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Canadian Rockies to Toronto Train Tour

Length

12 days / 11 nights

Time on train

3 days / 3 nights

Train type

Where it goes

When to go

May – October

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  • Choose your own activities and experiences
  • Have all the details of your trip arranged for you
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Canadian Rockies and a sleeper-train journey

Visit big cities and charming mountain towns on this 12-day vacation across Canada! Discover western culture in Calgary, explore the highlights of the Canadian Rockies, and take the sleeper train from Jasper to Toronto.

Top experiences and features

People standing on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk on the Icefields Parkway

Enjoy spectacular views along the Icefields Parkway

Your tour from Lake Louise to Jasper includes a stop at the Columba Icefield Discovery Centre, where you can walk along the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

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What’s Included

Hotel accommodation
Sleeper train experience in a private cabin
Meals whilst onboard the train
Choice of unique guided activities
Train station transfers
Transportation to and from airports, timed with your flights
Feature dining experience at one of our favorite local restaurants
Electronic travel documentation package
Personalized Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support

Frequently Asked Questions

Our vacations are not typically ‘escorted.’ You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary but rather have the freedom of ‘independent’ travel.

This allows you, with the help of our Canadian Insiders, to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, timeframe and budget. We’ll guide you through the process and provide the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities tailored to your taste.

Your trip can be as rich as you’d like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can customize your trip and decide what you’d like to see and do.

If your trip is a special occasion, we’ll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you’re traveling with a group, we’ll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

Absolutely! We personalize all our clients’ trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you’d like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don’t interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Vacation Advisors who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

All our trips are personalized to fit our clients’ schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. When you request a quote you’ll be provided with the detailed information you need

Most of our trips include stops to get off the train to explore Canada’s beautiful locations, national parks and unique cities. However, if you’re keen to maximize your time onboard, we’ll pair you up with the perfect train experience.

All of our overnight train journeys feature a private cabin on board the train. In addition, you'll typically enjoy the train's viewing areas, common lounges, and dining cars where you can socialize with fellow travelers.

This trip can be customized to your interests and needs. For days in Toronto, Jasper, and Banff, we provide three tour options for you to choose from. For example, you could pick a Niagara Falls day tour in Toronto, a Cowboy Cookout lunch and wagon ride in Banff, and a Maligne Lake tour and cruise in Jasper.

Many of our activity options are suitable for seniors. For more details, please see the full trip itinerary or speak to one of our Vacation Advisors.

This trip itinerary features a private cabin in Sleeper Plus Class on VIA Rail's The Canadian train. Each cabin features comfortable seating that converts to a bed. Cabins include a sink and toilet and access to a shared shower.

In Sleeper Plus Class, you’ll also enjoy gourmet meals in the dining car and access to the train's viewing cars, where you can watch the passing scenery and meet fellow travellers. Complimentary tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout your journey. Alcoholic beverages are not included but are available for purchase.

Sample Itinerary

Speak to one of our Canadian Insiders about personalizing this trip. Some of our trips can be done in the reverse direction.
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Arrive in Calgary
Day 01

Arrive in Calgary

Welcome to the city of Calgary, where the prairies end and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin. 

  • Private Transfer from Calgary Airport
Calgary to Banff
Day 02

Calgary to Banff

After a morning of discovery in Calgary, transfer through the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rockies to the mountain town of Banff.

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Downtown Calgary Walking Tour
  • Calgary Tower Admission
  • Studio Bell Admission

    Explore five floors of interactive exhibitions that take you on a journey through the sights, sounds and stories of music in Canada. See memorabilia from some of Canada's best musicians and walk through the Canadian Music Halls of Fame.

  • Transfer to Banff

    Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel from Calgary to Banff.

Explore Banff National Park
Day 03

Explore Banff National Park

Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rocky Mountain air and explore Banff National Park in your chosen way. 

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Banff Sightseeing Tour and Gondola Ride

    Discover Banff’s folklore and natural history on a small group tour, then ride the gondola up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.  

  • Cowboy Cookout Lunch by Horse-Drawn Wagon

    Embrace the fresh mountain air on a morning wagon ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain. Midway, relax at 3 Mile Cabin by the Sundance Canyon Trail and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch. 

  • Signature Hike from Banff

    Hiking is one of the best ways to explore Banff National Park. With a professional guide and small group, hike through the beautiful alpine landscape on one of our favourite trails and enjoy a picnic lunch. 

Banff to Lake Louise
Day 04

Banff to Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise today, where turquoise waters are surrounded by glacier-clad peaks. Relax, stroll by the lake, or take out a canoe. 

  • Banff to Lake Louise Sightseeing Transfer

    Travel along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway on a guided sightseeing transfer to Lake Louise. Photo stops and commentary are provided along the way.

Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise to Jasper
Day 05

Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise to Jasper

Enjoy an all-day trip down the spine of the Canadian Rockies, on one of the most spectacular roads in the world. 

  • Icefields Parkway Tour to Jasper

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway on this full-day tour. Walk on the Athabasca Glacier, stop for lunch, and step bravely onto the Columbia Icefield Skywalk. 

Explore Jasper National Park
Day 06

Explore Jasper National Park

Jasper’s wide-open valleys are enticing to a variety of wildlife and are incredibly breathtaking. Spend the day exploring Jasper National Park on your style of tour.    

    You have 3 options to choose from today:
  • Jasper Motorcycle Sidecar Tour

    Admire the stunning alpine landscape on a guided Harley Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour. Explore Maligne Canyon, Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls, or Mount Edith Cavell. 

  • Maligne Lake Tour with Cruise

    Watch for wildlife on this minibus tour to Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, then cruise to picturesque Spirit Island. 

  • Privately Guided Nature Walk

    Join one of Jasper's most knowledgeable guides for a private nature walk. Discover wildlife, wildflowers and magnificent views.

VIA Rail - Depart Jasper
Day 07

VIA Rail - Depart Jasper

Board The Canadian train in Jasper and begin your eastward journey to Toronto.

  • Suggested Add On: Sunrise Photo and Wildlife Tour (extra cost)

    Expert guides will help you get some great shots of Jasper on this tour, as the early morning light illuminates the park's mirror-like lakes and snow-capped peaks. 

  • Transfer from Hotel to Train Station
VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies
Day 08

VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies

Make your way across the undulating plains of the Prairie provinces — Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 

  • The Canadian Train - Onboard Service

    Watch the changing scenery from the train's viewing cars and enjoy hot meals in the dining car. Ask your Vacation Advisor about the differences between Sleeper Plus Class and Prestige Class.

Prices

Get your personalized quote as prices vary by departure date, train-service level and hotel class. Prices shown are our lowest rates per person, based on double occupancy, and exclude taxes.
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Accommodations

These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
Elk and Avenue Hotel in Banff in the summer with mountains behind

Elk + Avenue Hotel

Example of a Comfort hotel in Banff

Conveniently located in downtown Banff, the Elk and Avenue Hotel combines Banff’s alpine history with a sleek modern design. After a day of exploring, unwind in the hotel’s jacuzzi or dry sauna, then enjoy fresh Canadian cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

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Upgrade to Prestige Class

Upgrade to Prestige Class

Prestige Class is Canada’s version of the Orient Express. Available on VIA Rail’s The Canadian Train between Vancouver and Toronto, this luxury double cabin includes a special concierge service throughout your journey. This is one of our most popular upgrade options.

Insider Tips

For me, the cross-Canada trips are the perfect blend of diversion and relaxation. My favorite stretch is the descent from the Rockies' alpine forests into the panoramic vistas of the prairies.

Greg A

Greg

Canadian Insider

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