Trans-Canada Train Tours: Rocky Mountaineer and ViaRail

Overview

Trans Canada train journeys conjure up notions of classic rail adventures. And this year we have significantly expanded our Trans Canada rail options to give travelers even more opportunity to enjoy this wonderful experience.

Package range in length from a compact 4 night, three day straight shot from Vancouver to Toronto or Toronto to Vancouver to a leisurely 18 day trip with two days on the Rocky Mountaineer and nights and days on the ViaRail Canadian in a private bedroom, stays at historic Fairmont hotels and resorts, and a concluding, or commencing, night in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Row houses in downtown HalifaxIn between there are 7, 12 and 16 night trips that combine the Canadian Rockies with train travel and big cities. The 12 and 16 day trips include two trains: the Rocky Mountaineer and The ViaRail Canadian.

We have included seven Trans Canada train options. Some go between Vancouver and Toronto, others include Montreal and/or Quebec City.  And some go all the way from Vancouver to Halifax, a journey of more than 6000 kilometers.

These packages are available with starts in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal or Halifax.

If you prefer a custom Trans Canada train trip, Email, call 800-913-9207 or 604-990-9299 and we will put together a trip that’s just the right for you. Custom trips are never more expensive than  the train packages you see here.

Trans Canada Packages

Vancouver to Toronto – Straight Shot

Duration: 3 days/4 nights | From $1619 | Starts: Tues, Fri, Sun

This is the perfect trip for the train lover or the plane hater. Board the ViaRail Canadian in Vancouver any Tuesday, Friday or Sunday at 8:30 PM and arrive in Toronto four days later at 9:30 AM. Or board in Toronto any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday at 10:00 PM and arrive in Vancouver four days later at 9:43 AM. You’ll even have a 90 minute stop in Jasper, time for a micro exploration of the Canadian Rockies.

Vancouver, Jasper and Toronto

Duration: 7 days | From: $2299 | Starts: Sundays Year Round

Jasper National ParkYour own private berth on the ViaRail Canadian from Vancouver to Jasper with two nights in Jasper. Explore Jasper National Park beginning with an evening wildlife tour and a soak at Miette Hot Springs, a visit to the famed Columbia Icefield with an Ice Explorer expedition onto the Athabasca Glacier. The following morning you rise early in search of wildlife on this tour to Maligne Lake, and a Maligne Lake cruise. Then it’s back on the train for three nights and two days to Toronto

Vancouver, the Rockies and Toronto

Duration: 8 days | From $2849 | Starts: Thursdays May – Sept

Embark on this 7 night 8 day adventure that includes both the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Banff and the ViaRail Silver and Blue Service from Jasper to Toronto.Includes two unique train journeys: the two day, all daylight Rocky Mountaineer and ViaRail’s Silver and Blue Service from Jasper to Toronto, Stay in both Banff and Jasper National Parks and spend three nights in a private bedroom with all meals on ViaRail. Arrive in Toronto at 9:30 AM.

Vancouver, the Rockies and Toronto

Duration: 12 days | From $3519 | Starts: May 8 – Oct 2

Niagara FallsEmbark on this 12 day odyssey that includes two unique train journeys, the peaks, glaciers and emerald lakes of the Canadian Rockies. Stay in both Banff and Jasper National Parks, including a night the magnificent Chateau Lake Louise, before boarding ViaRail’s Silver & Blue Service between Jasper and Toronto. You’ll have three nights in a private bedroom on the train to Toronto and will round out your experience with a day trip to Niagara Falls.

Sea To Shining Sea: Vancouver to Halifax

Duration: 16 days | Priced From: From $4899 | Starts: May 8 – Oct 2

On this Sea to Shining Sea Tour between Canada’s west coast and its east coast, you’ll take in the splendor of the Canadian Rockies and the grand expanse of the world’s second largest country. Travel on two wonderful trains with motor coach transportation linking the two, sleep in two National Parks and in Canada’s three largest cities. You’ll walk on a glacier and travel over Niagara Falls in a barrel (just kidding), Canada’s 2nd largest waterfall. (Canada’s largest water fall is Vermillion Falls in remote Peace River, Alberta.)