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Experience Canada by Rail

13

days

starting fromUS $7,390per person

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Experience Canada’s magnificently diverse scenery as you explore the country by rail. Journey from Toronto’s bustling city streets and then take in the rustic prairie landscape before arriving in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Marvel at the power of Niagara Falls, relax along the shores of Lake Louise and watch for wildlife while driving the famous Icefields Parkway. This 13-day adventure introduces you to Canada’s most iconic and unforgettable attractions.

Trip at a glance

13 Days / 12 Nights

Arrive Toronto* 2 nights Toronto 3 nights VIA Rail 2 nights Jasper 1 night Lake Louise 2 nights Banff 1 night Kamloops 1 night Vancouver Depart Vancouver *Can be done in reverse

  • View Details Of Each Day

    Sample Itinerary

    Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

    Day 1 – Arrive in Toronto
    Welcome to the bustling energy of Canada’s largest city. Toronto is known for its diverse population, thriving art scene, excellent bars and restaurants and so much more. As soon as your flight lands, you can get out and explore the city. Wander the streets and explore, tempted by the aroma from a Chinese bakery, the sounds of a street performer playing guitar or the colourful fashions in a window display. Take in all the sights and sounds that the city has to offer.

    Feature Dinner in Toronto
    We want to make sure you eat at the best spot in Toronto – and what better spot than the CN tower? Marvel at the spectacular views as you eat world class cuisine. Relax, because you’re travelling the Fresh Tracks Canada way – we have the inside scoop to ensure your vacation is off to a great start!

    Overnight in Toronto.

    Day 2 – Explore Toronto or Niagara Falls
    Spend a day enjoying the quaint and colorful neighborhoods for which Toronto is famous or discover the famous Niagara Falls.

    You have
    3 options to choose from today:

    • Option 1: Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls with Lunch
    Join a VIP small group tour to see one of the great natural wonders of the world – Niagara Falls. The Hornblower Voyage to the Falls takes you close enough to the falls to feel the spray on your face. Nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake is a charming Canadian town, and the perfect place to unwind on your vacation. With a dedicated driver plus guide, you’ll enjoy a premium sightseeing experience.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Downtown Toronto Bike Tour
    Get a feel for the city of Toronto and discover the highlights quicker by traveling by bicycle. Your local guide will show you the must-see cultural landmarks and major attractions as well as local favorites.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    • Option 3: St. Lawrence Market Food Tour
    Visit the iconic St. Lawrence Market, voted the best food market in the world by National Geographic, and discover the long history of the market and Old Toronto. Learn about different areas of the city and of course sample some delicious foods along the way.
    Activity rating: Moderate
    Activity rating: Easy

    Overnight in Toronto.

    Day 3 – Board VIA Rail’s Canadian Train from Toronto to Jasper
    This morning your journey across Canada by train begins. Relax inside your comfortable cabin on VIA Rail’s The Canadian. This train will take you from Toronto to Jasper over the next three days, traveling past pristine lakes, forests and rivers along the way.

    Overnight onboard the train in your private cabin.

    Days 4 and 5 – Canadian Rail Journey on the Canadian Train
    Leave the forested lake lands of Ontario and enter the plains of the prairie provinces, where fields of grain stretch to the horizon. Admire the expansive prairie skies and the occasional grain elevator or tiny historic town as you watch the scenery go by from your window.

    Overnight on board the train in your private cabin.

    Days 6 – Arrive in Jasper
    Arrive in the quiet mountain town of Jasper, where the scent of pine trees and the calls of mountain songbirds fill the air. This small community is nestled within rugged mountain peaks and surrounded by rivers, forests, canyons and other natural wonders. Jasper will welcome you with friendly local shops and hotels, providing you comfort and convenience even in the wilds of the Canadian Rockies.

    Overnight in Jasper.


    Day 7 – Explore Jasper
    Spend an entire day drinking in the untouched beauty of Jasper National Park, from the crystal clear glacial lakes to the rugged mountain peaks.

