Train travel western canada

Train toronto – vancouver


Welcome to Canada! Upon arrival at Pearson International Airport, we will transfer you to Toronto, where you will spend the next two nights. You will have the rest of the afternoon free to stroll around the downtown area at your leisure. Overnight in Banff.

During your trip aboard the Transcanadian you will have the opportunity to see some of Canada’s most inspiring scenery. Relax and enjoy this fantastic train ride from coast to coast in Canada, as you will most likely never do it again in your lives. Overnight on board.

We will transfer you back to the Kamloops train station, where you will again board the Rocky Mountaineer.    You will continue your journey to Vancouver through the arid lands of the Cariboo. Breakfast and lunch on board. Upon arrival in Vancouver, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Vancouver.

But a trip to Canada is never complete until you enjoy an exciting whale-watching excursion in the waters of the Strait of Georgia, and that’s what you have planned for today! You will have the rest of the day free to wander around Vancouver at your leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.

Panoramic train canada

You have the option to travel in two different types of cars. The first, although more economical, will not disappoint you, since through its large panoramic windows located on the sides you will be able to contemplate all the wonders along the way. But if you want to live the experience with total intensity, you can choose other cars of higher category, whose upper structure is also made of glass.

Located in the heart of the city, you can not miss the Vancouver Lookout, a lookout tower that was inaugurated in 1977 by Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon. The tower’s glass elevators take 40 seconds to travel the 130 meters that separate the ground level from the lookout. Once at the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of downtown and the surrounding area.

Most of the sights are easily accessible from downtown hotels. Gastown, named after the city’s founder, will introduce you to a neighborhood that is now a favorite tourist spot, with all kinds of restaurants, bars, clothing and craft stores, art galleries, and the Old Steam Clock.

Via rail canada prices

To discover Canada on the Trans-Canada Railway you can choose between 4 routes: The Great Western Way, The Adventures Routes, The Maritime Way and Ontario and Quebec. These routes cross the country in all directions and allow access to remote places with great tourist attractions. Today we present each of these routes and some tips to enjoy your trip in a safe and pleasant way.

While crossing the Canadian Shield, a two-hour stop is made in Winnipeg, a quiet city where the Financial District, an emblematic place of the city, is located. The Exchange District, by its English name, is located over an area of 20 streets. This place preserves a collection of buildings dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These buildings, constructed of terracotta and quarry, were home to banks and department stores that made the city flourish and made it one of the most influential in the country at that time. Today these buildings are still intact, and it is fascinating to walk through each of them and eat at one of the restaurants in the Financial District!

Canadian express train

Nothing beats the romance, relaxation and sheer luxury of a train tour of Canada. Our excellent train vacations in Canada offer a wide range of independent train vacations from 2 to 22 days with the famous VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains.

If you’d like to take a train trip across Canada, the first thing you’ll need to do is purchase a VIA Rail Canada Pass. The Pass works in a similar way to Interrail, first you choose the number of days you want to be traveling (15, 30, 60…) and once you have decided, you can choose the pass to take unlimited trains in that period of time. You can buy your VIA Rail Pass from any major city in Canada and plan train routes through the Rockies, Vancoucer, Quebec and the great route that we come to talk about today which is none other than “The Great western way”. This train route is an incredible experience that will take you from Toronto to Vancouver crossing the whole country. Best of all, VIA Rail offers a wide range of berths and dormitories so you can rest easy at night and make the most of the next day.

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