Canada rail - Canadian pacific railway

Experience Canada by Rail

13

days

starting from US $7,190per person

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Trans Canada Train Trip

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 at a glance

13 Days / 12 Nights

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

Availability

AprMayJunJulAugSep

Places Visited

TorontoJasperIcefields ParkwayLake LouiseBanffKamloopsVancouver

Accommodation Style

HotelTrain

Train Experience

VIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level

Easy

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 star 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 your detailed digital travel documents, and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal throughout your trip to answer any 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 personalized 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 personalized trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

This trip in pictures

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

About the Trains

Read about the trains you will be travelling on during this trip, learn about onboard services and see inside the trains.

Read about the VIA Rail train

VIA Rail

VIA Rail trains take passengers across the vast country of Canada through some of the most amazing scenery in North America. The service includes sleeper cars, gourmet meals, and lounge and viewing areas.

Read about the sleeper trains

Sleeper Trains

Experience a once in a lifetime adventure of sleeping on the train in complete comfort. Relax in your private cabin or enjoy local wines and chef-prepared meals in the dining car during this unforgettable trip.

Accommodations

Below you'll find examples of this trip's accommodations. Please call us for the full list and to personalize 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 Valley
Rimrock Resort - Resort interior with an upscale feel
Rimrock 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 hotel
Fairmont Royal York - The comfortable Fairmont Room
Fairmont Royal York - The health club with a spa and indoor pool
Fairmont 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 Lake
Moraine Lake Lodge - Complimentary canoe rentals
Moraine Lake Lodge - The lodge has a log cabin look and feel
Moraine Lake Lodge - Fine dining and complimentary market-fresh breakfast
Moraine 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.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

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 – Your Across Canada Train Vacation Begins – Arrive Toronto
Welcome to Toronto! Enjoy a private and personalized transfer from the airport directly to your hotel. The sounds of Canada’s largest city welcome you as you arrive in downtown Toronto.

Feature Dinner in Toronto
You’re travelling the Fresh Tracks Canada way, so relax – we have the inside scoop to make sure your vacation is off to a great start! We want your first meal to be memorable – and what better spot than the CN tower? Sit in awe of the spectacular 360-degree views of the city as you eat world class cuisine.

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: Niagara Falls Day Tour
Enjoy a small group Niagara Falls full day tour, including delicious buffet lunch. Enjoy the thrill of getting up-close to the falls on a Hornblower boat ride. The tour will also bring you to explore the quaint town of Niagara-On-The-Lake.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: 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

• Option 3: Toronto Small Group Sightseeing Tour
Experience Toronto from its many vantage points on a small group sightseeing tour. Head up to the observation deck of the CN Tower, drive through the city as you visit the famous Casa Loma, and take in the city's skyline onboard a Harbour Cruise.
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 3 – Board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train from Toronto to Jasper
This morning you board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train to Jasper. You are shown to your private cabin complete with a large picture window and seats that become a set of comfortable bunks. 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.

Overnight onboard the train in your private cabin.

Days 4 and 5 – Canadian Rail Journey to the West – Onboard the Canadian Train
The overnight train between Toronto and Jasper is an incredible rail journey that takes 3 full days. Leave the picturesque lake-lands of Northern Ontario behind, as you travel west to Jasper. The scenery changes as you travel across the undulating plain of the Prairie Provinces. Settle into your seat and enjoy watching the sights from your window. The rich yellows and gold of the prairies are illuminated in the sunlight.

Overnight on board the train in your private cabin.

Days 6 – Enter Canada’s Rocky Mountains – Arrive in Jasper
Step off the Canadian train and take a deep breath – you’re here in the Canadian Rockies and the crisp mountain air is invigorating. You are surrounded by trees and snow topped mountain peaks standing in the distance. It’s a town with all the modern touches, but the splendor of the Canadian Rockies is never out of reach.

Overnight in Jasper.


Day 7 – Jasper Tour
Jasper’s wide-open valleys are enticing to a variety of wildlife and are incredibly breathtaking. Spend the day exploring Jasper National Park on your style of tour.

