The Canadian Train – VIA Rail | Trans Canada, Toronto to Vancouver

Holiday Duration: 4 Nights

Overview

Overview

‘The Epic Journey’ between Toronto and Vancouver.

See Canada by train: the VIA rail train on its 4-day rail journey across Canada traversing the forests of Ontario, the rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield, through to the flat lands and prairies. The VIA Rail train stops among other places at Winnipeg in the Prairies and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies.

You are allowed two free stopovers (in Sleeper Plus class) along the route: more are available but have to be paid for. We recommend the VIA Rail Sleeper Plus Class, where accommodation is either in semi-private berths or private cabins. Meals are included and you can use the Park and Skyline Car on the train with the wrap around windows to ensure the best view as you travel across Canada. Or treat yourself to Prestige Class with luxurious accommodation and a personal concierge.

This has to be one of the most relaxing ways to see Canada.

This journey can be tailor-made to fit in to the holiday of your choice; if you want to add extra days in one area, extend the holiday or maybe change the direction of travel. Talk to one of our experts about how to make this holiday the perfect one for you.

Classes

Classes

Economy Class
In addition to your roomy seat and the friendly atmosphere, you’ll have access to the Skyline car and its panoramic dome. Spread out and let the gentle motion of the train rock you to sleep while you glide through the wilderness. Extra blankets and pillows can be purchased. Choose from a selection of affordable meals, snacks, beverages, cooked meals and alcoholic drinks on board the Skyline car.

Sleeper Plus Class
Sleeper Plus offers the added comfort of amenities, great service and your choice of a cosy berth or cabin. The show continues inside the train with wine tastings, presentations, musical acts on certain departures, access to lounges and cars with glass ceilings. Inside the dining car, enjoy freshly cooked meals, regional specialties, Canadian wines and a view that won’t quit.

Prestige Class

The Prestige Car cabin for two (available on selected journeys) is 50% larger than the cabin for two in Sleeper Plus class, with a wide viewing window that is 60% larger. By day, the cabin offers an l-shaped leather couch, and a comfortable murphy bed for the night, and you will have a private washroom with shower. The cabin also has a mini-fridge stocked with a selection of beverages and you will receive complimentary bar service, priority seating in the dining car and a dedicated concierge attendant throughout the trip.

"All in all I would give it 10/10"

Thank you for sorting out our holiday. We had a fantastic time across the whole trip, and did lots of things that we have never done before. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was nothing short of sensational, and the Hilton Whistler was also superb. I wished we had had more time in Whistler. Stopping at the Sundance Guest Ranch was a real experience and the heli-hiking and Bear viewing tours were also excellent. I have come back feeling like I have had 5 or 6 different holidays. All in all I would give it 10/10.

Mr S Sheard - Travelled Alberta & BC

Itinerary (4 Nights)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Days 1-4

On your relaxing journey through Canada you will pass through the following places. Toronto – This...

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