Across Canada by Train

13

days

per person from $ 5,504

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars (10 reviews)

<p>A true Bucket List experience – a rail journey across this great country, from the rugged East Coast, across the vast Prairies, through the magnificent Rockies to the pristine rainforest of the West Coast – all at a pace that suits you.</p>
						<p>We work hard behind the scenes to ensure all your connections are seamless, each detail is perfect and every moment captivates you from beginning to end...</p> <p>No vacation across Canada would be complete without a chance to witness the awesome power of Niagara Falls.</p>
						<p>But Fresh Tracks specializes in places off the beaten path, too. So, we include a private tour of the wonderful area surrounding the Falls. Wine tastings at <strong>local vineyards</strong>, lunch in the quaint colonial town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, it’s a part of the country many don’t get to see.</p> <p>Shimmering grasslands stretching beyond the horizon, ancient boreal forests, charming folks from tiny towns – few visitors are lucky enough to experience the haunting beauty of the <strong>Canadian Prairies</strong>.</p>
						<p>But you will, aboard Via Rail’s legendary Canadian. There are numerous routes, and service levels, with advantages to each. We’ll work with you to determine which work best for you.</p> <p>You’ll never forget your first moments in the Canadian Rockies. Pictures or words can’t begin to describe their magnificence.</p>
						<p>Over the years, we’ve learned smaller tours with the right guide ensure our clients’ experiences are even more spectacular. Guides like <strong>Joe</strong>, a cowboy poet who weaves stories and personal accounts into rich tapestries that are nothing short of amazing.</p> <p>The iconic panorama of <strong>Lake Louise</strong> is the highlight of this trip for many. The area is blessed with so much beauty. We recommend reveling in the romantic atmosphere with a quiet dinner overlooking the lake at sunset.</p>
						<p>Arranging that special dinner is just one of the little things we love doing to add as many special moments to your journey as we possibly can.</p> <p>Fabulous food, open-air viewing cars, onboard commentary – your experience onboard the <strong>Rocky Mountaineer</strong> will be exceptional.</p>
						<p>You’ll board the train in Banff, a breathtaking little town that caters to foodies, shopaholics and adventurous types alike. We give you plenty of time to explore it on your own and still ensure your connection to the Rocky Mountaineer is seamless.</p> <p>Your train journey ends in <strong>Vancouver</strong>, but there are still many adventures waiting for you in this sparkling seaside metropolis.</p>
						<p>This is where we live, so we’re brimming with brilliant recommendations, from the right tours to the coolest shops. In fact, a lot of clients look to us to suggest the perfect waterfront restaurant to end this spectacular experience in style.</p>
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The ‘Bear’ Essentials

A true Bucket List experience – a rail journey across this great country, from the rugged East Coast, across the vast Prairies, through the magnificent Rockies to the pristine rainforest of the West Coast – all at a pace that suits you.

We work hard behind the scenes to ensure all your connections are seamless, each detail is perfect and every moment captivates you from beginning to end...

Beyond the mighty falls

No vacation across Canada would be complete without a chance to witness the awesome power of Niagara Falls.

But Fresh Tracks specializes in places off the beaten path, too. So, we include a private tour of the wonderful area surrounding the Falls. Wine tastings at local vineyards, lunch in the quaint colonial town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, it’s a part of the country many don’t get to see.

Unexpected beauty in the prairies

Shimmering grasslands stretching beyond the horizon, ancient boreal forests, charming folks from tiny towns – few visitors are lucky enough to experience the haunting beauty of the Canadian Prairies.

But you will, aboard Via Rail’s legendary Canadian. There are numerous routes, and service levels, with advantages to each. We’ll work with you to determine which work best for you.

The key to the ultimate experience

You’ll never forget your first moments in the Canadian Rockies. Pictures or words can’t begin to describe their magnificence.

Over the years, we’ve learned smaller tours with the right guide ensure our clients’ experiences are even more spectacular. Guides like Joe, a cowboy poet who weaves stories and personal accounts into rich tapestries that are nothing short of amazing.

