Banff Alberta
    Jasper Alberta
    Yoho Park BC






    The Trans-Continental  "ALL VIA Rail"

10 Days or More

Delightful tours with a fabulous train journey with private bedroom and meals included followed by sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies and then VIA Rail from Jasper through to Vancouver, British Columbia. We pre-arrange it all for you


DAY 1  Arrive at Toronto's Union Station to board VIA Rail's Trans-Continental (10:00PM departure) and unpack for the next 3 nights aboard.  Your porter is on-hand throughout the journey to ensure that you have a comfortable stay.  Roll across the Canadian Shield, boreal forests, countless lakes and the hardest rock on Earth! 1/3 of the fresh water in the World is in Canada and you will see some of it on this trip.

DAY 2 and DAY 3   Arrive into Winnipeg to take on more passengers and continue rolling through Manitoba, the province of 100,000 lakes.  Drink in the vistas from the dome cars and enjoy the terrific on-board service.

DAY 4  Enjoy a delicious breakfast and relax as we forge across the great wheatfields of Saskatchewan before our morning arrival into Edmonton, oil capital of North America.   After a brief stop we continue the train journey to the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies" Jasper, Alberta.  Disembark and we transfer you to your Jasper hotel.

DAY 5  The incredible train journey begins!  All aboard the "VIA Rail Transcontinental" bound for the Pacific Coast.  Our first class rail cars are refurbished to the 1950's genre in Art Deco.  The Observation Dome Cars offer unequalled views as we roll across the Appalachian Shield of Ontario.  The private bedrooms are comfortable and all meals are included (Checked baggage is not available until day 5, smaller overnight bag is recommended on the train).  Be sure to visit the Bullet Lounge in the Park Car for a nightcap.  
DAY 6    Depart Jasper for Banff on our deluxe motor coach along the Icefields Parkway.  This is one of the most scenic drives on earth.  We'll ride a Sno-Coach (weather permitting) onto the Columbia Icefield's Athabasca Glacier.  The Columbia Icefields are 125 square miles in size (massive!), with no fewer than 30 glaciers where 3 river systems flow to three different oceans.   The Icefields Parkway delivers us past Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and Mistaya Lake  south to Lake Louise, one of the most enchanting spots on earth.  We see the reflections of the mountains in her aqua blue waters and we'll find out how rock flour helps the water retain its mesmerizing color.  Continue further into Banff Park to the majestic town of Banff for the first of two nights here.

DAY 7  Our sightseeing tour today includes the Hoodoos, Bow Falls, Cave and Basin and a Gondola ride to the Summit of Sulfur Mountain.  The views are incredible!!  Overnight Banff

DAY 9  Board our motor coach for the trip once more along one of the World's great drives and arrive in Jasper in the afternoon.  Bring lots of film as the sights are breathtaking.  You have time for souvenir shopping and fine dining.  Overnight in beautiful alpine Jasper once more .

DAY 10  
Transfer included to Jasper train stationBoard VIA Rail trans-continental from Jasper this afternoon.  Cross over the Continental Divide.  Travel through no fewer than 5 mountain ranges, past emerald lakes and raging rivers. Be on the lookout for lovely Pyramid Falls and massive Mount Robson.  Sunset to the west is often a photographers delight especially from one of the dome cars.  

DAY 11   The train winds its way through the lush Fraser Valley with arrival in Vancouver, British Columbia in the morning, pick up your luggage.   Transfer is included to your Vancouver hotel for your overnight(s)

DAY 12  Our full day tour today includes motor coach transportation (or micro-bus), ferry passage to Vancouver Island, Butchart Gardens, and Victoria.  Return to your Vancouver hotel around supper time

DAY 13  Check out of hotel and transfer is included to Vancouver International Airport.

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