The Canadian train

Pan Canadian Train Experience



starting from US $10,880per person

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Sample Itinerary

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Note: This trip is available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 – Pan Canadian Train Vacation Begins – Arrive in Vancouver
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains and ocean. Depending on your time of arrival, you can relax and dine al fresco, take a trip out to Stanley Park, or try one of the many tours on foot or bicycle.

Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 – Discover Vancouver
Spend the day exploring Vancouver!

You have
2 options to choose from today:

• Option 1: The North Shore Tour by Bus
Vancouver is consistently voted one of the world’s most livable cities as it is uniquely situated between mountains and ocean. This tour allows you to venture into the local mountains and temperate rainforest. Take an exhilarating walk across the suspension bridge at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and enjoy the gondola up Grouse Mountain to enjoy an unparalleled views of Vancouver.
Activity rating: Easy

Option 2: Vancouver Bicycle Tour
The bike is a Vancouverites preferred mode of transport. With an extensive cycle lane network, this tour highlights the best of Vancouver food, history, and culture. Visit the Stanley Park seawall, savour a snack at Granville Island Public Market and see historic Gastown and Chinatown.
Activity rating: Moderate

Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 – Board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train – Vancouver to Jasper
Board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian Train’ late this morning and settle into your cozy private cabin for your overnight journey. It’s the beginning of your Pan Canadian rail journey, on the way to Jasper! Enjoy the scenery as you travel into the interior of British Columbia. Tonight, you will be lulled to sleep by the motion of the train and wake up in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Overnight onboard the train.

Day 4 – Arrival in Jasper
When you wake up, be mesmerized by the mountain peaks right outside your window. As the train weaves through the rocky peaks watch for bears, deer, elk or moose – you never know when you might spot one. Arrive in the tiny and welcoming town of Jasper this morning, filled with adorable cafes and gift shops run by smiling locals who will be happy to tell you about life in the mountains. Get an ice cream cone and walk around in the fresh alpine air.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 – Explore Jasper
Spend the day exploring the jewel of the Rockies, Jasper.

You have
2 options to choose from today:

Option 1: Nature Tour with Cruise on Maligne Lake
This morning the natural beauty of the Rockies is right outside your window as you take a guided small group bus tour through one of Jasper National Park’s most spectacular areas. Marvel at the Maligne River as it thunders through the canyon in a series of waterfalls. Learn how Medicine Lake is “mysteriously” disappearing before boarding a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake, bound for serene Spirit Island.
Activity rating: Easy

Option 2: Best Hike of the Day in Jasper
Enjoy a professionally guided hike today in Jasper National Park. Going at a leisurely pace will allow you to take in the amazing scenery surrounding you. Depending on the day you may be strolling through wildflowers, gazing at the glaciers above, taking in the stunning colours of the mountain lakes and seeing wildlife! Enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own) surrounded by spectacular scenery and crisp fresh mountain air!
Activity rating: Moderate

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 – Board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train – Journey East to Winnipeg
This morning you are transferred to the train station where a cozy cabin, with a large picture window and seats that hide to reveal a comfortable nighttime bunk, awaits you on VIA Rail’s Canadian Train again. Your Pan Canadian train vacation continues as you leave the Canadian Rockies and slowly glide into the Canadian prairies.

Overnight onboard the train.

Day 7 – Arrival in Winnipeg
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 before arriving in Winnipeg later this evening.

Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 8 – Experience Unique Culture in Winnipeg
Known as the ‘Cultural Cradle of Canada’, Winnipeg is home to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Enjoy exploring The Forks — Winnipeg’s gathering place with nine acres of activity, restaurants, shopping and interactive fun. Then visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a sight to see from both the outside and the inside. Complete your day with a Davinci Code like tour of the Manitoba Legislative building, on the Hermetic Code Tour.

Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 9 – Explore Winnipeg and Re-Board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train
This evening you will settle back into your comfortable cabin as the Pan Canadian train takes you east once again. But first, enjoy your day in Winnipeg.

