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Experience Canada by Rail

13

days

starting from US $7,390per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars
(14 reviews)

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Sample Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

Day 1 – Arrive in Toronto
Welcome to the bustling energy of Canada’s largest city. Toronto is known for its diverse population, thriving art scene, excellent bars and restaurants and so much more. As soon as your flight lands, you can get out and explore the city. Wander the streets and explore, tempted by the aroma from a Chinese bakery, the sounds of a street performer playing guitar or the colourful fashions in a window display. Take in all the sights and sounds that the city has to offer.

Feature Dinner in Toronto
We want to make sure you eat at the best spot in Toronto – and what better spot than the CN tower? Marvel at the spectacular views as you eat world class cuisine. Relax, because you’re travelling the Fresh Tracks Canada way – we have the inside scoop to ensure your vacation is off to a great start!

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 2 – Explore Toronto or Niagara Falls
Spend a day enjoying the quaint and colorful neighborhoods for which Toronto is famous or discover the famous Niagara Falls.

You have
3 options to choose from today:

• Option 1: Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls with Lunch
Join a VIP small group tour to see one of the great natural wonders of the world – Niagara Falls. The Hornblower Voyage to the Falls takes you close enough to the falls to feel the spray on your face. Nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming Canadian town, and the perfect place to unwind on your vacation. With a dedicated driver plus guide, you’ll enjoy a premium sightseeing experience.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Downtown Toronto Bike Tour
Get a feel for the city of Toronto and discover the highlights quicker by traveling by bicycle. Your local guide will show you the must-see cultural landmarks and major attractions as well as local favorites.
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: St. Lawrence Market Food Tour
Visit the iconic St. Lawrence Market, voted the best food market in the world by National Geographic, and discover the long history of the market and Old Toronto. Learn about different areas of the city and of course sample some delicious foods along the way.
Activity rating: Moderate
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3 – Board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train from Toronto to Jasper
This morning your journey across Canada by train begins. Relax inside your comfortable cabin on VIA Rail’s The Canadian. This train will take you from Toronto to Jasper over the next three days, traveling past pristine lakes, forests and rivers along the way.

Overnight onboard the train in your private cabin.

Days 4 and 5 – Canadian Rail Journey on the Canadian Train
Leave the forested lake lands of Ontario and enter the plains of the prairie provinces, where fields of grain stretch to the horizon. Admire the expansive prairie skies and the occasional grain elevator or tiny historic town as you watch the scenery go by from your window.

Overnight on board the train in your private cabin.

Days 6 – Arrive in Jasper
Arrive in the quiet mountain town of Jasper, where the scent of pine trees and the calls of mountain songbirds fill the air. This small community is nestled within rugged mountain peaks and surrounded by rivers, forests, canyons and other natural wonders. Jasper will welcome you with friendly local shops and hotels, providing you comfort and convenience even in the wilds of the Canadian Rockies.

Overnight in Jasper.


Day 7 – Explore Jasper
Spend an entire day drinking in the untouched beauty of Jasper National Park, from the crystal clear glacial lakes to the rugged mountain peaks.

You have
3 options to choose from today:

• Option 1:
Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
Experience the thrill of riding in a sidecar of a powerful Harley Davidson touring motorcycle – view famous lakes, historical viewpoints and attractions of the Jasper Area. This is a sightseeing tour unlike any other for 1 or 2 people.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2:
Privately Guided Nature Walk
Explore Jasper National Park on a professionally guided interpretive walk. Enjoy a leisurely pace, and plenty of time for photos and discussion. See wildlife, get close to rare alpine wildflowers, and stunning valley views.
Activity rating: Moderate (approx. 4 miles | 6.5km) – more challenging hikes are available on request.

• Option 3:
Maligne Valley Tour with Lake Cruise
Watch out for antlers peeking through the trees on this small group sightseeing tour by mini-coach to Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and a cruise to Spirit Island.
Activity rating: Easy

Insider tip: Want to explore the town instead or simply just kick up your feet? With the help of your Vacation Advisor, you can customize your day to make it your own. Enjoy a sampling of flavours and sips from around Jasper on a fabulous food tour, take the sightseeing Skytram ride to the top of Whistler Mountain to enjoy the spectacular views, or just take today to rest and relax.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 8 – Jasper to Lake Louise
Enjoy a day discovering the Icefields Parkway, a truly remarkable rugged mountain landscape. Travel along the spine of the Rockies to picture perfect Lake Louise.

