Sleeping on the Train

Revel in the adventure of overnight train travel just as rail pioneers did so many years ago. As we've caught a few zzzzz's on various cross country train journeys, our team is confident on all aspects of the experience. Ask us for advice, and which of the spectacular routes is best for you.

Canadian train trip sleeper accommodations
Canadian train trip sleeper accommodations
The dining car on VIA Rail
The dining car on VIA Rail
VIA Rail's cabin
VIA Rail's cabin
sleeping on the overnight train to Churchill
sleeping on the overnight train to Churchill
VIA Rail's Prestige bedroom
VIA Rail's Prestige bedroom
Sunset journey on VIA Rail
Sunset journey on VIA Rail

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13

days

starting fromUS $6,290per person

Experience Canada's magnificently diverse scenery as you explore the country by rail. Journey from Toronto's bustling city streets and then take in the rustic prairie landscape before arriving in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Marvel at the power of... read more

from US $6,290 to US $10,357 per person

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Experience Canada by Rail - Map

13 days / 12 nights starting from US $6,290 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing world famous towns and cities of Canada, including Lake Louise, Jasper, Banff, Vancouver and Toronto
  • Sightseeing in small groups for a more intimate experience
  • Traveling for two days on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer
  • Enjoying three days on a VIA Rail train.
  • Witnessing the magnificent natural wonder of Niagara Falls
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10

days

starting fromUS $5,250per person

Travel across Canada in luxury and style on this great journey that brings together the east and west of the country. In just over a week you will get an amazing glimpse of some truly breathtaking landscapes while discovering the sheer scale and immense... read more

from US $5,250 to US $8,787 per person

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East Meets West Train Explorer - Map

10 days / 9 nights starting from US $5,250 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Marvel at the magnificent glaciers along the Icefields Parkway
  • Explore the gorgeous alpine towns of Banff and Jasper, with their vibrant culture, intriguing shops and lovely cafes
  • Enjoy the stunning scenic daylight rail journey with the Rocky Mountaineer
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21

days

starting fromUS $8,980per person

Travel from sea to shining sea on this amazing adventure across Canada. You will start your journey in Vancouver and the trip will take you through the stunning snowcapped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Ride the rails through prairies and dense forests... read more

from US $8,980 to US $14,735 per person

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Canada Coast to Coast by Train - Map

21 days / 20 nights starting from US $8,980 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • This is the ultimate trans Canada trip, offering a glimpse at the best the country has to offer from coast to coast
  • Small group excursions mean that you get a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy two days on the Rocky Mountaineer, a luxurious train with amazing views
  • Stay for four nights aboard VIA Rail trains
  • Admire some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of Canada, including Niagara Falls, Lake Louise and the Atlantic Coast
  • Stay in top notch hotels offering comfort and great service
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23

days

starting fromUS $10,330per person

 

Join us in celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary - journey across Canada in its entirety onboard VIA Rail. Begin in Coastal Vancouver, travel to the spectacular Canadian Rockies, then to the Prairie's cultural hub of Winnipeg. Next, glide through Ontario... read more

from US $10,330 to US $14,395 per person

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Pan Canadian Train Experience - Map

23 days / 22 nights starting from US $10,330 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • The ultimate Canadian experience celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary
  • Unique, small group excursions
  • 5 nights aboard VIA Rail’s Pan Canadian Train
  • Scenic wonders: The Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls, and the Atlantic Coast
  • Choice of great hotels
  • Canada’s best window seat on VIA Rail
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20

days

starting fromUS $12,174per person

 

Join us in celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary on this very special Pan Canadian train adventure from Vancouver to Quebec City. You'll experience trans-continental train travel onboard VIA Rail, plus the luxury and history of Canada's iconic Fairmont... read more

from US $12,174 to US $13,148 per person

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Fairmont Great Canadian Railway Adventure - Map

20 days / 19 nights starting from US $12,174 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • The ultimate Canadian experience celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary
  • Historic and luxurious Fairmont Hotels in each destination
  • Unique, small group excursions
  • 4 nights aboard VIA Rail’s Pan Canadian Train
  • Scenic wonders: The Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls, and French Canadian Quebec
  • Canada’s best window seat on VIA Rail
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8

days

starting fromUS $4,475per person

Take an 8-day voyage through the most impressive scenery of Western Canada on this unforgettable train journey. Sleep in comfort in your private train cabin as you head into the Canadian Rockies. Watch the enormous mountains come into view in the early... read more

from US $4,475 to US $7,984 per person

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Ultimate Canadian Rockies Rail Journey - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,475 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Enjoy the luxurious facilities of the VIA Rail train, from gourmet meals to your comfortable private cabin
  • Take the famous two-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • See the glaciers and mountains of the Icefields Parkway
  • Stay at elegant and stylish Chateau Lake Louise
  • Discover superb photo opportunities while viewing the best of Banff and Jasper National Parks
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8

days

starting fromUS $2,650per person

Tour Eastern Canada's most spectacular cities on this 8-day railway adventure. It all begins in Montreal, a bilingual metropolis filled with ornate architecture, enthralling museums and some of the country's finest restaurants. Travel to Quebec City and... read more

from US $2,650 to US $3,886 per person

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Highlights of Eastern Canada - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,650 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Traveling on board a VIA Rail train
  • Gilding through the gorgeous Quebec countryside
  • Visiting the historic and cultural sights of Quebec City, Montreal and Nova Scotia
  • Seeing the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Eastern & Atlantic Canada
  • Staying in a great selection of luxurious hotels
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5

days

starting fromUS $2,390per person

This whirlwind adventure will take you through some of the most amazing highlights of Western Canada in five days. You will begin in the laid back coastal city of Vancouver. Travel via luxury train through spectacular mountain scenery to the small mountain... read more

from US $2,390 to US $4,129 per person

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Canadian Rockies Voyage by Train - Map

