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Learn what truly makes the Canadian Rockies so majestic on this amazing cross-Canada journey through four different cities. Tour all the splendid sites of Toronto, including the lovely Harborfront. Get up close and personal with Niagara Falls with a ride on the lake. Sip local delicious wine during a winery tour. 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. Enjoy two-days of sightseeing in Vancouver. 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 Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower in Toronto
  • Sightseeing city tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Admission to the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Discovery Center
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Admission to the Banff Gondola
  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout

Package Also Includes:

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights onboard VIA Rail®
  • One-way VIA Rail in Economy accommodations from Toronto to Jasper and Jasper to Vancouver
  • Roundtrip shared transfer between Jasper and Banff
  • 2 meals included (2 lunches)

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 TORONTO
Welcome to Toronto! Transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel and start exploring the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour pass. This tour allows you to hop on and off the bus as many times as you'd like. It also features top Toronto sights, like the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Toronto Harbor, Eaton Centre, and Chinatown. Tonight, enjoy your included dinner at a popular local restaurant. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 2 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the mighty Niagara Falls! Enjoy a full day touring this natural wonder and discover all Niagara Falls has to offer. Highlights of your day include a meal overlooking the falls, a scenic boat cruise, and a winery tour and tasting. You'll also have some free time to check out any other sites at the Falls that strike your fancy. After your full day of touring around Niagara, your bus will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Today, board your overnight train west to the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight on board VIA Rail)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue on the VIA Rail westbound to Jasper. 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 5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue your breathtaking sightseeing journey across Canada on the 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 6 JASPER
Welcome to Jasper and the stunning Canadian Rockies! Your train will arrive this morning, and you will transfer on your own to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to start getting to know Jasper. Enjoy exploring the local restaurants and shops in this gorgeous town's quaint downtown area. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 7 JASPER
Explore the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies on an exhilarating sightseeing 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. Stroll the tranquil shores of Maligne Lake. Alternately, take a flight onboard the Jasper Skytram featuring 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. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 8 JASPER TO BANFF
This morning, you'll depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder that is 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 of the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Valley. Your day also includes a hot buffet lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. After a full day of sightseeing, get to know Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel for the evening and enjoy everything this beautiful town has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 9 OVERNIGHT IN 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 10 BANFF TO JASPER
Spend your free time exploring Banff this morning before your included afternoon shuttle back to Jasper. On the drive back to Jasper National Park, you can relax and just enjoy the scenery. Upon your arrival in Jasper, check back into your hotel and spend the night resting up for tomorrow. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Transfer to the train station this morning and board VIA Rail headed west to Vancouver. Kick back and relax as you enjoy the scenery of the Rockies along the ride. Be sure to take a picture of Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies! (Overnight on VIA Rail)

DAY 12 VANCOUVER
You'll arrive in Vancouver this morning and then start sightseeing on your own. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 13 VANCOUVER
Today use your hop-on, hop-off tour that takes you to this city's most popular landmarks, including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more! The tour will feature live commentary, so you'll have the opportunity to learn what makes Vancouver so great. Feel free to hop on and off at any of the attractions to explore them at your own pace. You may also use your icluded admission to Vancouver Lookout, towering over 550 feet over the city! Stunning 360-degree views await you at the top. Then, the rest of the day is yours! Take some time this afternoon to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia. The bridge crosses over towering evergreens with breathtaking views more than 100 feet above the forest floor. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 14 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VANCOUVER

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

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.

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.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Located in the heart of pristine Banff National Park, and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort hotel is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. Perfectly situated on the shores of Lake Louise you can spend a wonderful day outdoors, from skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Located in the heart of pristine Banff National Park, and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort hotel is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. Perfectly situated on the shores of Lake Louise you can spend a wonderful day outdoors, from skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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