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Overview

Great Canadian Rail Journey

Redirect your train of thought on this epic rail journey across captivating Canada. Nestled in your first-class, art deco train car aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you can cruise and snooze your way through five picturesque provinces – although you won’t want to miss a moment of the panoramic scenery outside your window. After feeling the energy of Toronto and the mist of Niagara Falls, you’ll board your premier transcontinental train to chug past the sparkling lakes of Ontario, the golden prairies of Manitoba, the winding rivers of Saskatchewan, and the sun-dappled forests of Alberta. But the journey doesn’t conclude at the end of the line. You’ll continue by luxury motorcoach to the most beautiful national parks of the Canadian Rockies, including Jasper, Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Park. Roast s’mores at a riverside barbecue in historic Kamloops before s’more fun in the British-infused city of Victoria and the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver.

Highlights of Great Canadian Rail Journey

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Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Your Train: Accommodations on the train are in private Sleeper Plus service, featuring premium service, exquisite cuisine highlighting regional dishes, and exclusive access to stylish lounges with local artists and music. Beds in the cabin are arranged by day in armchair style, and by night, beds are converted to upper and lower bunkbed-style arrangement requiring one guest to climb a ladder to reach the upper bed.

Price Details US

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.

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Notes

Due to the frequent use of this railroad for other services, delays may occur during the journey.

One guest will be required to climb a ladder to reach the upper berth in a double cabin.

Product Group

Great Canadian Rail Journey

UNESCO Sites

Banff National Park|Jasper National Park|Yoho National Park

Meals

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 7 dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN TORONTO Welcome to Toronto! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

TORONTO. EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS TORONTO Scenic drive along the shores of Lake Ontario en route to Niagara Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS Sightseeing cruise below the falls.
TORONTO Dinner atop the CN Tower this evening. (B,D)

Day 3

TORONTO–VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO TORONTO Orientation drive.
VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Embark on a 3-day scenic train trip to Western Canada. (B,L,D)

Day 4

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–ONTARIO–WINNIPEG, MANITOBA VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip through Ontario en route to Winnipeg for a brief stop. (B,L,D)

Day 5

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip through Manitoba and Saskatchewan. (B,L,D)

Day 6

VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN–SASKATCHEWAN– ALBERTA–JASPER VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN Scenic train trip along Alberta’s Yellowhead Route en route to Jasper for disembarkation.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Orientation drive before free time this evening. (B)

Day 7

JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time this morning.
MALIGNE LAKE Narrated scenic cruise to Spirit Island. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jasper with an Athabasca River rafting trip. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 8

JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier with a Glaciologist guide followed by a scenic drive over Sunwapta Pass.
LAKE LOUISE Visit to the lake en route to Banff National Park.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening. (B,D)

Day 9

BANFF BANFF NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes Bow River and Falls. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 10

BANFF–KAMLOOPS BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through Glacier, Yoho, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks.
KAMLOOPS Put your feet up in historic elegance in this beautifully rugged setting at the South Thompson Inn in Kamloops. Once home to a thoroughbred-racing stable, the 55-acre riverfront property retains its original Manor and Carriage Houses, renovated into first-class luxury lodging. [LF] Your stay includes a private authentic barbecue dinner alongside the Thompson River—complete with handmade s’mores! (B,D)

Day 11

KAMLOOPS–VICTORIA KAMLOOPS Drive to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Scenic BC Ferry crossing to Victoria, Vancouver Island.
VICTORIA Orientation drive through Victoria includes Beacon Hill Park, Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 12

VICTORIA VICTORIA Free time this morning and afternoon. Visit to [LF] Butchart Gardens, listed as a National Historic site, this botanical oasis made of millions of flowering beds and over 900 varieties of plants in exquisitely landscaped gardens brings fairytales to life. Enjoy the gardens and a special farewell dinner in the original, now restored, greenhouse. (B,D)

Day 13

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands en route to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Guided sightseeing. Free time this evening. (B)

Day 14

VANCOUVER Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-08-22 2022-08-22 2022-09-04 $5481 $0 $5481 CZ20822 Not Available
2 2022-08-29 2022-08-29 2022-09-11 $5481 $0 $5481 CZ20829 Not Available
3 2022-09-02 2022-09-02 2022-09-15 $5481 $0 $5481 CZ20902 Not Available
4 2022-09-05 2022-09-05 2022-09-18 $5481 $0 $5481 CZ20905 Not Available
5 2023-05-08 2023-05-08 2023-05-21 $5219 $521.9 $4697.1 CZ30508 Available
6 2023-05-15 2023-05-15 2023-05-28 $5562 $556.2 $5005.8 CZ30515K Available
7 2023-05-22 2023-05-22 2023-06-04 $5219 $521.9 $4697.1 CZ30522 Available
8 2023-05-29 2023-05-29 2023-06-11 $5405 $540.5 $4864.5 CZ30529 Available
9 2023-06-05 2023-06-05 2023-06-18 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30605 Available
10 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 2023-06-25 $6285 $628.5 $5656.5 CZ30612K Available
11 2023-06-19 2023-06-19 2023-07-02 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30619 Available
12 2023-06-26 2023-06-26 2023-07-09 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30626 Available
13 2023-07-03 2023-07-03 2023-07-16 $6099 $609.9 $5489.1 CZ30703 Available
14 2023-07-10 2023-07-10 2023-07-23 $6314 $631.4 $5682.6 CZ30710K Not Available
15 2023-07-17 2023-07-17 2023-07-30 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30717 Not Available
16 2023-07-24 2023-07-24 2023-08-06 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30724 Available
17 2023-08-07 2023-08-07 2023-08-20 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30807 Available
18 2023-08-14 2023-08-14 2023-08-27 $6314 $631.4 $5682.6 CZ30814K Available
19 2023-08-21 2023-08-21 2023-09-03 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30821 Available
20 2023-08-28 2023-08-28 2023-09-10 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30828 Available
21 2023-09-01 2023-09-01 2023-09-14 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30901 Not Available
22 2023-09-04 2023-09-04 2023-09-17 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30904 Available
23 2023-09-11 2023-09-11 2023-09-24 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30911 Available
24 2023-09-15 2023-09-15 2023-09-28 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30915 Available
25 2023-09-18 2023-09-18 2023-10-01 $5953 $595.3 $5357.7 CZ30918 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Westin Harbour Castle Toronto The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto Hotel is located on the vibrant waterfront of Lake Ontario and within short walking distance to the theatre and entertainment districts. The hotel features two restaurants, a lounge, coffee bar, full service fitness center and spa, as well as full service concierge services. This Four diamond property is a landmark downtown Toronto Hotel. Toronto 1 Harbour Square Deluxe
2 Chateau Jasper The Chateau Jasper offers an excellent variety of accommodations and facilities. This conveniently located hotel offers 119 fully air-conditioned guestrooms and suites, pleasantly furnished with mountain decor in mind. Jasper 96 Geikie Street Jasper First-Class
3 Banff Park Lodge The hotel offers an indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, Hot Plunge Pool, several boutiques, concierge desk, restaurant, and room service. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, Internet access, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and in-room safe. Banff 222 Lynx Street First-Class
4 South Thompson Inn Guest Ranch & Conference Centre Quietly nestled on 55 scenic acres in the Thompson Valley, this riverfront hotel offers 57 individually decorated guestrooms and is beloved for its southern Kentucky style, western hospitality, and cozy atmosphere. Kamloops 3438 Shuswap Road East Superior First-Class
5 Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort Located directly on the breathtaking inner harbour of Victoria and only a short 5 minute walk away from downtown. Close to many attractions including the Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, as well as restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness club, jogging trails, concierge service, business center, gift shop, room service, restaurant, and lounge. Victoria 100 Harbour Rd Moderate Deluxe
6 Delta By Marriott Vancouver Suites Delta Hotels Vancouver Suites is located in the heart of downtown and convenient to the vibrant nearby districts of Yaletown and Gastown. This all-suite hotel offers the perfect home base for a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Vancouver 550 West Hastings Street Superior First-Class
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