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The Canadian Train - VIA Rail Trans Canada, Toronto to Vancouver

4 nights

'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

The Breakdown

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Toronto to Vancouver

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

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Day 1-4

Toronto to Vancouver

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.

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The View

A selection of images representing the areas and places you will be visiting to give you a glimpse of what lies in store during your holiday.

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We are here to make sure we tailor-make your holiday to suit your specific requirements and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are all ready to help.


Booking your holiday with us doesn't end when we send your confirmation out to you, either. Talk to us about adding excursions or room upgrades or even restaurant recommendations; we are here to offer advice all the way up to your departure date. Even when you have left the UK, we are still here to help. For example if your flight that we have booked is delayed or cancelled due to ash cloud, strike, etc, it is down to us to re-arrange your travel. We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. And better still, we are fully bonded with ATOL and ABTA, so your money is completely protected.

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 each of the longer journeys - including the new Prestige Class - and we recommend this new product or the first class service for the ambience and comfort, although the economy seating is an affordable way to experience Canada.

Romance By Rail

Enjoy a dream voyage in the intimacy of a suite. Let Via Rail spoil you: fresh flowers, chocolates on the pillow, wine when the train departs every evening! Your spacious suite will comprise of two combined cabins. A queen-size bed with crisp bed linen and an inviting down duvet await you, as well as “his” and “hers” vanities and washrooms. Breakfast in bed is also a possibility - just ask your attendant the night before!

Reviews & Feedback

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Miss Suzie Huntington

I just wanted to say that the photos on your website are beautiful. I really like the layout of the website and the muted blue-grey and red work very well together. I'd love to have a train trip through Canada but circumstances prevent me from this at the moment. Maybe one day! Well done on the new website.


The Canadian was just fab what an eccentric bunch of travellers we met!!! There are far too many highlights to mention

C Mclaren - Travelled May 2016

The train journey was spectacular and highly recommended. The sleepers were comfortable. The check in was easy although the ticketing arrangements for the meals at the stations, both Vancouver and Jasper, were a bit chaotic! The standard of food was excellent.


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Tailor-making YOUR perfect holiday

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This suggested itinerary is our recommendation but can be tailored to match your wishes and needs

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