    You have
    3 options to choose from today:

    • Option 1:
    Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
    Experience the thrill of riding in a sidecar of a powerful Harley Davidson touring motorcycle – view famous lakes, historical viewpoints and attractions of the Jasper Area. This is a sightseeing tour unlike any other for 1 or 2 people.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2:
    Privately Guided Nature Walk
    Explore Jasper National Park on a professionally guided interpretive walk. Enjoy a leisurely pace, and plenty of time for photos and discussion. See wildlife, get close to rare alpine wildflowers, and stunning valley views.
    Activity rating: Moderate (approx. 4 miles | 6.5km) – more challenging hikes are available on request.

    • Option 3:
    Maligne Valley Tour with Lake Cruise
    Watch out for antlers peeking through the trees on this small group sightseeing tour by mini-coach to Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and a cruise to Spirit Island.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Insider tip: Want to explore the town instead or simply just kick up your feet? With the help of your Vacation Advisor, you can customize your day to make it your own. Enjoy a sampling of flavours and sips from around Jasper on a fabulous food tour, take the sightseeing Skytram ride to the top of Whistler Mountain to enjoy the spectacular views, or just take today to rest and relax.

    Overnight in Jasper.

    Day 8 – Jasper to Lake Louise
    Enjoy a day discovering the Icefields Parkway, a truly remarkable rugged mountain landscape. Travel along the spine of the Rockies to picture perfect Lake Louise.

    You have
    2 options to choose from today:

    • Option 1: Small Group Sightseeing Tour
    With a small group and guide, explore the Icefields and its main attractions As you walk along the surface of the enormous Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca Glacier, you will feel like you have been transported back in time millions of years to the ice age. Roll across the glacier on an enormous Ice Explorer vehicle, with wheels as tall as you are and marvel at the Glacier Skywalk. Keep a look out for elk, moose, mountain goats, sheep or even bears – there’s a great chance that you’ll spot them in this area. In the late afternoon arrive in the stunning Lake Louise area.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)
    Spend the day with a private driver-guide, to explore the Icefields at your own pace. Then, step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour abundant in natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from an exclusive Icefields base and soar over Cline Pass and over Cline, Lion and Lioness Glaciers. You’ll also view a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from 2 aqua green lakes!
    Activity rating: Easy

    Feature Dinner in Lake Louise
    No matter how you choose to tour, this evening you’ll relax and refresh with an indulgent dining experience. Surrounded spectacular lake views, indulge in a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview Dining Room.

    Overnight in Lake Louise.

    Day 9 – Lake Louise to Banff
    Today the morning is at your leisure in Lake Louise. You may wish to simply relax and soak in the views and enjoy free time. Or, ask us for our
    Lake Louise Activity Menu, from which you can choose activities such as a scenic canoe paddle, Lake Louise interpretive gondola ride, or Afternoon Tea.

    In the afternoon, enjoy an interpretive scenic transfer to the vibrant mountain village of Banff, a town with a friendly vibe and a happy, laid back energy. Stroll down Banff Avenue and explore the unique local galleries, welcoming cafes and restaurants, sweet shops and quirky boutiques. There’s always something happening in bustling Banff – quite a contrast to the quiet night on the shores of Lake Louise.

    Overnight in Banff.

    Day 10 – Explore Banff
    The town of Banff is nestled within some truly wild and gorgeous mountain scenery, so spend a full day exploring it.

    You have
    3 options to choose from today:

    Option 1: Scenic Ride to Sunshine Village + Standish Chairlift + Hosted Trail Walk
    Starting at the base (1,660m) take the Scenic Alpine Shuttle or Sightseeing Gondola (depending on the day of the week) up to the village at 2,164m, all while taking in the views of the valley. From the Village, ride the Standish Chairlift to over 2,400m and experience 360-degrees of breath taking views. Once at the top, surrounded by the iconic peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, join a hosted trail walk. With your knowledgeable guide, visit the Standish Viewing Deck, then take the Rock Isle Road back to Sunshine Village, stopping by Rock Isle Lake viewpoint to take in the beautiful vistas.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    • Option 2: Lake Minnewanka Cruise
    See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while touring beautiful Lake Minnewanka on a panoramic 1-hour interpretive cruise. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the Lake Minnewanka Cruise sets sail under towering peaks. Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 3: Banff Sightseeing Tour
    Enjoy a small group tour by bus to discover Banff’s unique heritage and stunning backdrop in the Canadian Rockies. Discover the secrets of this majestic mountain town by taking in the sights, snapping photos and enjoying short walks to view points on the many stops with your guide.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Insider tip:
    There is so much to see and do in Banff that many guests wish they could stay longer. Ask your Vacation Advisor about trying out your photography skills on a private sunrise tour with an experienced photographer.

