‘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 amongst 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.
This has to be one of the most relaxing ways to see Canada.
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.
Save up to 40%
Save up to 40%
Save up to 40% in Sleeper Plus class on travel before the end of year; book before June 23. For travel in economy class, children aged 2-11 travel for just £9 each (must be travelling with an adult)
Mr & Mrs. Downie - Travelled to Ontario, BC & Alberta
"we had a truly wonderful time"
Our visit to Canada has, sadly, been and gone too quickly. We had an absolutely wonderful time in Vancouver, Victoria, and all points to Banff. The travel arrangements were excellent. The hotels were all good and the various tours etc were again excellent. In addition to seeing numerous bears, eagles, the occasional whale etc., we were amazed at the size, the wilderness and peace of it all, and the Rockies were....the Rockies. People were incredibly and genuinely friendly and welcoming. So, many, many thanks for making the arrangements for us. we had a truly wonderful time...
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.
On your relaxing journey through Canada you will pass through the following places. Toronto – This...
On your relaxing journey through Canada you will pass through the following places.
Toronto – This multicultural and dynamic metropolis is home to 20,000 boutiques, a lively theatre scene and some of Canada’s most renowned cultural centres.
Winnipeg – Abounds with performing arts companies, theatres and festivals. Its charming neighbourhoods are easily explored on foot, with plenty of boutiques, museums, historical sites and art galleries along the way.
Saskatoon – Located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan. Home to no less than seven bridges, Saskatoon is also known as “the Paris of the Prairies”.
Edmonton – The hosts over thirty festivals every year, including the Edmonton Folk Festival and the Fringe Festival. Shoppers will love the West Edmonton Mall, one of the world’s largest.
Jasper – Ski hills, hot springs and Jasper National Park. Jasper is a premier destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Vancouver – Renowned for its beauty. Stroll along beaches in the summertime, or grab an afternoon of skiing at nearby resorts in the winter.
You could stop off at any of these places and then catch the next train a few days later.