Great Canadian Rail Journey with Alaska Cruise

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Redirect your train of thought on this epic rail journey across captivating Canada. Nestled in your first-class, art deco train car aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you can cruise and snooze your way through five picturesque provinces – although you won’t want to miss a moment of the panoramic scenery outside your window. After feeling the energy of Toronto an...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Toronto : dinner at CN Tower; orientation tour
    • Niagara falls : Sightseeing cruise
    • Toronto–jasper : Private bedroom on VIA Rail’s the Canadian® (travel in Sleeper Plus class)
    • Jasper national park : Cruise Maligne Lake; sightseeing
    • Columbia icefield : Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
    • Banff national park : Sightseeing
    • Victoria: Orientation tour; Butchart Gardens; private presentation by local historian and storyteller
    • Victoria–vancouver : Scenic ferry ride through the Gulf Islands
    • Vancouver : Sightseeing; farewell dinnerCRUISE
    • This breathtaking tour crosses Canada using the historic railroad

What's this trip about?

    Redirect your train of thought on this epic rail journey across captivating Canada. Nestled in your first-class, art deco train car aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you can cruise and snooze your way through five picturesque provinces – although you won’t want to miss a moment of the panoramic scenery outside your window. After feeling the energy of Toronto and the mist of Niagara Falls, you’ll board your premier transcontinental train to chug past the sparkling lakes of Ontario, the golden prairies of Manitoba, the winding rivers of Saskatchewan, and the sun-dappled forests of Alberta. You’ll continue by luxury motorcoach to the most beautiful national parks of the Canadian Rockies, including Jasper, Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Park. Top it off by hopping the BC Ferry to Victoria and Vancouver! Keep the journey going by adding a leisurely Alaska cruise to your grand tour of Canada. While your ship will sail through the glacial beauty of the Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, and Glacier Bay National Park, you’ll personally cruise through several exciting ports of call, including the capital city of Juneau, the gold rush town of Skagway, and totem-pole-dotted Ketchikan.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City TORONTO, ONTARIO
End CityVANCOUVER

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • North America
  • Canada

Attractions

  • Alaska
  • Alberta
  • Banff
  • Banff National Park
  • Edmonton
  • Glacier National Park
  • Jasper
  • Jasper National Park
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan
  • Lake Huron
  • Lake Louise
  • Lake Ontario
  • Niagara Falls
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN TORONTO, ONTARIO

Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2: TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS

Taking the Plunge Drive along the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. Take a Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for a thrilling boat ride to view the thundering falls from river level. Return to Toronto for an orientation drive before a special dinner atop the 1,81...

Day 3: TORONTO–VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO

All Aboard in Toronto! After breakfast, head to Union Station for departure on the Canadian, VIA Rail’s premier transcontinental train. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

On VIA Rail, during the day your cabin for two offers armchairs, toilet, and a picture window. By ni...

Day 4: VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO–WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

Riding the Rails Your exciting travel on the VIA Rail train continues through Ontario and Manitoba. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE Watch the scenic countryside from your train as you glide past sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests of Ontari...

Day 5: VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN

Spectacular Saskatchewan Continue through the picturesque prairies and winding rivers of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT SCENIC WONDERS View the ever-changing landscape with ease and comfort as you meet and mingle with fellow ...

Day 6: VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–SASKATCHEWAN–JASPER, ALBERTA

Rocky Mountain Trails Travel from Saskatchewan to Jasper. Admire the scenery as your train roughly parallels the famed Yellowhead Route, Canada’s historic trail of westward expansion. Arrive in Jasper for an orientation drive and free time this evening. (Breakfast)

Day 7: JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

Untamed Beauty Travel through Jasper’s unspoiled beauty to glacial Maligne Canyon to stunning Maligne Lake for lunch and a narrated scenic cruise to Spirit Island. Return to Jasper where the balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own. (Breakfast,Lu...

Day 8: JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF

Moving Mountains and Lifting Hearts Head south through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier with a Glaciologist guide. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, ...

Day 9: BANFF

Breathtaking Banff Guided sightseeing includes Bow River and Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT Get ready for a spectacular adventu...

Day 10: BANFF–KAMLOOPS

Heavenly Heights This morning, travel through the spectacular beauty of Yoho National Park, one of Canada’s most popular recreational areas and site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds. On to Canada’s Glacier National Park, where the motorcoach climbs 4,379-foot-high Rogers ...

Day 11: KAMLOOPS–VICTORIA

British Columbia Treasures Continue west and catch a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. An orientation tour of Victoria includes the gardens of Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Free time this evening—enjoy dinner on your ...

Day 12: VICTORIA

The Grandest of Gardens The morning and afternoon is at leisure for independent sightseeing and shopping. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit...

Day 13: VICTORIA–VANCOUVER (EMBARKATION)

Alaskan Adventure Awaits! Travel on a scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver where you will begin your 7-Night Alaska’s Inside Passage cruise. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS You’re in for one wild and wonderful week on...

Day 14: CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE, ALASKA

Glacial Fjords & Grand Forests Alaska’s Inside Passage is a protected network of waterways that wind through glacier-cut fjords and lush temperate rain forests along the rugged coast of Southeast Alaska. Arguably one of the greatest cruising routes in the world, ...

Day 15: CRUISING: TRACY ARM–JUNEAU, ALASKA

Coastal Cliffs & The Catch of the Day Steep cliffs and glacier-covered mountains flank the Tracy Arm fjord, fringed by the largest intact coastal temperate rain forest in the United States. Old-growth trees colonized Tracy Arm's mouth long ago as the Ice Age retre...

Day 16: SKAGWAY

The Rush for Gold At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, the port town of Skagway served as the primary gateway to the legendary gold fields, and quickly grew into Alaska’s largest settlement. It was then a raucous frontier hub packed with trading posts, saloons, an...

Day 17: CRUISING: GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

Making a Splash On your cruise to Glacier Bay (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), close your eyes and take in the sounds—the creaks and groans of “living” ice, the shrill cries of gulls and soaring eagles, the splash of a breaching humpback whale. Frosted peaks towering o...

Day 18: KETCHIKAN

Alaska’s First City Take an adventure and cruise to Ketchikan, Alaska. Alaska's "First City" of Ketchikan is so named because it’s the first major landfall for most cruisers as they enter the spectacular fjords of the Inside Passage, where the town clings to the banks...

Day 19: CRUISING: INSIDE PASSAGE

Where the Wild Things Are Scenic cruising through the Inside Passage offers outstanding opportunities to spot some of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ALASKAN ADVENTURE Sailing the Inside Passage offers opportunities to spot...

Day 20: VANCOUVER, BC (DISEMBARKATION)

British Columbia Treasures Disembark your ship for a guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver. See the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Free time this evening to explore this vibrant city on your own. (Breakfas...

Day 21: VANCOUVER

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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