    Overnight in Banff.

    Day 11 – Onboard Rocky Mountaineer – Banff to Kamloops

    Take the Rocky Mountaineer on a scenic journey from the mountains of Banff to the interior of beautiful British Columbia. As you travel, the towering peaks transform into rugged foothills, lakes, rivers and ranch lands where cows and horses roam. Watch spellbound as you pass by glaciers and waterfalls as well as Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, the Continental Divide and Craigellachie – where the workers who built the Canadian Pacific Railway drove in the last spike.

    This evening, your train arrives in the small town of Kamloops where you are free to enjoy a dinner on your own and a night in a standard hotel.

    Overnight in Kamloops.

    Day 12 – Onboard Rocky Mountaineer – Arrive in Vancouver
    From the dry interior of British Columbia to the lush greenery of the coast, today you will travel from Kamloops to Vancouver. The train weaves through pristine forests, past waterfalls and rivers and alongside dramatic canyons from the fertile Fraser River Valley to the Coast and Cascade Mountains. Take in the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes of the Thompson River. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

    Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 13 – Depart Vancouver
    Catch your departing flight from Vancouver and say goodbye to the amazing wilderness of Canada. You’ll arrive home with many amazing stories to tell about your adventures across Canada by train.
Experience Canada by Rail – Map

Availability

AprMayJunJulAugSep

Places Visited

TorontoJasperIcefields ParkwayLake LouiseBanffKamloopsVancouver

Accommodation Style

HotelTrain

Your Train Experience

VIA RailSleeper Train

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll love about this trip

  • Seeing world famous towns and cities of Canada, including Lake Louise, Jasper, Banff, Vancouver and Toronto

  • Sightseeing in small groups for a more intimate experience

  • Traveling for two days on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer

  • Enjoying three days on a VIA Rail train.

  • Witnessing the magnificent natural wonder of Niagara Falls

Common Questions

  • Where am I staying on this trip?

    This trip features a sleeper train journey, and you'll get a comfortable private cabin on the train for the duration of your train ride. The trains feature common lounge areas and dining cars where you can socialize with fellow travelers.

    When not on the train, you'll be staying at various local three to five start hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

  • What is included in the price?

    Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

  • Can I customize this trip?

    Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your free trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

    If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

  • What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

    Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

  • What is the train experience like?

    Because most Canadians typically do not use the train for commuting (as in the US or Europe), the two main rail providers here are driven by tourism. You'll experience the romance of true trans-continental rail travel, with a wide selection of services, accommodation types, and great food.

    Featured train experiences:

    • VIA Rail is Canada's national train provider, with routes running Coast to Coast and through remote parts of northern Canada. The type of train depends on your journey, and can vary from the classic trans-continental sleeper trains to daylight trains with overnight stops.
    • Sleeper Trains feature a once in a lifetime adventure of sleeping on the train in comfortable cabins. You can relax in your private onboard accommodations, or enjoy local wines and chef-prepared meals in the dining car during this unforgettable trip.
  • When is the best time to see wildlife?

    That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

  • Is this an escorted tour?

    With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

  • Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

    The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

  • How much does my trip cost?

    All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your free trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

  • What's Included

    What's Included in the Price

    These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

    Accommodations:
    • 9 nights hotel accommodation
    • 3 nights onboard The Canadian Train, in a cabin for 1 or 2

    Train Experiences:
    • Sleeper Plus Class, onboard The Canadian Train between Toronto and Jasper (includes access to dome car)
    • 2 days on the Rocky Mountaineer Train*

    Toronto Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:

    1. Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls with Lunch
    2. Toronto Bike Tour
    3. St Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour

    Jasper Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
    2. Privately Guided Nature Walk
    3. Maligne Valley Tour with Lake Cruise

