Vancouver to Toronto Train Tour
11 days / 10 nights
Time on train
5 days / 3 nights
Where it goes
When to go
April – October
Your itinerary is personalized to suit your dreams and needs:
- Decide your desired budget
- Choose your own activities and experiences
- Have all the details of your trip arranged for you
The perfect train trip from Vancouver to Toronto
Combine a cross-country sleeper-train journey with the luxury of Rocky Mountaineer’s daylight sightseeing train. Enjoy the convenience and comfort of train travel on this trip across Canada.
Spectacular rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
Sleep onboard The Canadian train as you travel across Canada
Tour the Icefields Parkway, a highlight of the Canadian Rockies
Explore Jasper and Banff National Parks
Wildlife spotting and photo opportunities along the way
Top experiences and features
Ride the Rocky Mountaineer train
Your Questions Answered
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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.
On some of our trips, you’ll see that we categorize our hotel rooms by Comfort, Superior and Deluxe class, which generally translates into the traditional 3-, 4- or 5-star designation (equivalent to Best Western, Sheraton and Fairmont). However, sometimes we use the same hotel for more than one category and distinguish the room by size, floor level or view.
Our Comfort Level hotels include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations and with excellent service.
Our Superior Level hotels provide amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel.
In Deluxe Level hotels, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget.
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.
Rocky Mountaineer operates daylight touring trains, which travel along three of the most spectacular routes in Western Canada. You’ll enjoy onboard commentary, award winning service, and incredible food.
Arrive in Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by towering mountains and the sparkling ocean.
- Private Transfer from Vancouver Airport
Bypass the crowds and start making the most of your vacation. A friendly driver welcomes you to the city.
- Dinner in Vancouver
Dine at one of our favourite harbourside restaurants. Watch seaplanes land and enjoy views of the North Shore Mountains.
Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver to Kamloops
All aboard! Settle into your seat while the smell of breakfast wafts from the galley. A small jolt announces you are on your way — look forward to a day of spectacular scenery.
- Motorcoach Transfer to Train Station
- Rocky Mountaineer Train Service
Rocky Mountaineer daylight trains feature glass-dome cars with oversized windows, gourmet meals, and friendly, attentive staff. Ask your Vacation Advisor about the differences between SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf.
Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops to Banff
After your overnight stay in Kamloops, wake up refreshed and ready for another day of breathtaking beauty. Arrive in the small mountain town of Banff this evening.
- Motorcoach Transfer to Hotel
Explore Banff National Park
Fill your lungs with cool, fresh Rocky Mountain air and explore Banff National Park in your chosen way.
- Afternoon Banff Sightseeing Tour with Gondola
On an exclusive small group tour, discover Banff’s folklore and natural history before a gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
- Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Tour
On a guided sightseeing tour, stroll the Lake Louise shoreline and snap photos of the Valley Of The Ten Peaks at Moraine Lake.
- Sunshine Gondola and Guided Alpine Nature Walk
Begin your day with a mountain gondola ride to stroll through scenic Sunshine Meadows. Admire alpine wildflowers and views of endless mountain peaks as your guide teaches you about the fascinating ecosystem above the treeline. Walking duration is two hours.
Icefields Parkway - Banff to Jasper
Today is an all-day trip down the spine of the Canadian Rockies, on one of the most spectacular roads in the world, with lots to do along the way.
- Icefields Parkway Tour to Jasper
On this full-day sightseeing tour, walk on the Athabasca Glacier, stop for lunch, and step bravely out onto the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.
VIA Rail - Depart Jasper
Board The Canadian train in Jasper and begin your eastward journey to Toronto.
- Transfer from Hotel to Train Station
- 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.
VIA Rail - Canadian Prairies
Make your way across the undulating plains of the Prairie provinces — Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
VIA Rail - Ontario
Awake in the province of Ontario and travel through the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield.
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Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel
The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is close to Vancouver Harbour and Stanley Park, with views of the North Shore mountains available from some floors. Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, spa services, fitness centre and on-site restaurant.
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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
We loved the Canadian Rockies!
Our favorite part was the accommodations, tours, trains and the people. We loved the Canadian Rockies! We would have liked to have stayed longer in Vancouver.
Veronica, Louis, John and Elanor
You really spoiled us and we felt quite special on and off the train
I just want to thank you for the wonderful attention you gave us for our Canada trip. I think one of the arrangements we appreciated most was the taking of the luggage off the trai...
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Receive $500 per couple in travel add-ons on your Rocky Mountaineer trip — plus get 2024 trips at 2023 prices! Must book by September 30. Prices go up on October 1.
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