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TransCanada by Rail - Fly & Rail

 

Overview

Hotel description:

10 days | 9 nights

The greatest rail trip in the country!

Discover our beautiful country by train. Explore Toronto, Canada’s biggest city, with incredible restaurants, shops and museums before boarding The Canadian Train by Via Rail for an epic voyage to Vancouver, two nights in the beautiful mountain town of Jasper along the way. As you travel west, discover rugged landscapes, lake country, picture-perfect prairie and the impressive Rockies. A truly Canadian experience.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Canada, traveling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable. 

Location

Toronto, Jasper, Rocky Mountains and Vancouver

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Flight to Toronto; Return flight from Vancouver
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • 4-day trip on board The Canadian Train by Via Rail: Toronto to Jasper; Jasper to Vancouver
  • Meals onboard Via Rail (breakfast on day 3 to breakfast on day 5; dinner on day 7 and breakfast on day 8)
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

Itinerary


Day 1   Fly to Toronto
Fly to Toronto. Make your way to your hotel to start your discoveries of Canada’s largest city.

Day 2   Toronto
In the morning transfer independently to the Toronto rail station for boarding of Via Rail "The Canadian". The train departs Toronto at 9:30 am on Sundays.

Days 3 & 4   The Canadian Train
The Canadian by Via Rail is the greatest rail trip in the country. No other mode of transportation allows you to experience the country so intimately, whether from the comfort of your cabin or from the scenic dome car.

Enjoy an unforgettable journey from Toronto to Vancouver with a stop in Jasper. Glide through golden prairies, rugged lake country, waterfalls, picturesque towns and the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies. And delight in the chefs’ freshly prepared meals that showcase Canadian cuisine and exquisite regional specialties.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on both days

Day 5   Jasper
The train is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 am. Make your way to your hotel in Jasper, a picturesque community in the heart of Jasper National Park.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6   Jasper
Take the whole day to explore the great Canadian Rockies. One of the highlights of this area is the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield. You can drive across it in a special Ice Explorer all-terrain vehicle and you can get out and walk around on this incredible natural wonder.

Day 7   The Canadian Train
The Canadian train is set to depart Jasper at 9:30 am for a journey through the high peaks, deep valleys and history of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll spend one night on the train before reaching Vancouver.

Meal(s): Dinner

Day 8   Vancouver
Your train pulls into the station in the morning, which gives you plenty of time to begin discovering this great city. You might try a convenient hop-on / hop-off tour.
It’s a great way to see the highlights like Chinatown, Gastown and Granville Island.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9   Vancouver
Take a full day to experience more of Vancouver. You could head to the beach or take a day trip to Whistler or Victoria.

Day 10   Fly home

Make your way to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-Star Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the Fly & Rail trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Toronto: The Chelsea Hotel Toronto or similar
  • Via Rail: The Canadian – Sleeper Plus Class Cabin (2 single bunk beds)
  • Jasper: The Crimson Jasper or similar
  • Vancouver: Century Plaza Hotel or similar


Occupancy:
Maximum of 2 persons

 

4-Star Accommodation

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the Fly & Rail trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Toronto: Fairmont Royal York or similar
  • Via Rail: The Canadian – Sleeper Plus Class Cabin (2 single bunk beds)
  • Jasper: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar
  • Vancouver: Four Seasons Hotel or similar

Occupancy: Maximum of 2 persons


Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
Saturdays from May 1 - October 6

Exclusions

  • Meals, unless specified
  • Gratuities to drivers, on board train staff and porters
  • Local transfers between airport, train station and hotel