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Across Canada by Train



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Take The Train Across Canada

From the metropolis of Toronto to the serenity of Lake Louise, take the train across Canada to fill your desire for the energy of big cities and the calmness of nature. As you journey by train across the country, you see firsthand how diverse Canada’s spectacular scenery is. With plenty of time to relax in the Canadian Rockies, you won’t miss any of Canada’s natural splendor.

Trip Outline

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)

Across Canada by Train - Map



Places Visited

TorontoJasperIcefields ParkwayLake LouiseBanffKamloopsVancouver

Accommodation Style


Your Train Experience

Rocky MountaineerVIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level


What you'll love about this trip

  • Exploring the cities of Toronto, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and Vancouver

  • Seeing spectacular Niagara Falls

  • Unique small group sightseeing excursions and flexible options

  • Spectacular train experience onboard the Rocky Mountaineer

  • Sleeping on the VIA Rail train traveling across Canada

  • Great choice of hotels

Common Questions

  • Is this an escorted tour?

    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.

  • Can this trip be made shorter or longer?

    Absolutely! We personalize all our clients' trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you'd like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don't interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

  • 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 get your FREE personalized trip plan and 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.

  • Am I on the train the whole time?

    All of our trips include stops to get off the train to explore Canada's beautiful locations, national parks and unique cities. However, if you're keen to maximize your time onboard, we'll pair you up with the perfect train experience.

  • Where am I staying on this trip?

    This trip features an overnight rail 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 three to five star hotels or lodges along your route. 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 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:

      Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along three of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You'll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.

      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.

  • How much does my trip cost?

    All our trips are personalized to fit our clients' schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. Please request your personalized quote which will provide you with the detailed information you need.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

    The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. 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). The interior of British Columbia, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer.

This Trip in Pictures

A true Bucket List experience - a rail journey across this great country.

A true Bucket List experience - a rail journey across this great country.

No vacation across Canada would be complete without a chance to see Niagara Falls.

No vacation across Canada would be complete without a chance to see Niagara Falls.

Few visitors are lucky enough to experience the haunting beauty of the Canadian Prairies.

Few visitors are lucky enough to experience the haunting beauty of the Canadian Prairies.

You'll never forget your first moments in the Canadian Rockies.

You'll never forget your first moments in the Canadian Rockies.

The iconic panorama of Lake Louise is the highlight of this trip for many.

The iconic panorama of Lake Louise is the highlight of this trip for many.

Fabulous food, open-air viewing cars - your experience onboard the Rocky Mountaineer will be exceptional.

Fabulous food, open-air viewing cars - your experience onboard the Rocky Mountaineer will be exceptional.

Your train journey ends in the sparkling seaside metropolis of Vancouver.

Your train journey ends in the sparkling seaside metropolis of Vancouver.

Recommended Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized trip plan for you that matches your travel style, schedule 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 2 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: 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.

Start Dates

2022 Toronto Start Dates
May 2, 9
August 15, 22, 29*
September 5, 12*

2022 Vancouver Start Dates
May 2, 9, 16
August 22, 29*
September 5, 12, 19*

2023 Toronto Start Dates
May  1, 8, 15, 22
June  26
July  3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August  7, 14, 21, 28
September  4, 11, 18

2023 Vancouver Start Dates
May  8, 15, 22, 29
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August  7, 14, 21, 28
September  4, 11, 18, 25

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

* Limited spaces available. Speak to your Vacation Advisor to learn more about availability for specific departure dates.



Prices of this trip vary by departure date, hotel class and the choice of activities. Request your quote to check availability or to book this trip.

  • Train Experience

    Train Experience

    Learn more about the onboard service and look inside the trains you will be traveling on during this trip.

    Read about the Rocky Mountaineer train

    The Rocky Mountaineer

    The Rocky Mountaineer is a uniquely daylight-only train service to the Canadian Rockies, meaning you don't miss a minute of the view! Glass-domed cars, first-class service and exquisite food, make it world-famous.

    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 overnight train trips

    Sleeping on the train

    Experience a once in a lifetime adventure of an overnight train journey. Sleep on board the train and enjoy chef-prepared meals in the dining car during this unforgettable trip.

  • Accommodations


    In addition to the sleeper train cabin, below are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.

    Georgian Court Hotel

    Georgian Court Hotel

    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 wifi, or enjoy a meal on the seasonal patio.

    Rimrock Resort

    Rimrock Resort

    The 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, when you enter the main lobby, you are actually on the 7th floor, and the views from the pamorama of windows over the Bow Valley are simply stunning. The hotel has an upscale yet understated feel, and the service is impeccable.

    Fairmont Royal York

    Fairmont Royal York

    Another of the original historic Fairmont properties, close to shopping and dining, and just steps to Union Station and the theatre district. The hotel features 5 restaurants, a bar, a health club, and shops.

