Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train

Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train

5

days

starting from US $2,390per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars
(20 reviews)

Choose your own activities and experiences to enjoy between scenic train tours.

Tailor your stay to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

Only 10 days left on Special Offer

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 - this trip has it all. You’ll never forget the visit at Athabasca Glacier on your trip along the world-famous Icefields Parkway.

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Trip Outline

Arrive Vancouver* 1 night aboard VIA rail 1 night Jasper 2 nights Banff Depart Calgary *Can be done in reverse

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.

Eastbound itinerary shown. Westbound follows the same itinerary in reverse.

Day 1 – Arrive in Vancouver - Depart on VIA Rail’s Canadian Train
Frequently voted amongst the world’s most livable and beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains and ocean. Meet a driver at the airport, to take you to the train station for an evening departure. Depending on your time of arrival, you can relax and dine al fresco or get out and explore on foot or with a guided bicycle tour of Vancouver (ask your vacation advisor for more details).

The ‘Canadian’ is Canada’s most famous train, the route links Vancouver and Jasper using original steel rail cars from the 1950’s. Vancouver to Jasper is the most spectacular stretch of the whole journey. The train crosses the arable land of the Fraser Valley, travels northeast through the British Columbia interior, passing the Lac Du Bois and Wells Grey Provincial parks before ascending the Canadian Rockies and arriving in Jasper National Park the following day.

Day 2 – Heart of the Canadian Rockies – Arrive in Jasper
Arrive this afternoon into the Canadian Rockies and have the remainder of the afternoon to explore the town. Jasper is a quaint mountain town surrounded by the towering mountains and pristine wilderness of Jasper National Park - a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 3 – The Icefields Parkway – Jasper to Banff
Travel along the spine of the Rockies, on what is surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world - the Icefields Parkway.

There 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 Banff, a welcome change of pace, this bustling mountain town has a variety of things to do and see.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience
Spend the day with a private driver-guide, to explore the Icefields at your own pace. Then, step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour abundant in natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from an exclusive Icefields base and soar over Cline Pass and over Cline, Lion and Lioness Glaciers. You’ll also view a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes!
Activity rating: Easy

Your day concludes in the bustling mountain town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 4 – Banff – Rocky Mountain Natural Beauty
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 to its fullest.

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

• Option 2: Banff Photography Tour
On a privately guided photography workshop, discover Banff National Park from a new view point. Learn how to take great photos or improve your camera skills and make memories to bring home to share with friends and family.
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 5 - Departure
Much too soon you leave the fresh air and colorful sights of the Canadian Rockies as your Canada train trip comes to an end as you make your way to Calgary Airport.

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

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

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What Clients Say

We liked having everything set up for us

We liked having everything set up for us

Star Rating 5

We liked having everything set up for us, especially the travel within Canada, so all four vacationers could enjoy the scenery. Fresh Tracks was excellent, helpful, organized and they listened to our interests. We are very satisfied.

What's Included

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

Sleep in a private cabin on the train - Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Gourmet meals aboard the train - Gourmet meals aboard the train
Gourmet meals aboard the train
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer - Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Glacier ride on the Ice Explorer
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain - Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
Accommodations & rail service:
• 3 nights of hotel accommodation
• 1 night onboard the Canadian Train, in a private cabin for 1 or 2

Sightseeing & activities:
• Your choice of hand-picked activities in Banff, and along the Icefields Parkway*
• 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:
• Breakfast and lunch on the train

Transfers:
• Private transfer between Vancouver Airport and train station
• Bus transfer between Banff and Calgary Airport for Comfort & Superior guests
• Private transfer between Banff and Calgary Airport for Deluxe guests
• Train station transfer in Jasper

Additional:
• 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 & 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...

Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Golfing at world-famous Banff Springs
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
• Upgrade, or mix and match hotel and mountain lodge accommodations.
• Upgrade to a Suite on VIA Rail’s Canadian Train, for a larger cabin space.
• Add a cruise to your trip, along Alaska’s Inside Passage.
• Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies to explore, golf on world famous courses, 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.
• Visit the Olympic city of Whistler, and take in the sights and activities by spending a night or two there.

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.

Elk + Avenue Hotel - Contemporary lobby spaceElk + Avenue Hotel - Comfortable king bed roomElk + Avenue Hotel - Well-designed bathroomsElk + Avenue Hotel - Exterior of the Elk + AvenueElk + Avenue Hotel - Delicious onsite dining

Elk + Avenue Hotel

An example of our Comfort accommodations

Nestled between the majestic coastal mountains and the tides of the Pacific Ocean lies the city of Vancouver, and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Located within the hotel you will find a luxurious day spa, health club, award-winning restaurants and an array of designer shops in downtown Vancouver.

