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Canadian Cross Country Journey

Limited Time Offer: Price Freeze On 2023 Trips

Take the cross country train from Toronto to Vancouver

On this four-night rail journey, travel from Toronto through the Canadian Rockies to coastal Vancouver. As you travel across the country, experience first-hand the diverse landscape of Canada.

Four days of scenery and locally inspired cuisine aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian train

Experience the exhilarating Niagara Falls and vibrant Toronto

Take in the beauty of Vancouver and its many unique neighborhoods

Enjoy the quaint city of Victoria and famous Butchart Gardens 

Suggested length

9 days / 8 nights


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When to go

April – October

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Below is a day by day overview of this trip. Complete details are available for download.
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  • Begin Your Canadian Vacation
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    Begin Your Canadian Vacation

    Arrive in Toronto, Canada's multicultural metropolis — comprised of funky, historic neighbourhoods, shimmering skyscrapers, and Lake Ontario's sweeping waterfront.

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    Explore Niagara or Toronto

    Spend a day exploring the colorful neighbourhoods of Toronto, or discover famous Niagara Falls.

    • Niagara Falls Day Tour
    • Toronto Small Group Sightseeing Tour
  • Explore Niagara or Toronto
  • VIA Rail - Depart Toronto
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    VIA Rail - Depart Toronto

    Board The Canadian train in Toronto and begin your transcontinental journey west. Travel north into Ontario's picturesque lake country.

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    VIA Rail - Ontario

    Head west through the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield and into the province of Manitoba. 

  • VIA Rail - Ontario
  • VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies
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    VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies

    Journey across the undulating plains of the Prairie provinces — Saskatchewan and Alberta.  

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    VIA Rail - Canadian Rockies

    View the magnificent Rocky Mountains this morning. Travel through Jasper National Park before entering the province of British Columbia.

  • VIA Rail - Canadian Rockies
  • VIA Rail - Arrive in Vancouver
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    VIA Rail - Arrive in Vancouver

    After travelling through BC's Fraser Valley, your journey onboard The Canadian train comes to an end. Arrive in coastal Vancouver — a spectacular city surrounded by mountains and ocean.  

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    Discover Vancouver and the West Coast

    Spend the day on your choice of tour. With a mild climate and so much to do, it's no wonder people flock to this west coast city.

    • Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour
    • Squamish Sea to Sky Sightseeing Tour
    • Vancouver City Tour by Bus
  • Discover Vancouver and the West Coast

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This trip is available on multiple dates. Please download the full itinerary or get in touch with us to explore what suits you best.

Sleeper Plus

Hotel Accommodation

4 Star

VIA Rail Service

Sleeper Plus Private Cabin
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Hotel Accommodation

5 Star

VIA Rail Service

Prestige Private Cabin
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'From' prices are per person, based on double occupancy and exclude taxes. Prices vary by departure date, the choice of activities, hotel selection and availability at time of booking.
Note: This trip can also be taken in the reverse direction
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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.


These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.

Insider's tip

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


Canadian Insider

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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
Airport and train station transfers with a private driver
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 Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

We partner with many hotels across the country that offer a variety of service levels and unique experiences. Choosing a hotel is based on local availability and personal preference, and our Insiders will help you find the perfect place to rest your head so that you can have the best experience possible.

Hotel amenities can vary by property, so your Vacation Advisor will discuss what’s most important to you, such as air conditioning, parking, laundry, swimming pool, spa, onsite restaurants, or 24-hour room service.

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.

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Limited Time Offer

Expires August 15

Price Freeze On 2023 Trips

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  • During this price freeze, enjoy early access to our 2023 rail-trip collection, with the best availability and trip options.

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