2017 Canadian Panorama

2017 Canadian Panorama

Travel:
By Luxury Train
Duration:
13 Days
Priced From:
$4,995 per person

2017 Canadian Panorama

A STUNNING PASSAGE ACROSS THE DOMINION RATED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S TEN BEST TRAIN RIDES

Discover the full breadth of Canada’s beauty from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to the rocky coast of British Columbia. You will be awestruck by the jagged peaks of the Canadian Rockies and the dense pine forests of the Pacific Coast. Glide across the Dominion in the supreme Vista-Dome First Class comfort of North America’s finest train, Via Rail’s The Canadian, and spend five unforgettable nights staying in the heart of the Rockies, a bonus not offered by any other tour company. Ride across Athabasca Glacier on a specially-designed snowcoach, and enjoy the charming mountain hamlet of Jasper. Sit down to an elegant brunch at the grand Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and a picture-postcard view of a Caribbean-blue alpine lake. On the shores of Lake Moraine, see the iconic panorama of the Canadian Rockies. With four indulgent nights in Banff, soak in a hot spring and ride a gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Relish visits to three different Canadian national parks, Jasper, Banff and Yoho.
 

Highlights

  • Overnight stays beside dramatic Niagara Falls, in cosmopolitan Toronto, in quaint Jasper and in beautiful Vancouver
  • Experience the majesty of  Niagara Falls up close with an intimate Horblower boat tour
  • Passage from Toronto to Jasper and Vancouver aboard The Canadian train in First Class sleeping car accommodations
  • Travel the Columbia Icefields Parkway and enjoy a snowcoach tour atop Athabasca Glacier
  • Elegant brunch alongside the alpine waters of Lake Louise and a visit to impossibly perfect Moraine Lake
  • Four nights in Banff, including the famous Sulphur Mountain gondola ride and Banff Hot Springs
  • No other company offers the indulgent luxury of five full nights in the Canadian Rockies as part of a cross-Canada rail journey
Niagra Falls, ON

Day 1: Niagra Falls, ON

Arrive in Niagara Falls and check into the Sheraton on the Falls on the Canadian side of the border and take in the views of the falls with the evening at your leisure.
Toronto, ON

Day 2: Toronto, ON

Before your transfer to Toronto this morning, experience the majesty of Niagara Falls aboard a hornblower boat tour, and then along the way stop in historic Niagara on the Lake. Arrive in Toronto this afternoon and settle into the Westin harbor Castle hotel, then take some time to explore this wonderful city, highlighted by a group Welcome Dinner at the acclaimed Canyon Creek Grill. (D)
The Canadian

Day 3: The Canadian

Depart the hotel in the afternoon and board The Canadian, a perfect 1950s time capsule with the legendary Vista-Dome cars, an authentic stylish dining car and acclaimed fine dining and impeccable service. Join your fellow travelers for cocktails in the swank Bullet Lounge at the end of the train before a Welcome Aboard dinner in art deco surroundings. (B,D)
The Canadian

Day 4: The Canadian

Spend the day crossing the Canadian prairies aboard The Canadian. Civilized amenities abound including hot showers, your special First Class lounge, and the best dining on any train in North America. Enjoy deluxe train travel at its very best in a manner that has all but vanished. (B,L,D)
The Canadian

Day 5: The Canadian

Overnight on The Canadian as it speeds through the heart of Canada. (B,L,D)
The Canadian & Jasper, AB

Day 6: The Canadian & Jasper, AB

After lunch, The Canadian begins its ascent of the eastern slope of the Rockies. In the afternoon, arrive in gorgeous Jasper, transfer to Marmot Lodge for your one night stay in this magical and unspoiled hamlet and spend the evening relaxing in this glorious setting. (B,L)
Banff, AB

Day 7: Banff, AB

Enjoy a stunning day of sightseeing as you travel to Banff via the Columbia Icefields Parkway and ride on Athabasca Glacier on a snowcoach. Stop for lunch before your arrival in Banff for an indulgent four-night stay in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the mountainside Rimrock Resort overlooking the Bow River. (B)
Banff, AB

Day 8: Banff, AB

Begin your day with a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain followed by a visit to the Banff Hot Springs have made this village famous. Tonight, enjoy your special group dinner at the Rimrock Resort’s elegant Primrose Dining Room. (B,D
Banff, AB

Day 9: Banff, AB

Start another magical day in the Canadian Rockies with a tour to Yoho National Park, Bridal Veil Falls and Moraine Lake and a Lakeside Brunch at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with a view of a Caribbean-blue alpine lake. Returning to Banff, there is still time to spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the town’s lovely shops and galleries. (B,L)
Banff, AB

Day 10: Banff, AB

Follow your passions today in Banff, with the entire day at your leisure. hike to Bow River Falls, enjoy afternoon tea with a view overlooking the town at the chateau-like Banff Springs hotel, visit a cave fed by hot springs or learn the history of the area at the extraordinary Whyte Museum. (B)
The Canadian

Day 11: The Canadian

Travel the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake and Sunwapta Falls before arriving in Jasper for a special lunch before boarding The Canadian once again for a glorious journey through the Canadian Rockies, and amazing views from the Vista-Dome cars. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in your comfortable Pullman sleeping car. (B,L,D)
Vancouver, BC

Day 12: Vancouver, BC

Savor breakfast on The Canadian before arriving in Vancouver and a brief city sightseeing tour with the rest of the day at your leisure. Browse Robson Street’s boutiques and stroll famous Stanley Park. There’s even time to take a day trip by ferry to the decidedly British charms of Victoria. Don’t miss tonight’s special group Farewell Dinner. Overnight in sumptuous comfort at the Sheraton Wall Centre. (B,D)
Vancouver, BC

Day 13: Vancouver, BC

Enjoy a last morning stroll through Vancouver before departing for home. (B)
Seattle Connection

Seattle Connection

For guests that would like to arrange their return flights independently from Seattle, we offer a low-cost Amtrak bus or train connection from Vancouver. Note that transfers to/from the train station are not included. Call 1-800-323-5893 for more details.
Low Cost Train Travel

Low Cost Train Travel

If you love the rails, we have a special opportunity to incorporate a train journey to Niagara Falls to start of your trip and home from Vancouver at the conclusion. Depending upon your final destination, fares begin at just $99 to $199 per person from any US city. Call 1-800-323-5893 for more details.

Accommodations

The CANADiAN  |  For those travelers who believe that how they travel is as important as where they journey, we offer the most acclaimed train in North America, Via Rail’s showcase The Canadian, where all of our guests enjoy First Class sleeping car accommodations with all meals aboard included. Access the splendid art deco dining car for a delightful meal that harks back to the luxuries of another era, survey the vast expanses of the Canadian Rockies and its breathtaking plains from one of the signature dome cars, and sip in a glass of champagne in the famous “Park Car” with its Bullet Lounge and Mural Bar and toast your good fortune as you relive the Golden Age of Rail Travel.

Fares

Fares

Double Berth (Pullman Sections)
Upper and Lower Berths
$4,995 pp
Double Bedroom
One room with upper and lower berths and private enclosed bathroom with toilet and washbasin. Perfect for a couple traveling together.
$5,495 pp
Suite Accommodations*
Two Double Bedrooms combined to guarantee two lower beds or a large queen bed. Includes two picture windows, and two separate bathrooms with washbasins and toilets.
$7,495 pp
Two Roomettes
Two individual single rooms offering individual lower beds. Individual washbasin and toilets in each room. Perfect for friends traveling together.
$5,495 pp
Single Occupancy
Including one roomette aboard the train and exclusive single occupancy hotel accommodations throughout. Lower bed with washbasin and toilet.
$6,495 pp

FARES ARE PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY UNLESS OThERWISE INDICATED CANADIAN GST TAXES OF $149 PP ARE ADDITIONAL

*SUITE (APPROx. 14’ x 7’) AVAILABILITY VERY LIMITED PER DEPARTURE

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