Canadian Train Odyssey
About Toronto Downsview Airport, Ontario
This train adventure across Canada begins in Toronto, ends in Vancouver, and includes beautiful scenery and fun-filled activities in some of Canada’s most popular cities. Cosmopolitan Toronto, the largest city in Canada, hosts world-class shopping and many spectacular sights. Head to Niagara Falls, where you’ll take a sightseeing boat to enjoy up-close views of the falls from river level. Then, board VIA Rail®’s The Canadian—a premier continental train—and head west. The next three days and nights are spent in first-class, refurbished art deco rail cars. Observe unparalleled views of Canada’s countryside as you journey through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. After passing through the majestic Canadian Rockies to Jasper, the rail portion of this journey ends. Spend two nights in Jasper with free time to explore. Then, board your motorcoach to Banff National Park. Along the way, take a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. In Banff you’ll have two nights and time to relax, hike, or join an optional activity, such as a helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies or a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain. Travel through Yoho and Glacier National Parks before arriving at the cattle-ranching center of Kamloops. Then, board a ferry for a spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park, and world-famous Butchart Gardens. Your trip ends in Vancouver with a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s highlights. See Canada’s spectacular mountain scenery, stunning lakes, and exciting cities—a fantastic vacation!
Sightseeing:In Niagara Falls, Victoria, and Vancouver; Butchart Gardens, Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise, orientation tour in Jasper, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Stanley Park.
TORONTO Best Western Primrose (F)VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN Sleeper Plus classJASPER Lobstick Lodge (F)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Mount Royal Hotel (F)KAMLOOPS Hotel Five540Forty (F)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)VANCOUVER Sandman Suites on Davie (F)
2 breakfasts (B), 1 brunch (BR), 2 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)
Transportation:Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s® the Canadian train from Toronto to Jasper in Sleeper Plus class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.