Little details make a big difference

The iconic panorama of Lake Louise is the highlight of this trip for many. The area is blessed with so much beauty. We recommend reveling in the romantic atmosphere with a quiet dinner overlooking the lake at sunset.

Arranging that special dinner is just one of the little things we love doing to add as many special moments to your journey as we possibly can.

Seamless connections make amazing moments

Fabulous food, open-air viewing cars, onboard commentary – your experience onboard the Rocky Mountaineer will be exceptional.

You’ll board the train in Banff, a breathtaking little town that caters to foodies, shopaholics and adventurous types alike. We give you plenty of time to explore it on your own and still ensure your connection to the Rocky Mountaineer is seamless.

Spectacular to the last moment

Your train journey ends in Vancouver, but there are still many adventures waiting for you in this sparkling seaside metropolis.

This is where we live, so we’re brimming with brilliant recommendations, from the right tours to the coolest shops. In fact, a lot of clients look to us to suggest the perfect waterfront restaurant to end this spectacular experience in style.

What we love about this trip

• See Canada's world famous towns & cities: Toronto, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Vancouver
• Enjoy unique, small group sightseeing excursions
• 2 days on Rocky Mountaineer
• 3 nights on VIA Rail
• Spectacular Niagara Falls!
• Choice of our recommended hotels

 

Itinerary

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
The sounds of Canada’s largest city welcome you as you arrive in downtown Toronto. Couples hurry along the sidewalk, rushing to one of Toronto’s big stage productions. A woman quickly shifts all her shopping bags to one arm as she raises a hand to hail a cab, and the smell of Chinese food makes you salivate as a delivery boy bikes along the street in front of you. Toronto beckons and you’re anxious to get out and explore the city.

Day 2 – Roaring Waters – Tour Niagara Falls
Meet a guide this morning, as you travel to southern Ontario’s greatest natural wonder – Niagara Falls. You wonder how many major cities are so close to nature, as you cross the fruit producing area of St. Catherine’s, and the wineries of the Niagara Peninsula.

Arriving at the Falls, don a stylish waterproof poncho - the classy uniform of the hornblower boat cruise, and prepare for a wet but exciting adventure. Your poncho keeps you from getting soaked as your boat takes you close enough to the falls to feel the spray on your face. A scenic drive along the Niagara Parkway will take you to serene Niagara-on-the-Lake. Buy some local wine as a memento of your Canadian train vacation and unwind as you stroll through the local shops. Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3 - Explore Toronto then Via Rail’s The Canadian –Toronto to Jasper
Take today at your own pace - you have the morning to enjoy a Toronto city tour. This tour includes the CN Tower, SkyDome, Casa Loma, Queens Park and Chinatown to name a few.

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 3 full days. Leave the picturesque lakelands 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 mountains and trees. You look to your left and see a downtown gas station with a snow topped mountain peak standing proudly in the distance behind it. Jasper is summed up in that one view. It’s a town with all the modern touches, but the splendor of the Canadian Rockies is never out of your thoughts.

Day 7 – Jasper Tour
Embark on a tour of one of the most spectacular areas of Canada’s west in Jasper National Park. The first stop is at Maligne Canyon where 10,000 years of erosion have created a 49-meter deep gorge. Set off on a short walk to marvel at the Maligne River as it thunders through the canyon in a series of waterfalls. From the canyon continue to the “mysteriously” disappearing Medicine Lake and then to Maligne Lake for a 90-minute interpretative boat cruise bound for the world-renowned -Spirit Island; bring your camera, as this truly is a picture postcard setting. After the boat cruise, relax and soak up the sights or enjoy a tasty treat at the Lake Chalet.

Day 8 – The Icefields Parkway – Jasper to Lake Louise
A once in a lifetime experience awaits today, as you climb onboard your comfortable touring van, with a small group of companions and a local guide. The Icefields Parkway is one of the few places in the world where features of the ice age still exist, and is home for bears, elk, moose, mountain goats, and sheep. The Columbia Icefield is its crown jewel, where modern day explorers can take an Ice Explorer out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier for a spectacular Ice Age adventure and take in the view from the Glacier Skywalk. A picnic lunch and Ice Explorer ride is included. The grand finale comes late this afternoon, as you arrive at Lake Louise. Here you’ll see glaciers tumbling down mountainsides, into serene turquoise waters.

