Canadian Cross Country Journey
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.
9 days / 8 nights
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When to go
April – October
Time on train
4 days / 4 nights
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
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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.
Begin Your Canadian Vacation
Arrive in Toronto, Canada's multicultural metropolis — comprised of funky, historic neighbourhoods, shimmering skyscrapers, and Lake Ontario's sweeping waterfront.
- Private Transfer from Toronto Airport
Explore Niagara or Toronto
Spend a day exploring the colorful neighbourhoods of Toronto, or discover famous Niagara Falls.
- Niagara Falls Day Tour
On this full-day small-group tour, get up close to Niagara Falls on a Hornblower boat ride and explore the quaint town of Niagara-On-The-Lake.
- Toronto Small Group Sightseeing Tour
Experience Toronto from its many vantage points on this small-group sightseeing tour. See the city's scenic waterfront, the CN Tower, Queen’s Park and more.
- Dinner at the CN Tower
VIA Rail - Depart Toronto
Board The Canadian train in Toronto and begin your transcontinental journey west. Travel north into Ontario's picturesque lake country.
VIA Rail - Ontario
Head west through the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield and into the province of 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.
- About Prestige Class
VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies
Journey across the undulating plains of the Prairie provinces — Saskatchewan and Alberta.
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 - 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.
- Transfer from Train Station
- Dinner in Vancouver
Dine at one of our favourite harbourside restaurants. Watch seaplanes land and enjoy views of the North Shore Mountains.
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
Begin your day with a scenic ferry sailing between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Enjoy leisure time in Victoria, then visit world-renowned Butchart Gardens.
- Squamish Sea to Sky Sightseeing Tour
Journey along the Sea to Sky Highway. Highlights include Horseshoe Bay, Shannon Falls, the Sea to Sky Gondola, and the Britannia Mine Museum.
- Vancouver City Tour by Bus
Discover what makes Vancouver special on a guided sightseeing tour. Explore Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown, English Bay and more.
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Fairmont Royal York
Situated directly across from Union Station, the Fairmont Royal York is steps away from Toronto's iconic sights and attractions. After a day of exploring, head to the hotel’s health club and spa which features an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, and steam room.
Personalize This Itinerary
Here are some of the most popular ways to personalize this journey.
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.
What Our Customers Say
Fresh Tracks was very responsive to our questions and needs
We liked all of the trip/travel documents that provided all of the details that we needed to plan and enjoy our trip. Fresh Tracks was very responsive to our questions and needs an...
John and Mary
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.
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