You have
3 options to choose from today:

• Option 1:
Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
A sightseeing tour unlike any other for 1 or 2 passengers. From the freedom of the sidecar of a powerful Harley Davidson touring motorcycle – view famous lakes, historical viewpoints and attractions of the Jasper area.
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 Whistlers Peak to enjoy the spectacular views, or just take today to rest and relax.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 8 – Icefields Parkway Tour – Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel along the spine of the Rockies, on what is surely one of the most beautiful roads in the world – the Icefields Parkway 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. Stop to enjoy a picnic lunch, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, and marvel at the Glacier Skywalk. In the late afternoon arrive in the stunning Lake Louise area, the picture-perfect overnight stop in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)
Explore the Icefields at your own pace with a private driver-guide. Step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour you won’t soon forget. Marvel at the natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from the Icefields base and soar over Cline Pass and multiple glaciers. Snap a picture of a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from two glacial lakes!
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 9 – Explore the Mountains – Lake Louise to Banff
You have the morning to cherish Lake Louise. You may wish to simply relax and soak in the views and enjoy free time. Or, ask us about a Lake Louise gondola ride, or Afternoon Tea in the Fairview dining room.

Later, a guided interpretive transfer with time for photo stops brings you to Banff. A lively mountain town with great restaurants, Banff is a welcome change of pace. Enjoy strolling Banff Avenue or try one of the numerous outdoor adventures offered in this outdoor playground.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 10 – In the Canadian Rockies – Explore Banff
Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rockies air and head out for a day of exploration.

You have
3 options to choose from today:

Option 1: Banff Sightseeing Tour with Gondola Ride
Enjoy an entertaining small-group tour to discover Banff’s folklore and natural history. Stop at some of the area's most scenic viewpoints, before riding a gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
Activity rating: Easy

• 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. As us about an evening beer-themed voyage!
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 3: Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola
Begin your day with a scenic gondola and chairlift ride up to a mountainside resort. Take in the spectacular views before a guided walk through Sunshine Meadows. Your guide will teach you all about the fascinating ecosystem above the treeline.
Activity rating: Moderate

Insider tip:
Ask your Vacation Advisor about adding a private sunrise tour with an experienced photographer.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 11 – Onboard Rocky Mountaineer – Banff to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers you a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranch lands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and of course the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.

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 – Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey travels west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through the winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 13 – Depart with Fond Memories Made
Much too soon, you leave the clean air and colorful sights of Canada behind as your across Canada train vacation comes to an end. Getting to the airport shouldn’t be stressful, walk out of your hotel and right into a private vehicle that takes you straight to the Vancouver International Airport.

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!

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

What's Included In Our Prices

These are the places and experiences 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. Niagara Falls Day Tour
2. St. Lawrence Market Food Tour
3.
Toronto Small Group Sightseeing 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. Banff Sightseeing Tour with Gondola Ride
2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise
3. Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Gondola

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

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)
• Digital Travel Documents
• 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
• Daily tour availability may vary based on the season and may not be available for all departures. For more information, please speak to your Vacation Advisor.

Not Included
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Airfare
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, and scheduled tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance and/or Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian Sales Taxes

Ideas to customize this trip

Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

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, 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.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

Trip Start Dates

2020 Toronto Start Dates
April 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14

2020 Vancouver Start Dates*
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21

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

Pricing For This Trip

Our prices vary by departure date, hotel class, train service and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our Canadian Insiders to get your personalized quote, or hit the button below.

Comfort Level Hotels
SilverLeaf Train Service
from US $7,190 to US $9,169 per 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 $7,690 to US $9,709 per 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 $9,590 to US $11,750 per 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.

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

Why book your trip with us?

Fresh Tracks Canada Team
  • We make planning a trip to Canada really easy!
  • We are experts in creating personalized itineraries.
  • Our itineraries are built around your specific needs, interests and budget.
  • We promise friendly and personal service every step of the way.
  • Consider us your personal contact in Canada before and during your trip.
  • We're based in Vancouver with first-hand ‘insider’ knowledge of Canada.
  • Over the past 20 years, we have personalized more than 15,000 Canadian vacations.

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Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Schedule a call or call us directly toll-free:
1 877 395 5771

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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