Day 9 – Explore the Mountains – Lake Louise to Banff
You have the morning to cherish Lake Louise. Ask us to book you an optional activity, such as a guided gentle canoe paddle, guided walk, or high tea in the Fairview dining room.

This afternoon you transfer to Banff, the liveliest of the mountain towns on your Canadian holiday. Quaint shops are interspersed with chain stores, horse drawn carriages line the street waiting to show you around town, and the scent of homemade maple fudge wafts out of sweet shops. After your laid back night at Lake Louise, the atmosphere in Banff is exhilarating.

Day 10 – In the Canadian Rockies – Explore Banff
Take a small group tour through the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade, and Norquay while learning about the natural attractions of the wind-shaped hoodoos. Surprise Corner along Tunnel Mountain Drive delivers a breathtaking view of the valley without comparison. Finally, experience an 8 minute gentle ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a four-person, fully enclosed gondola. A spectacular view and picture taking opportunity await you at the top of this 360 degree panoramic vantage of Bow Valley and the surrounding Rockies. Take your time to enjoy the view or go for a walk, and return to your hotel at your leisure.

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 remarkable 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 – With Fond Memories Made – Your Canadian train trip concludes
Much too soon, you leave the clean air and colorful sights of Canada behind as your across Canada train vacation comes to an end.

 

 

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What's Included

Here are just a few of 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
Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island - Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island
Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island

 

 

 

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
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Renting a car and exploring the area - Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea - Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Touring Eastern Canada by train - Touring Eastern Canada by train
Touring Eastern Canada by train
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs - Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs

What's Included

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

• 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
• 12 delicious meals onboard the trains
• City tour in Toronto - 2 hr (Westbound) or Hop-On Hop-Off Toronto Tour (Eastbound). Private tour for Deluxe Plus guests.
• A full day of sightseeing in Niagara Falls, including a ride on the Hornblower (formerly Maid of the Mist) (boat cruise starts running May 1st) (private tour for Deluxe Plus guests)
• Nature tour along Maligne Valley, and a cruise on stunning Maligne Lake
(note - Maligne Lake cruise starts running in early June through mid October)
(private tour for Deluxe Plus guests)
• Small group sightseeing transfer along the Icefields Parkway, including a picnic lunch and a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier and Glacier Skywalk (full day private Icefields Parkway tour, with 55 minute helicopter tour over the Columbia Icefields for Deluxe Plus guests)
• Interpretive transfer from Lake Louise to Banff (private transfer for Deluxe Plus guests)
• Small group sightseeing tour of Banff and its surroundings (3 hour) (private tour for Deluxe Plus guests)
• Banff Gondola Ride
• 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
• Gratuities for most ‘private’ transfers and tours (unless otherwise indicated)
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

 

Customization & Upgrade Ideas

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize it to match your needs...

• 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.

 

Not Included

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

 

 

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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 - Deluxe RoomRimrock Resort - Rimrock during winter

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

The Rimrock Resort is one of Fresh Tracks favourite hotels! The hotel 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.

 

 

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Prices & Dates

2015 Start Dates - from Toronto
April 26, 30
May 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 24


2015 Start Dates - from Vancouver
April 30
May 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24
October 1


*Please note that start dates from Vancouver include only 1 night in Jasper, and will have a Hop-On Hop Off Tour in Toronto instead of a Guided City Tour (please inquire for these trip prices)

Below you’ll find the prices for this trip, along with some helpful hints. Make sure to give us a call to chat about your options.
• Prices are per person, and double means two people sharing a room. Please give us a call for triple or child rates.
• RedLeaf, SilverLeaf, and GoldLeaf refer to the type of train service on the Banff - Vancouver portion of the journey
• Comfort level includes ‘RedLeaf’ train service, and the Superior level includes ‘SilverLeaf’ train service. You can refer to the upgrade chart at the bottom of the page if you’d like to enhance your train journey
• Deluxe and Deluxe Plus levels include the GoldLeaf train service

