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Trip Overview

This is the ultimate way to journey across Canada! Enjoy the quaint, seaside community that is Halifax. Travel through two important Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto. You will also experience the natural wonder of Niagara Falls before you journey west through the Canadian Plains and Rocky Mountains. Your trip will end in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing city tour of Quebec City
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto
  • Sightseeing tour of the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier including the Glacier Skywalk
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Halifax to Quebec City, Quebec City to Montreal, Montreal to Toronto, and Vancouver onboard The Ocean® and The Canadian®
  • 10 nights' accommodations; 5 nights' onboard VIA Rail
  • 2 meals included (1 lunch and 1 dinner)

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN HALIFAX
Welcome to Canada! Enjoy the town's charming seaside areas. Find a great restaurant for dinner by the water. (Overnight in Halifax)

DAY 2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
You have some of the morning free to complete your visit to Halifax. Head over to the VIA Rail station to depart for Quebec City. The train winds its way north and west through the Canadian Maritimes. You'll be treated to some delightful views of the rocky and forested coast and inlands of the region. During the summer, there are frequently presentations and experiences onboard to participate in giving passengers a chance to learn more about local history and culture. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 3 QUEBEC CITY

Today you will reach Quebec City. You arrive early with a full day to explore this fascinating destination. The city's early colonial roots are everywhere from its centuries old defensive walls, its continental-flavored Old Port district, to the historic waterfront. Dinner tonight is included at a classic Quebecoise restaurant. (Overnight in Quebec City) D

DAY 4 QUEBEC CITY > MONTREAL
Included today is a guided tour of Quebec City. Your guide will provide some amazing stories and background on the town while riding past popular and historic points of interest such as the Latin Quarter, Plains of Abraham, the Ramparts, the world-famous Château Frontenac hotel, Place-Royale, and the Citadelle. Later today, you will board the train and continue to Montreal. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 5 MONTREAL
Today you will explore a city that is an interesting blend of the Old World and the New, the historic and modern: Montreal! Your included tour will provide an excellent experience of the city. Included in the guided sightseeing experience are famous attractions like Notre Dame Basilica, the hip Place des Arts, Place Jacques Cartier, the Hotel de Ville, and Old Montreal. Spend some time exploring this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Montreal)

DAY 6 MONTREAL > TORONTO
Take the train over to Toronto, Canada's largest city. This metropolis is not only the most populous urban center in Canada, it is arguably its most culturally diverse with a wealth of colorful neighborhoods such as Yorkville, Cabbagetown, and The Annex. Toronto is also Canada's commercial capital and the hustle and bustle of business and daily life are everywhere! (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 7 TORONTO > NIAGARA FALLS > TORONTO
After exploring the great city of Toronto, Niagara Falls will impress in a completely different way. Your tour will depart the city and head out to one of Canada's greatest natural wonders. Carved by the glaciers of the last ice age and mighty flow of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, the falls roar with as much as six million cubic feet of water pouring over the, every minute! (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Today wake up and have a free morning to explore Toronto. Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to take in the fascinating landmarks and neighborhoods of Canada's largest city. Your guide will point out important attractions and points of interest and you can get off at any stops that interest you and explore at your own pace. In the evening, travel on your own to the Via Rail station and board the iconic Canadian Line for your exciting three-day trip across Canada. (Overnight on VIA Rail)

DAYS 9 -10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
You will journey across Canada today traveling through a variety of beautiful landscapes and taking in sights only possible by train. As you are enjoying the pristine lakes, charming farm country, wide open plains, and rolling tree covered hills, also keep a look out for wildlife. There is always the possibility of catching a glance at a bear, elk, deer, or any number of local species. Your journey is an unforgettable ride through the heart of the Canadian countryside! (Overnight on VIA Rail)

DAY 11 JASPER
After the train rides into the heart of the mountains, it will arrive in the picturesque mountain community of Jasper. Travel on your own to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the clear mountain air and beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 12 JASPER > BANFF
This morning, you will depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff. Your ride along the world famous Icefields Parkway will be full of gorgeous sights. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks. You will also have a chance to visit the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure on the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, you'll be treated to an unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform that extends over the Sunwapta Valley. Other highlights of your day tour will include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Lake Louise, and a hot buffet lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. At the end of your tour, you will be in Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel and enjoy everything this charming location has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 13 BANFF > JASPER
You will be transferred today from Banff through the mountains and back to Jasper. Rest and relax before tomorrow's train journey to the West Coast. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 14 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Travel to the VIA Rail station today and board the Canadian once more. As the train continues on toward Vancouver, witness the beautiful and very picturesque views of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort and convenience of the train. Crystal clear mountain lakes, majestic peaks, and ancient glaciers are all part of your adventure through the mountains! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 15 VANCOUVER
This morning you will arrive in Vancouver! Today you can begin to explore the city with your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour which will take you around to such popular sight as Stanley Park or the Vancouver downtown area. With the ability to get on and off at your leisure, there is no telling how much you can do and see today! (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 16 VANCOUVER
Today you can continue on with your sightseeing tour and experience the best of what Vancouver has to offer. Head over to the peninsula known as Granville Island, a popular shopping district in Vancouver. Stop by Chinatown for some delightful Asian cuisine. Visit the historic Gastown to take in the city's past and quaint charm. You can really take in all that makes Vancouver such a special place. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 17 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VANCOUVER

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa, a 4 star hotel located in downtown Montreal, is within walking distance to the Bell Centre and Crescent Street and just a few minutes from the Casino and other major attractions. Our hotel in Montreal is proud to offer accommodations and amenities that make you feel at home, all in a fantastic Montreal location.

