14 NIGHTS • 15 DAYS
MONTREAL / VANCOUVER (YUL/YVR)
Experience the ultimate Canadian adventure. Discover the dynamic mix of English and French culture in Montreal – the city of art and music. Continue onwards to Ottawa, the national capital and home to the magnificent Neo Gothic Parliament buildings museums, galleries and public parklands. The rush of Canada’s largest city enthralls visitors to Toronto, and a trip to the breathtaking Niagara Falls is sure to inspire. Starting in Toronto, a VIA Rail journey winds across the prairies to arrive Edmonton.
Carry on to the Rocky Mountains and the incredible protected, wildlife-rich parklands of Alberta. Banff and Jasper boast unforgettable wildness experiences before boarding a spectacular scenic rail journey to the final stop in the gleaming seaside city of Vancouver.

INCLUSIONS

  • 14-night accommodation
  • Toronto sightseeing tour
  • Niagara Falls sightseeing tour
  • Montreal sightseeing tour
  • Ottawa Sightseeing Tour
  • VIA Rail – Toronto to Edmonton, including all meals
  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Columbia Icefield Experience
  • Jasper sightseeing tour
  • VIA Rail – Jasper to Vancouver, including all meals
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Experienced tour driver
  • Tour director throughout
  • Comfortable moderate-class accommodation
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST

Please note: Passengers should bring an overnight bag on the train as they will not have access to their luggage whilst on board VIA Rail.

Not included

Flights – Gratuities to guides and hotel personnel -Beverage at meals – Hotel city taxes must be paid locally (if applicable) – Travel insurance – Optional excursions – Anything not mentioned under “INCLUSIONS”

Photo credit in this page: Paul Zizka

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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN MONTREAL (FRIDAY)

Arrive at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, Montreal. Independently transfer to your centrally-located hotel. After checking in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Montreal.
Accommodation: Montreal for 2 nights

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DAY 2 - MONTREAL (SATURDAY)

Today we begin the day with a tour of Montreal’s downtown area, featuring views of the Olympic Complex, charming Old Montreal, McGill University, the residential streets of Mount Royal and the bustling shopping district. The colonial history of this city that is a national centre for arts as music is evident at the turn of every corner. Artist alley, hundreds of restaurants and a vibrant night scene make it one of the most dynamic destinations in Canada. Overnight in Montreal. (B)

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DAY 3 - MONTREAL TO OTTAWA (SUNDAY)

After breakfast, we depart Montreal and head inland to the provincial border, travelling through the townships of western Quebec enroute to the Canada’s capital. The interior of Quebec maintains strong tie with their agricultural past, evident by the many farms that can be seen along the route. Arriving in Ottawa, we discover the wonders of Canada’s capital. On our tour, we view the Parliament Buildings, residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Rideau Canal (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site), among our stops. Overnight in Ottawa. (B)
Accommodation: Ottawa for 1 night

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DAY 4 - OTTAWA TO TORONTO (MONDAY)

Today we travel westward towards Toronto. The road travels through the pleasant Eastern Townships including the dramatic waterways of the Gananoque region, historic Kingston and Prince Edward County. Arriving in Toronto, take the remainder of the day and evening to do some independent exploration of the downtown area. Overnight in Toronto. (B)
Accommodation: Toronto for 2 nights

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DAY 5 - TORONTO / NIAGARA FALLS EXCURSION (TUESDAY)

This morning after breakfast we set out to discover the many identities ofcthe Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. After seeing the provincial parliament buildings, the waterfront, the imposing CN Tower and lively Chinatown, we leave the city and head for the Niagara Peninsula. We pass through outlying communities and towns along the shores of Lake Ontario en route to Niagara Falls. Time is allocated to admire the falls and take part in some of Niagara Falls numerous activities, such as an optional helicopter sightseeing flight, or Hornblower boat tour at the base of the falls. Overnight in Toronto. (B)

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DAY 6 - TORONTO TO EDMONTON / VIA RAIL – THE CANADIAN (WEDNESDAY)

This morning after breakfast, we transfer to Union Station in Toronto and board The Canadian VIA Rail trail for our cross-country, 2-night journey! Your welcoming onboard hosts for the next 3 days provide all the amenities of the train. The industrial centres of southern Ontario soon give way to the sparsely populated forests and wetlands of Manitoba as night falls to the sway of the train. Overnight onboard The Canadian. All onboard meals included. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Onboard the Canadian for 2 nights

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DAY 7 - TORONTO TO EDMONTON / VIA RAIL – THE CANADIAN (THURSDAY)

The wide open spaces of Canada’s fertile prairies are your backdrop today as you enjoy your second day of rail passage across Canada. Between well prepared meals and attentive service, take some time and explore the train, perhaps even visiting the Skyline Car and its arching domed windows for a full 180 degree view of the golden fields of wheat that are often referred to as the Breadbasket of the World. Overnight on board The Canadian. All onboard meals included. (B/L/D)

