What we love about this trip
• See Canada's world famous towns & cities: Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver
• 2 days on Rocky Mountaineer
• 3 nights on VIA Rail
• Mt Robson (highest peak in the Rockies)
• Choice of great hotels
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.
Westbound itinerary shown. Eastbound follows the same itinerary in reverse.
Day 1, 2, and 3 – Your across Canada train vacation begins – onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian train
It’s hard not to be immediately captured by the exciting sounds of Canada’s largest city, as you are whisked from the Toronto airport to Union Station. Here,
The Canadian train awaits and the magic of your across Canada rail trip sinks in. You are shown to your private cabin complete with a large picture window and seats that become a comfortable bed. A panoramic dome car – where you can relax, unwind, and take in all the sights – is steps from your cabin. Tasty meals are served in an elegant yet casual dining car and chatting over a drink with fellow travelers keeps you engaged throughout your trans Canadian journey. Climb into your warm bed and let yourself be rocked to sleep by the clickety-click of timeless tracks - if only every vacation was so relaxing. After three peaceful nights on the Canadian train, you spot the snow covered peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight onboard the Canadian.
Day 4 - Enter the Canadian Rockies – arrive in Jasper
Step off the Canadian Train and take a deep breath – the crisp mountain air is revitalizing after your long trans-Canadian journey. You are completely surrounded by mountains and trees. Jasper is in the middle of pure pristine wilderness. The quiet is relaxing and you are at ease as you make your way to your charming hotel in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 5 - Your across Canada train trip continues - a day in Jasper National Park
Explore the magnificent Maligne Valley on a tour and cruise, and discover striking natural beauty, abundant wildlife and a genuine geological mystery. While searching for osprey, bald eagles, big horn sheep, elk, deer and bears, you’ll visit the longest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, view a spectacular 50-metre gorge created by 10,000 years of erosion and travel to “disappearing” Medicine Lake, the source of what is believed to be the largest underground river system in Canada. Spend the night in Jasper.
Day 6 - On the Rocky Mountaineer train – Jasper to Kamloops
The train’s whistle breaks the morning silence and the smell of fresh fruit and orange juice wafts through your car as the Rocky Mountaineer pulls out of the train station in Jasper and you continue across Canada. Step onto the outdoor viewing platform for unobstructed views, cool breezes, and if you’re lucky a light misting off Pyramid Falls. Early in the evening, after a day of good food, great company, and awe-inspiring scenery, the Rocky Mountaineer train arrives in Kamloops. Enjoy the warm weather and perhaps a glass of the local Okanagan Valley wine before bedding down for a good night’s rest. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 7 – Continue Across Canada by Train – Kamloops to Vancouver
This morning, return to your home on rails – the Rocky Mountaineer. Travel through the mighty Thompson Canyon before catching sight of awesome Hell’s Gate, where 200 million gallons of water push their way through the narrow gorge. This afternoon you travel through the lush Fraser Valley before arriving in Vancouver, a city surrounded by mountains and ocean. Vancouver’s laid back personality is just the kind of last stop you need after your train trip across Canada. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 8 - With Fond Memories Made – Depart Vancouver
Much too soon, you leave the clean air and colorful sights of Canada behind as your Canadian train trip comes to an end.
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Here are just a few of the things to look forward to on this trip...
Spectacular Rocky Mountaineer train
Private cabin on Via Rail 'Canadian' train
Gourmet meals on the trains
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
Renting a car and exploring the area
Whalewatching and wildlife tours
Golfing at world-famous resorts