You have
2 options to choose from today:

Option 1: Assiniboine Park Zoo
Winnipeg is home to a destination for amazing animal encounters at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. With over 80 park-like acres to explore, the Zoo provides visitors with the opportunity to interact with animal species from all corners of the globe. There is a very visible and active contribution to environmental and wildlife education, research, and conservation in Manitoba at this park. Don’t forget to check out the ‘Journey to Churchill’ exhibit!
Activity rating: Easy

Option 2: Winnipeg Sightseeing Tour
This popular three-hour Winnipeg bus tour visits various areas and crowd-pleasing sites of the city. Hear the esoteric secrets of the Legislative Building, witness the tragic history of the St. Boniface Cathedral, learn the historical and international relevance of the downtown, and explore where it all started – The Forks National Historic Site and Market.
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight onboard the train.

Day 10 – Onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian Train – Journey East to Toronto
The rich yellows and golds of the prairies are illuminated in the sunlight. In the distance you spot a lone red barn surrounded by an old wooden fence which strikes you as uniquely beautiful. Who knew such flat land could be so stunning.

Overnight onboard the train.

Day 11 – Arrival in Toronto
Arrive in Toronto this afternoon and spend the evening enjoying the quaint and colorful neighborhoods for which Toronto is famous.

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 12 – Witness the Power of Niagara Falls
First thing this morning, join a guide and bus sightseeing 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, the thundering sound gets louder and louder and you’re thankful for your poncho. Don’t forget your camera!

Overnight in Toronto.

Day 13 – Onboard VIA Rail’s Corridor Train – Toronto to Ottawa
In the afternoon your train journey along the shores of Lake Ontario will begin. Relax in the comfortable VIA Rail train as you travel through thick forests, across rushing rivers, through quaint villages and past grain towers and old barns. Arriving in Ottawa, you will discover that there is no better place to get the feel of Canadian culture than the historic capital city. Take a stroll around the parliament buildings overlooking the Ottawa River before enjoying a comfortable sleep in your Ottawa hotel.

Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 14 – Explore Ottawa
The federal capital of Canada has plenty to discover. Check out the priceless masterpieces at the National Art Gallery and the fascinating historical displays at the Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum.

Additionally, you have 2 options to choose from today:

Option 1: Hop On Hop Off Tour
A Hop On Hop Off bus pass gives you the opportunity to explore at your own pace. Enjoy over 75 of Ottawa’s most famous landmarks, and choose from 12 different stops. This bus experience will be fun, historical and educational as you are guided through the streets of downtown.
Activity rating: Easy

Option 2: Private Historic Walking Tour
Why not take a leisurely stroll around Ottawa on this guided walking tour. Visit Parliament Hilll, The National War Memorial, Sparks Street, The Byward Market and other major city highlights.
Activity rating: Moderate

Overnight in Ottawa.

Day 15 – Onboard VIA Rail’s Corridor Train – Ottawa to Montreal
The Corridor Train carries you into the next province of Canada today – Quebec! Train travel is the most scenic route you can take in Canada. Enjoy the views of the open farmland of rural Quebec and the shore of the St. Lawrence River as you make your way from one city to the next on this approx. 3.5 hour journey.

Overnight in Montreal.

Day 16 – Montreal Sightseeing
Enjoy sightseeing in Montreal! You have 2 options to choose from today:

Option 1: Montreal Sightseeing by Bus
Experience a 3.5-hour overview by bus of Montreal and its historical sites. A knowledgeable tour guide will take you through one of the world’s largest French-speaking cities, with stops including Old Montreal, Olympic Stadium, Mount Royal Park Lookout and Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Activity rating: Easy

Option 2: Old Montreal Walking Tour
For those feeling a bit more active, choose the Old Montreal walking tour. Accompanied by a dynamic professional guide, this walking tour includes information about the history, architecture and secrets of Old Montreal. Sites visited include: Place d'Armes, Place Jacques-Cartier, Notre-Dame Basilica, Cour Le Royer, St. Paul Street, City Hall, Champ de Mars and the Bonsecours Market.
Activity rating: Easy

Overnight in Montreal.

Day 17 – Onboard VIA Rail’s Corridor Train – Montreal to Quebec City
Travel a short distance by train through Quebec’s picturesque countryside as your coast to coast Canadian train vacation heads towards Quebec City. Step into Quebec City’s colorful history as you visit authentic Quebecois shops, and discover the pride that the residents feel for their city.

Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 18 – Quebec City Sightseeing
Today is your chance to explore Quebec City. Here are 2 options to choose from:

Option 1: Quebec City Sightseeing Tour by Bus
Spend the day discovering Quebec City’s French Canadian culture on a group bus tour. From your comfortable seat, enjoy the beautiful architecture of the fortified city, visit historic sites commemorating the battles between French and English, and take in the sights of this unique city.
Activity rating: Easy

Option 2: Private Walking Tour of Quebec City
On a leisurely walking tour, explore the unique art, architecture, and history of Quebec City’s upper and lower towns. Your guide is equally passionate and knowledgeable about their home town.
Activity rating: Moderate

Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 19 – Explore Quebec, then Board VIA Rail’s Ocean Train
Spend another day exploring Quebec and surrounding areas, before boarding your train late this evening. You’ll have access to your hotel room all day, for your convenience.

Choose from
3 options today:

Option 1: Montmorency Falls Bicycle Tour
Enjoy a 25km loop along the St. Lawrence river to Montmorency Falls, including a cable car ride to the top of the falls – 30 feet higher than Niagara Falls. This option is great for those who prefer to be active on vacation!
Activity rating: Moderate

Option 2: Quebec City at Leisure & Traditional Quebecois Dinner
Today you are free to explore the city on your own. This evening dine in the historic Maison Jacquet built in 1675. Feel the history of the historic home, as you dine on traditional Quebecois cuisine!
Activity rating: Easy

Option 3: Private Countryside Tour
Discover the countryside around Quebec City with a private guide today. Visit Quebec's famous shrine at St. Anne de Beaupre, then gaze in wonder at beautiful Montmorency Falls. Finally, savour a visit on the Isle D'Orléans, known for its fine foods. Enjoy sampling some of the fare along the way.
Activity rating: Easy

This evening you will be transferred from your hotel to the train station where you will board VIA Rail’s Ocean Train. Travel past rolling hills, and quaint coastal villages that appear from times long past as you make your across Atlantic Canada.

Overnight onboard the train in a private cabin.

Day 20 – Arrive in Halifax
This morning, relax in the panoramic dome car and count the sails out on the water. Late this afternoon you will glide into Halifax and transfer to your hotel. Explore the welcoming Celtic atmosphere of the Canadian Maritimes’ largest city.

Overnight in Halifax.

Day 21 – Explore Halifax
You have two days to immerse yourself in the thriving culture of Halifax! Relax as a private driver guide tours you around Halifax, viewing historic buildings and modern high rises lining the streets. Visit Fairview Lawn cemetery where Titanic victims are buried, pass by Province House National Historic Site, the 1802 Old Town Clock, 1750 St. Paul’s Anglican Church and many other sites of interest.

Overnight in Halifax.

Day 22 – Explore Nova Scotia – Private Peggy’s Cove Tour
On this privately guided tour, see the quaint lighthouse village of Peggy’s Cove. The iconic lighthouse basks in the Maritime glow as fishermen sail out to sea. Enjoy your final night.

Overnight in Halifax.

Day 23 – Your Across Canada Train Vacation Ends
Much too soon your across Canada train vacation comes to an end as you leave the fresh air and colorful sights of Canada behind. A transfer takes you to the airport in time for your departure.

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What's Included

Here are the things to look forward to on this trip...

Sightseeing tour in Vancouver - Sightseeing tour in Vancouver
Sightseeing tour in Vancouver
Sleep in a private cabin on the train - Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Sleep in a private cabin on the train
Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island - Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island
Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island
Hornblower cruise of the Niagara Falls - Hornblower cruise of the Niagara Falls
Hornblower cruise of the Niagara Falls
• 17 nights hotel accommodation
• 4 nights onboard the VIA Rail Canadian train, in a cabin for 1 or 2
• 1 night onboard the VIA Rail Ocean train, in a cabin for 2

Train Experiences:
• Sleeper Plus Class, onboard the Canadian Train between Vancouver, Jasper, Winnipeg, and Toronto (includes Dome Car Access)
• Daytime journeys onboard the Corridor Train, between Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City in Business Class
• Sleeper Plus Class, onboard the Ocean Train between Quebec City and Halifax