5 days / 4 nights starting from US $2,390 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unforgettable views on an overnight train between Jasper and Vancouver
  • Amazing photography opportunities
  • Spotting wildlife like deer, elk, bears and moose
  • Small group tours revealing the best of Jasper and Banff National Parks
  • Three nights in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by truly breathtaking scenery
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8

days

starting fromUS $4,999per person

 

Make memories with your family as you discover the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, from the West Coast to Rocky Mountains. Experience Vancouver's family friendly, active lifestyle, then travel onboard VIA Rail's Canadian train to Jasper and Banff National... read more

from US $4,999 to US $5,399 per person

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Rockies Family Train Adventure - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,999 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Take an overnight rail journey on the iconic “Canadian Train”
  • View the stunning glaciers of the Icefields Parkway up close!
  • Unique mountain lodge and family style accommodation in the Rockies
  • Choice of tour options to design your own adventure through the Rockies
  • Superb photo opportunities and bonding experiences with your family
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8

days

starting fromUS $2,399per person

This is one of our most magical Canadian winter adventures. Imagine climbing aboard a train in Vancouver, sharing a glass of wine with fellow travelers, then being lulled to sleep as snow falls outside. Awakening in a Rockies winter wonderland, for a... read more

from US $2,399 to US $4,211 per person

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Rockies Rail Winter Wonderland - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $2,399 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • The majestic Canadian Rockies in winter
  • An overnight rail journey
  • Seeing Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff
  • Unique resort town hotels
  • Possible wildlife spotting
  • An array of winter activity options
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6

days

starting fromUS $1,999per person

On this Canada vacation by train, you'll be whisked to the heart of the frozen Canadian Rocky mountains. Enjoy authentic Canadian winter activities like snowshoeing or ice walks into mysterious canyons, to fill your days. In the evening cozy up next to... read more

from US $1,999 to US $3,346 per person

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Canadian Rockies Winter Escape by Train - Map

6 days / 5 nights starting from US $1,999 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Winter train journey into the Canadian Rockies
  • Indulge at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Seeing the best of the Canadian Rockies in winter
  • Myriad of wonderful winter activities at your own pace
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10

days

starting fromUS $3,499per person

Start your Canada vacation by climbing aboard the train in Vancouver and being lulled to sleep, while the snow falls silently outside. Awake in a Rockies winter wonderland and spend a few days exploring and playing outside, each night cozying up in a... read more

from US $3,499 to US $5,399 per person

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Trans Canada by Rail in Winter - Map

10 days / 9 nights starting from US $3,499 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing the majestic Canadian Rockies in winter
  • Sleeping on the train
  • Exploring Vancouver, Jasper and Banff
  • Unique resort hotel experience
  • Local winter tours and excursions
  • Optional dog sledding, skiing, skating and more!
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14

days

starting fromUS $4,199per person

On this two week vacation, see the coastal vistas and winter sights of Vancouver and Victoria, before traveling on a train journey through silent, snow covered forests. The Canadian Rockies will be at their best - snow-covered and brilliant against the... read more

from US $4,199 to US $7,343 per person

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Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail - Map

14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,199 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing the majestic Canadian Rockies covered in snow
  • Sleeping on the train, 1 night
  • Exploring Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • Luxurious resorts and lodges
  • Sightseeing with small groups
  • Possible wildlife spotting
  • You choose the pace of your activities
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8

days

starting fromUS $4,683per person

Travel one way by overnight train and one way by air for a visit with Churchill's famous polar bears and an introduction to the rich history and culture of Churchill. With a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you spend two days on a specially designed... read more

from US $4,683 to US $5,176 per person

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Polar Bear Expedition by Train - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,683 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Close-up polar bear encounters
  • Journey through the arctic tundra by train
  • A 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy
  • Exciting day activities
  • This trip is popular - book early!
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16

days

starting fromUS $10,990per person

 

For just two special departures this year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat while traveling across Canada on the VIA Rail Pan Canadian train celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. From the lush and abundant Great Bear... read more

from US $10,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train - Map

16 days / 15 nights starting from US $10,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary on VIA Rail
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
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8

days

starting fromUS $3,914per person

 

On this week-long adventure, you'll journey to Churchill, Manitoba - one of the top 3 places in the world to see the Northern Lights. View the mystical Aurora from a cozy Tundra Buggy in the deep dark of an arctic winter. Enjoy a culinary adventure under... read more

from US $3,914 to US $4,228 per person

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Northern Lights of Churchill - Map

8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,914 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • 4 nights of Northern Lights viewing
  • Once in a lifetime culinary experience under the night sky
  • Sleeping in a cozy Churchill hotel
  • Guided dogsledding and snow shoeing
  • Interpretive presentations & tours

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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.

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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 August 31, 2017 and you'll receive the following free experiences:

  • Select Eastern Canada train vacations: Choice of free Quebec river cruise or hotel upgrade
  • Select Western Canada rail 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

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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

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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 August 31st 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!

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Seeing the polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba is an incredible experience. In October and November the great predators of the north prowl, play, and linger - waiting for ice to form over the Hudson Bay.

Space is already filling up fast on 2018 Polar Bear Viewing Safaris. Now is the perfect time to book, with our 2017 Price Freeze offer. By reserving your seat on select Tundra Buggy tours by September 10, you can lock-in next year's trip at this year's price.

Contact us now to discuss the different tours, and how they best suit your travel style and interests. Then book early to secure your ideal dates - the team at Fresh Tracks is standing by!

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