  • What's Included

    What's Included

    These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

    • 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 2:
    1. Niagara Falls Day Tour
    2. 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:
    Banff Sightseeing Tour with Gondola Ride
    2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise
    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 your trip

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

    • Upgrade, or mix and match hotel and lodge accommodations
    • Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountain
    eer dome windows optimize your view of the great scenery, excellent food and an outdoor viewing platform allowing wonderful photographic opportunities make this option a must
    • Add a cruise to your trip, along Alaska’s Inside Passage
    • Extend your stay in Eastern Canada, by adding one of our train tours through Ontario and Quebec
    • Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies to explore the nature trails with a naturalist guide, enjoy a gentle canoe paddle on Lake Louise, indulge in afternoon tea in the Fairview dining room, add a thrilling helicopter ride, or simply enjoy some quiet time to relax
    • Add a trip to Victoria, British Columbia’s quaint capital city on Vancouver Island to go whale watching, visit the Butchart Gardens, and experience the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest

  • Customer Reviews  (19)

    Rocky Mountaineer portion was the best part of our trip

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    Rocky Mountaineer portion was the best part of our trip. We loved the food, scenery, and the story telling by staff and fellow travelers.

    Our trip was delightful

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    Our trip was delightful. The highlights were the Pan Pacific view of Vancouver harbor; the tours of Victoria, Whistler; Rocky Mountaineer was excellent; and the food and city tour in Toronto.

    The experience of the Rocky Mountaineer was amazing

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    We had a wonderful experience throughout our holiday. The tours booked including meal reservations were amazing. The experience of the Rocky Mountaineer was amazing and has left us with lasting memories. Fresh Tracks should be proud of the tours and experiences they provide.

    Every detail cared for and all documentation at our fingertips

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    Very well planned trip! Every detail cared for and all documentation at our fingertips. It was so nice to have transfers waiting and day tours planned ahead. We felt pampered and cared for at every turn.

    In a word, the trip was great

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    In a word, the trip was great. The rail journey was smooth and comfortable with delicious food. The two night stays at the Fairmont in Toronto, Lake Louise and Banff were remarkable, not just because of the luxurious accommodations but because of the helpfulness of the staff.

    The stay could have been longer!

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    The train travel, the crews, the food and experience interacting with people from all over the world was illuminating. We loved Jasper, a charming town with the magnificence of the Canadian Rockies, and the excellent Maligne lake tour. Vancouver, a city of such diversity and multiculturalism and wonderful restaurants was so enjoyable, the stay could have been longer!

    Train travel is the way to go

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    We had a wonderful time! Train travel is the way to go - relaxing, no hassle, comfortable and time to look at the amazing scenery.

    It was total relaxation with no stress

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    This was the most perfectly prepared trip ever. There were no flaws or missteps anywhere. It was total relaxation with no stress. The suggested accommodations at the Fairmont were beyond expectations, and the suggested membership at President's Club a very smart move. We loved the small tour groups - avoiding the 60+ passenger busses.

    The trip of a lifetime

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    8 cities, 5 provinces, 2 train rides, 11912.3643 kilometers, 4500+ pictures, 1 helicopter ride over Niagara Falls, the trip of a lifetime and it was amazing. The Rocky Mountaineer and staff was phenomenal, Banff was our favorite. The Rimrock Resort was the best! We should have stayed there a week.

    The logistics were perfect

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    The train travel was great. The quantity and quality of tours were just right. We enjoyed being busy but also having some downtime and some time to explore on our own. The places we liked best were Niagara Falls, Banff, and Vancouver. We added two days in Vancouver to the end of the standard trip and were very happy that we did. We enjoyed Vancouver the most of all the cities we visited. The logistics were perfect - everything went exactly as planned.

    Everyone was very helpful and friendly

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    Everyone/everywhere was very helpful and friendly. We have already started to distribute material to our friends who have indicated an interest in such a trip. Thanks again.

    Not one glitch or missed transfer

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    Well, you certainly did create an extraordinary vacation for the us! Everything was perfect! Not one glitch or missed transfer. Everyone was where they were supposed to be at the appointed time, including us! We loved every minute and thank you for doing such a wonderful job. We especially loved that our 50th anniversary was acknowledged at every turn with chocolate strawberries, etc. and I'm sure some upgraded beautiful rooms. The scenery is beyond belief. From the forests of Ontario, to the prairies of Saskatchewan, we loved it. The Canadian Rockies speak for themselves. Thanks so much for all you did. Canada is a beautiful country.

