Canada rail - Canadian pacific railway

Experience Canada by Rail

13

days

starting from US $5,870per person

Star Rating 5

5 of 5 stars
(13 reviews)

Get all your transportation, hotels, and sightseeing arranged and coordinated.

Have your trip personalized to perfectly suit your timeline and budget.

Why we don't do online booking?

Online booking sites prefer you do not bother them at all. Our approach is completely the opposite – instead we put visitors directly in touch with our Canadian travel Insiders because we believe the best vacations are personal.

Itinerary

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!

Day 2 – Explore Toronto
Discover Toronto’s many unique and colourful neighbourhoods. Included in your trip is a hop on / off pass for the next two days, to let you explore the city with ease.

We also recommend choosing from the following
add-on activities this evening:

• Option 1: Evening Dinner Cruise
Get out to enjoy a cool evening breeze, as you watch the sun set on Toronto’s harbour, and take in the sights and sounds of the city’s waterfront and breathtaking skyline. A delicious buffet dinner is included.
Activity rating: Easy

• Option 2: Twilight Toronto Island Tour by Bike
Just a short ferry across Toronto harbour is the hidden gem of the Toronto Islands. By evening, the daytime crowds have retreated to the city, meaning you experience what few others do, the beauty of the islands after dusk by bicycle!
Activity rating: Moderate

Day 3 – Explore Toronto or Niagara, then board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train – Toronto to Jasper
Spend a day exploring Toronto or Niagara Falls. Choose 1 of 2 activity options:

• Option 1: Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls
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: Choice of Toronto Food Tour
Take your pick of culinary adventures in Toronto. From a unique pizza tour to a Chinatown exploration. There is also the option to venture to the Corktown+Canary and Distillery District, a neighbourhood with a long Irish immigrant history. Learn about different areas of the city and of course sample some delicious foods along the way including ‘the best dark chocolate in the world’.
Activity rating: Moderate

In the evening, 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.

Day 4 & 5 – Canadian Rail Journey on the Canadian
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.

Day 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 on all sides 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.

Day 7 – Touring 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 to help you enjoy Jasper to the fullest.

• Option 1: 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

• Option 2: Privately Guided Jasper 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:
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

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.

Here are
2 options for exploring the Icefields Parkway today:

• Option 1: Small Group Sightseeing Tour
With a small group and guide, explore the Icefields and its main attractions 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 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
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 by spectacular lake views and attentive service, indulge in a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview Dining Room.

End your day gazing out over the relaxing turquoise waters of Lake Louise while relaxing at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau 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, a guided hike or Afternoon Tea.

In the afternoon, 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.

Day 10 – Exploring 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 to help you enjoy Banff:

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

• Option 2: Private Sunrise Photography Tour
Wake up early to experience the magical wilderness of Banff National Park at sunrise. Explore with a private guide and learn how to take great photos. Ideal for the amateur photographer wanting to increase their skills with a manual camera. This is a sure way to make friends and family at home jealous!
Activity rating: Moderate

• Option 3: Banff Helicopter Tour
Get away from the crowds and soar above the peaks of the Canadian Rockies on a guided helicopter tour. Pristine and breathtaking vistas that will leave you speechless, as you view a landscape inaccessible to the average tourist.
Activity rating: Easy

No matter how you choose to explore, all guests have the opportunity to glide up to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a comfortable gondola. Once at the top, you have a panoramic view of the gargantuan mountains and the expanse of the Bow Valley.

Day 11 – Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
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. Spend the night in the friendly town of Kamloops.

Day 12 – 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.

Day 13 – Departing 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.

Common Questions

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).

What are the best ways to travel around Canada on my vacation?

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.

Is it safe to drive in the mountains?

New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your 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.

Are your tours escorted?

No, but you'll feel like it is with all your connections and experiences prearranged. Our clients love the freedom and flexibility it gives them. Some of our wildlife experiences are small group tours led by specialist guides.

What Clients Say

The whole experience was very good

The whole experience was very good

Star Rating 5

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.

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
Train Experiences:
• 3 nights onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian train, in a private cabin
• 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer daylight touring train

Accommodations:
• 9 nights of hotel accommodation
• Private cabin for 1 or 2 onboard the Canadian train

Tour Inclusions:

Toronto Experiences:
Toronto Hop On / Off 2 Day Pass
Plus
Day 2 here are some recommended add-on activities:
1. Twilight Bike Tour on Toronto Islands
2. Toronto Harbour Dinner Cruise (does not run on Mondays)
Plus
• Day 3 choose 1 of 2 Toronto activities :
1. Small Group, VIP Tour to Niagara Falls with Lunch
(runs from May 1 onwards. Regular bus tour substituted in April)
2. Toronto Food Tasting Tour


Jasper Experiences:
• Choose 1 of 3 Jasper activities:
1. Nature tour along Maligne Valley & Cruise on stunning Maligne Lake

