacations Vs. Others

Canadian Train Vacations Local Travel Agency Online Booking
Independent Travel

Flexibility and freedom of a personalized tour to suit your travel goals.

Personalized itineraries

Carefully crafted to your budget and needs.

Insider Knowledge

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

Local Support

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

No-one can be trusted more

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

Our accreditation and consumer protection partners

Pre-packaged Trips

One-size-fits-all approach.


Group Tours

Cheapest type of travel with rigid itineraries and crowds.


Why choose us?

Online booking sites prefer you to book your vacation with them online. Truthfully, they'd prefer you not to bother them at all! Our approach is completely the opposite.

We don't use online booking – instead we use technology to put visitors directly in touch with our Canadian travel insiders because we believe the best vacations are personal.

Online booking sites and local travel agencies focus on multiple destinations – we focus only on Canada because it's our home and we know it better than anyone else.

Fresh Tracks Canada Team

Canadian Train Vacations Team

No one can be trusted more...

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

Consumer Protection BC

Consumer Protection BC

  • License Number: 31202
  • The Travel Assurance Fund (TAF) provides a possible source of compensation when consumers do not receive the travel services they purchased through a BC licensed travel agent.


  • Membership Number: Y6176
  • Our UK clients have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct which means that all package holidays sold by Canadian Train Vacations (Fresh Tracks Canada) in the UK are covered by a full financial protection in the event of the company failure.
  • We're one of the only agencies in Canada offering this protection.
BBB Accreditation Business


  • A BBB Accredited Business since 08/02/2008
  • Highest rating: A+
  • BBB has determined that Fresh Tracks (Canada) Inc meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.


  • Fresh Tracks Canada is an IATA Accredited Agent.
  • Full accreditation authorizes travel agents to sell international and/or domestic tickets on behalf of IATA member airlines. It also allows access to IATA's Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP), an efficient interface for invoicing and payment between the agent, airlines and transport providers.

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

It was total relaxation with no stress

Star Rating 5
October 6, 2016

This was the most perfectly prepared trip ever. There were no flaws or missteps anywhere. It was total relaxation with no stress. The suggested accommodations at the Fairmont were beyond expectations, and the suggested membership... read more at President's Club a very smart move. We loved the small tour groups - avoiding the 60+ passenger busses.

The trip of a lifetime

Star Rating 5
September 9, 2016

8 cities, 5 provinces, 2 train rides, 11912.3643 kilometers, 4500+ pictures, 1 helicopter ride over Niagara Falls, the trip of a lifetime and it was amazing. The Rocky Mountaineer and staff was phenomenal, Banff was our favorite.... read more The Rimrock Resort was the best! We should have stayed there a week.

The logistics were perfect

Star Rating 5
September 9, 2016

The train travel was great. The quantity and quality of tours were just right. We enjoyed being busy but also having some downtime and some time to explore on our own. The places we liked best were Niagara Falls, Banff, and Vancouver.... read more We added two days in Vancouver to the end of the standard trip and were very happy that we did. We enjoyed Vancouver the most of all the cities we visited. The logistics were perfect - everything went exactly as planned.

Everyone was very helpful and friendly

Star Rating 5
July 5, 2016

Everyone/everywhere was very helpful and friendly. We have already started to distribute material to our friends who have indicated an interest in such a trip. Thanks again.

Not one glitch or missed transfer

Star Rating 5
July 4, 2016

Well, you certainly did create an extraordinary vacation for the us! Everything was perfect! Not one glitch or missed transfer. Everyone was where they were supposed to be at the appointed time, including us! We loved every... read more minute and thank you for doing such a wonderful job. We especially loved that our 50th anniversary was acknowledged at every turn with chocolate strawberries, etc. and I'm sure some upgraded beautiful rooms. The scenery is beyond belief. From the forests of Ontario, to the prairies of Saskatchewan, we loved it. The Canadian Rockies speak for themselves. Thanks so much for all you did. Canada is a beautiful country.

We felt like a king and queen and we were definitely spoiled

Star Rating 5
June 8, 2015

We would like to thank you again for the surprise champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. That really started off our trip. We would like to thank you for our wonderful vacation experience as all the information that you... read more sent to us was so well organized. Our trip was beyond our expectations. All hotels, tours and trains not only met but exceeded what we had hoped for. All hotels recognized our anniversary and upgraded us to a suite or a larger room. We felt like a king and queen and we were definitely spoiled. Upgrading to the GoldLeaf Rocky Mountaineer was a wonderful experience and totally first class. The staff was exceptional and the food was absolutely delicious. The Rocky Mountaineer honored our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a champagne lunch and gave us an autographed copy of the book "Unforgettable Journey -Stories from the Rocky Mountaineer" signed by the staff. We were totally surprised by their thoughtfulness. We were very fortunate to have the best weather during our 2 weeks and we were very lucky that our train rides ran pretty close to schedules. We have so many great memories but one of the highlights of our trip occurred in Jasper. We decided to take the motorcycle/side car tour and we were able to photograph a grizzly bear from the back of the Haney about 15 feet away eating dandelions. Unbelievable! Once again, we thank you for all you've done for making our anniversary trip a dream come true. Thanks for the memories.