RedLeaf Train Service &
Comfort Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 26 - May 24, 20155,5047,284
May 28 - Jun 25, 20156,2628,520
Jun 28 - Sep 13, 20156,7958,999
Sep 17 - Sep 24, 20156,6658,757
SilverLeaf Train Service &
Superior Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 26 - May 17, 20156,3968,524
May 21 - May 24, 20156,6938,964
May 28 - Jun 25, 20157,29810,060
Jun 28 - Sep 17, 20157,92510,687
Sep 24, 20157,76510,202
GoldLeaf Train Service &
Deluxe Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 26 - May 17, 20158,09611,139
May 21 - May 24, 20158,30811,566
May 28 - Jun 25, 20159,03212,772
Jun 28 - Sep 17, 20159,75513,571
Sep 24, 20159,18912,350
GoldLeaf Train Service &
Deluxe Plus Hotels
USD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 26 - May 17, 201511,07217,921
May 21 - May 24, 201511,41218,533
May 28 - Jun 25, 201512,16219,888
Jun 28 - Sep 17, 201512,84420,628
Sep 24, 201512,83520,325
SilverLeaf Upgrade for Comfort GuestsUSD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 26 - Oct 1, 2015442442
GoldLeaf Upgrade for Comfort GuestsUSD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 26 - Oct 1, 2015884884
GoldLeaf Upgrade for Superior GuestsUSD (per person)
DoubleSingle
Apr 26 - Oct 1, 2015442442

 

 

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

We had lobsters in Nova Scotia

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!

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

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!

It just kept getting better and better

It just kept getting better and better

Star Rating 5
August 19, 2013

The vacation was a nice blend of train and bus travel. We were all impressed with the pleasant and friendly assistance received from all the personnel: from transportation drivers and interpretive guides to train personnel and hotel... read more personnel. I can't really think of a thing to change. Except one night when VIA Rail was traveling at a great rate of speed, I think trying to make up for lost time, when the round wheels seemed like 'square'. Just kidding, as this added to the many experiences of the trip. I do believe the ending of the trip on Rocky Mountaineer really topped it all. In a way the vacation just kept getting better and better. Again, thank you for all your assistance and a job well done.

We have never felt so pampered

We have never felt so pampered

Star Rating 5
July 28, 2013

Our trip was FANTASTIC. We have never felt so pampered. We met some great folks. I got to practice my French in the dining car, and my German on the tour to the falls. (A bus full of German tourists). It's an adventure we shall... read more be talking about for a long time. We were late getting into Vancouver, and were fearful that our contact at the airport would have left despairing of our ever arriving. He was patiently waiting. The personalized treatment we received was very much appreciated.

Thank you for all of the wonderful service

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

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 truly grand experience

A truly grand experience

Star Rating 5
November 15, 2010

It was the most memorable trip! Everything was planned, prepared and handled so well and we really appreciate that. Again, thank you so very very much for making this a truly grand experience!

Wonderful from start to finish

Wonderful from start to finish

Star Rating 5
May 5, 2010

We have arrived home after the most amazing holiday and I have to say that most of it was all credit to you. Henry and I cannot thank you enough for the holiday that you arranged for us, it was absolutely awesome and it could never... read more have been done from here as professionally as you did it. All the tours you recommended we thoroughly enjoyed, our accommodation was wonderful all the way through and all the cars were waiting for us so everything was perfect. We have come back home raving about our trip and are recommending you to everyone so we certainly hope you do get more business from this end of the world. I have also recommended that Jackie, our Travel agent here, use your services. We received our credit on our card for which we thank you, have also told everyone about that as well and how the airlines offered an open ticket for a year, which is no good to us and would not help, but how you helped and have paid us out, yet another reason to use you. Once again thank you so much for all your help you were wonderful from start to finish.

A great experience not to be missed

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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Trip Map & Outline

Across Canada by Train – Map
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

What Clients Say

We had lobsters in Nova Scotia

Star Rating 5

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 including Fresh Track's went very well. We hiked in Nova Scotia and Lake...

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