2. Sidecar Motorcycle Tour in Jasper

3. Private 2.5-hour Nature Walk

Icefield Parkway Experiences, between Jasper and Lake Louise:
• Choose 1 of 2 Icefields Parkway experiences:
1. Small group sightseeing tour along the Icefields Parkway. Includes picnic lunch,Ice Explorer, and the Glacier Skywalk

2. Private Icefields Parkway tour with a spectacular Helicopter flight over the Icefields (additional cost)

Banff Experiences:
• Banff Gondola admission
Plus
• Choose 1 of 3 Banff activities:
1. Small group sightseeing tour of Banff and its surroundings
2. Privately guided Banff National Park photography workshop (additional cost)
3. Helicopter Tour (additional cost)

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

Meal Inclusions:
• 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners onboard The Canadian Train
• 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train
• Feature Dinner in your arrival city
• Feature Dinner in Lake Louise

Other Inclusions:
• Gratuities for most private transfers and tours (unless otherwise noted)
• Documentation package
• Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service

Seasonal Restrictions:
• Icefields Parkway tour is available from April 26 till October 7 departures, coach transfer will be substituted prior to April 26. (eastbound and westbound)
• Maligne Lake cruise runs from May 27 to October 7 departures, weather conditions may cause season delays. (eastbound and westbound)
• The privately guided nature walk in Jasper is available from April 26 to October 7 departures, for best walking and hiking conditions we recommend taking this tour in June or later. (eastbound and westbound)
• Twilight Bike Tour on Toronto Islands is available for April 26 to Oct 4, westbound departures (April 19 to October 7 on Eastbound departures).
• Toronto Harbour Dinner Cruise is not available on westbound Sunday departures. It is available on westbound Thursday departures from May 31 to September 27. For eastbound departures, the dinner cruise is available from the May 24 departure to September 9.
• Small group, VIP Tour to Niagara Falls runs from April 29 onwards for westbound departures, prior to this a regular bus tour will be substituted. (For Eastbound departures the tour runs for April 22 departures onwards, regular bus tour will be substituted prior to April 22.)

 

Not Included

• Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
• Meals, other than those mentioned
• Gratuities for rail, hotel, tour & transfer staff
• Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
• Canadian Sales Taxes

 

 

Customize this trip a little, or a lot...

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Work with us to personalize this trip by adding some amazing side trips & activities, like...

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

2018 Toronto Start Dates
Every Thursday & Sunday
April 19, 22, 26, 29
May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
June 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
August 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
October 4

2018 Vancouver Start Dates*
Every Thursday & Sunday
April 26, 29
May 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
June 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
July 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
August 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
October 4, 7

* Start dates from Vancouver include only 1 night in Jasper.

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 $5,870to US $8,629per 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 $6,390to US $9,115per 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 $7,770to US $10,897per 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 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

Take the stress out of planning your trip to Canada with:

  • Every detail and arrangement taken care of for a seamless trip.
  • Suggestions to get the most out of Canada based on local insider knowledge.
  • Your own personal contact in Canada you can call before or during your trip.

Interested?

Get help with planning your trip
by calling a Canadian Insider toll-free:

1 877 395 5771

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…

     
Local Support

Someone in Canada you can call before and during your trip, seven days a week.

     
No-one can be trusted more

You'll feel confident when booking your vacation with our accreditation and consumer protection through the following organizations.

Our accreditation and consumer protection partners
     

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One-size-fits-all approach.

     

Group Tours

Cheapest type of travel with rigid itineraries and crowds.

     

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

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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  • Rugged coastlines and fjords
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  • Pastoral Eastern Townships
  • Mountainous Charlevoix
  • Quaint French-Canadian towns, plus Montreal and Quebec City
  • Cultural and culinary experiences

Canadian Sea to Sky Explorer

  • Spectacular rainforest landscapes of Vancouver Island
  • Orca whales and grizzly bears
  • Cruise the Inside Passage like a local
  • Scenic train journey into the Canadian Rockies
  • Jasper and Banff National Parks

Our Self Drive Special Offer only lasts until midnight on February 28! Call us now, and our Vacation Advisors will help you plan your perfect adventure.

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

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

Are you considering a Canadian rail and Alaska cruise vacation in 2018? Whether you'd like the amenities of a luxury cruise vessel, or the intimate experience of a small ship – cruising surely is the best way to explore the Inside Passage's uninhabited wilderness and wildlife. We can help you choose the best season to go, the right style of cruise, and the best cabin types for your budget.

For a limited time, you'll also enjoy our Spectacular Alaska Cruise Offers. Here is what you'll get, if you book before midnight on February 28!

These incredible rail and cruise experiences sell out very quickly, so we highly recommend booking soon. Call us now and we'll personalize your perfect itinerary, and find the best dates to suit your timeframe. Remember, this offer is only available until midnight on February 28, 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.