Rimrock Resort - Exterior of resortRimrock Resort - Resort lobbyRimrock Resort - Deluxe RoomRimrock Resort - Rimrock during winter

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

The 5 star 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 Jasper Park Lodge - The LodgeFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Outdoor PoolFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Elk on grounds of lodgeFairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Lake view of the lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

An example of our Deluxe Lodge accommodations

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is it's own Canadian wilderness resort. The property is made up of many buildings with different room types throughout the resort. Relax by the lake, or enjoy a round of golf on the beautiful Stanley Thompson Golf Course, or enjoy a game of ice hockey on the lodge's pond. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Elk as they walk past your building!

 

Prices & Dates

2017 Vancouver Start Dates
April 18, 21, 25, 28
May 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
June 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
July 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
August 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
September 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
October 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13

2017 Calgary Start Dates
April 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
June 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
July 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
August 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31
September 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30
October 3, 5, 7, 10, 12

2018 Vancouver Start Dates
Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday between May 1 - October 12

2018 Calgary Start Dates
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday April 19 - October 4

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
Private Cabin
from US $2,390to US $3,121per 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
Private Cabin
from US $2,589to US $3,407per 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
Private Cabin
from US $3,345to US $4,050per 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.

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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.

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

We liked having everything set up for us

Star Rating 5
October 13, 2016

We liked having everything set up for us, especially the travel within Canada, so all four vacationers could enjoy the scenery. Fresh Tracks was excellent, helpful, organized and they listened to our interests. We are very satisfied.

Wonderful service and scenery

Star Rating 5
September 19, 2016

Wonderful service and scenery. The best were the tour from Jasper to Banff and the tour around Banff.

Canada is beautiful

Star Rating 5
August 13, 2016

Canada is beautiful. Having never really traveled before we were afraid we would be clumped up with groups even though we were told we were not going to be. We saw some of the same people several times but never felt like we were... read more grouped. I liked the freedom of exploring ourselves but still everything was planned for us. Having our pick-ups arranged in advance was part of what made the trip the best.

We loved all the places we stayed

Star Rating 5
August 2, 2016

We had an amazing trip we'll never forget. It was so reassuring knowing that even if we did have any problems, we could just get in touch and you would be able to help. We loved all the places we stayed, we were a bit skeptical... read more as we went up the long dirt track to the lodge at Clearwater but it was so worth it - it was beautiful. Whenever we speak with someone who's thinking of a trip to Canada -  we're telling them to get in touch with Fresh Tracks so hopefully they do. Thanks again for a fantastic holiday.

We are extremely satisfied

Star Rating 5
July 26, 2016

The trip was all wonderful and handled like you want your customers to come back over and over. Thanks, we are extremely satisfied.

This vacation provided us with great memories

Star Rating 5
May 10, 2016

We truly enjoyed our vacation. The hotels were great. The limousine drivers were very professional and friendly and our tour guide was also outstanding. Our tour guides in Montreal and Quebec City were outstanding, too. We're... read more very appreciative of the customer service we received from you. This vacation provided us with a lot of great memories!

We loved the glaciers and seeing all the Rockies

Star Rating 5
May 15, 2016

We had a great time, everything went so smooth and all the accommodations were perfect! We loved the train and the hotel was nice! We saw a black bear in Jasper, so mission accomplished! We loved the glaciers and seeing all the... read more Rockies!

We felt like we were living in a National Geographic Magazine!

Star Rating 5
July 28, 2015

We loved our trip, everyone was so kind and I love Canada. We felt like we were living in a National Geographic Magazine! Banff and Jasper and of course Vancouver were incredible. I would like to return we needed more time for... read more sure! Happy campers from the Hofmann family!

Our expectations were more than met

Star Rating 5
July 17, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful vacation. Our expectations were more than met. The accommodations were excellent - the rooms, the operations, and the personnel. The train was perfect and a highlight. We slept like babies, saw/followed... read more the Columbia in the a.m.,and had absolutely wonderful meals. Staff is wonderful. The train station and delays are a bit of a challenge. (We departed 4 hours late from Jasper so all that literature from the train people about checking in baggage on time was quite humorous. That's not a complaint, just an observation.) The best part was that we met people from all over the world and learned so much about the Canadian Rockies. Loved the experience. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. 

When we book another trip in Canada, we will definitely do it through you

Star Rating 5
July 7, 2015

It was a GREAT trip! A couple of snags here and there, but overall a great trip. The staff on Via Rail Canada were unbelievable. I have traveled a great deal in my life, but I have never had such wonderful service as I had on that... read more train! The staff on the Rocky Mountaineer were also terrific! You were right about the size of the cabin on Via Rail though. I strongly recommend that you only sell the prestige cabin to anyone over 40! I appreciate your wise advice on that! Also, the GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer is the only way to go. We had a wonderful time in Vancouver. If you have not done it, you must do the Flyover Canada at Canada Place. It is an unforgettable and moving experience. Also, the mail run flight was a delight.  Finally, thank you and all your staff for their help when we needed it. When we book another trip in Canada, we will definitely do it through you.