    Icefields Parkway Experiences (between Jasper and Lake Louise):
    Choose 1 of 2:
    1. Small Group Sightseeing Tour (Includes picnic lunch, Ice Explorer, and the Glacier Skywalk)
    2. Private Icefields Tour with Helicopter Experience (additional cost)

    Banff Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Sunshine Village Walk with Scenic Ride
    2. Lake Minnewanka Cruise
    3. Banff Sightseeing Tour

    Meal Inclusions:
    • Meals onboard the Canadian VIA Rail Train
    • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches onboard Rocky Mountaineer train
    • Feature Dinner in Toronto
    • Feature Dinner in Lake Louise

    Transfer Inclusions:
    • Personalized and private transfer from your arrival airport
    • Train station transfers in Jasper, Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
    • Personalized and private departure transfer, in time for your flight home

    Other Inclusions:
    • Gratuities for most private transfers and tours (unless otherwise noted)
    • Documentation package
    • Friendly and dedicated Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

    Inclusion Notes:
    Comfort and Superior hotels are paired with SilverLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Deluxe hotels are paired with GoldLeaf service.

    Important Schedule and Trip Notes:
    • Train schedules are subject to change and delays may occur
    • Icefields Parkway tour is available from
    April 29 till October 7, 2019 departures, coach transfer will be substituted prior to April 29, 2019.
    • Maligne Lake cruise runs from May 27 to September 30, 2019 departures, weather conditions may cause season delays. A walking excursion will replace the cruise when unavailable.
    • Sunshine Village hike and Gondola available from June 24 to Sept 9, 2019 departures. Banff Gondola ride can replace Sunshine Village when unavailable.
    • The privately guided nature walk in Jasper is available from April 29 to October 7, 2019 departures, for best walking and hiking conditions we recommend taking this tour in June or later.
    • Full Day Tour to Niagara Falls with Lunch
    runs from May 6, 2019 onwards. Prior to this a regular bus tour will be substituted
    Not Included
    • Meals, other than those mentioned
    • Airfare (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
    • Gratuities for rail, hotel, and scheduled tour & transfer staff
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance and/or Medical Insurance (highly recommended)
    • Canadian Sales Taxes

    Ideas to customize this trip

    Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

    • Upgrade, or mix and match lodge and hotel accommodations
    • Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
    excellent food make this option a must, and dome windows and an outdoor viewing platform optimize your view of the passing scenery and allow for wonderful photographic opportunities .
    • Add a cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage to your trip
    • Add one of our train tours through Ontario and Quebec for an extended stay in Eastern Canada
    • Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies to explore the nature trails with a guide, enjoy a gentle canoe paddle on Lake Louise, add a thrilling helicopter ride, or simply enjoy some quiet time to relax and maybe indulge in afternoon tea in the Fairview dining room
    • Experience the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest by adding a trip to Victoria, the quaint capital city on Vancouver Island. When there, you can go whale watching and visit the famous Butchart Gardens.
  • Prices & Dates

    Trip Start Dates

    2019 Toronto Start Dates
    April 29
    May 6, 13, 20
    June 24
    July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    August 5, 12, 19, 26
    September 2, 9, 16


    2019 Vancouver Start Dates*
    May 6, 13, 20, 27
    July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    August 5, 12, 19, 26
    September 2, 9, 16, 23

    * Trips starting in Vancouver are 14 days long, including an additional night and tour in Banff.

    Pricing For This Trip

    Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

    Comfort Level Hotels
    SilverLeaf Train Service
    from US $7,390to US $9,061per person

    Our Comfort Level vacations include our favorite 3 star hotels, in great locations. Combined with our unique sightseeing tours and personalized service, you’ll receive exceptional value, a step above what you might expect anywhere else.

    Superior Level Hotels
    SilverLeaf Train Service
    from US $7,690to US $9,385per person

    Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

    Fresh Tracks Favorite
    Deluxe Level Hotels
    GoldLeaf Train Service
    from US $9,580to US $11,210per person

    On our Deluxe Level vacation, it's likely you'll be staying at one of the iconic Canadian Fairmont Hotels in a room with a view. Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century, these hotels are luxurious and full of history – ensuring an experience you'll never forget. Enjoy unique sightseeing experiences and the insider detail that only Fresh Tracks Canada can provide.

