Niagara Falls on a Train Vacation

See one of the world's most impressive waterfalls during your trip to Canada. An excursion to Niagara Falls is a must-do during your train vacation.

Aerial view of Niagara Falls with buildings on the right side

Did you know that more than 567,000 liters of water flow over Niagara Falls every second? That's the same amount used by an average household over 7.5 years. But statistics can’t tell the full story. They don't prepare you for the feeling of sheer awe when you hear the thundering roar and feel the cool spray of this famous natural wonder. It will be one of the most unforgettable moments on your Canadian train vacation

Our travel experts can help you plan your best trip. Adding a Niagara Falls tour to your itinerary is the best way to experience this area. You’ll also get to explore Niagara on the Lake, a charming small town full of culture, and the Niagara Region, one of the country’s top wine producing spots.  

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Train Experiences

These are some suggested train experiences for your Canadian adventure

VIA Rail  

VIA Rail is Canada’s main passenger train and connects Vancouver to Halifax with four main train routes. Major stops with VIA Rail you include Vancouver, Jasper, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec and Halifax. These trains run year-round and, depending on the route, may include an overnight sleeper train experience. For Niagara Falls train trips, guests will disembark in Toronto and enjoy time exploring the Niagara Region on small-group or private tours.  

VIA Rail train passes green fields and hills at sunset

#1 Travel tip: See Niagara Falls in the snow

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While this iconic sight is stunning in the spring through fall, it takes on a special beauty when it is shrouded in ice.

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Athena McKenzie
Content Manager

Sleeper Train  

There are two train routes in Canada which allow you to sleep on the train, both through VIA Rail: The Canadian runs between Vancouver and Toronto and the Ocean between Montreal and Halifax. Both sleeper train routes are available all year long. For visitors who wish to experience both a sleeper train and Niagara Falls, their best opportunity is an itinerary that includes The Canadian Train and extended time in Toronto.  

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Inside a VIA Rail Sleeper Cabin on the Ocean train with two bunk beds

#2 Travel tip: Book a wine tour

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The area around Niagara Falls is home to world-class wineries. Spend a day being driven around to wander the estates, enjoy gourmet meals, and sip delicious wines.

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Director of Legendary Hospitality

What Our Customers Say

What a wonderful, memorable family vacation!

What a wonderful, memorable family vacation! We really enjoyed visiting Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City. Very pleasant experience on the Via Rail train ride betwe... 

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Brad, Denise and family


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About the author: Athena McKenzie is the Content Manager at Fresh Tracks Canada. An experienced lifestyle journalist, she has written about travel, design, arts and entertainment. Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Zoomer Magazine, Elle Canada and... Read more

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