You have
2 options to choose from today:

• Option 1: Small Group Sightseeing Tour
With a small group and guide, explore the Icefields and its main attractions As you walk along the surface of the enormous Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca Glacier, you will feel like you have been transported back in time millions of years to the ice age. Roll across the glacier on an enormous Ice Explorer vehicle, with wheels as tall as you are and marvel at the Glacier Skywalk. Keep a look out for elk, moose, mountain goats, sheep or even bears – there’s a great chance that you’ll spot them in this area. In the late afternoon arrive in the stunning Lake Louise area.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)
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 2 aqua green lakes!
Activity rating: Easy

Feature Dinner in Lake Louise
No matter how you choose to tour, this evening you’ll relax and refresh with an indulgent dining experience. Surrounded spectacular lake views, indulge in a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview Dining Room.

Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 9 – Lake Louise to Banff
Today the morning is at your leisure in Lake Louise. You may wish to simply relax and soak in the views and enjoy free time. Or, ask us for our
Lake Louise Activity Menu, from which you can choose activities such as a scenic canoe paddle, Lake Louise interpretive gondola ride, or Afternoon Tea.

In the afternoon, enjoy an interpretive scenic transfer to the vibrant mountain village of Banff, a town with a friendly vibe and a happy, laid back energy. Stroll down Banff Avenue and explore the unique local galleries, welcoming cafes and restaurants, sweet shops and quirky boutiques. There’s always something happening in bustling Banff – quite a contrast to the quiet night on the shores of Lake Louise.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 10 – Explore Banff
The town of Banff is nestled within some truly wild and gorgeous mountain scenery, so spend a full day exploring it.

You have
3 options to choose from today:

Option 1: Scenic Ride to Sunshine Village + Standish Chairlift + Hosted Trail Walk
Starting at the base (1,660m) take the Scenic Alpine Shuttle or Sightseeing Gondola (depending on the day of the week) up to the village at 2,164m, all while taking in the views of the valley. From the Village, ride the Standish Chairlift to over 2,400m and experience 360-degrees of breath taking views. Once at the top, surrounded by the iconic peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, join a hosted trail walk. With your knowledgeable guide, visit the Standish Viewing Deck, then take the Rock Isle Road back to Sunshine Village, stopping by Rock Isle Lake viewpoint to take in the beautiful vistas.
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 2: Lake Minnewanka Cruise
See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while touring beautiful Lake Minnewanka on a panoramic 1-hour interpretive cruise. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the Lake Minnewanka Cruise sets sail under towering peaks. Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 3: Banff Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy a small group tour by bus to discover Banff’s unique heritage and stunning backdrop in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the secrets of this majestic mountain town by taking in the sights, snapping photos and enjoying short walks to view points on the many stops with your guide.
Activity rating: Easy

Insider tip:
There is so much to see and do in Banff that many guests wish they could stay longer. Ask your Vacation Advisor about trying out your photography skills on a private sunrise tour with an experienced photographer.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 11 – Onboard Rocky Mountaineer – Banff to Kamloops

Take the Rocky Mountaineer on a scenic journey from the mountains of Banff to the interior of beautiful British Columbia. As you travel, the towering peaks transform into rugged foothills, lakes, rivers and ranch lands where cows and horses roam. Watch spellbound as you pass by glaciers and waterfalls as well as Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, the Continental Divide and Craigellachie – where the workers who built the Canadian Pacific Railway drove in the last spike.

This evening, your train arrives in the small town of Kamloops where you are free to enjoy a dinner on your own and a night in a standard hotel.

Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 12 – Onboard Rocky Mountaineer – Arrive in Vancouver
From the dry interior of British Columbia to the lush greenery of the coast, today you will travel from Kamloops to Vancouver. The train weaves through pristine forests, past waterfalls and rivers and alongside dramatic canyons from the fertile Fraser River Valley to the Coast and Cascade Mountains. Take in the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes of the Thompson River. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 13 – Depart Vancouver
Catch your departing flight from Vancouver and say goodbye to the amazing wilderness of Canada. You’ll arrive home with many amazing stories to tell about your adventures across Canada by train.

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  • Every detail and arrangement taken care of for a seamless trip.
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What Clients Say

Unbelievable scenery!

Unbelievable scenery!

