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Enjoy some of Canada’s most pristine scenery and unique experiences on this west to east cross-Canada rail journey from Vancouver to Toronto, with a stop in the spectacular winter wonderland of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. Your vacation begins with an overnight stay in Seattle, with plenty of time to discover the city’s famous Space Needle and other attractions. From there, board the train to Vancouver and enjoy another night enjoying the sights of this vibrant city, including Stanley Park and the Vancouver Lookout. Then, board VIA Rail and travel east through the snow-capped Canadian Rockies, marveling at the spectacular views along the way. In Jasper, enjoy the wildlife and tour Maligne Canyon with an interactive ice walk. Then, continue your cross-Canada journey on VIA Rail, winding through the snow-capped mountains to Toronto, where you’ll enjoy more sightseeing fun.

Highlights

  • Admission to the Seattle Space Needle
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Admission to Fly Over Canada
  • Winter Wildlife Tour in Japer National Park
  • Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour in Jasper*
  • Admission to the CN Tower in Toronto

Package Also Includes:

  • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard VIA Rail®
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations on the Cascades® from Seattle to Vancouver
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy accommodations from Vancouver to Jasper; Jasper to Toronto

*Maligne Canyon Icewalk tour in Jasper ends March 30th

Trip Map

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 SEATTLE
Welcome to the great city of Seattle! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and begin discovering the ‘Emerald City.' Check out the iconic Space Needle for 360-degree views of the entire city, picturesque Elliott Bay and the snow-capped Mt. Rainier in the distance. Explore other not to be missed attractions, including the Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, the Great Wheel and much more. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 2 SEATTLE TO VANCOUVER
Board Amtrak's Cascades train this morning for the scenic and relaxing four-hour journey to Vancouver. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Be sure to visit Canada Place today, where you'll have admission to Fly Over Canada, an ultimate flying sensation experience of Canada's beautiful vistas. Also take a stroll to the Vancouver Lookout, where you have free admission for a birds-eye view of the city and surrounding landscapes.In the evening, make your way to lively, historic Gastown, with its unique mix of indie art galleries, shops, and excellent bars and restaurants. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Make your way to the train station this morning for your early afternoon departure to Jasper and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Enjoy views of Vancouver's eastern suburbs and British Columbia's agricultural heartland at the start of the journey. Later in the afternoon, take in the stunning views of the Fraser Canyon as the train winds its way through the Cascade and Coast Mountains perched alongside the mighty Fraser River and past the raging rapids of Hell's Gate. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 4 JASPER
Wake up to views of the towering Rocky Mountains right outside your window. Take in Mt. Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and Moose Lake, one of its deepest, before a morning arrival into Jasper. The day is yours to start getting to know the alpine town. Take the afternoon to explore the local restaurants and shops in the quaint downtown area. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 5 JASPER
Today, a Winter Wildlife Discovery Tour of Jasper National park is included. Your knowledgeable guide will seek out all of the park's most iconic wildlife - you may see elk, deer, sheep, coyotes, and moose and more! You'll also learn about the history, geology, and ecology of the area. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 6 JASPER
Enjoy a truly unique experience today with your Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour. You'll be taken you to the bottom of Maligne Canyon, the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park, where you will observe frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 7 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Spend an additional day in Jasper today at your leisure before boarding the train for your journey to Toronto. Once onboard, enjoy delicious meals, comfortable accommodations and epic panoramic views out your window as you glide through the Canadian countryside. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 8 - 9 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue your journey towards Toronto on VIA Rail, traveling out of the Canadian Rockies and through the beautiful prairies of Ontario. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 10 TORONTO
Arrive in Toronto this morning and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy the discovering the sights of this dynamic city today, and be sure to ride the glass elevators to top of the CN Tower, Toronto's signature icon of the skyline, for a memorable bird's eye view. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN TORONTO

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

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

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.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto (formerly Eaton Chelsea hotel)

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

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.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Mayflower Park Hotel

The historic Mayflower Park Hotel is ideally located in downtown Seattle, the Mayflower Park Hotel is in the heart of the city. Built in 1927, the classic Mayflower Park Hotel has been restored with crystal chandeliers, gleaming brass and period antiques that offer an inviting European elegance to this historic Seattle hotel.

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn & Suites® Seattle Center hotel in Seattle, WA near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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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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