Tour Inclusions:

Vancouver Experiences:
• Choose 1 of 2:
1. The North Shore Tour by Bus
2. Vancouver Bicycle Tour

Jasper Experiences:
• Choose 1 of 2:
1. Nature Tour with Cruise on Maligne Lake
2. Best Hike of the Day in Jasper

Winnipeg Experiences:
• Hermetic Code Tour of Manitoba Legislative building
• Admission to the Winnipeg Human Rights Museum
• Choose 1 of 2:
1. Assiniboine Park Zoo
2. Winnipeg Sightseeing Tour

Toronto Experiences:
• Niagara Falls Day Tour from Toronto
• Hornblower Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

Ottawa Experiences:
• Choose 1 of 2:
1. Hop On Hop Off Tour
2. Private Historic Walking Tour

Montreal Experiences:
• Choose 1 of 2:
1. Montreal Sightseeing by Bus
2. Old Montreal Walking Tour

Quebec City Experiences:
• Choose 1 of 2 tours for day 1:
1. Sightseeing Tour by Bus
2. Private Walking Tour
• Choose 1 of 3 tours for day 2:
1. Montmorency Falls Bicycle Tour
2. Traditional Quebecois Dinner
3. Private Quebec Countryside Tour

Halifax Experiences:
• Private Sightseeing Tour of Halifax
• Private Sightseeing Tour of Peggy’s Cove in Halifax

Meal Inclusions:
• 13 meals onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian Train between Vancouver and Toronto
• Breakfast and lunch onboard VIA Rail’s Ocean Train
• Meal service for business class guests onboard VIA Rail’s Corridor Train

Transfer Inclusions:
• Personalized and private pick up from your arrival airport
• All train station transfers
• Personalized and private departure transfer, in time for your flight home

Other Inclusions:
• VIA Rail commemorative bundle: Passport holder, luggage tag, Fairmont gift card, Human Rights Museum pass, CN Tower pass, and more!
• Documentation package
• Gratuities for most private tours and transfers (unless otherwise noted)
• 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.

Seasonal Restrictions:
• North Shore tour by bus is available until the September 13th westbound departure date.
• Maligne Lake cruise runs from May 30 to October 3 for eastbound departures, weather conditions may cause season delays. (Westbound departures: from May 17).
• Best Hike of the Day in Jasper is available until September 26 eastbound departure date (Westbound departures: from September 6).
• Old Montreal walking tour is available from the April 26 westbound departure date.
• Montmorency Falls Bicycle Tour is available from the April 26 westbound departure date.

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 and Travel 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
Whale watching and wildlife tours
Whale watching and wildlife tours
Taking the train to the Charlevoix region
Taking the train to the Charlevoix region
• Upgrade, or mix and match hotel and lodge accommodations
• Upgrade to Prestige service onboard the trains and receive first class service
• Add a cruise to your trip, along Alaska’s Inside Passage
• Ask us to arrange a car rental, and drive through the Rockies at your leisure
• Ask us about the alternative of guided walking, biking, foodie, or brewery tours in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, or Quebec City
• Add on a few days in the charming capital of British Columbia - Victoria, along with a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens
• Add a visit to the Olympic city of Whistler, and take in the sights and activities by spending a night or two there
• Explore the Charlevoix region from Quebec City

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 - Enjoy a soak  before heading out for a stroll along Robson StreetGeorgian Court Hotel - Join in the fun street atmosphere of Vancouver in the summerGeorgian Court Hotel - Sink into your comfy bed after a day of exploration

Georgian Court Hotel

An example of our Comfort accommodations

The Georgian Court Hotel features 180 guestrooms in a 12-story brick building, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy a comfortable sleep in your elegant room, surf the internet with the complimentary wireless, or enjoy a meal on the seasonal patio.

Hotel Place d’Armes - Chic and elegant rooms are perfect for those seeking seductive comfortHotel Place d’Armes - Relax in the elegant setting of Suite 701,  serving modern brasserie cuisineHotel Place d’Armes - Enjoy dining and drinks al fresco on the terraceHotel Place d’Armes - Hotel ExteriorHotel Place d’Armes - Modern bathroom

Hotel Place d’Armes

An example of our Boutique Hotel accommodations

It takes a special hotel to equal Montreal's unique urban sophistication and charm, and that's exactly what the 4.5 star Hotel Place d'Armes is. Luxury and exceptional service are the rule at this gem nestled among the lovely cobbled streets of Old Montreal. Here, you'll discover three centuries of history, boutiques and art galleries as well as fine dining and vibrant nightlife.