We had lobsters in Nova Scotia

Star Rating 5
July 7, 2014

Yesterday we reached Victoria after a wonderful trip you arranged for us from Toronto to Vancouver as part of our Canadian ocean-to-ocean excursion. We learned a lot and saw a lot of Canada, as we intended. All our arrangements... read more including Fresh Track's went very well. We hiked in Nova Scotia and Lake Louise and walked a lot in Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. The weather was mostly fine, only a few rainy days. The train accommodations were very comfortable. The luxurious Rocky Mountaineer was in a class with South Africa's Blue Train that we rode in 2011. We had lobsters in Nova Scotia and fine meals on the trains and in the hotels. The Royal York and Jasper Park Lodge were excellent, but our rooms at Chateau Lake Louise, Rim Rock, and Pan Pacific had fantastic views and were outstanding. We were surprised to have Peter of Imperial Global Chauffeur meet us on arrival at Vancouver and again transport us to our bus for Victoria.

This is service!

Star Rating 5
June 21, 2014

Pre-trip: I would like to tell you how GREAT two of your employes have been. First, Georgia was a wonderful help in planning my trip making sure I had all the information. Any changes we made I was notified of the change right away.... read more She was very pleasant on the phone and very customer friendly. Second, Jeremie emailed me 35 days before the trip to make sure all my questions were answered. This is service! If my trip goes the way these people have taken care of me I cannot help but have a good time. Post-trip: It was GREAT! We had a great time and there were no bad surprises. Your boss should be proud of you - your planning was some of the best I have ever been involved in. If you have anyone who is in doubt, just have them email or call me. I am so glad you put me into the Gold Leaf section, it was well worth the money!

An excellent trip

Star Rating 5
September 5, 2013

A special thanks for informing the hotels in regards to our 39th wedding anniversary. It started with wine at the Westin, a spacious suite at the Sawridge Inn, a suite and champagne at the Fairmont Chateau, chocolate cherries and... read more a suite at the Sutton Place, and a suite at the Hotel Grand Pacific. They all helped us celebrate this special occasion. The first sign that this was going to be a great trip was the timely pick up at the airport by Rosedale Livery. Excellent limo service from airport and to train station. All hotels were very good in their own way. Sundog Tours did a great job and we had small groups. The Toronto Bus Tour to the falls was good. The Pacific Coach Lines tour to Victoria exceeded my expectations. The driver took us to our hotel after the tour. The Rocky Mountaineer is a first class operation. The tour went very smoothly except the mountaineer was 2 hours early and we called the limo service who responded immediately. I know you were responsible for the almost perfect weather. The only fair day we had was in Toronto on the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus day. It poured down rain and we rode inside part of the day and took the boat around the lake. This was an excellent trip and I have no comments on ways to improve the logistics of covering the amount of territory in the time frame given. You did an excellent job and you have a good stable of service providers and hotels. Thanks!

Thank you for all of the wonderful service

Star Rating 5
June 16, 2013

We had a wonderful trip. The flooding in Alberta was a tragedy for those residents but only a minor inconvenience for us. Our thoughts are with them. You did a splendid job of alternate scheduling in Vancouver. LandSea Tours are... read more excellent. We are veteran travellers and I must say that the Rocky Mountaineer experience is in the top of our list of enjoyment. We want to do Calgary – Kamloops – Quesnel – North Vancouver next. We realize that the itinerary will take some planning and perhaps extra nights somewhere but we know Fresh Tracks can accomplish it. Thank you for all of the wonderful service.

All the logistics worked very well

Star Rating 5
May 10, 2011

Just wanted to say thanks for organizing our trip. All the logistics worked very well and the Rocky Mountaineer ride was spectacular. The holiday exceeded our expectations and the service we received from all staff we met during... read more the whole trip was excellent. We have recommended you to other UK friends who are planning this trip in the future.

A great experience not to be missed

Star Rating 5
February 7, 2008

Firstly we thank Fresh Tracks for the excellent organization of our trip and dealing so efficiently with the minor problem we had with our car rental. Travelling in winter does have its advantages as places are not overcrowded... read more with people. This was advantageous on VIA Rail's the Canadian as there were only ten of us travelling in the sleepers. There was plenty of space in the domed viewing car and there was a 'family' feel to dining, where all the meals were of the highest quality, as we all ate at one sitting and made friends with all our fellow travellers and were fascinated by the tales and experiences they recounted to us! The VIA railway staff, from our beginning in Jasper right through to Quebec, which included two rail transfers, could not have been more helpful in giving us advice and pointing us in the right direction. The Winter Carnival in Quebec was fascinating and an experience not to be missed. There was so much to do and the events and activities suited all age ranges. Quebec City was an interesting place and really needed more time to explore but there is always another time. We found it interesting to see the different cultures between the Rockies and the Quebec region but found people very helpful in both areas despite our poor attempts at the French language. For a party of four 'oldies' a holiday like this, although tiring at times, was a great experience not to be missed! Again, thanks to Fresh Tracks for their organization of such a holiday.

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  • 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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Based in Canada with 20 years experience and over 15,000 personalized vacations.
Choose from handpicked experiences that create memories of a life-time.
Experience Canada with seamless transfers. All coordinated and planned to your taste.

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East Meets West Train Explorer
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from US $5,250

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Canada Coast to Coast by Train
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from US $8,980

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

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

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

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:

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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.