This epic cross-country journey takes you through the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia as you make your way from Toronto to Vancouver.
Suggested route & duration
Suggested duration: 14 nights – Toronto to Vancouver
• Toronto: 2 nights
• The Canadian: 3 nights
• Jasper: 2 nights
• Lake Louise: 1 night
• Banff: 2 nights
• Kamloops: 1 night
• Vancouver: 3 nights
About this independent tour
Trans Canada by rail is a rail journey using VIA Rail's cross-country service, The Canadian, and the Rocky Mountaineer. The journey will be escorted by a local guide on sightseeing excursions only. This is an independent journey and no Kuoni representative will be available. Transfers are not included so upon arrival at each destination you will be required to make your own way to your hotel and you will also be required to independently reconfirm any arrangements locally.
Your holiday begins in Toronto where an introductory tour of the city and a visit to Niagara Falls are included. You will then board VIA Rail’s The Canadian service which will be your home for the following three nights. There will be brief stops along the route, as well as a three-hour break in the city of Winnepeg. You’ll leave The Canadian in Jasper before it continues on to Vancouver. Two nights will be spent here, allowing for a full day exploring the mountain landscapes of Jasper National Park independently. Travel by coach along the Icefields Parkway, enjoying a ride out on to the Athabasca Glacier in the ‘Ice Explorer’ vehicle. Following a night spent in beautiful Lake Louise continue on to the charming alpine town of Banff. During your stay here, a tour of the resort town and the national park is included. You’ll then board the famous Rocky Mountaineer for your journey to Vancouver with an overnight stay in Kamloops en route. Your final destination is the beautiful city of Vancouver where you can enjoy a hop-on hop-off trolley ride through Vancouver and a full day trip sailing to the city of Victoria, which is located on the south coast of Vancouver Island.
Tailor your tour
You can tailor make your own rail journey around Canada, choosing your number of nights, where you stay, and even adding excursions. Or combine your journey with a stay at any of our city, beach or resort hotels in USA or Canada.