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.


Trip Start Dates

2018 Dates starting in Vancouver
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3

2018 Dates starting in Halifax*
April 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
* Be sure to speak to your travel advisor about train times in Halifax

2019 Dates starting in Vancouver
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*Note: 2019 start dates from Vancouver include 1 extra night in Jasper and no nights in Winnipeg, making this a 22 day trip.

2019 Dates starting in Halifax*
Ask your Vacation Advisor about customizing a westbound itinerary.

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
from US $10,880to US $11,751per 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
from US $12,170to US $13,144per 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
from US $14,190to US $15,325per 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

The ultimate Canadian experience traveling Coast to Coast

Unique, small group excursions in each city

Five nights aboard the VIA Rail ‘Canadian Train’

Scenic wonders of the Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls, and the Atlantic Coast

Great choice of hotels

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.

Journey across Canada onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian Train, with the best stops across the country! Begin in Coastal Vancouver, travel to the spectacular Canadian Rockies, then to the Prairie’s cultural hub of Winnipeg. Next, glide through Ontario and the capital of Canada, into the French province of Quebec, ending in the charming Canadian Maritimes.

Trip Outline

Arrive Vancouver 2 nights Vancouver 1 night VIA Rail 2 nights Jasper 1 night VIA Rail 2 nights Winnipeg 2 nights VIA Rail 2 nights Toronto 2 nights Ottawa 2 nights Montreal 2 nights Quebec City 1 night VIA Rail 3 nights Halifax Depart Halifax

Pan Canadian Train Experience  – Map VIA Rail train travelling across Canada Vancouver sightseeing VIA Rail train in the Canadian Rockies Manitoba countryside Toronto Niagara Falls Canada's capital, Ottawa A French style castle in the Quebec countryside Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City Sailing in Halifax
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Do you want to get the most of your Canadian vacation in 2019? By booking early, you'll secure your ideal travel dates, the best hotel accommodations, space on Canada's spectacular touring trains, plus unique experiences.

And if you book before August 31, you'll also receive a 2018 PRICE FREEZE plus up to $1,200 per couple in FREE TRAVEL CREDITS. Use the credits to enhance your vacation with extra nights, dining experiences, and activities.

Here are just a few ways you can use your travel credits:

But hurry! This offer only lasts until midnight on August 31. Take advantage of the best availability, prices, and add-ons for 2019. Our friendly vacation advisors are standing by to help you plan your perfect Canadian vacation – so call or email today.

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There's no better place to experience the magic of winter than in Canada. Imagine… the romance of a train ride through a snowy landscape. Then, with glistening snow at your feet and crisp air on your face, marvel at the scenery as you enjoy guided winter activities.

With our Early Bird Winter Special Offer, now is the perfect time to book your vacation. Book before August 31, and you'll receive limited-time Early Bird Prices, plus a FREE night, to extend your trip.

Fresh Tracks Canada's Vacation Advisors are ready to help you plan your perfect winter vacation. Hurry and call or email now, while this special offer lasts!

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

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There is no better place to experience the magic of Christmas in Canada than in the Canadian Rockies. The glistening snow covered landscape provides a magical setting to make memories with loved ones as you explore outdoors, and warm yourself with cozy Christmas activities by the fire.

Now is the ideal time to book your trip, while space is still available. By booking now, you can also take advantage of our Christmas Special Offer.

Book a Christmas in the Canadian Rockies vacation before September 30, and you'll receive a $50 per person Fairmont Resorts Gift Card, to use towards additional Christmas activities on your trip. Use your Gift Card for stocking decorating, an Ice Bar Experience, Gingerbread House decorating, and more at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel.

Fresh Tracks Canada's Vacation Advisors are ready to help you plan your perfect Christmas vacation this winter. The holiday season books up fast – hurry and call or email now, while availability lasts!

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

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