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Trans Canada Rail Adventure - Halifax to Vancouver

16 Days / 15 Nights
Halifax to Vancouver
From USD$6,044 per person
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Departure dates

Depart from Halifax (Tour Code: TR140) Thursday Apr 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun 18, 25 Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 Sep 3, 10

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service & Semi-Private Berth on-board VIA Rail

30 Apr - 14 May, 2020 21 May - 10 Sep, 2020 Upgrade to GoldLeaf VIA Rail Upgrade to Cabin

$6,044
$6,744
$615
$842

$7,523
$8,463
$615
$842

$5,708
$6,333
$615
$842

$4,431
$4,907
$615
$842

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service & Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

30 Apr - 14 May, 2020 21 May - 10 Sep, 2020 Upgrade to GoldLeaf

$6,982
$7,903
$615

$8,669
$9,809
$615

$6,579
$7,433
$615

$5,159
$5,879
$615

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service & Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

30 Apr - 14 May, 2020 21 May - 10 Sep, 2020

$11,912
$12,579

$19,522
$20,727

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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Travel across Canada from coast to coast on this 16-day rail tour from Halifax to Vancouver.

 

Visit Montreal, Quebec City, Niagara Falls and Toronto, then cross the country on VIA Rail to Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff in the Canadian Rockies.

 Rocky Mountaineer rounds out the trip as it takes you through Kamloops to Vancouver.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Halifax
Day 2
Halifax to Montreal | VIA Rail
Day 3
Arrive Montreal
Day 4
Quebec City Sightseeing | City Tour
Day 5
Montreal to Toronto
Day 6
Niagara Falls Day Tour
Day 7-9
Toronto to Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 10
Arrive Jasper | VIA Rail
Day 11
Jasper Sightseeing | Wildlife Tour
Day 12
Jasper to Lake Louise
Day 13
Lake Louise to Banff
Day 14
Banff Sightseeing Tour | Banff Gondola
Day 15
Bamff to Kamloops | Rocky Mountaineer
Day 16
Kamloops to Vancouver | Rocky Mountaineer

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Day 1 Arrive Halifax
On arrival into Halifax transfer (own cost) to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.

Day 2 Halifax to Montreal (VIA Rail)
This morning depart onboard VIA Rail bound for Montreal. Enjoy the landscapes of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as you travel overnight to Montreal, Quebec. Overnight on VIA Rail. (lunch and dinner is included today)

Day 3 Morning arrival into Montreal
Arrive in Montreal this morning and spend the rest of the day sightseeing at your leisure. (breakfast is included today)

Day 4 Quebec City Sightseeing Tour
Quebec City is the heart of French Canada. Nowhere else in North America is the appearance and atmosphere of an old-world city so complete. Quebec City looks and feels very European; perhaps that is why the entire old section of the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Today qualified guides will help you discover the enchanting sights which are part of Quebec City’s history.

Day 5 Montreal to Toronto
Today you will travel on VIA Rail in Business class from Montreal to Toronto. (lunch is included today)

Day 6 Niagara Falls Day Tour
Travel by air-conditioned motorcoach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Tour includes: Hornblower Niagara Falls Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls, a meal overlooking Niagara Falls, free time in Niagara on the Lake and a winery tour including a wine tasting.

Day 7 Toronto to Jasper (VIA Rail)
This morning, check in at Toronto’s Union Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey across the prairies to the Canadian Rockies. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ railcars made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950s. Each has been restored with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car. Today is spent crossing the scenic lake lands and forests of Ontario. (brunch & dinner included today onboard VIA Rail)

Exclusive to Sleeper Plus Class: By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the exclusive comfort of your own accommodation. Come evening, attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Guests have access to the Park Car, located at the tail end of the train and recognized by its distinct tapered shape. Some Sleeper Plus Class amenities include towels, pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Day 8 On-board VIA Rail
Watch the scenery change as you enter Manitoba and travel through the prairies and great plains of Canada. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 9 On-board VIA Rail
Continue west through the provinces of Northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the breadbasket of Canada with its golden wheat fields stretching as far as the eye can see. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 10 Arrive Jasper (Rail)
This morning, awake to arrive in Jasper, a small alpine community located in the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Day 11 Discover Jasper and its Wildlife Tour
Today is free to explore Jasper before departing this evening to experience the environs of Jasper. As you travel through Jasper and the surrounding area in one of our comfortable sightseeing vehicles, not only will you be amazed at some of the beautiful scenery on this journey, you will also learn about the ways the wildlife in the area contribute to the rich diversity of the National Park. Our knowledgeable guides are trained to seek out all of the park’s most iconic creatures. Big or small, Jasper National Park provides a great opportunity to view animals in their natural habitat.

