11 Day Toronto to the Rockies on the Canadian

This rail journey invites you to travel in luxury from Toronto’s urban excitement, through a spellbinding diversity of landscapes to Banff. Explore cosmopolitan Toronto before boarding VIA Rail’s famous "Canadian" travelling west through the lake regions of Manitoba and the grain fields of Saskatchewan. Once in Alberta, you will embark on a tour of the Canadian Rockies, culminating in a visit to the Columbia Icefield.

Price Includes
  • 11 Day Toronto to the Rockies on the Canadian^ including:
    - 2 nights at Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre ★★★ or similar 
    - 3 nights onboard VIA Rail The Canadian in a cabin
    - 2 nights at Lobstick Lodge, Jasper ★★★✩ or similar 
    - 1 night at Mountaineer Lodge, Lake Louise ★★★ or similar 
    - 2 nights at Elk + Avenue Hotel, Banff ★★★✩ or similar 
    - 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners onboard VIA Rail
    - Full day trip to Niagara Falls including lunch and Niagara City Cruises by Hornblower - Voyage To The Falls
    - Full-day sightseeing transfer along the Icefields Parkway including stop at Columbia Icefields and Ice Explorer
    - 3 hour sightseeing tour in Banff
    - Transfer from train station to Jasper hotel
    - Transfer from banff hotel to Calgary airport

    UPGRADE TO 5 star accommodation from $1,219* per person twin share
    Toronto: Fairmont Royal York or similar
    Jasper: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or similar
    Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or similar
    Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel or similar
     
ITINERARY:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TORONTO
Arrive at Toronto’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Pick up your information kit at the front desk upon check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Canada’s commercial and cultural centre. Overnight in Toronto.

DAY 2: TORONTO | Niagara Falls Excursion
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Niagara Falls. The route travels through the lush fruitgrowing district of the Niagara Peninsula to the spectacle of Niagara Falls. Board the Niagara City Cruises by Hornblower Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour for a spectacular boat trip to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls. Ample time will be spent at the falls to give you every opportunity to take pictures and admire the thundering waters. Highlights include a lunch and a trip along the beautiful Niagara Parkway which winds its way along the Niagara Gorge. Pass through the historic community of Niagara-on-the-Lake before returning to Toronto. Lunch included. Overnight in Toronto.

DAY 3: TORONTO/VIA RAIL - THE CANADIAN
Transfer independently to Union station to board VIA Rail's The Canadian en route to western Canada. Lunch and dinner included. Overnight on board VIA Rail’s The Canadian.

DAY 4 & 5: VIA RAIL - THE CANADIAN
Travelling north of the Great Lakes, view the rugged terrain of the Canadian Shield, some of North America’s oldest rock formations. Rich in minerals and forests, the region is dotted with thousands of freshwater lakes. By early evening, the train crosses the border into the province of Manitoba and stops briefly in its capital, Winnipeg. Overnights on board VIA Rail’s The Canadian. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners included.

DAY 6: VIA RAIL - THE CANADIAN/JASPER
By early morning, you will have crossed the vast expanses of prairie flatland in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and will be approaching the imposing silhouette of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy the spectacle of nature as the train enters Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper.

DAY 7: JASPER
You have a full day to relax and tour Jasper and the surrounding area. Enjoy a ride on the Jasper Tramway or visit Miette Hot Springs. Take in the breathtaking panorama of Jasper National Park’s serene lakes and gentle meadows standing in stark contrast to its jagged peaks and spectacular glaciers. Overnight in Jasper.

DAY 8: JASPER TO LAKE LOUISE
Today will be an unforgettable journey as you depart Jasper on your transfer along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in all of Canada. Every turn unveils spectacular vistas of magnificent peaks, outstretched valleys, cascading waterfalls and mountain meadows alive with colour. At the Columbia Icefield, ride in an Ice Explorer to explore the Athabasca Glacier (ride included). Continuing just beyond the edge of the glacial shelf, you arrive at Lake Louise – a verdant shimmering lake reflecting the majesty of the Victoria Glacier. Overnight in Lake Louise.

DAY 9: LAKE LOUISE TO BANFF
Take some time in the morning to explore the village of Lake Louise - a picturesque gateway to the mountain areas of Banff National Park, its small train station made famous in the film Dr. Zhivago. Today you will be transferred through the winding roads of Banff National Park to arrive at the Banff town site. Wildlife meander through the green spaces creating truly unique photo opportunities. Boutiques, confectioners and eateries line the quaint boulevards, adding to the charm of this picturesque alpine town. Overnight in Banff.

DAY 10: BANFF NATIONAL PARK
This morning, discover the town of Banff and its natural surroundings on a comprehensive sightseeing tour. The tour will show you some of Banff National Park’s many highlights, including the Hoodoos, curiously shaped by centuries of erosion, Surprise Corner and Tunnel Mountain Drive, overlooking the beautiful scenery of the Bow River Valley. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Banff.

DAY 11: BANFF TO CALGARY
End of tour, transfer to Calgary Airport.

 

Bonus

Room/Cabin information
twin share
Travel Dates

Departs 2, 6 , 9 May 22, other dates available surcharges apply.

Offer Ends

31 Aug 22,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited. 

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*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 15 March 2022 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offer ends 31 August 2022 for travel until 3 October 2022, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfare not included. Weekend and peak surcharges apply, rates vary. All savings are included in the advertised price. ^CAD$500 deposit due if booking within 90 days of departure. Tour departs Monday and Friday. These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 star (★) indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 star indicate superior standard and 5 star indicate deluxe standard. A half star (✩) indicates an additional half rating. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Viva Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.