Trans-Canada Rail Adventure: Vancouver to Toronto via the Canadian Rockies

TBKE – 11 Nights / 12 Days

Overview

This 12-day Trans Canada adventure takes you to Banff in the breath-taking Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer and then tours through the Canadian Rockies from Banff to Jasper by way of Lake Louise by motor coach.

You’ll spend 5 nights and 5 days exploring the Rockies: two nights in Banff, two at the Chateau Lake Louise and a night in Jasper National Park before settling into your private bedroom on ViaRail’s Silver & Blue Service to Toronto.

You’ll spend 2 days and three nights on the ViaRail train. You board the ViaRail train in Jasper at 5:30 PM and arrive in Toronto three days later at 9:30 AM.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining car, and you’ll have access to the club car and the observation car during your days on the ViaRail train between Jasper and Toronto.

The Trans-Canada Rail Adventure begins with an overnight stay in Vancouver each Sunday and Thursday from May 1 to September 25, 2014.

Note that the reverse itinerary — traveling westbound from Toronto to Vancouver — will add 1 day to the journey.  The Trans-Canada Rail Adventure beginning with an overnight stay in Toronto is available each Sunday and Thursday from April 24 and September 18, 2014.

Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.

Download a Trans-Canada Rail Adventure Brochure for all prices, start dates, a detailed itinerary and a route map.

Features

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf, or
    RedLeaf Service
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners (5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners for westbound journey)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (9 nights for westbound journey)
  • 3 nights cabin accommodation onboard VIA Rail
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake
    Louise to Jasper
  • Niagara Falls Tour
  • VIA Rail from Jasper to Toronto
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff
  • Luggage handling other than at VIA Rail stations and Toronto and National Park Pass

Add Ons

tour options
  • Add airport transfers in Vancouver and Toronto
  • Add tours to Victoria while in Vancouver
  • Add a rental car in the Rockies
  • Add nights in Montreal and/or Quebec City
  • Add breakfasts at your hotels

Prices

tour pricing
  • Prices depend on when you travel, number of travelers, train service you choose, extras you add and the hotels you choose.
  • Call 604-990-9299 or 1-800-913-9207 or Email us for more information and reservations.
Vancouver to Toronto
Start Dates REDLEAF SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
May 1 – May 25 $4349 $4849 $5919 $6459
May 29 – Jun 22 $4669 $5169 $6349 $6949
Jun 26 – Sep 25 $5279  $5779  $6959 $7579
Toronto to Vancouver
Start Dates REDLEAF SILVERLEAF GOLDLEAF GOLDLEAF DELUXE
Apr 24 – May 22 $4429 $4929 $6169 $6769
May 25 – Jun 26 $4799 $5299 $6699 $7359
June 29 – Sep 18 $5419  $5919  $7319 $7989

Schedule

Starts in Vancouver
May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
August 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 25
Starts in Toronto
April 24, 27
May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 31
August 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 4, 7, 11, 18

Itinerary

Vancouver to Toronto Toronto to Vancouver
Day Activities Overnight Activities Overnight
1 Arrive in Vancouver Vancouver Arrive in Toronto Toronto
2 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops Niagara Falls Tour Toronto
3 On the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff Banff VIA Rail from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail
4 Banff Tour with Gondola and Summit Helicopter Banff VIA Rail from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail
5 Yoho Park Tour
Transfer to Lake Louise
Lake Louise VIA Rail from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail
6 Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer Jasper Arrive in Jasper Jasper
7 VIA Rail from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail Jasper Highlights Tour Jasper
8 VIA Rail from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer Lake Louise
9 VIA Rail from Jasper to Toronto VIA Rail Yoho Park Tour
Transfer to Banff
Banff
10 Arrive in Toronto Toronto Banff Tour with Gondola and Summit Helicopter Banff
11 Niagara Falls Tour Toronto On the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops Kamloops
12 Vacation ends in Toronto On the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver Vancouver
13 Vacation ends in Vancouver

Levels of Service

Rocky Mountaineer: Red, Silver and GoldLeaf Service

  • RedLeaf Service - Reserved seating in comfortable, traditional train cars with picture windows. Breakfast and lunch are served at your seat each day and nonalcoholic beverages are included.
  • SilverLeaf Service – Reserved seating in a custom built single level car with 67% more viewing area than RedLeaf, hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat, complimentary wine or beer with lunch, complimentary nonalcoholic beverages during the day and overnight accommodations in Kamloops.
  • GoldLeaf Service – Reserved seating in the GoldLeaf elevated dome car. Breakfast and lunch are served in the GoldLeaf dining car and GoldLeaf passengers have access to the outdoor viewing platform. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are included as is dinner in Kamloops.
  • GoldLeaf Deluxe – All the amenities of GoldLeaf Service and deluxe rooms at all Fairmont hotels.
  • View the Differences between RedLeaf Service and GoldLeaf Service

Route Map

tour map

map of Trans-Canada route