  • Accommodations

    Accommodation Options

    These are examples of this trip's accommodation choices. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

    Georgian Court Hotel - Relax in the whirlpool spa or the steam room.

    Georgian Court Hotel

    An example of our Comfort accommodations

    Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this elegant 12-story brick building offers 180 stylishly decorated guestrooms. The seasonal patio offers the option for al fresco meals and the complimentary wi-fi keeps you connected.

    Rimrock Resort - Rimrock Resort overlooking the Bow Valley

    Rimrock Resort

    An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

    The stunning 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, offering gorgeous panoramic views over the Bow Valley from the large windows in the main lobby. The hotel is a fantastic example of Rocky Mountain luxury, with an upscale atmosphere and warm, welcoming service.

    Fairmont Royal York - Classic exterior of the hotel

    Fairmont Royal York

    An example of our Deluxe accommodations

    This hotel is one of the classic historic Fairmont properties, close to dining and shopping and only a few minutes away from Union Station. The hotel offers several luxurious facilities for guests, including a bar, a health club, a restaurant and a shop.

    Moraine Lake Lodge - The unique atmosphere at the Moraine Lake

    Moraine Lake Lodge

    An example of our Luxury Mountain Lodge accommodations

    Enjoy the ultimate in wilderness luxury at a unique and intimate lodge within a stunning setting. Feast on gourmet cuisine, savor the view on your patio while sipping a glass of wine and settle into your comfortable bed. Surrounded by exquisitely beautiful wilderness, you can relax in style while listening to the mountain songbirds and the wind through the pine trees.

  • Customer Reviews  (14)

    Unbelievable scenery!

    Star Rating 5
    July 20, 2018

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    Unbelievable scenery! Loved the Rocky Mountaineer and their staff. So much fun! The Banff and Lake Louise Fairmont hotels were the best!

    The whole experience was very good

    Star Rating 5
    September 13, 2017

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    The whole experience was very good, and I put a lot of pressure on Molly, which she handled very politely and well. We thought that the operation of Fresh Tracks was very good.

    The whole trip was very good

    Star Rating 4
    September 29, 2017

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    The whole trip was very good. Highlights were the Rocky Mountaineer and our stay on Vancouver Island.

    Superb attention to detail

    Star Rating 5
    August 11, 2017

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    The trip was outstanding, it was perfect! The Rocky Mountaineer was the highlight (as well as the scenery and the temperature). Fresh Tracks Canada was very Professional. Superb attention to detail. Nothing was coordinated/arranged incorrectly.

    The wildlife and the grandeur of the two national parks were very exciting

    Star Rating 5
    June 29, 2017

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    Quebec City, which I knew nothing about, was a beautiful surprise and I loved my stay there as well as the quaint hotel I was booked in. The wildlife and the grandeur of the two national parks were very exciting.

    There are so many sights to see along the journey

    Star Rating 5
    October 29, 2016

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    The 13 day journey gave us a spectacular highlight of how beautiful Canada is. The train experience with VIA Rail between Toronto and Jasper was great. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We brought with us quite a few books and expected to read them, but we didn't even start any of them because there is no time to read, there are so many sights to see along the journey. The two day Rocky Mountaineer journey was great too!

    I loved the organization

    Star Rating 5
    October 11, 2016

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    I loved the organization of our travel packet and how easily everything fell into place. I could simply look every night to see what we needed and everything was there to find.

    We enjoyed all of the tours

    Star Rating 5
    June 2, 2016

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    The trip was wonderful for the most part. Lots of gorgeous scenery, the Rocky Mountaineer is marvellous (overly generous with the food, but great). We enjoyed all of the tours, even got snowed on in the Jasper Ice Fields and saw lots of wildlife.

    Thank you for the amazing train trip across Canada

    Star Rating 5
    May 10, 2016

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    Thank you for the amazing train trip across Canada. The accommodations were excellent. The service was superb. I got to see big horn sheep, elk, black bear, and a grizzly. Disappointed that I did not see a moose, but maybe next time. I will refer friends to Fresh Tracks Canada vacations.