Star Rating 5

Unbelievable scenery! Loved the Rocky Mountaineer and their staff. So much fun! The Banff and Lake Louise Fairmont hotels were the best!

What's Included

Here are 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
Accommodations:
• 9 nights hotel accommodation
• 3 nights onboard The Canadian Train, in a cabin for 1 or 2

Train Experiences:
• Sleeper Plus Class, onboard The Canadian Train between Toronto and Jasper (includes access to dome car)
• 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer Train*

Toronto Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:

1. Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls with Lunch
2. Toronto Bike Tour
3. St Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour

Jasper Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:
1. Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
2. Privately Guided Nature Walk
3. Maligne Valley Tour with Lake Cruise

Icefields Parkway Experiences (between Jasper and Lake Louise):
Choose 1 of 2:
1. Small Group Sightseeing Tour (Includes picnic lunch, Ice Explorer, and the Glacier Skywalk)
2. Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)

Banff Experiences:
Choose 1 of 3:
1. Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Ride
2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise
3. Banff Sightseeing Tour

Meal Inclusions:
• Meals onboard the Canadian VIA Rail Train
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard Rocky Mountaineer train
• Feature Dinner in Toronto
• Feature Dinner in Lake Louise

Transfer Inclusions:
• Personalized and private transfer from your arrival airport
• Train station transfers in Jasper, Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
• Personalized and private departure transfer, in time for your flight home

Other Inclusions:
• Gratuities for most private transfers and tours (unless otherwise noted)
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

Inclusion Notes:
Comfort and Superior hotels are paired with SilverLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Deluxe hotels are paired with GoldLeaf service.

Important Schedule and Trip Notes:
• Train schedules are subject to change and delays may occur
• Icefields Parkway tour is available from
April 29 till October 7, 2019 departures, coach transfer will be substituted prior to April 29, 2019.
• Maligne Lake cruise runs from May 27 to September 30, 2019 departures, weather conditions may cause season delays. A walking excursion will replace the cruise when unavailable.
• Sunshine Village hike and Gondola available from June 24 to Sept 9, 2019 departures. Banff Gondola ride can replace Sunshine Village when unavailable.
• The privately guided nature walk in Jasper is available from April 29 to October 7, 2019 departures, for best walking and hiking conditions we recommend taking this tour in June or later.
• Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls with Lunch
runs from May 6, 2019 onwards. Prior to this a regular bus tour will be substituted

Not Included
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, and scheduled tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance and/or Medical 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...

Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Cruising Inside Passage to Alaska
Renting a car and exploring the area
Renting a car and exploring the area
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Whalewatching in the Salish Sea
Touring Eastern Canada by train
Touring Eastern Canada by train
• Upgrade, or mix and match lodge and hotel accommodations
• Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
excellent food make this option a must, and dome windows and an outdoor viewing platform optimize your view of the passing scenery and allow for wonderful photographic opportunities .
• Add a cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage to your trip
• Add one of our train tours through Ontario and Quebec for an extended stay in Eastern Canada
• Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies to explore the nature trails with a guide, enjoy a gentle canoe paddle on Lake Louise, add a thrilling helicopter ride, or simply enjoy some quiet time to relax and maybe indulge in afternoon tea in the Fairview dining room
• Experience the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest by adding a trip to Victoria, the quaint capital city on Vancouver Island. When there, you can go whale watching and visit the famous Butchart Gardens.

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 - Relax in the whirlpool spa or the steam room.Georgian Court Hotel - Enjoy dining on the patio on a nice summer day.Georgian Court Hotel - Sleep in a comfortable bed after a day of fun activities.

Georgian Court Hotel

An example of our Comfort accommodations

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this elegant 12-story brick building offers 180 stylishly decorated guestrooms. The seasonal patio offers the option for al fresco meals and the complimentary wi-fi keeps you connected.

Rimrock Resort - Rimrock Resort overlooking the Bow ValleyRimrock Resort - Resort interior with an upscale feelRimrock Resort - Spectacular setting in every season

Rimrock Resort

An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

The stunning 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, offering gorgeous panoramic views over the Bow Valley from the large windows in the main lobby. The hotel is a fantastic example of Rocky Mountain luxury, with an upscale atmosphere and warm, welcoming service.

