Trans Canada Winter Adventure

Trans Canada Winter Adventure

11 Days/10 Nights Vancouver to Toronto

Price from$4,602

• Travel on VIA Rail's iconic train, The Canadian from Vancouver to Toronto • Stay in Vancouver, Jasper and Toronto • Vancouver Trolley Hop on/Hop off tour • Jasper wildlife tour • Jasper Maligne Canyon Icewalk tour • Niagara Falls Day Tour

Travel through the impressive winter scenery across Canada by train from Vancouver to Toronto with a stop in Jasper. With attentive services aboard Via Rail, you can relax and enjoy this inspiring journey.

Trans Canada Winter Adventure map

Day 1: Vancouver Arrive at the Vancouver International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown Vancouver hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own.

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver to Jasper (D) This afternoon, check in at Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail's 'Canadian' for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original stainless steel 'streamliner' railcars made famous by the 'Canadian' in the 1950s. Each has been restored with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail

Day 3: Arrive Jasper (B) Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community.

Overnight in Jasper

Day 4: Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour Join a sightseeing excursion (included) to Jasper's lesser known gems, and search for wildlife along the way. Moose, elk, sheep, goats and wolves are commonly sighted in Jasper National Park. Following the tour, the remainder of your day is free to enjoy the alpine town of Jasper.

Overnight in Jasper

Day 5: Jasper Maligne Canyon Icewalk Tour Enjoy a free day in Jasper. Many activities are available including walking trails, shopping, and dining, or you may choose to book a winter excursion through the concierge at your hotel. This evening experience the wonders of Maligne Canyon from the ground up! The canyon has withstood 10,000 years of erosion and has created a 50m gorge. Certified guides will lead groups of no more than 12 along the frozen canyon floor and its ice-clad limestone walls. Super soles and winter boots will keep you warm and secure as you explore this wonderland of rock and ice.

Please note: The ice walk tour normally operates mid-December - end-March

Overnight in Jasper

Day 6: Jasper to Toronto (D) Spend the day relaxing in the mountain town of Jasper. This afternoon, board VIA Rail's 'Canadian' for the famous train journey across the prairies to Toronto.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail

Day 7: On-board VIA Rail (B,L,D) Watch the scenery change as you travel through the prairies and great plains of Canada.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail

Day 8: On-board VIA Rail (B,L,D) Today is spent crossing the scenic lake lands and forests of Ontario.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail

Day 9: Arrive Toronto (B) Arrival in Toronto this afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to explore Canada's largest and most diverse city. Suggested places to visit include the Eaton Centre, Chinatown, CN Tower, and Old and New City Halls with opportunity for pictures along the way.

Overnight in Toronto

Day 10: Niagara Falls Day Tour (L) Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour through the scenic Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls. Highlights of the tour include a lunch buffet overlooking the falls, and the "Journey Behind the Falls" attraction. Continue on along River Road and the Niagara Gorge to the historic community of Niagaraon-the-Lake before returning to Toronto.

Overnight in Toronto:

Day 11: Toronto A check-out from your hotel concludes this memorable rail adventure.

VIA Rail

Private Bedroom - Exclusive to Sleeper Plus Class: By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the exclusive comfort of your own accommodation. Come evening, attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Don't forget to visit the Dome Car - the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views. Some Sleeper Plus Class amenities include towels, pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Prestige Sleeping Class • Spacious cabin - 50% larger than our cabin for two in Sleeper Plus class, with a wide viewing window that is 60% larger • Modular L-shaped leather couch by day and a Murphy bed for two by night • Private washroom with shower • Flat-screen monitor with video selection • Mini-fridge stocked with a selection of beverages • Complimentary bar service • Electric radiant-heated cabin • Priority seating in the dining car • Dedicated Concierge attendant throughout the trip • Activities such as wine tastings and interactive talks on local history, geography and culture

• 6 nights hotel accommodation • 4 night sleeping accommodation onboard VIA Rail • 4 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 4 dinners • Vancouver Attractions Trolley Tour • FlyOver Canada Admission • Taxi transfer between Vancouver Hotel and VIA Rail Station • Taxi transfers in Jasper between VIA Rail Station & Hotel • Discover Jasper & Its Wildlife Tour • Maligne Canyon Ice Walk (Dec 15th - Mar 30th) • Niagara Falls Day Tour, including:

  • Journey Behind the Falls
  • Meal overlooking Niagara Falls
  • Winery tour and wine tasting
  • Free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake • National Park fee

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2020 Departures

4 Star - Private Bedroom on VIA Rail

26 Nov - 17 Dec

24 Dec

31 Dec

4 Star - Prestige Class on VIA Rail

26 Nov - 17 Dec

24 Dec

31 Dec

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-

$4,602

$4,994

$4,602

-

$9,149

$9,786

$9,149

-

-

$6,072

$6,857

$6,072

-

$17,738

$19,013

$17,738

2021 Departures

4 Star - Private Bedroom on VIA Rail

7 Jan - 18 Mar

4 Star - Prestige Class on VIA Rail

7 Jan - 18 Mar

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-

$4,602

-

$9,149

-

-

$6,072

-

$17,738

Departs

2020 Nov 26
Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2021 Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar 4, 11, 18

Booking conditions

• Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for Triple and Child rates. • This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Toronto. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation Vancouver Airport to hotel • Transportation Toronto Hotel to airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharges • Hotel early check in/late check out