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Trip Overview

Take a spectacular rail journey across Canada and learn what truly makes the Canadian Rockies so majestic. Start with two days of sightseeing in Vancouver including a visit to the incredible Capilano Suspension Bridge. Then explore the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper National Park. Experience breathtaking views of the Rockies during the flight of a lifetime aboard the Jasper Skytram. Visit one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle - the Columbia Icefield in Banff. Tour all the splendid sites of Toronto, including the lovely Harborfront. Finally, get up close and personal with Niagara Falls with a ride on the lake and sip local delicious wine during a Niagara winery tour. Traverse the country in comfort and enjoy the spectacular views out your window onboard VIA Rail. You'll be talking about this trip for years to come!

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off Sightseeing Tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Banff Gondola Tour
  • Admission to the CN Tower
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake

Package Also Includes:

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights onboard VIA Rail®
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy accommodations from Vancouver to Jasper and Jasper to Toronto onboard the Canadian®
  • 2 meals included (2 lunches)
  • Roundtrip shared transfer between Jasper and Banff
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 VANCOUVER
Welcome to Canada! Travel to your centrally located hotel and start exploring the city. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Today's full day of sightseeing will start with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to Vancouver's most popular areas: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more! The tour will feature live commentary so you'll have the opportunity to learn what makes this spectacular city so special. Take some time this afternoon to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia. Then, use your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Today, travel to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian Train eastbound to Jasper. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 4 JASPER
Enjoy a relaxing morning on the train. The scenery will be breathtaking as you enter the Canadian Rockies region of Alberta, Canada. Later, arrive into Jasper and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 5 JASPER
Explore the spectacular natural treasures of Japer National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. During this tour, stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake and stroll the shores of Maligne Lake. Highlights will include Jasper town, Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 6 JASPER TO BANFF
Today, depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff, with your sightseeing included! Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of 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 onto the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30m out over the Sunwapta Valley. Highlights will include: Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefield, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, admission to Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk 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 for the evening and enjoy everything the town has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 7 BANFF
Learn about culture, geology and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Your Banff adventures await you as you embark on this sightseeing tour that takes you to some of the most outstanding sights and sounds that the Canadian Rockies has to offer. Soar up the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360-degree view of six mountain ranges. Spend your time walking the summit trail, offering breathtaking panorama views of the Bow Valley.

DAY 8 BANFF TO JASPER
Spend some free time exploring Banff this morning before your included afternoon shuttle back to Jasper. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery on the five-hour drive back. Upon your arrival in Jasper, check back into your hotel and spend the night relaxing. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 9 JASPER TO TORONTO
Today, prepare to see the Canadian Rockies from astounding heights! Your adventure begins at the Lower Station, where you will board a fully-enclosed tram for the flight of a lifetime! Your flight on board the Jasper Skytram features a fully- trained and knowledgeable guide, who will point out the many sights and answer many questions you may have about this magnificent region. As the tram gently touches down at an elevation of 7,470 feet, you'll step out onto the Upper Station and get a whole new perspective of the Canadian Rockies. At the conclusion of this amazing experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Later in the day, make your way to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian for your trip eastbound across the beautiful countryside. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue on the VIA Rail eastbound to Toronto. Relax in the observation car and take in the beautiful views and breathtaking landscapes along the way! Discover the beauty of Canada at a pace that allows you to be in tune with the nature around you. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue your breathtaking sightseeing journey across Canada on VIA Rail. This train route offers stunning views and legendary scenery and is often regarded as one of the most renowned long-distance train journeys in the world! Sit back, relax, and take in the amazing landscape along the way. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 12 TORONTO
This evening, arrive in Toronto. Admission to the CN Tower, with sweeping views of Toronto, is included today. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 13 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a full-day tour to one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights will include a meal overlooking the falls, a ride on a sightseeing cruise, getting you up close and personal with the Falls, free time in both Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and a winery tour and tasting. After your full day of touring, your bus will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L

DAY 14 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN TORONTO

MEAL GUIDE: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

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.

Elk & Avenue

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff with 162 rooms featuring queen and king beds, including lofts and junior suites—fully equipped with all the modern-day amenities.

Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fox Hotel & Suites is located in the scenic Banff National Park. This mountain accommodation offers hotel rooms perfect for the traveler staying for a few days or even a week.

Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on Sulphur Mountain and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

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 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

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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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