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Classic Canada and Canadian Rockies with Seattle in Winter Westbound

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Trip Overview

This rail journey takes you through Canada in the winter for some of the most unique experiences in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and exciting city visits to Toronto, Vancouver and Seattle. Start with an overnight in vibrant Toronto, and discover some of the city’s top attractions, including the iconic CN Tower. The following day, board VIA Rail and take the incredibly picturesque journey west to the great Canadian Rockies. Experience the Alpine winter wonderland that is Jasper, and enjoy touring the region, spotting winter wildlife, frozen waterfalls and incredible ice caves. Then, continue your cross-Canada journey on VIA Rail, winding through snow-capped mountains and dramatic valleys to the coastal city of Vancouver. Enjoy a night discovering the dynamic city before ending your winter journey with a final night in the ‘Emerald City’ of Seattle. Be prepared to be wowed by this incredible winter journey!

Highlights

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

Package Also Includes:

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

*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 TORONTO
Welcome to Toronto, Canada's most populous city! (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Ride the glass elevators to top of the CN Tower, Toronto's signature icon of the skyline, for a bird's eye view of the city. Continue exploring the city at your leisure before boarding VIA Rail at night for your journey across Canada. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAYS 3 & 4 VIA RAIL
Continue your journey across Canada on VIA Rail traveling through the Prairies to the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 5 JASPER
Welcome to Jasper, a scenic mountain town nestled in the Canadian Rockies. Take the afternoon to explore the local restaurants and shops in picturesque downtown area. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 6 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 7 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 explore frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 8 JASPER TO VANCOUVER
Relax at your hotel in the morning or visit some of the local shops and cafes. This afternoon, board VIA Rail and enjoy the scenery of the Rockies as you travel west to Vancouver. (Overnight on VIA Rail)

DAY 9 VANCOUVER
Arrive in Vancouver this morning and the rest of the day is yours to explore the city! Be sure to visit Canada Place where you'll have admission to FlyOver Canada, an ultimate flying sensation experience of Canada's beautiful vistas. Take a stroll to the Vancouver Lookout for a birds-eye view of the city and surrounding landscapes. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 10 VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE
Make your way on the train station in Vancouver this morning for your scenic journey on Amtrak's Cascades line to Seattle. Upon arrival in Seattle, 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 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE

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

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

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.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown 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®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

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.

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.

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, Experience Music Project, Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market and world-class shopping. Warwick Seattle Hotel greets you with European luxury and charm.

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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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