    We felt like a king and queen and we were definitely spoiled

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    We would like to thank you again for the surprise champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. That really started off our trip. We would like to thank you for our wonderful vacation experience as all the information that you sent to us was so well organized. Our trip was beyond our expectations. All hotels, tours and trains not only met but exceeded what we had hoped for. All hotels recognized our anniversary and upgraded us to a suite or a larger room. We felt like a king and queen and we were definitely spoiled. Upgrading to the GoldLeaf Rocky Mountaineer was a wonderful experience and totally first class. The staff was exceptional and the food was absolutely delicious. The Rocky Mountaineer honored our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a champagne lunch and gave us an autographed copy of the book "Unforgettable Journey -Stories from the Rocky Mountaineer" signed by the staff. We were totally surprised by their thoughtfulness. We were very fortunate to have the best weather during our 2 weeks and we were very lucky that our train rides ran pretty close to schedules. We have so many great memories but one of the highlights of our trip occurred in Jasper. We decided to take the motorcycle/side car tour and we were able to photograph a grizzly bear from the back of the Haney about 15 feet away eating dandelions. Unbelievable! Once again, we thank you for all you've done for making our anniversary trip a dream come true. Thanks for the memories.

    We had lobsters in Nova Scotia

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    Yesterday we reached Victoria after a wonderful trip you arranged for us from Toronto to Vancouver as part of our Canadian ocean-to-ocean excursion. 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 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. We were surprised to have Peter of Imperial Global Chauffeur meet us on arrival at Vancouver and again transport us to our bus for Victoria.

    This is service!

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    Pre-trip: I would like to tell you how GREAT two of your employes have been. First, Georgia was a wonderful help in planning my trip making sure I had all the information. Any changes we made I was notified of the change right away. She was very pleasant on the phone and very customer friendly. Second, Jeremie emailed me 35 days before the trip to make sure all my questions were answered. This is service! If my trip goes the way these people have taken care of me I cannot help but have a good time. Post-trip: It was GREAT! We had a great time and there were no bad surprises. Your boss should be proud of you - your planning was some of the best I have ever been involved in. If you have anyone who is in doubt, just have them email or call me. I am so glad you put me into the Gold Leaf section, it was well worth the money!

    An excellent trip

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    A special thanks for informing the hotels in regards to our 39th wedding anniversary. It started with wine at the Westin, a spacious suite at the Sawridge Inn, a suite and champagne at the Fairmont Chateau, chocolate cherries and a suite at the Sutton Place, and a suite at the Hotel Grand Pacific. They all helped us celebrate this special occasion. The first sign that this was going to be a great trip was the timely pick up at the airport by Rosedale Livery. Excellent limo service from airport and to train station. All hotels were very good in their own way. Sundog Tours did a great job and we had small groups. The Toronto Bus Tour to the falls was good. The Pacific Coach Lines tour to Victoria exceeded my expectations. The driver took us to our hotel after the tour. The Rocky Mountaineer is a first class operation. The tour went very smoothly except the mountaineer was 2 hours early and we called the limo service who responded immediately. I know you were responsible for the almost perfect weather. The only fair day we had was in Toronto on the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus day. It poured down rain and we rode inside part of the day and took the boat around the lake. This was an excellent trip and I have no comments on ways to improve the logistics of covering the amount of territory in the time frame given. You did an excellent job and you have a good stable of service providers and hotels. Thanks!

    Thank you for all of the wonderful service

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    We had a wonderful trip. The flooding in Alberta was a tragedy for those residents but only a minor inconvenience for us. Our thoughts are with them. You did a splendid job of alternate scheduling in Vancouver. LandSea Tours are excellent. We are veteran travellers and I must say that the Rocky Mountaineer experience is in the top of our list of enjoyment. We want to do Calgary – Kamloops – Quesnel – North Vancouver next. We realize that the itinerary will take some planning and perhaps extra nights somewhere but we know Fresh Tracks can accomplish it. Thank you for all of the wonderful service.

    All the logistics worked very well

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    Just wanted to say thanks for organizing our trip. All the logistics worked very well and the Rocky Mountaineer ride was spectacular. The holiday exceeded our expectations and the service we received from all staff we met during the whole trip was excellent. We have recommended you to other UK friends who are planning this trip in the future.

    A great experience not to be missed

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    Firstly we thank Fresh Tracks for the excellent organization of our trip and dealing so efficiently with the minor problem we had with our car rental. Travelling in winter does have its advantages as places are not overcrowded with people. This was advantageous on VIA Rail's the Canadian as there were only ten of us travelling in the sleepers. There was plenty of space in the domed viewing car and there was a 'family' feel to dining, where all the meals were of the highest quality, as we all ate at one sitting and made friends with all our fellow travellers and were fascinated by the tales and experiences they recounted to us! The VIA railway staff, from our beginning in Jasper right through to Quebec, which included two rail transfers, could not have been more helpful in giving us advice and pointing us in the right direction. The Winter Carnival in Quebec was fascinating and an experience not to be missed. There was so much to do and the events and activities suited all age ranges. Quebec City was an interesting place and really needed more time to explore but there is always another time. We found it interesting to see the different cultures between the Rockies and the Quebec region but found people very helpful in both areas despite our poor attempts at the French language. For a party of four 'oldies' a holiday like this, although tiring at times, was a great experience not to be missed! Again, thanks to Fresh Tracks for their organization of such a holiday.

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