The Athabasca Glacier walk was everyone's favorite!

Star Rating 5
June 16, 2015

We absolutely LOVED the Rockies! We took our kids to Europe last year and my oldest said, "I'd take this trip (meaning the Rockies) over Europe, any day!".  It was even more beautiful than we could have imagined and the Athabasca... read more Glacier walk was everyone's favorite! We enjoyed the train voyage even though it was delayed almost 12 hours so our departure was around 2am in the morning. We were tired, but overall it was a wonderful trip. Thanks for all you help and organization! We were very impressed with Fresh Tracks and would recommend it to our friends!

We enjoyed our stay though it was short

Star Rating 5
May 11, 2015

Just wanted to say how wonderful the trip was and how we so enjoyed all of it. I would just like to add our sincere thanks for the lovely surprise we had when we arrived at the hotel in Jasper. The basket and contents were wonderful... read more and I cannot tell you how overwhelmed we were with your thoughtfulness and generosity. We enjoyed our stay short though it was, lovely welcoming place and our room with the balcony was great. Thank you both again so much.

The scenery in the Rockies was breathtaking

Star Rating 5
May 19, 2015

Our vacation was awesome. Kudos to Fresh Tracks Canada as all our scheduled connections and tours went exactly as planned. All the services provided were excellent and the people we came in contact with were most accommodating.The... read more scenery in the Rockies was breathtaking. The drive from Banff to Jasper was the best. The Banff Gondola, the Icefields Parkway Tour including the Ice Explorer Tour and the Glacier Skywalk were all wonderful. The Pender Island portion of our vacation was also outstanding. Thank you Anjuli for your efforts on our behalf...much appreciated! We are considering an East Coast trip next year. If Fresh Tracks Canada conducts tours on the coast, particularly in Newfoundland, I would be interested in such details. Once again thanks to you and Fresh Tracks Canada...great job!

Very seamless

Star Rating 5
June 19, 2015

Just a little note. Great trip. No problems. Very seamless. Top notch.

We can't thank you enough for the fabulous arrangements that you made for our long-anticipated trip to Western Canada

Star Rating 5
May 25, 2015

We can't thank you enough for the fabulous arrangements that you made for our long-anticipated trip to Western Canada. We're unable to take very many vacations, so we're duly appreciative of what you did to make this such a memorable... read more trip! We can't imagine all of the work involved on your part that's needed to create such a wonderful experience for your clients, but we were definitely impressed with everything that you'd set up for us. The Via Rail trip was everything that we'd hoped, the staff on the train was fantastic - and most definitely the fellow whose job it was to keep everything on our sleeper car in proper order.  Of interest was the fact that we both got an unexpectedly great night's sleep in our bunks, and the movable seats in our compartment were sufficiently comfortable that we spent a lot of time there with our door open looking out and taking pictures!  The food was top notch as we'd anticipated - looking as good as it tasted, and the dining car staff couldn't have been friendlier or more service-oriented.

I would be happy to recommend Fresh Tracks to anyone planning a Canadian Vacation

Star Rating 5
May 9, 2014

Many thanks to you and the other Fresh Tracks team members for your help in putting together our Rockies vacation. My wife and I had a fantastic time. All the connections and pickups went smoothly and the accommodation was excellent.... read more It was well worth spending a little extra to stay at the Fairmont at Jasper and Rimrock at Banff. We had dinner on the outside patio at the Fairmont sitting in the late evening sun, gazing across the lake at the snow covered mountains whilst elk grazed on the lawn and kids below us played in the heated pool. It was all a bit surreal. The view from our room at the Rimrock was amazing. The suggestion of the Canadian train journey to Jasper was good as well. The amount of time on the train was just right and after we got used to the size of the sleeping compartment we really enjoyed this leg of the journey and got to meet some interesting folk in the observation car and over breakfast and lunch, and the scenery was stunning. I even saw a bear trotting beside the tracks on the way into Jasper. Perhaps the only disappointment was that the train was late getting into Jasper by a few hours so we didn't have much time to look around and in hindsight, perhaps we could have spent a whole day there with another night at the lodge. Maybe warn people taking the train that delays are frequent as it waits for freight trains to pass. I imagine this is the same on the Rocky Mountaineer as well. The trip from Jasper to Banff was also a highlight - especially the Glacier excursion. We found all of the tour operators to be professional, friendly and organised. Once again many thanks for your help. I would be happy to recommend Fresh Tracks to anyone planning a Canadian Vacation.

