Antarctica & Arctic
From Vancouver to Toronto, explore the best of eastern and western Canada over an amazing itinerary of two whirlwind weeks.
Destinations > Western Canada > Trans Canada Road, Vineyards & Rail
12 nights hotel accommodation, three nights on board VIA Rail, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified and 10 days car rental.
NOTE: One way rental fee is NOT included in the price, but must be paid locally.
Sundays, Wednesdays & Fridays 02 May - 10 Oct
From wineries to waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, to prairies and plains, this package covers the highlights of Canada, from west to east. We’ve combined an iconic cross country rail journey, with the freedom of a western Canada driving itinerary and some special lodging options. Marvel at the unbelievable views of the stunning glaciers at Whistler, experience the serenity of the Okanagan Valley and enjoy a breathtaking tour of the Niagara Falls.
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Watch the scenery change from mountains to the scenic lakes on VIA Rail’s famous cross country train journey.
Discover the quaint serenity of Sparkling Hill Resort where you can enjoy a tour around the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley.
Enjoy a full day tour through Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world.
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Pick-up your rental car and check-in to your hotel. The day is yours to explore this cosmopolitan city.
Depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the alpine resort of Whistler.
Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more.
Begin your drive with breathtaking views of Joffre Glacier as you travel towards the sun & vineyards of Vernon.
Today is yours to experience serenity at Sparkling Hill Resort, a European-style spa and wellness destination or tour around the vineyards of the Okanagan Valley. (B)
Your destination today is Yoho National Park, filled with gem-coloured glacial lakes and waterfalls, snow-covered peaks and dense forests of western red cedar and western hemlock. (B)
Drive beside the Bow River where you can stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the footpath to either the waterfalls.
Explore Banff at your leisure. Visit Banff Gondola for a panoramic view, before taking a dip at the Upper Hot Springs.
Your scenic drive takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies, the Icefields Parkway. View a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride.
Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world.
Relax in the mountain town of Jasper before returning your rental car. This evening board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey across the prairies to Toronto. (D)
Watch the scenery change as you leave the mountains for the prairies and great plains and then the scenic lake lands of northern Ontario. (B) (L) (D)
See Day 12 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Arrive in Toronto this morning and spend the day exploring Canada’s largest and most diverse city. (B)
Enjoy a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world.
Your journey ends on check-out.
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