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Trip Overview

Learn what truly makes the Canadian Rockies so majestic on this amazing journey through four different cities. Tour all the splendid sights of Toronto, including the lovely Harbour front. 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 ride 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. 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*
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram
  • Admission to the Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Discovery Center
  • 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
  • 3 meals included (2 lunches, 1 dinner)

*Hornblower Cruise is seasonal May-October and the Journey Behind the Falls will be substituted October-May.

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, where so many great landmarks and amazing sites await! Travel to your hotel and start exploring the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This tour features top Toronto spots, likes the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Toronto Harbour, 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 for a fun-filled day at one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights of your day will include a meal overlooking the Falls, a ride on the lake, and a winery tour and tasting. You'll also be given free time to see and discover Niagara Falls on your own! After your full day of touring mighty Niagara Falls, your tour will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL

Today, enjoy Toronto from the CN Tower. Admission is included in your package. You'll be treated to beautifully sweeping views of Toronto from 553 meters above the ground! You may also continue to use your hop-on, hop-off pass to visit any Toronto landmarks you didn't get a chance to see yesterday. Tonight, travel to the Amtrak station and board your overnight VIA Rail train west to the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAYS 4-5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL

Today, you'll enjoy a relaxing day on the train as you continue your journey on the VIA Rail westbound to Jasper. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape along the way. This train ride gives you the opportunity to discover the beauty of Canada and its cities at a pace that allows you to be in tune with the nature around you. For even more amazing views, head over to the observation car! The legendary scenery on this train route has made it one of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 6 JASPER

Welcome to Jasper, a serene town located high in the magnificent Canadian Rockies! Your train will arrive this afternoon, and you will travel on your own to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to start getting to know Jasper. Take the afternoon to explore the local restaurants and shops in the 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. 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 shores of Maligne Lake and breathe in the clean mountain air. After a fun day of exploring this scenic park, you transfer back to your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 8 JASPER TO 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. Upon your arrival in Banff, you'll get a chance to 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 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 town has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 9 BANFF TO JASPER

Spend your free time this morning exploring Banff before your included afternoon shuttle back to Jasper. Once you're on the shuttle, you'll get a chance to sit back, relax, and just enjoy the scenery on the drive back to Jasper National Park. Upon your arrival in Jasper, check into your hotel and spend the night relaxing. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL

The morning is yours to spend at your leisure in Jasper. In the afternoon, you'll travel to the Via Rail station and board the train for your journey west to Vancouver. Enjoy the scenery of the Rockies while you relax on the train. Be sure to take a picture of Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 11 VANCOUVER

This morning, you'll arrive in Vancouver and start your day with a hop-on, hop-off tour that takes you to Vancouver's most popular landmarks, including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and many more great destinations! The tour will feature live commentary, so you'll have the opportunity to learn what makes the spectacular city of Vancouver so special. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 12 VANCOUVER

Continue exploring Vancouver today with your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout, which towers hundreds of feet above the city. Sweeping 360-degree views await you at the top of this amazing attraction. The afternoon is yours to explore more of Vancouver. Take some time to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia. The bridge crosses over towering evergreens with views more than 100 feet above the forest floor. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 13 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN VANCOUVER

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

Elk & Avenue

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.

Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs is just steps away from the Town of Banff. An authentic mountain town offering a great diversity of year round shopping, dining, and night life in addition to art and cultural events.

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.

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.

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.

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®.

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.

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

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.

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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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