Fairmont Royal York - Classic exterior of the hotelFairmont Royal York - The comfortable Fairmont RoomFairmont Royal York - The health club with a spa and indoor poolFairmont Royal York - Downtown Toronto setting of the hotel

Fairmont Royal York

An example of our Deluxe accommodations

This hotel is one of the classic historic Fairmont properties, close to dining and shopping and only a few minutes away from Union Station. The hotel offers several luxurious facilities for guests, including a bar, a health club, a restaurant and a shop.

Moraine Lake Lodge - The unique atmosphere at the Moraine LakeMoraine Lake Lodge - Complimentary canoe rentalsMoraine Lake Lodge - The lodge has a log cabin look and feelMoraine Lake Lodge - Fine dining and complimentary market-fresh breakfastMoraine Lake Lodge - Enjoy an authentic mountain lodge experience

Moraine Lake Lodge

An example of our Luxury Mountain Lodge accommodations

Enjoy the ultimate in wilderness luxury at a unique and intimate lodge within a stunning setting. Feast on gourmet cuisine, savor the view on your patio while sipping a glass of wine and settle into your comfortable bed. Surrounded by exquisitely beautiful wilderness, you can relax in style while listening to the mountain songbirds and the wind through the pine trees.

 

Trip Start Dates

2019 Toronto Start Dates
April 29
May 6, 13, 20
June 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16


2019 Vancouver Start Dates*
May 6, 13, 20, 27
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23

* Trips starting in Vancouver are 14 days long, including an additional night and tour in Banff.

Trip Prices

Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

Comfort Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $7,390to US $9,061per 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
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $7,690to US $9,385per 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
GoldLeaf Train Service
from US $9,580to US $11,210per 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.

What you'll 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

Common Questions

Where am I staying on this trip?

This trip features a sleeper train journey, and you'll get a comfortable private cabin on the train for the duration of your train ride. The trains feature common lounge areas and dining cars where you can socialize with fellow travelers.

When not on the train, you'll be staying at various local three to five start hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

What is included in the price?

Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

Can I customize this trip?

Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your free trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

What is the train experience like?

Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in the US or Europe), 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, and great food.

Featured train experiences:

  • 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.
  • Sleeper Trains feature a once in a lifetime adventure of sleeping on the train in comfortable cabins. You can relax in your private onboard accommodations, or enjoy local wines and chef-prepared meals in the dining car during this unforgettable trip.
When is the best time to see wildlife?

That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

Is this an escorted tour?

With the exception of our guided wildlife 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.

Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

How much does my trip cost?

All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your free trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

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 Niagara Falls, relax along the shores of Lake Louise and watch for wildlife while driving the famous Icefields Parkway. This 13-day adventure introduces you to Canada’s most iconic and unforgettable attractions.

Trip Outline

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

Experience Canada by Rail – Map Rocky Mountaineer train travels across the Fraser Rive canyon Mighty Niagara Falls near Toronto, Ontario Endless pastures and farmland of the Canadian Prairies Ride on a horseback near Lake Louise Room service at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Goldleaf dome car of the Rocky Mounataineer train Seawall stroll in Vancouver's Stanley Parkr
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Fresh Tracks Canada Vs. Others

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Independent Travel

Flexibility and freedom of a personalized tour to suit your travel goals.

     
Better Rates and Availability

You'll get better rates and availability because of our relationships with our suppliers (hotels, tour operators, etc.). Even when popular locations are booking up fast.

     
Personalized itineraries

Have everything pre-arranged and booked around you. (Hotels, transportation, tours, free-time, etc.)

     
Insider Knowledge

Get suggestions based on your interests from over 20 years of local knowledge. Our Insiders live and travel Canada so you'll know when to come, where to stay, which transportation to take, and lots more…

     
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One-size-fits-all approach.

     

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

Unbelievable scenery!

Star Rating 5
July 20, 2018

Unbelievable scenery! Loved the Rocky Mountaineer and their staff. So much fun! The Banff and Lake Louise Fairmont hotels were the best!

The whole experience was very good

Star Rating 5
September 13, 2017

The whole experience was very good, and I put a lot of pressure on Molly, which she handled very politely and well. We thought that the operation of Fresh Tracks was very good.

The whole trip was very good

Star Rating 4
September 29, 2017

The whole trip was very good. Highlights were the Rocky Mountaineer and our stay on Vancouver Island.

Superb attention to detail

Star Rating 5
August 11, 2017

The trip was outstanding, it was perfect! The Rocky Mountaineer was the highlight (as well as the scenery and the temperature). Fresh Tracks Canada was very Professional. Superb attention to detail. Nothing was coordinated/arranged... read more incorrectly.