Simply incredible

Star Rating 5
July 2, 2013

The trip was awesome. Infact, we were little sad when it came to an end. Our kids were happy and full of energy through out. We all loved Banff, Jasper and of course the train journey. That was simply incredible. We have a few relatives... read more in Vancouver so we caught up with them. Thanks again for helping us book this great trip which is now a part of our valuable memories.

I was especially pleased with your care and planning on our behalf

Star Rating 5
June 23, 2013

The airport trip went smoothly. The earlier departure was the right approach even though the later one would have timed out fine, but we felt more at ease knowing we had the extra time. The morning worked out well anyway. We woke... read more early and walked downtown for breakfast and back. By the time we left the Fairmont Springs we were satisfied that we had done everything we had hoped to do. Our flight out of Calgary was delayed. We feared that we would miss our connection and be stranded in Chicago overnight, but as happened throughout our trip, the timing worked out fine and everything was clear and ready when we needed it. The whole trip worked out perfectly. Just enough time in Vancouver, just enough time on the train, just enough time everywhere. On paper it appeared to be too jammed packed, but in reality it was just the right amount of time. We felt we experienced each leg properly. All of the tours were well run and great fun. It took 11 hours to get from Jasper to Banff, but we were blown away by the views. Each of those operators were spot on – on time, well planned and good fun. We had train buddies, tour buddies, gondola buddies, that we would bump into along the way and greet each other like lifelong friends. I was especially pleased with your care and planning on our behalf. The weather had the potential to throw off the entire trip, but you kept us informed and confident that it would work out and of course it did. Thank you very much for making this special event so memorable for us.

Thank you for all you did for us

Star Rating 5
July 26, 2010

What a fantastic experience my grandson and I had in Canada! There was so much to do in Vancouver. We went to Stanley Park and the Aquarium, the Lookout Tower and dinner in the revolving restaurant. And the next day we went to... read more the Capilano Bridge and Treetops Adventure and dinner at Earl's. Then the train trip was so much fun, made so by Adam, our porter and Moun in the dining room and of course, the beautiful sceneryl outside the window. The Canadian Rockies are breathtakingly beautiful. And the hotels we stayed in were excellent. At each one (the Fairmont Waterfront, the Jasper Park Lodge and the Banff Springs Hotel), the receptionist would say, "I understand you requested 2 beds and a view." And that's what we got, 2 beds and the most gorgeous views and at each hotel we were also upgraded. At the Fairmont Waterfront we were upgraded to the Gold Level and at the Jasper Park Lodge we were upgraded to a junior suite.Thank you for that, it made our trip so enjoyable. And the transfer drivers were so nice, and we learned so much from the Brewster guide, Ric, on the Ice Field Parkway. What an outstanding day that was! Thank you for all you did for us to make it such a great trip. We really appreciate it.

Absolutely amazing and breathtaking

Star Rating 5
April 6, 2009

The trip was wonderful! Absolutely amazing and breathtaking. Thank you so much for your help with the planning. I did lots of sightseeing... from the Capilano suspension bridge in Vancouver to hiking near the Bow River in Banff.... read more The trip from Jasper to Banff was incredible... The Rockies are so bright and happy. And the train trip was a classic experience that I will definitely have to do again.

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2017 is a special year in Canada, as the country celebrates its 150th Anniversary! All across the provinces, special celebrations and events are taking place – making it the perfect time to visit Canada.

For a limited time, you can also take advantage of our 150th Anniversary Offer. Make a booking before midnight on May 31 and receive up to $450 in added value on your vacation. This booking bonus includes a free gift card to use in Canada, or a gift card plus free hotel night depending on your trip.

Here are some ways you can enjoy your booking bonus:

The team at Fresh Tracks is standing by to personalize your perfect Canadian experience! But hurry – space for 2017 travel is filling up very quickly. This offer is only available until midnight on May 31, 2017. Contact us to book your trip now!

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Whether you're wanting to explore the culture of French-Canadian Quebec, sample food and wine in the Niagara region, or the breath crisp mountain air in the Canadian Rockies, we've got the perfect short getaway packages to give you a taste of Canada's highlights and hidden gems.

And for a limited time, you can also take advantage of our Free Dining Experience Special Offer. Make a booking before midnight on May 31 and receive a free dinner at one of Canada's top restaurants.

Here are some ways you can enjoy your free culinary experience:

The team at Fresh Tracks is standing by to personalize your perfect Canadian getaway! But hurry – space for 2017 travel is filling up very quickly. This offer is only available until midnight on May 31, 2017. Contact us to book your trip now!

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 trip. These prices will only last a short time, so start planning your vacation now to lock in these savings and your ideal travel dates.

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.