Renaissance Montreal Downtown

In the heart of downtown Montreal, steps from the iconic Place Ville Marie and the shopping hub of St. Catherine St, a design adventure awaits you. Featuring splendid rooms and a lobby inspired by local street art, this sophisticated hotel with its eclectic flair perfectly blends business with pleasure. Enjoy modern pan Asian cuisine in our refined restaurant,

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located in downtown Montreal, just minutes away from shopping, nightlife and great restaurants.

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by the First Nations living in the region.

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

For those who love to play in the great outdoors, there's no better place than Banff, and no better place to call home after a day of adventure than the Banff Ptarmigan Inn.

The Elk and Avenue Hotel

Experience exceptional comfort and warm hospitality at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, located in downtown Banff, in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel, including flat screen televisions, indoor whirlpool and dry cedar sauna.

Mount Royal Hotel

The Mount Royal Hotel's history dates back to 1908 when it opened for business. Originally called the Banff Hotel, the red brick structure complete with a lead roof, boasted 60 rooms as well as a spacious dining room and billiard room. It was opened by Dave and Annie McDougall of Morley Alberta at a time when Banff was little more than a CP Rail outpost gaining some recognition as a starting point for guided backcountry adventures in the Canadian Rockies.

Delta Barrington by Marriott

Located in the heart of downtown on the Link walkway system, Delta Halifax is connected through an indoor walkway to our sister property, Delta Barrington, with easy access to Casino Nova Scotia and the World Trade and Convention Centre. Good times await you at the surrounding historic pubs filled with loud east coast music and fun-loving maritime atmosphere.

Delta Barrington

Situated in the city's heart, the Delta Barrington is perfect for travelers looking for quaint neighborhoods, bustling shops, historic pubs and sea breezes in delightful Halifa. This downtown Halifax hotel's location is only steps away from Casino Nova Scotia and the World Trade and Convention Centre.

Chateau Jasper

The Château Jasper is an exceptional hotel with an excellent variety of accommodations and facilities. This conveniently located hotel offers 119 fully air-conditioned luxury guest rooms and suites, pleasantly furnished with mountain decor in mind. Other features of this intimate hotel include an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, a variety of meeting rooms, a lounge and an award-winning, fine dining room.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting. The offer oversized accommodations in Jasper, expert service, and numerous activities right outside the door. Offering 139 spacious Jasper accommodations with 43 kitchen suites, three outdoor and two indoor Jacuzzi’s, and a heated indoor pool.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of it. At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, guests are guaranteed a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Location! Location! Location! Surrounded by the joyful Grande Allée Street and the Plains of Abraham, l'Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is located at the heart of all major tourist attractions of Old Québec. Whether you stay for business or pleasure, you will enjoy four-star bilingual service rooted in rich francophone traditions.

Hilton Québec

Hilton Québec in Québec City offers a selection of spacious rooms with a light and airy atmosphere, perfect for couples and families alike. Each of them is stylishly decorated and boasts panoramic views of the city of Old Québec, Parliament Hill, and Laurent Ian Mountains.

Hotel Manoir Victoria

The Hotel Manoir Victoria located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec. This hotel is just a 2-minute ride to Voyager Bus and Via Rail stations. This unique, European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries.

Marriott Quebec City Downtown

Deftly combining historic elegance with the very best in modern convenience, the Quebec City Marriott Downtown delivers a world-class hotel experience for business and leisure. Ideally located in the heart of the city's downtown district, our hotel offers easy access to famous attractions including Parliament Hill, the Citadelle of Quebec, Montmorency Falls, the renowned Chateau Frontenac, and the Quebec City Convention Centre. And stop by our restaurant, Que Sera Sera, for delicious French dining in a welcoming atmosphere.

Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver

The Comfort Inn® Downtown is a boutique-style hotel conveniently located near most area attractions and businesses. This Vancouver, Canada hotel is minutes from BC Place Stadium event facility, Granville Island, and the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Vancouver International Airport is about 10 minutes away.

Empire Landmark Hotel

We are the tallest downtown Vancouver hotel in the West End with the award-winning revolving Cloud 9 Restaurant in the heart of the city. Our 357 hotel guestrooms offer private balconies to enjoy the best unobstructed views of the city, coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown

Welcome to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. With our inviting atmosphere and award winning CAA/AAA Four Diamond service, you'll discover a hotel in Vancouver that puts you in the centre of it all. We boast a prime location, just steps from Coal Harbour, the Vancouver Convention Centre and world class shopping on Robson Street.

Sutton Place Vancouver Hotel

Few hotels can rival the elegance, European charm and hospitality of The Sutton Place Hotel. One of Vancouver's most beautiful boutique hotels, situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The spectacular setting allows guests to experience exceptional service and all the needed amenities within the cosmopolitan ambience of the city.

Eaton Chelsea Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, guests are within minutes of the city’s best theatre, shopping and attractions. You will never run out of things to do in a city that is home to more than 80 cultures. After a long day, unwind in an elegant Signature Club guest room.

Fairmont Royal York

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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