Experience an epic rail journey traveling east across picturesque Canada! Your holiday begins in the vibrant, diverse city of Vancouver, also known as the “Hollywood of the North.” Spend two days discovering the city before journeying east on a scenic overnight train ride to the Canadian Rockies and the incredible mountain towns of Jasper and Banff for a true Canadian alpine experience! Next, continue east on the train on an unforgettable journey through the Canadian Rockies and the beautiful plains to Canada’s largest city, Toronto. While there, enjoy a full-day tour to magnificent Niagara Falls. Three more classic eastern Canadian cities – European-influenced Montreal and Quebec City, and the quaint seaside community of Halifax – round out this coast to coast Canadian experience!
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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 Vancouver! Consistently ranked as one of the world's most livable cities, Vancouver is an ethnically diverse metropolis, filled with world-famous museums, cuisine and shopping. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and start to explore the city with your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Enjoy such popular sights as Stanley Park, the Vancouver lookout, the Vancouver aquarium and the vibrant downtown Vancouver area. (Overnight in Vancouver)
DAY 2 - VANCOUVER
Today, discover the peninsula known as Granville Island, a popular shopping district, or stop by Chinatown for some Asian cuisine. Visit the historic Gastown to take in the city's past and quaint charm, and enjoy a special meal in one of the many fine dining establishments in the area. (Overnight in Vancouver)
DAY 3 - OVERNIGHT ON VIA RAIL
Board VIA Rail's Canadian today and make your way toward Jasper, witnessing more unprecedented views of the Canadian Rockies from the comfort of your seat. Enjoy panoramic views of crystal clear mountain lakes, majestic peaks, and ancient glaciers - all part of your rail adventure through the mountains! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)
DAY 4 - JASPER
Arrive in the picturesque mountain community of Jasper today and make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay before heading to Banff the following day. Enjoy the clear mountain air and beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy the shopping and dining in town. (Overnight in Jasper)
DAY 5 - BANFF
Depart for Banff this morning, traveling along the Icefields Parkway - home to alpine glaciers, turquoise lakes and a variety of mountain wildlife. At the Columbia Icefield, experience a ride on the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier. Complete your adventure with the Glacier Skywalk which juts out 280 meters above the Sunwapta Valley. Enjoy lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Center. (Overnight in Banff)
DAY 6 - JASPER
Return to Jasper today and spend the day at your leisure exploring more of this alpine paradise and gearing up for tomorrow's rail journey. (Overnight in Jasper)
DAYS 7 - 9 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Today you will start an unforgettable three-day journey through the heart of the Canadian countryside, passing a variety of beautiful landscapes including sparkling lakes, pine covered hills and open plains. Have your camera at the ready as there is a good chance you'll catch a glance of a bear, elk, deer, or other wildlife that roam the countryside. Your journey is an unforgettable ride through the heart of the Canadian countryside! (Overnight on VIA Rail)
DAY 10 - TORONTO
Arrive in Toronto today and once settled in at your hotel, spend the remainder of the day discovering the city at your leisure, perhaps visiting the iconic CN Tower, spending some time at the Eaton Centre, with over 250 shops, or just strolling the stunning waterfront. Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to take in interesting landmarks and neighborhoods, with your guide pointing out important attractions and points of interest. (Overnight in Toronto)
DAY 11 - TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
Experience one of the world's most magnificent natural wonders on your full day adventure to Niagara Falls today. Drive through the picturesque countryside of the Niagara region with a scenic tour through the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Once at the falls, enjoy an exhilarating up close and personal boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls. (Overnight in Toronto)
DAY 12 - TORONTO TO MONTREAL
Today you will take the train from Toronto to the French-Canadian, European influenced city of Montreal. Enjoy a comfortable and scenic ride on your rail journey, with pleasant farm and woodland views out your window. Once in Montreal, check in at your hotel and begin exploring the city at your leisure. (Overnight in Montreal)
DAY 13 - MONTREAL
Welcome to the “City of a Hundred Steeples!” Your included guided sightseeing tour today will provide an excellent experience of the city, taking you to such hot spots as Olympic Stadium, Montreal Harbour, the historic Hotel de Ville, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Golden Square Mile and many more! Also, enjoy spending some time exploring this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Montreal)
DAY 14 - MONTREAL > QUEBEC CITY
Arrive early to Quebec City today and enjoy a full day exploring this fascinating destination steeped in 400 years of history. The French-speaking capital city presents an intoxicating blend of old-world charm, modern elegance and cutting-edge chic. Explore ramparts, castles and intriguing museums. Step back in time in Place Royale and Old Port, and browse trendy shops and colourful art galleries. Dinner tonight is included at a classic Quebecoise restaurant. (Overnight in Quebec City) D
DAY 15 - QUEBEC CITY
Today you will be picked up from your hotel and your local tour guide will take you to all of Quebec's top attractions. You will visit such landmarks as the Plains of Abraham, the Basilica, the National Assembly, and the Place Royale. Immerse yourself in Quebec's wonderful history as your guide lavishes you with fascinating stories. Head to the train station later this evening for an overnight journey on VIA Rail to Halifax. (Overnight on VIA Rail)
DAY 16 - HALIFAX
Wake up on the train this morning and enjoy the views! This scenic route features dramatic coastline views and pastoral inland valley scenes. The journey is frequently enhanced by the accompaniment of onboard presentations that give passengers the chance to learn more about local culture and the history of the area. On arrival in Halifax evening, make your way to your hotel and check in for an overnight stay. Enjoy the culture and history of this seaside town, perhaps strolling along the waterfront boardwalk in the evening and enjoying a meal of fresh seafood by the water before settling in to your hotel for the night. (Overnight in Halifax)
DAY 17 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN HALIFAX
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Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located in downtown Montreal, just minutes away from shopping, nightlife and great restaurants.
The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",
Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.
Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by the First Nations living in the region.
For those who love to play in the great outdoors, there's no better place than Banff, and no better place to call home after a day of adventure than the Banff Ptarmigan Inn.
The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff with 162 rooms featuring queen and king beds, including lofts and junior suites—fully equipped with all the modern-day amenities.
The Fox Hotel & Suites is located in the scenic Banff National Park. This mountain accommodation offers hotel rooms perfect for the traveler staying for a few days or even a week.
The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on Sulphur Mountain and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.
The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.
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 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.
Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.
The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Ideally located inside the walls of Old Quebec, the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has undergone a multimillion dollar renaissance project that will reposition it as one of the world’s leading hotels.
Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is ideally located in the heart of the city, on Parliament Hill, nestled between the Plains of Abraham, a vast urban park, the lively Grande Allée street and a few blocks from the Québec City Convention Center. Only a 35-minute drive from the Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB).
Hilton Québec in Québec City offers a selection of spacious rooms with a light and airy atmosphere, perfect for couples and families alike. Each of them is stylishly decorated and boasts panoramic views of the city of Old Québec, Parliament Hill, and Laurent Ian Mountains. **The Hilton Quebec City will be closing in 2020 for renovations**
The Hotel Manoir Victoria located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec. This hotel is just a 2-minute ride to Voyager Bus and Via Rail stations. This unique, European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries.
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®.
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
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.
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.
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