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DAY 8 - VIA RAIL – THE CANADIAN / EDMONTON (FRIDAY)

The sway of the train gently wakes you as you begin the final leg or your rail adventure. Leaving behind the western reaches of the prairies, the tended fields give way to the rugged rolling wild plains of the Alberta heartland. Travelling midway up the length and width of the province , we arrive in the evening in the provincial capital of Edmonton. disembark and check into our hotel. Overnight in Edmonton. All on-board meals included. (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Edmonton for 1 night

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DAY 9 - EDMONTON TO BANFF (SATURDAY)

Today you leave behind the capital and delve into the Rocky Mountains! Enroute, get a taste of the wonders to come as you cross into Banff National Park, a world-famous protected park that is home to incredible wildlife, unforgettable vistas and magnificent mountain villages. Arrive in Banff and take some time to explore this iconic Canadian destination. Overnight in Banff. Breakfast included. (B)

Accommodation: Banff for 2 nights

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DAY 10 - BANFF (SUNDAY)

After breakfast, depart on a captivating tour of Banff, revealing the glorious natural wonders, fascinating history and the local sights that make it one of the must-see destinations in the country. Afterwards, the rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional ride on the Banff Gondola for a ski-high view of the town and mountains. Overnight in Banff. (B)

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DAY 11 - BANFF TO JASPER (MONDAY)

Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your holiday! Shortly after leaving Banff, we travel through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic vistas. Arriving at the Columbia Icefield, we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, we continue on to the quiet village of Jasper where the rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Jasper. (B)

Accommodation: Jasper for 2 nights

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DAY 12 - JASPER (TUESDAY)

This morning after breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jasper and its surroundings. Afterwards, perhaps, take advantage of some free time to embark on an optional Jasper rafting excursion, racing down the river as a professional guide skillfully navigates the rapids. Overnight in Jasper. (B)

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DAY 13 - JASPER TO VANCOUVER / VIA RAIL (WEDNESDAY)

Today we board VIA Rail for a full-day and overnight train journey to Vancouver. Travel through the mountain passes and along the valleys as some of the most spectacular landscapes in Canada roll by just outside your window! Overnight on board Via Rail. Breakfast included at the hotel. All on-board meals included. (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Onboard Via Rail for 1 night

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DAY 14 - VIA RAIL / VANCOUVER (THURSDAY)

Our final train journey ends as we arrive at the Pacific coast and the gleaming towers of Vancouver. After disembarking the train, we depart on a tour of Vancouver with its unique mix of historic British culture and modern Asian influences. Afterwards, you may choose to do an optional flight simulator tour of Canada. Overnight in Vancouver. (B)

Accommodation: Vancouver for 1 night

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DAY 15 - VANCOUVER (FRIDAY)

A time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. (B)

Via Rail Accommodation

On VIA Rail sleeping cars, passengers enjoy a reserved seating area for daytime travel, which is made into sleeping berths by an attendant in the evening. Passengers should bring an overnight bag on the train as they will not have access to their luggage whilst on board VIA Rail. A shower room and toilet facilities are located in each car in trans-continental cars only. Three types of accommodation are offered.

Berth Class (Upper / Lower) offers deep-cushioned seats with an optional table by day that convert to upper and lower beds with privacy curtain at night. Toilet and shower facilities are shared. Complimentary shower kits including soap, shampoo, cap, towel and washcloth.

Cabin for 1 (Canadian) is a small private room with a sink and air conditioning. Access to shared showers with complimentary shower kits containing soap, shampoo, cap, towel and washcloth. The room accommodates one adult in a single bed and two can sit together at least part of the time during the day if desired. Two people travelling together in cabins for 1 are usually located adjacent to each other.

Cabin for 2 (Canadian) is a private room for two people with toilet facilities and air conditioning. The room contains comfortable armchairs in the daytime, which convert to upper and lower beds at night. There is a small closet (holds 1 large and 1 small suitcase), reading lamp and a sink with razor outlet. Access to a shower room, just a few steps away, with a complimentary shower kit containing soap, shampoo, cap, towel and washcloth.

Passengers might need an overnight bag as they will not have access to their luggage on the train.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Optional activities may be booked on site with the tour director. Prices will be competitive with locally available sightseeing tours. Passengers must pay the tour director directly. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted. Approximate cost per person:

  • Day 5 Niagara Falls – Niagara Helicopter Tour $149
  • Day 5 Niagara Falls – Voyage to the Falls $29
  • Day 10 Banff – Gondola Ride $54
  • Day 12 Jasper – Jasper Rafting Excursion $76
  • Day 14 Vancouver – Fly Over Canada $25

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Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to special events, operation hours/days and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.