Travel from Toronto to Vancouver in Prestige Class

Travel across Canada in VIA Rail's Prestige Class and experience personalized luxury service throughout your journey. Exclusive private tours compliment your experience in each of your stopover destinations.

Suggested length

13 days / 12 nights


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When to go

May – September

Time on train

4 days, 4 nights

Map of the itinerary for The Canadian Prestige Journey
Highlights of your trip

Travel onboard a Sleeper Train from Toronto to Vancouver

Oversized cabins and concierge service of Prestige Class 

Premium hotel accommodations whilst off the train

Unique choice of privately guided sightseeing experiences 

Seamless experience from start to finish

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Prestige Cabin on VIA Rail Train

Enjoy the dedicated service provided by the Prestige Concierge as you travel in your spacious and luxurious cabin.

Trip 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 Toronto
Day 01

Arrive in Toronto

Arrive in Toronto today, Canada's 'big city' comprised of eclectic, historic neighbourhoods, skyscrapers, and Lake Ontario's sweeping waterfront.

VIA Rail - Depart Toronto
Day 02

VIA Rail - Depart Toronto

Begin your transcontinental train journey in Prestige Class as you board The Canadian Train in Toronto. Travel north into Ontario's picturesque lake country.  

VIA Rail - Ontario
Day 03

VIA Rail - Ontario

Your VIA Rail journey continues west, through the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield and into the province of Manitoba.  

VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies
Day 04

VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies

See the undulating plains of the Prairie Provinces as the train crosses Saskatchewan and enters Alberta. 

Arrive in Jasper
Day 05

Arrive in Jasper

The moment you've been waiting for has finally come as you enter the magnificent Canadian Rockies early this morning. 

  • Suggested Add-on: Round of Golf in Jasper

    If you are a golf enthusiast, ask your Vacation Advisor to book you a round of golf at Jasper's finest course. A stunning natural setting, combined with unparalleled bunkering makes The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club a "must play" course.   

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. 

  • Private Maligne Tour with Lake Cruise (Afternoon & Evening)

    Travel to stunning Maligne Lake for a special two hour cruise including an interpretive walk on Spirit Island. As dusk falls, embark on a wildlife spotting tour to spectacular Maligne Canyon, with its churning waterfalls and breathtaking rock formations. Afterwards, return to your hotel or stop for a meal at Maligne Canyon's Wilderness Kitchen.

    Note: During the spring and fall shoulder seasons, cruise will be substituted with a guided walk. 

  • Sidecar Motorcycle Tour (3 hr)

    Take in stunning mountain views on a professionally guided, Harley Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour. Choose to explore Maligne Canyon and beautiful Maligne Lake, or head to remote Miette Hotsprings, nestled in the Fiddle Valley.

  • Privately Guided Walk or Hike in Jasper

    Join one of Jasper's most knowledgeable mountain guides for a private nature walk or hike. At your own pace, discover wildlife, wildflowers and magnificent views.

Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise
Day 07

Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise

Travel along the spine of the Rockies, on one of the most beautiful roads in the world — the Icefields Parkway — to picture-perfect Lake Louise.   

  • Private Icefields Parkway Tour to Lake Louise

    Enjoy a leisurely, personalized day of sightseeing along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. This breathtaking stretch of road is dotted with more than 100 ancient glaciers, emerald lakes and cascading waterfalls!

    Ask your vacation advisor about adding the Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk Attractions to your day!

  • Private Icefields Sightseeing with Heli-Tour

    Spend the day exploring the Icefields Parkway at your own pace with a private guide. Along the way, you'll stop to soar over Cline Pass at 2900 m (9000 ft.) by helicopter. Enjoy a bird's eye view of remote valleys, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls. 

Lake Louise and Yoho Park
Day 08

Lake Louise and Yoho Park

Spend a morning enjoying the amenities of Chateau Lake Louise, then explore the gems of Yoho National Park on your way to Banff.

  • Private Yoho National Park Tour to Banff

    Discover the beauty of Yoho National Park on a privately guided sightseeing tour. After a look at the fascinating Spiral Tunnels, see the Natural Rock Bridge and stand on the edge of serene Emerald Lake. Finally, witness magnificent Takakkaw Falls before ending your tour in Banff.

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5 Star, Concierge Floor where available
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These are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Example of a Deluxe hotel in Banff

Often referred to as Canada's "Castle in the Rockies," the Fairmont Banff Springs is an iconic landmark in the town of Banff. In the summer, play a round of golf at the hotel’s stunning golf course.

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Celebrate an occasion

Celebrate an occasion

Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or the fulfillment of a lifelong goal, our team is ready to make it a celebration to remember. From arranging a bottle of champagne to putting together a helicopter picnic for two on top of a mountain at sunset, we're ready to make your dreams a reality.

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What’s Included

Sleeper Train Journey in VIA Rail's Prestige Class
Meals whilst onboard the train
Luxury hotel accommodations at Fairmont Hotels
Your choice of unique, privately guided tours
Feature dining experiences in Toronto and Vancouver
Airport and train station transfers with a private driver
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.

Accessible hotel rooms vary by hotel, ranging from partially accessible to fully barrier free. Your Fresh Tracks Vacation Advisor will make sure to find the right room for your needs.

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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Insider Tips

From the snow capped mountain peaks to the vibrant lakes, dense forest, and alpine meadows you will not find a more diverse landscape with so much to offer! Skiing and hiking are just a couple of my favorite things; there is no other place I would rather call home.

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