Itinerary - Ultimate Canada Coast to Coast

Day 1 - Your journey begins in Halifax

Welcome to Canada!  Enjoy the town’s charming seaside areas.  Find a great restaurant for dinner by the water. (Overnight in Halifax)

Day 2 - Overnight onboard Via Rail®

You have some of the morning free to complete your visit to Halifax.  Head over to the VIA Rail station to depart for Quebec City.  The train winds its way north and west through the Canadian Maritimes.  You’ll be treated to some delightful views of the rocky and forested coast and inlands of the region.  During the summer, there are frequently presentations and experiences onboard to participate in giving passengers a chance to learn more about local history and culture. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

Day 3 - Quebec City

Today you will reach Quebec City. You arrive early with a full day to explore this fascinating destination. The city's early colonial roots are everywhere from its centuries old defensive walls, its continental-flavoured Old Port district, to the historic waterfront. Dinner tonight is included at a classic Quebecoise restaurant. (Overnight in Quebec City) D

Day 4 - Quebec City to Montreal

Board the train today and continue on to Montreal. (Overnight in Montreal)

Day 5 - Montreal QC

Today you will explore a city that is an interesting blend of the Old World and the New, the historic and modern: Montreal!  Your included tour will provide an excellent experience of the city.  Included in the guided sightseeing experience are famous attractions like Notre Dame Basilica, the hip Place des Arts, Place Jacques Cartier, the Hotel de Ville, and Old Montreal.  Spend some time exploring this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Montreal)

Day 6 - Montreal to Toronto

Take the train over to Toronto, Canada’s largest city.  This metropolis is not only the most populous urban center in Canada, it is arguably its most culturally diverse with a wealth of colorful neighborhoods such as Yorkville, Cabbagetown, and The Annex.  Toronto is also Canada’s commercial capital and the hustle and bustle of business and daily life are everywhere! (Overnight in Toronto)

Day 7 - Toronto to Niagara Falls

After exploring the great city of Toronto, Niagara Falls will impress in a completely different way.  Your tour will depart the city and head out to one of Canada’s greatest natural wonders.  Carved by the glaciers of the last ice age and mighty flow of the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, the falls roar with as much as six million cubic feet of water pouring over the edge every minute! Enjoy lunch overlooking the falls. (Overnight in Toronto) L

Day 8 - Overnight onboard Via Rail®

Today, travel on your own to the VIA Rail station and board the iconic Canadian Line for your exciting three-day trip across Canada. (Overnight on VIA Rail)

Day 9  - Overnight onboard Via Rail®

You will journey across Canada today, traveling through a variety of beautiful landscapes and taking in sights only possible by train. As you are enjoying the pristine lakes, charming farm country, wide open plains, and rolling tree covered hills, also keep a look out for wildlife.  There is always the possibility of catching a glance at a bear, elk, deer, or any number of local species.  Your journey is an unforgettable ride through the heart of the Canadian countryside! (Overnight on VIA Rail)

Day 10  - Overnight onboard Via Rail®

Day 11 - Jasper AB

After the train rides into the heart of the mountains, it will arrive in the picturesque mountain community of Jasper. Travel on your own to your hotel and check in. Enjoy the clear mountain air and beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Jasper)

Day 12 - Jasper to Banff

This morning, you will depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff. Your ride along the world-famous Icefields Parkway will be full of gorgeous sights. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks. You will also have a chance to visit the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure on the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, you’ll be treated to an unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform that extends over the Sunwapta Valley. Other highlights of your day tour will include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Lake Louise, and a hot buffet lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. At the end of your tour, you will spend some time in Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel and enjoy everything this charming location has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L

Day 13 - Banff to Jasper

You will be transferred today from Banff through the mountains and back to Jasper.  Rest and relax before tomorrow’s train journey to the West Coast. (Overnight in Jasper)

Day 14 - Overnight onboard Via Rail®

This morning, board VIA Rail’s Canadian to continue your journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies, reliving train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. Enjoy dinner as the train whisks you past Moose Lake and the peaks of Mt. Robson and the Monashee Mountains. Relax in the dome car and experience stunning 360-degree views of the mountain scenery all around you. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

Day 15 - Vancover BC

Head to the dining car this morning for a freshly prepared breakfast and enjoy the stunning views of central British Columbia. Upon arrival in Vancouver, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and start to make use of your 24-hour hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to discover the many attractions of the city. (Overnight in Vancouver)

Day 16 - Vancover BC

Today, continue on with your sightseeing tour and experience the best of what Vancouver has to offer. Head over to the peninsula known as Granville Island, a popular shopping district in Vancouver. Stop by Chinatown for some delightful Asian cuisine. Visit the historic Gastown to take in the city’s past and quaint charm.  Enjoy taking in all that makes Vancouver such a special place. (Overnight in Vancouver)

Day 17 - Your journey ends in Vancover

Departure dates and prices 2021/2022 - Ultimate Canada Coast to Coast

Railbookers brochure pricee in Black from £3199

Travel 55 discount prices in Red from £3040 

Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel code TR55RB

Book with confidence. Railbookers is a member of ABTA Y6401 and ATOL 7579. Which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct, as well as financial protection for your holiday. All packages inclusive of flights will be financially protected by the ATOL scheme.’ Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55RB to receive your 5% discount. Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110

May 2021 Departing 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

Brochure prices from £3749 Discount price from £3562

May 2022 Departing 7, 14, 21, 28 

Brochure prices from £3949 Discount price from £3752

June 2021 Departing 5, 12, 19, 26

Brochure prices from £3699 Discount price from £3515

June 2022 Departing 4, 11, 18, 25

Brochure prices from £3949 Discount price from £3752

July 2021 Departing 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Brochure prices from £3699 Discount price from £3515

July 2022 Departing 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Brochure prices from £3949 Discount price from £3752

August 2021 Departing 7, 14, 21, 28

Brochure prices from £3699 Discount price from £3515

August 2022 Departing 6, 13, 20, 27 

Brochure prices from £3949 Discount price from £3752

September 2021 Departing 4, 11, 18, 25

Brochure prices from £3499 Discount price from £3325

September 2022 Departing 3, 10, 17, 24

Brochure prices from £3749 Discount price from £3562

October 2021 Departing 2

Brochure prices from £3199 Discount price from £3040

October 2022 Departing 1

Brochure prices from £3449 Discount price from £3277

Prices are based on

two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival.

Ultimate Canada Coast to Coast

17 days

5% discount 2021/2022 prices from only £3040

Your journey begins in Halifax, join Via Rail in Quebec before journeying across Canada, visiting Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Jasper, Banff and ending in Vancouver. 

To book this wonderful rail holiday with Railbookers call them direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote code TR55RB you will then recieve a 5% discount saving per person on this Canadian rail holiday.

Travel 55 in association with Railbookers. To book call direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel 55 code TR55RB you will then receive a 5% discount from the Railbookers brochure price.

What's included

  • One-way VIA Rail® in Economy accommodations from Halifax to Quebec City, Quebec City to Montreal, Montreal to Toronto, and Vancouver on The Ocean® and The Canadian®
  • 11 nights' accommodations; 5 nights' onboard VIA Rail
  • 3 meals included (2 lunches and 1 dinner)

Trip highlights

  • Sightseeing city tour of Quebec City
  • Sightseeing city tour of Montreal
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto
  • Sightseeing tour of the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier including the Glacier Skywalk
  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout


VIA Rail - Via Rail is the national rail operator of Canada and operates many trains, including the Canadian, which runs coast-to-coast between Toronto and Vancouver.


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