Rail Holidays in Canada

The railways are a great way to travel around Canada.

Whether you choose to take to the rails on the Canadian train as it wends its stately way across the country between Toronto and Vancouver, the luxurious daylight only Rocky Mountaineer train, the VIA Skeena train between Jasper and Prince Rupert or one of the many trains around the Eastern seaboard, you will be joining the ranks of those early railway men who formed Canada.

Make it part of your holiday, or take the Canadian from coast to coast. Combine with a coach journey or just add a single journey to your fly-drive holiday.

Whatever your choice, make sure you get on board Canada’s railways.


The Rocky Mountaineer

“The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World”

The Rocky Mountaineer train, designed especially with you in mind, travels through the day and stops for the night and ensuring you don’t miss any of the phenomenal scenery and yet have a comfortable bed for the night.

There are 3 main routes operating in both directions –

  • Vancouver to Banff/Lake Louise & Calgary
  • Vancouver to Jasper via Kamloops
  • Vancouver to Whistler then to Jasper via Quesnel

The Rocky Mountaineer has 2 levels of service, SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf. Both are good but offering different experiences – for more details please see an itinerary above.

VIA Rail

The crown owned VIA Rail services travel from Halifax in the East to Vancouver in the West and up to Hudson Bay in the North, using beautifully restored 1950’s trains. There are three levels of service on some journeys – including Prestige Class – and we recommend this great product, or the first class service, for the ambience and comfort, although the economy seating is an affordable way to experience Canada.

There are 4 main routes operating in both directions –

  • Between Toronto & Vancouver – The Canadian
  • Between Prince Rupert & Jasper – The Skeena
  • Between Montreal & Halifax – The Ocean
  • Between Niagara Falls/Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal & Quebec City – The Corridor

Please see the itineraries above for full details.

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