‘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.
Mrs Barnardo - Travelled to Alberta & BC
"we had an amazing time in Canada"
Just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time in Canada. Thank you so much for arranging it for us. All the places you booked were great & we appreciated the variety. To experience the peace & quiet of Clearwater Springs Ranch (with only 3 rooms) & then go to the enormous but swanky place in Whistler was such a contrast, but we really enjoyed seeing the differences. We packed in a huge amount including the Banff Gondola (got snow at the top), a boat safari (where we saw a bear for ages), Quad biking in Whistler & so much more. On the way back we were upgraded to Club class too! All 4 of us. And we didn't even ask. They just did it without telling us. How amazing is that! So all in all we had a fabulous time. Thank you again for all your organising. Good job!
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.