Day 12 Jasper to Lake Louise (Coach)
Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 125 sq mi (325 sq km) and reaches a depth of 1050 ft (320 m). Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier, then a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) to experience a glass-floored observation platform 918 ft (280 m) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls. After, continue along the Icefield Parkway where stops will be made at Bow Lake, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. (picnic lunch included today)

Day 13 Lake Louise to Banff (Coach)
Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Banff, arriving midday.

Day 14 Morning sightseeing tour of Banff with Gondola
This morning, tour the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind) & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and Bankhead: an abandoned mining town and the relic of Banff’s industrial past. At the end of the tour you will be taken to the Banff Gondola for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty. Return to downtown Banff at your leisure. (transfer not included)

Day 15 Banff to Kamloops (Rail)
All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. As the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Pass by Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway Trans Canada link in 1885. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 16 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rail)
Re-board the train and follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft – one of Canada’s driest towns (with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres). Pass through Rainbow Canyon with its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning effect. The last leg of the journey takes you through the lush farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 11 nights
  • Package Includes:
  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 12 nights
  • VIA Rail onboard accommodation for 1 night between Halifax and
  • VIA Rail onboard accommodation for 3 nights between Toronto & Jasper
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Banff and Vancouver
  • Quebec City sightseeing tour
  • Business class rail travel Montreal to Toronto (lunch included)
  • Toronto City Tour
  • Niagara Falls sightseeing tour with lunch
  • Jasper Wildlife Tour
  • Full day tour between Jasper & Lake Louise with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer from Lake Louise to Banff
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Taxi transfers in Banff & Jasper
  • Total # of meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 8 lunches, 4 dinners
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Queen Room)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Toronto to Jasper - VIA Rail (Upper/Lower Semi Private Bedroom)
  • Toronto - Chelsea Hotel (Chelsea Room)
  • Montreal - Delta Montreal (Guest Room)
  • Montreal to Halifax - VIA Rail (Sleeper Plus Private Bedroom)
  • Halifax - Lord Nelson Hotel (Classic Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Toronto to Jasper - VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Toronto - Hilton Toronto (Hilton Room)
  • Montreal - Le Saint-Sulpice (Superior Suite)
  • Montreal to Halifax - VIA Rail (Sleeper Plus Private Bedroom)
  • Halifax - Lord Nelson Hotel (Classic Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
  • Toronto to Jasper - VIA Rail (Prestige Sleeper Cabin)
  • Toronto - Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Fairmont Luxury Room)
  • Montreal - Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth (Fairmont Room)
  • Montreal to Halifax - VIA Rail (Sleeper Plus Private Bedroom)
  • Halifax - Lord Nelson Hotel (Classic Room)

Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

  • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single-level dome
  • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
  • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
  • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

  • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
  • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by Executive Chefs
  • Complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
  • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach

Moderate Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service & Semi-Private Berth on-board VIA Rail

Lord Nelson Hotel

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Halifax

VIA Rail (Sleeper Plus)

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Delta Montreal

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Montreal

Chelsea Hotel

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Toronto

VIA Rail (Semi Private Berth)

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Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service & Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

Lord Nelson Hotel

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Halifax

VIA Rail (Sleeper Plus)

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Le Saint-Sulpice

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Montreal

Hilton Toronto

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Toronto

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service & Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

Lord Nelson Hotel

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Halifax

VIA Rail (Sleeper Plus)

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Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel

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Montreal

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

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Toronto

VIA Rail (Prestige Cabin)

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff