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Via Rail The Canadian - Toronto to Vancouver

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Travel across Canada and experience the romance of the rails on VIA Rail’s flagship service ‘The Canadian’. Travel from Canada’s largest city, through the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific in the comfort and elegance of the restored art-deco surroundings. Discover the magic of land cruising in VIA’s Sleeper Touring Class including fine dining and a choice of comfortable accommodation.

What's included

• Accommodation for 4 nights onboard VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’
• 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners on board VIA Rail – VIA Rail’s Sleeper Touring Class

Itinerary

Day 1 Toronto

Transfer independently to Toronto’s Union station and check-in to join VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ train that will take you across Canada. Train departs at 22.00. Overnight on VIA Rail.

Day 2 VIA Rail ‘The Canadian’

Continue on this wonderful westward journey, sit back, relax and enjoy the mesmerizing scenery as you travel pass the Muskoka Lakes and continue through Ontario. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 3 VIA Rail – ‘The Canadian’ - Winnipeg

Arrive into Manitoba’s capital, Winnipeg, this morning at 08.00. Spend the morning in Winnipeg, where you can get off the train and stretch your legs, or even take a short city tour. Reboard the train ready for departure at 11.45. Overnight on VIA Rail. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 4 VIA Rail – ‘The Canadian’ – Jasper

This morning when you awake you will be in Alberta – home of the Canadian Rockies. Arriving into Jasper, a wonderful mountain town bursting with a quaint and unique charm, at 13.00. The train will depart again at 14.30, you can break your journey and stay in Jasper if you wish, please ask us for details. Continue your journey which is spectacular as you travel through the Rockies. Overnight onboard. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 5 VIA Rail – ‘The Canadian’ – Vancouver – End of Tour

You are now in British Columbia as you arrive into Vancouver this morning at 09.40. Breakfast included.

Want to alter anything?

Please call one of our travel experts on 020 7616 9933 to tell us your requirements

Dates

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Services

‘The Canadian’ Economy Class
Economy Class offers true stretch-out comfort, complete with footrests and reclining seat backs. By day enjoy the scenery from the large picture windows, stroll down the wide aisles, enjoy a meal in one of your designated dining facilities or purchase a snack and beverage offered at your seat or from the buffet counter. At night, the seat area is your nest, with individual reading lights and Via Rail pillows and blankets. Plus a warm and friendly mood always awaits you in the Skyline car for games or a casual meal, and you will definitely want to check out the 360 degree scenic dome.

‘The Canadian’ Sleeper Touring Class
Treat yourself to the legendary, all inclusive land cruise that has won the hearts as well as awards for its service. Sleeper Touring Class passengers enjoy the entire rear of the train, where cosy private rooms and semi-private compartments lead to the Park car with its intimate Mural lounge and wraparound windows of the Bullet lounge. On the upper level, passengers will find the 360 degree scenic dome. Whether you choose a berth, a single, double or triple bedroom, there is a Skyline car nearby with its own scenic dome, a lounge and a gathering place with various activities where an Activity Coordinator holds court. As a Sleeper Touring Class passenger, you enjoy pre-boarding privileges and priority baggage handling at major stations, comfortable sleeping quarters and access to a shower. Special touches include a shower kit, a duvet, a guest directory, 24 hour complimentary tea and coffee service and courteous staff attentive to your every need. Breakfast, lunch and your evening meal are all freshly prepared by the on-board chef. Your fare includes all meals, and there is a selection of fine Canadian wines available for purchase.

‘The Canadian’ New Prestige Class

New for 2015, the Prestige sleeper class will provide an unforgettable rail experience. With all the benefits of Sleeper Touring Class and more besides, including:-
• The Prestige car features six high-end Prestige Sleeper cabins offering an elegant contemporary decor.
• A spacious cabin – 50% larger than our cabin for two in Sleeper Plus class.
• A large window – 60% larger than the window in the Sleeper Plus class cabin for two.
• L-shaped couch by day and a Murphy bed for two by night.
• Private washroom and shower.
• Flat screen TV with video selection.
• Minibar stocked with a selection of beverages
• Exclusive use of the Prestige Park Car

Accommodation choices in Sleeper Touring Class

Section (Upper/Lower)
Deep cushioned seats with an optional table, which convert into upper and lower beds with a privacy curtain at night. Toilet and shower facilities are shared. Complimentary shower kits including soap, shampoo, cap, towel and washcloth are provided.

Cabin for 1 person (roomette) A small private room for 1 person, with washbasin and toilet. Shower facilities are shared. Complimentary shower kits including soap, shampoo, cap, towel and washcloth are provided.

Cabin for 2 persons A small private room for 2 persons, with washbasin and toilet. Shower facilities are shared. Complimentary shower kits including soap, shampoo, cap, towel and washcloth are provided. The room contains comfortable chairs in the daytime and converts to upper and lower beds in the night.

Amenities on board ‘The Canadian’

Economy Class

Sleeper Plus Class

Accommodations

Comfortable reclining seat with table-tray

Yes 

 

Roomy armchair

 

Yes 

Choice of a comfortable berth, a one-, two-, three- or four-person cabin or a suite

 

 Yes

Access to the shower in the car

 

 Yes

Food and beverages

 

 

Complete meals, snack bar, hot drinks, refreshments and alcoholic drinks at affordable prices

 Yes

 

All meals included and served in the dining car (not including alcoholic drinks)

 

Yes 

Coffee, tea, fruit and cookies offered for free in the Park and Skyline cars

 

 Yes

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on sale

 Yes

Yes 

Services

 

 

Baggage registration service

 Yes

Yes 

Priority boarding

 

 Yes

Activities for the children (games, books, movies)

 

 Yes

Available attendant and bed turn-down service

 

 Yes

Access

 

 

Privileged access to the departure salons (Business lounge)

 

 Yes

Access to the Skyline car

 Yes

Yes 

Privileged access to the Park car

 

 Yes

Important Notes

VIA Rail services are all non-smoking

As space is always restricted on the train, we would recommend that you take a small bag on board with the essentials that you need and check your remaining luggage through to your final destination.

The prices that we present are the super save fares, which must be booked 7 days before travel. There are additional discounts for seniors (60+), Students with an ISIC card and young people aged 12-17. Advance purchase is necessary. Children 2-11 are eligible for 50% discount in comfort class and travel is FREE for children under 2 provided they are accompanied by an adult and do not take up a seat. A second infant travelling with just one adult pays 50% of the comfort class fare.

It is important to note that as the trains often travel through rugged and inaccessible terrain there may be occasional delays or freight trains may cause delay. Re-routing may be necessary at times by road. VIA Rail does not pay compensation in this instance.

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At a glance


  • 4 nights, 5 days
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners (when booking Sleeper Touring Class)
  • Does not include flights
  • Book by 12th December 2016!

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Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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from only £369 per person

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At a glance


  • 4 nights, 5 days
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners (when booking Sleeper Touring Class)
  • Does not include flights
  • Book by 12th December 2016!

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

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