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Trip Overview

This is the ultimate way to journey across Canada! Enjoy the quaint, seaside community that is Halifax. Travel through two important Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto. You will also experience the natural wonder of Niagara Falls before you journey west through the Canadian Plains and Rocky Mountains. Your trip will end in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver.


  • Sightseeing city tour of Quebec City
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto
  • Sightseeing tour of the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier including the Glacier Skywalk
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Halifax to Quebec City, Quebec City to Montreal, Montreal to Toronto, and Vancouver onboard The Ocean® and The Canadian®
  • 11 nights' accommodations; 5 nights' onboard VIA Rail
  • 3 meals included (2 lunches and 1 dinner)
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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.

Welcome to Canada! Enjoy the town's charming seaside areas. Find a great restaurant for dinner by the water. (Overnight in Halifax)

You have some of the morning free to complete your visit to Halifax. Head over to the VIA Rail station to depart for Quebec City. The train winds its way north and west through the Canadian Maritimes. You'll be treated to some delightful views of the rocky and forested coast and inlands of the region. During the summer, there are frequently presentations and experiences onboard to participate in giving passengers a chance to learn more about local history and culture. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

Today you will reach Quebec City. You arrive early with a full day to explore this fascinating destination. The city's early colonial roots are everywhere from its centuries old defensive walls, its continental-flavored Old Port district, to the historic waterfront. Dinner tonight is included at a classic Quebecoise restaurant. (Overnight in Quebec City) D

Included today is a guided tour of Quebec City. Your guide will provide some amazing stories and background on the town while riding past popular and historic points of interest such as the LatinQuarter, Plains of Abraham, the Ramparts, the world-famous Château Frontenac hotel, Place-Royale, and the Citadelle. Later today, you will board the train and continue to Montreal. (Overnight in Montreal)

Today you will explore a city that is an interesting blend of the Old World and the New, the historic and modern: Montreal! Your included tour will provide an excellent experience of the city. Included in the guided sightseeing experience are famous attractions like Notre Dame Basilica, the hip Place des Arts, Place Jacques Cartier, the Hotel de Ville, and Old Montreal. Spend some time exploring this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Montreal)

Take the train over to Toronto, Canada's largest city. This metropolis is not only the most populous urban center in Canada, it is arguably its most culturally diverse with a wealth of colorful neighborhoods such as Yorkville, Cabbagetown, and The Annex. Toronto is also Canada's commercial capital and the hustle and bustle of business and daily life are everywhere! (Overnight in Toronto)

After exploring the great city of Toronto, Niagara Falls will impress in a completely different way. Your tour will depart the city and head out to one of Canada's greatest natural wonders. Carved by the glaciers of the last ice age and mighty flow of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, the falls roar with as much as six million cubic feet of water pouring over the edge every minute! Enjoy lunch overlooking the falls. (Overnight in Toronto) L

Today wake up and have a free morning to explore Toronto. Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to take in the fascinating landmarks and neighborhoods of Canada's largest city. Your guide will point out important attractions and points of interest and you can get off at any stops that interest you and explore at your own pace. In the evening, travel on your own to the Via Rail station and board the iconic Canadian Line for your exciting three-day trip across Canada. (Overnight on VIA Rail)

You will journey across Canada today, traveling through a variety of beautiful landscapes and taking in sights only possible by train. As you are enjoying the pristine lakes, charming farm country, wide open plains, and rolling tree covered hills, also keep a look out for wildlife. There is always the possibility of catching a glance at a bear, elk, deer, or any number of local species. Your journey is an unforgettable ride through the heart of the Canadian countryside! (Overnight on VIA Rail)

After the train rides into the heart of the mountains, it will arrive in the picturesque mountain community of Jasper. Travel on your own to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the clear mountain air and beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Jasper)

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. You will also have a chance to visit 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 spend some time in Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel and enjoy everything this charming location has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L

You will be transferred today from Banff through the mountains and back to Jasper. Rest and relax before tomorrow's train journey to the West Coast. (Overnight in Jasper)

Travel to the VIA Rail station today and board the Canadian once more. As the train continues on toward Vancouver, witness the beautiful and very picturesque views of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort and convenience of the train. Crystal clear mountain lakes, majestic peaks, and ancient glaciers are all part of your adventure through the mountains! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

This morning you will arrive in Vancouver! Begin to explore the city with your multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour which will take you to such popular sights as Stanley Park or the Vancouver downtown area. With the ability to get on and off at your leisure, there is no telling how much you can do and see today! (Overnight in Vancouver)

Today, continue on with your sightseeing tour and experience the best of what Vancouver has to offer. Head over to the peninsula known as Granville Island, a popular shopping district in Vancouver. Stop by Chinatown for some delightful Asian cuisine. Visit the historic Gastown to take in the city's past and quaint charm. Enjoy taking in all that makes Vancouver such a special place. (Overnight in Vancouver)


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

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa

Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa, a 4 star hotel located in downtown Montreal, is within walking distance to the Bell Centre and Crescent Street and just a few minutes from the Casino and other major attractions. Our hotel in Montreal is proud to offer accommodations and amenities that make you feel at home, all in a fantastic Montreal location.

Renaissance Montreal Downtown

Discover the beautiful design and ideal location of Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, offering the perfect accommodations in Montreal for both rest and play.

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located in downtown Montreal, just minutes away from shopping, nightlife and great restaurants.

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

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.

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.

Mount Royal Hotel

The Mount Royal Hotel's history dates back to 1908 when it opened for business. Originally called the Banff Hotel, the red brick structure complete with a lead roof, boasted 60 rooms as well as a spacious dining room and billiard room. It was opened by Dave and Annie McDougall of Morley Alberta at a time when Banff was little more than a CP Rail outpost gaining some recognition as a starting point for guided backcountry adventures in the Canadian Rockies.

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.

Delta Barrington by Marriott

Located in the heart of downtown on the Link walkway system, Delta Halifax is connected through an indoor walkway to our sister property, Delta Barrington, with easy access to Casino Nova Scotia and the World Trade and Convention Centre. Good times await you at the surrounding historic pubs filled with loud east coast music and fun-loving maritime atmosphere.

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 Le Chateau Frontenac

Ideally located inside the walls of Old Quebec, the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has undergone a multimillion dollar renaissance project that will reposition it as one of the world’s leading hotels.

Hotel Chateau Bellevue

In the heart of Old Quebec, protected from the city’s agitation by the Chateau Frontenac and the Parc des Gouverneurs, Hotel Chateau Bellevue promises a quiet stay with an unrestricted view on the St. Lawrence River.

Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec

Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is ideally located in the heart of the city, on Parliament Hill, nestled between the Plains of Abraham, a vast urban park, the lively Grande Allée street and a few blocks from the Québec City Convention Center. Only a 35-minute drive from the Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB).

Hotel Manoir Victoria

The Hotel Manoir Victoria located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec. This hotel is just a 2-minute ride to Voyager Bus and Via Rail stations. This unique, European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries.

Marriott Quebec City Downtown

Deftly combining historic elegance with the very best in modern convenience, the Quebec City Marriott Downtown delivers a world-class hotel experience for business and leisure. Ideally located in the heart of the city's downtown district, our hotel offers easy access to famous attractions including Parliament Hill, the Citadelle of Quebec, Montmorency Falls, the renowned Chateau Frontenac, and the Quebec City Convention Centre. And stop by our restaurant, Que Sera Sera, for delicious French dining in a welcoming atmosphere.

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

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.

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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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