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Great Canadian Train Ride

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Trip Length: 13 Days/ 12 Nights

Prices from: $5,995 pp/do*

Single Price: $7,995 pp

2016 Dates: October 6-18

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Notes: Canadian GST taxes of $149 pp are additional.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Great Canadian Train Ride

Join us on the Great Canadian Train Ride!

This is an unforgettable trip including dinner in Toronto at the chic Canyon Creek Grill, a stylish and an indulgent two-day stay in Vancouver at the beautifully situated Sheraton Wall Centre, an elegant luxury hotel of great style. In the Rockies, guests enjoy five days of sightseeing including Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise as well as seldom-visited places like Moraine Lake, Maligne Canyon and Bridal Veil Falls. All sightseeing is included. Travel in style with vista-dome comfort and Pullman sleeping cars.

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Toronto

Guests arrive in Toronto today and check into the Sheraton Centre Hotel for our two-night stay in Canada’s largest city, exciting Toronto, with the balance of the day and evening at leisure.

DAY 2: Overnight Toronto

All day free for further exploring this wonderful city, highlighted by a welcome dinner at the acclaimed Canyon Creek Grill, a favorite haunt of the great and near-great in Toronto. Overnight at the Sheraton Centre. (D)

DAY 3: Depart Toronto

The big day as we depart the hotel this afternoon and board the legendary ‘CANADIAN’ at Union Station for our journey west. The stunning train is a perfect 1950’s time capsule with the famed Vista-dome cars, a real old-fashioned dining car and first rate dining and service. Tonight we join for cocktails in the swank, end of train ‘Bullet Lounge’ before our welcome aboard dinner in the art deco diner as we roll west over the Canadian National Railway. (D)

DAY 4: En Route

All day is spent crossing the Canadian Prairies aboard the Canadian. Civilized amenities abound including hot showers, a special lounge just for First Class passengers, and the best dining on any train in North America, deluxe train travel at its very best in a manner that has all but vanished. (B,L,D)

DAY 5: En Route

Overnight on train en-route as the Canadian speeds across the great prairielands over the Canadian National Railway. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: Overnight Jasper

After lunch the Canadian begins its ascent of the eastern slope of the Rockies, a not to be missed spectacle. This afternoon, we arrive in gorgeous Jasper and transfer to the Jasper Park Lodge for our two-night stay in this magical and unspoiled hamlet. All evening free to relax in this glorious setting. (B,L)

DAY 7: Overnight Jasper

All morning to sleep in with a midday excursions to stunningly beautiful Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake with its haunting views of Spirit Island. A final overnight in Jasper to enjoy the unhurried charm of this small town. (B,L)

DAY 8: Overnight Lake Louise

A stunning day of sightseeing as we travel to Banff via the Columbia Icefields Parkway and enjoy a ride on the Glacier itself on a ‘Snocoach’ stopping for lunch en route before our arrival at the Chateau Lake Louise with its oversized rooms and great lakeside location. (B)

DAY 9: Overnight Banff

An exciting day as we travel to Banff beginning with the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain followed by a visit to the Banff Hot Springs that have made this village famous. Later tonight, our special dinner at Le Beaujolais. Overnight at Banff Springs Hotel. (B D)

DAY 10: Overnight Banff

Another magical day with a sightseeing tour to Yoho National Park that takes in Bridal Veil Falls and Moraine Lake with all afternoon at leisure to further enjoy Banff. (B,L)

DAY 11: Depart For Vancouver

We depart this morning after breakfast bound for Jasper with a special sightseeing tour North over the Icefields Parkway stopping at Peyto Lake and Sunwapta Falls en route. We have included a special lunch today before we board the Westbound CANADIAN, featuring spectacular views of the Rockies from its many vista-dome cars, one of the great travel treats in the World. Drinks in the classic Observation Lounge are a highlight tonight followed by dinner in the diner as we roll West over the historic Canadian National Rwy. A good night’s sleep awaits in comfortable Pullman sleeping cars. (B,D)

DAY 12: Overnight Vancouver

The CANADIAN arrives in Vancouver after breakfast time and we have a brief city sightseeing tour of this beautiful city, Canada’s third largest. The balance of the day is at leisure. Particularly recommended for viewing are nearby Robson Street with its shops, galleries and boutiques and famous Stanley Park with its commanding views. Guests have time, if they would like, to take the scenic day trip by Ferry to lovely, and very British, Victoria. Tonight is our special farewell dinner, a nice way to say goodbye to newfound friends. Overnight is spent in sumptuous comfort at the Sheraton Wall Centre. (B, D)

DAY 13: Check Out/Journey Home

Guests depart for home today! Welcome home! (B)

 

Photo Credit: Uncommon Journeys