Antarctica & Arctic
A blend of adventure and relaxation exploring the Canadian Rockies, the beauty of Niagara Falls and charming French Canada.
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12 nights hotel accommodation, three nights on board VIA Rail, two days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service, meals as indicated, sightseeing and transfers as specified and VIA Rail business class service between Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City.
Sundays & Thursdays, 15 Apr - 11 Oct 2018
Experience the spectacular scenery and diverse culture of Canada on this epic rail journey from the Pacific Coast, through the Rockies, the prairies and past the lakes of northern Ontario to the French province of Quebec.
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Experience iconic rail journeys onboard VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer.
Visit Canada's natural wonders such as Jasper National Park and Banff National Park.
Explore incredible Eastern Canada from Ottawa to charming Quebec City.
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Spend the day exploring this scenic city on your own.
On today’s Rocky Mountaineer journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. (B)(L)
Your journey continues to the mighty Canadian Rockies. You will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. (B)(L)
This morning you are free to explore scenic Banff on your own. After lunch, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.
A half day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. (L)
Join a guided excursion to explore the spectacular scenery of the Maligne Valley, including an interpretive boat cruise on Maligne Lake to visit Spirit Island. Late this afternoon you will board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the journey to Toronto. (D)
Watch the scenery change as you leave the mountains for the prairies and Great Plains of Canada followed by the scenic lake lands of northern Ontario. (B)(L)(D)
Arrive in Toronto in the morning. The rest of the day is yours to explore Canada’s largest and most diverse city. (B)
Enjoy a full day tour through the orchardladen Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Jump on board a cruise to get up close and feel the power of the Falls. (L)
Follow the shores of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, on the rail journey to Montreal. (L)
Explore the city of Montreal on a guided city tour. Highlights include Old Montreal, the Olympic Stadium and a panoramic view from the top of Mount Royal.
Travel by train to the heart of French Canada, historic and charming Quebec City. (L)
A guided walking tour today will highlight the architecture, history and culture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Depart Quebec City for the journey home, or extend your trip to discover the Atlantic Provinces.
NOTE Upgrades are available for an additional cost.
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