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Across Canada by Rail & Canadian Rockies Explorer

Holiday Ref: 16162

Travel across Canada’s vast and diverse landscape, sweeping through the Lakelands of Ontario and onto the open Prairies before reaching the soaring Rockies and Jasper National Park. Travel on The ‘Canadian’ one of Canada’s icons with its own charm and character. You will experience the mountain villages of Jasper and Banff, the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and the maritime city of Halifax.

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Day 1 - Fly UK to Toronto

Upon arrival into Toronto’s International Airport transfer (independently) to your downtown Hotel.  Remainder of the day is at leisure.  Overnight: Toronto

Day 2/3 - Toronto Sightseeing

Enjoy the fun and informative commentary of the live guides and take in the city’s sights as you relax aboard our antique British double-deckers or trolleys. There are 24 official stops to choose from and your bus ticket is valid for 2 days, allowing you to explore Toronto at your own pace.

Day 4 to 6 - Toronto to Jasper Rail Journey onboard Via Rail’s the ‘Canadian’.

Check out of your Toronto hotel and make your way (independently) to Toronto’s Union Station.  This is where your adventure truly begins the moment you board the train.  Leave the city centre behind and glide past gentle prairie fields, rugged lake country and picturesque towns, to the snowy peaks of the majestic Rockies.  The Canadian bring you the landscapes as you’d never see any other way – with ease, comfort and exceptional service. A feeling that will remain with you long after your journey ends.

Day 7 - Jasper

Arrive into Jasper station and make your way to your overnight hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure.   Overnight; Jasper

Day - Jasper

Today is yours to explore this alpine village…. Gem of the Canadian Rockies.  Overnight: Jasper

Day 9 - Jasper to Banff

This morning check out of your Jasper Hotel and pick up you hire car and begin your journey along Canada’s most scenic mountain road – The Icefield Parkway.  This is the route to over one hundred glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls.  There is plenty opportunity for you to stop and take in this amazing scenery.  Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield Visitors Centre, and jump aboard an Ice Explorer for a spectacular ice adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier, you will also experience Jasper National Parks newest attraction the Glacier Skywalk (all of these have been included for you). Overnight: Banff

Day 10 to 12 - Banff

You will spend a further 3 nights in the beautiful mountain town of Banff, nestled at the foot of the magnificent Sulphur Mountain.  Banff is a perfect base to explore from – visit Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. Take time to enjoy the shopping, the restaurants and bars while strolling along Banff Avenue.

Day 13 - Banff to Calgary

Today you will leave Banff and board a motor coach to Calgary for an overnight stay.  Overnight: Calgary

Day 14 - Calgary to Halifax

Checkout of your Calgary hotel and make your way (independently) to Calgary Airport for your flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Overnight; Halifax

Day 15 - Halifax to UK

Fly from Halifax to the UK

When to go Toronto Weather
14 Nights from £2,899 pp
Price Includes

Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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Whats Included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 3 nights hotel stay in Toronto
  • 3 night/4 day rail journey from Toronto to Jasper onboard ViaRail’s The ‘Canadian’ – Bedroom for 1, including all meals while onboard.
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Jasper
  • 4 nights hotel stay in Banff
  • 4 days car hire, including all insurance
  • 1 night hotel stay in Halifax
  • FREE Hop on Hop off Toronto City Sightseeing
  • FREE Banff Gondola Admission
  • FREE Ice Explorer Glacier Tour
  • FREE Glacier Skywalk admission
Tailor-Make Your Holiday

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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