The wildlife and the grandeur of the two national parks were very exciting

Star Rating 5
June 29, 2017

Quebec City, which I knew nothing about, was a beautiful surprise and I loved my stay there as well as the quaint hotel I was booked in. The wildlife and the grandeur of the two national parks were very exciting.

There are so many sights to see along the journey

Star Rating 5
October 29, 2016

The 13 day journey gave us a spectacular highlight of how beautiful Canada is. The train experience with VIA Rail between Toronto and Jasper was great. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We brought with us quite a few... read more books and expected to read them, but we didn't even start any of them because there is no time to read, there are so many sights to see along the journey. The two day Rocky Mountaineer journey was great too!

I loved the organization

Star Rating 5
October 11, 2016

I loved the organization of our travel packet and how easily everything fell into place. I could simply look every night to see what we needed and everything was there to find.

We enjoyed all of the tours

Star Rating 5
June 2, 2016

The trip was wonderful for the most part. Lots of gorgeous scenery, the Rocky Mountaineer is marvellous (overly generous with the food, but great). We enjoyed all of the tours, even got snowed on in the Jasper Ice Fields and... read more saw lots of wildlife.

Thank you for the amazing train trip across Canada

Star Rating 5
May 10, 2016

Thank you for the amazing train trip across Canada. The accommodations were excellent. The service was superb. I got to see big horn sheep, elk, black bear, and a grizzly. Disappointed that I did not see a moose, but maybe next... read more time. I will refer friends to Fresh Tracks Canada vacations.

All our arrangements went very well

Star Rating 5
July 26, 2014

Yesterday we reached Victoria after a wonderful trip you arranged for us from Toronto to Vancouver. 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... read more 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Everything Arranged

Feel in control with all the details of your trip organized and booked for you.

Do you want to get the most of your Canadian travel experience in 2019? When you book early, you'll have your choice of trip departure dates, the best hotel accommodations, unique tours, and spectacular train journeys.

Plus, if you book before December 31 you'll receive our 2019 Early Bird Booking Bonus, paired with one free night and one of the following unique Canadian experience:

Add a free night in Vancouver, and enjoy one of the following:

  • A spectacular float plane tour over the Coastal Mountains and city
  • Foodie tour of Vancouver's finest eateries
  • Sightseeing tour including stunning Sea to Sky Gondola

Add a free night in Banff, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Evening Wildlife Safari
  • Banff Gondola experience to the top of Sulphur Mountain
  • Guided canoe tour along the Bow River

Add a free night in Toronto, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Food tour to discover Toronto's unique culinary culture
  • A scenic bicycle tour to experience twilight on Toronto Islands
  • 9 minute helicopter tour, from downtown Toronto

Add a free night in Montreal, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Scenic St. Lawrence River Cruise
  • A bicycle tour of North or South Montreal
  • Half-Day Wine & Apple Cider Tour (available Wednesdays and Fridays)

Add a free night in Halifax, and enjoy one of the following:

  • Nature and whale watching cruise
  • Halifax foodie tour

Our Early Bird Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on December 31. The team at Fresh Tracks Canada is standing by to help bring your dream Canadian vacation to life – contact us to book your trip now.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.

There are lots of great reasons to visit Canada on a winter vacation this year. Escaping to snowy solitude, seeing breathtaking frozen landscapes, and trying thrilling winter activities are just a few.

And here is another great reason – if you book one of our spectacular Canadian winter vacations before December 31, you'll receive up to $600 per couple in add-on travel credits to enhance your trip.

Here are some of our favorite add-on ideas:

  • Extend your trip – add a night in Vancouver or the Canadian Rockies.
  • Join a professional photographer on a private tour, to get the best pictures of Banff National Park in its winter splendor.
  • See the beautiful ice-formations as you snow shoe through crisp mountain snow.
  • Soar above the snowy Coastal Mountains of Vancouver, on a spectacular float plane tour.

Email or call our friendly Vacation Advisors today, and they'll help you plan your perfect winter experience. And remember, our Winter Wonderland Booking Bonus only lasts until midnight on December 30th, 2018.

Interested? Get this offer by contacting us: 1 877 395 5771

Terms and conditions apply, please speak wit our Canadian insiders for more details.