    All our arrangements went very well

    Star Rating 5
    July 26, 2014

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    Yesterday we reached Victoria after a wonderful trip you arranged for us from Toronto to Vancouver. We learned a lot and saw a lot of Canada, as we intended. All our arrangements including Fresh Track's went very well. We hiked in Nova Scotia and Lake Louise and walked a lot in Halifax, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. The weather was mostly fine, only a few rainy days. The train accommodations were very comfortable. The luxurious Rocky Mountaineer was in a class with South Africa's Blue Train that we rode in 2011. We had lobsters in Nova Scotia and fine meals on the trains and in the hotels. The Royal York and Jasper Park Lodge were excellent, but our rooms at Chateau Lake Louise, Rim Rock, and Pan Pacific had fantastic views and were outstanding.

    It just kept getting better and better

    Star Rating 5
    August 19, 2013

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    The vacation was a nice blend of train and bus travel. We were all impressed with the pleasant and friendly assistance received from all the personnel: from transportation drivers and interpretive guides to train personnel and hotel personnel. I can't really think of a thing to change. Except one night when VIA Rail was traveling at a great rate of speed, I think trying to make up for lost time, when the round wheels seemed like 'square'. Just kidding, as this added to the many experiences of the trip. I do believe the ending of the trip on Rocky Mountaineer really topped it all. In a way the vacation just kept getting better and better. Again, thank you for all your assistance and a job well done.

    We have never felt so pampered

    Star Rating 5
    July 28, 2013

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    Our trip was FANTASTIC. We have never felt so pampered. We met some great folks. I got to practice my French in the dining car, and my German on the tour to the falls. (A bus full of German tourists). It's an adventure we shall be talking about for a long time. We were late getting into Vancouver, and were fearful that our contact at the airport would have left despairing of our ever arriving. He was patiently waiting. The personalized treatment we received was very much appreciated.

    A truly grand experience

    Star Rating 5
    November 15, 2010

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    It was the most memorable trip! Everything was planned, prepared and handled so well and we really appreciate that. Again, thank you so very very much for making this a truly grand experience!

    Wonderful from start to finish

    Star Rating 5
    May 5, 2010

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    We have arrived home after the most amazing holiday and I have to say that most of it was all credit to you. Henry and I cannot thank you enough for the holiday that you arranged for us, it was absolutely awesome and it could never have been done from here as professionally as you did it. All the tours you recommended we thoroughly enjoyed, our accommodation was wonderful all the way through and all the cars were waiting for us so everything was perfect. We have come back home raving about our trip and are recommending you to everyone so we certainly hope you do get more business from this end of the world. I have also recommended that Jackie, our Travel agent here, use your services. We received our credit on our card for which we thank you, have also told everyone about that as well and how the airlines offered an open ticket for a year, which is no good to us and would not help, but how you helped and have paid us out, yet another reason to use you. Once again thank you so much for all your help you were wonderful from start to finish.

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This Trip in Pictures

Rocky Mountaineer train travels across the Fraser Rive canyon
Rocky Mountaineer train travels across the Fraser Rive canyon
Travelling by rail is the best way to see Canada's amazing landscapes in comfort and style.
Mighty Niagara Falls near Toronto, Ontario
Mighty Niagara Falls near Toronto, Ontario
The enormous scale and majestic beauty of Niagara Falls will leave you spellbound.
Endless pastures and farmland of the Canadian Prairies
Endless pastures and farmland of the Canadian Prairies
Travel through the wide open spaces and dramatic skies of the Canadian prairie provinces.
Ride on a horseback near Lake Louise
Ride on a horseback near Lake Louise
Stay at beautiful Lake Louise and take a horseback riding adventure through the nearby wilderness.
Room service at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Room service at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers a romantic atmosphere and stunning lake views.
Goldleaf dome car of the Rocky Mounataineer train
Goldleaf dome car of the Rocky Mounataineer train
Onboard the train you will be pampered by the friendly and attentive staff.
Seawall stroll in Vancouver's Stanley Parkr
Seawall stroll in Vancouver's Stanley Parkr
End your journey on the West Coast, in the beautiful and laid back city of Vancouver.

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