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Trip Overview

A once-in-a-lifetime trip awaits on a journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies! Start in Vancouver where you will explore the city known as the “Hollywood of the North” by way of a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour as well as admission to the Vancouver Lookout tower. You will also get to enjoy a full day at the lush rainforest that makes up the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Following your time in Vancouver you will journey east on the VIA Rail system to Jasper National Park! While in Jasper you will experience several sightseeing opportunities including tours of the Icefields Parkway, a visit to the Glacier Discovery Center, and a journey up on the Jasper Skytram. From Jasper you will continue east as you ride VIA Rail across Canada towards Toronto. Upon arriving in Toronto you will sightsee all around the famous eastern Canadian city. You will get up close and personal to you the Canadian Rockies on this 11-day journey!

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park 
  • Sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway 
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower in Toronto

Package Also Includes:

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights' onboard VIA Rail
  • One-way VIA Rail in Coach accommodations from Vancouver to Jasper and Jasper to Toronto on the Canadian®
  • 2 meals included (2 lunches)

*Sunday departures include one more night in Jasper with an adjusted list of activities. Please speak with your vacations consultant for details.

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN VANCOUVER
Welcome to Canada! Travel to your centrally located hotel and start exploring the city. A good place to start is with admission to the Vancouver Lookout, towering over 168m over the city! Sweeping 360 degree views await you at the top. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Today's full day of sightseeing will start with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to Vancouver's most popular areas: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more! The tour will feature live commentary so you'll have the opportunity to learn what makes this spectacular city so special. Take some time this afternoon to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia. The bridge crosses over towering evergreens with views more than 100 feet above the forest floor. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Make your way to the train station this morning for your early afternoon departure to Jasper and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Enjoy views of Vancouver's eastern suburbs and British Columbia's agricultural heartland at the start of the journey. Later in the afternoon, take in the stunning views of the Fraser Canyon as the train winds its way through the Cascade and Coast Mountains perched alongside the mighty Fraser River and past the raging rapids of Hell's Gate. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 4 JASPER
Wake up to views of the towering Rocky Mountains right outside your window. Take in Mt. Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and Moose Lake, one of its deepest, before a morning arrival into Jasper. The day is yours to start getting to know the alpine town. Take the afternoon to explore the local restaurants and shops in the quaint downtown area. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 5 JASPER
This half day excursion follows the famous Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. View scenic rocky mountain vistas and local wildlife along the way, with photo stops at Athabasca Falls and Stutfield Glacier. Step onboard an ice explorer for an interpretive adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley. Highlights of this tour include: Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Falls, Stutfield Glacier, Columbia Icefield, Admission to Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk, a hot buffet lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre and time to explore the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Return to Jasper by 15:00 for a chance to relax for the evening. (Overnight in Jasper) L


DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL

Your adventure begins at the Lower Station (elevation 1304m), where you will board a fully enclosed tram and lift off for the flight of a lifetime! During your seven-minute flight aboard the Jasper Skytram, you will be accompanied by a fully trained and knowledgeable flight attendant who will point out the many sights and answer any questions you may have. As the tram gently touches down at an elevation of 2277m, step out onto the Upper Station and prepare for a whole new perspective on the Canadian Rockies. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel to pick up your luggage. Travel to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian and continue your trip eastbound across the country. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAYS 7-8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue your journey across Canada on VIA Rail. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 9 TORONTO
This morning, arrive in Toronto! Today there is a full day of sightseeing ahead of you. Your hop-on/hop-off bus tour will feature top Toronto sights such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Harbourfront, Eaton Centre and Chinatown, among others. Admission to the CN Tower, with sweeping views of Toronto, is also included today. (Overnight in Toronto)

DAY 10 TORONTO > NIAGARA FALLS > TORONTO
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a full day tour to one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights will include a meal overlooking the falls, a boat ride getting you up close and personal with the Falls, free time in both Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and a winery tour and tasting. After your full day of touring, your bus will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L

DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN TORONTO
Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto (formerly Eaton Chelsea hotel)

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Fairmont Royal York

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

Empire Landmark Hotel

We are the tallest downtown Vancouver hotel in the West End with the award-winning revolving Cloud 9 Restaurant in the heart of the city. Our 357 hotel guestrooms offer private balconies to enjoy the best unobstructed views of the city, coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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