The Trans-Canada Adventure

16 days/ 15 nights
Experience the splendor of Canada from a uniquely intimate and luxurious vantage point aboard the Royal Canadian Pacific. Starting from the seaside beauty of Vancouver, to the blue-sky sweep of the prairies, to the cultural richness of Montreal, this grand excursion is a rolling visual travelogue of Canada’s historic and natural wonders.
Detailed day by day information
You are chauffeured from Vancouver International Airport to the luxurious Pan Pacific Hotel, in the heart of Canada’s west coast ocean playground. Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city set in a spectacular natural environment nestled between the Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean. No matter what time of the year you visit, there are indoor and outdoor activities to please adults, families, couples and friends to no end. Your free time in the afternoon will allow you to experience many marvelous sites nearby. Stroll the seawall that embraces Stanley Park or explore historic Gastown. Enjoy dinner at your leisure in a city known for its culinary excellence. Overnight in Vancouver.

Vancouver to Victoria
A private welcome breakfast in the Pan Pacific Hotel affords you with a casual opportunity to meet your fellow travelers. The day’s adventure begins with ground transfer to Coal Harbour to board a float plane for the short flight to Vancouver Island. Arriving at Butchart Gardens, you will enjoy this 55-acre National Historic Site, with brilliant floral displays. From here, board a motorcoach to British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria. At the illustrious Fairmont Empress Hotel, linger over its world famous High Tea before exploring the British influence of the city’s downtown core. Re-board the float plane at Victoria Harbour and return to the mainland to dine in Vancouver. Overnight in the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Victoria to Vancouver to Kamloops
After continental breakfast in the hotel, board an executive motorcoach for transfer to your train, where you will be welcomed aboard the Royal Canadian Pacific. For the next 12 days, the luxury train that has hosted royalty, presidents and prime ministers will be your home. The train departs the West Coast for the lush green interior of British Columbia. Enjoy dinner and your first night onboard, as the train stops in Kamloops.

Kamloops to Revelstoke
Depart by motorcoach to British Columbia’s wine region – the Okanagan Valley. Visit a selection of wineries nestled among the bountiful lakes that characterize this region. The culinary temptations continue during a gourmet lunch at Mission Hill Winery, voted “Winery of the Year” by the Canadian Wine Awards association. Return to the train in Kamloops and depart for your next overnight stop at Revelstoke, doorstep to Rogers Pass.

Revelstoke to Lake Louise
The Royal Canadian Pacific ascends into the Selkirk, Purcell, and Rocky mountain ranges, winding through some of Canada’s most rugged and beautiful mountain terrain. Upon arrival in the town of Golden, enjoy the breathtaking mountain vistas as you are whisked by helicopter to an alpine meadow for a bird’s eye view of the valley. Returning to the train, you cross the Continental Divide and witness the turbulent fury of the Kicking Horse River. After a brief stop at Field, British Columbia, experience Canadian Pacific’s most historic engineering feat as you wind through the world-famous Spiral Tunnels, with origins dating back to 1908. Enjoy dinner and arrive at world-renowned Lake Louise for the overnight stay.

Lake Louise to Calgary
Explore the internationally-famous mountain idylls of Lake Louise and Banff, Alberta. The motorcoach will transfer you to the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a guided tour of the lake and chateau. It's almost impossible, upon first seeing Lake Louise, not to gasp. The beautiful, milky blue lake rests at the foot of Victoria Glacier, which rises majestically behind it, capped by snow and ice year-round. A short train trip to the mountain resort town of Banff is followed by motorcoach to the “Castle in the Rockies,” the late 1800s Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. After a tour laced with history, enjoy free time on main street Banff to visit the many unique shops of this internationally popular vacation spot. Returning to the train, you depart for the stampede town of Calgary to overnight on the Gold Floor of the historic Fairmont Palliser Hotel.

Calgary to Maple Creek
A deluxe continental breakfast is served in the Gold Lounge, and then the day is yours to explore this thriving city known as the “Heart of the New West” at your leisure. Calgary is the head-office capital of Canada, including the headquarters of Canadian Pacific. Rich in western heritage, Calgary invites you to enjoy the day shopping, exploring or participating in a guided tour. In the late afternoon, return to the hotel to re-board the train and continue the adventure east to your overnight location of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

Maple Creek to Moose Jaw
The day’s travel takes you through the heart of the Canadian Prairies to curiously-named Moose Jaw, for a visit to the headquarters of the Canadian Snowbirds, demonstration flight team (431 Squadron) of the Canadian Armed Forces. In late afternoon, the train departs for Regina, Saskatchewan, and a First Nations culinary experience. Overnight in Regina.

Moose Jaw to Winnipeg
The highlight of the day is a visit to the imposing, new RCMP Heritage Centre, designed by renowned British Columbia architect, Arthur Erickson. Canada’s well recognized red-coated constabulary was instrumental in establishing law and order in the Northwest – suppressing the whisky trade, conducting fair and amicable relations with the native peoples, and ensuring the safety of settlers and rail workers. In the afternoon, the train departs for Winnipeg, Manitoba, for your overnight stay.

Winnipeg to Kenora
The day begins with an early start to visit the newly-opened Indian Residential School Museum of Canada, in Portage La Prairie. This provocative look into Canada’s First Nations history offers an aboriginal perspective of the country’s past. Returning to the train, travel to Kenora, Ontario and enjoy a sunset Lake of the Woods cruise on the M.S. Kenora before your overnight stay.

Kenora to Thunder Bay
The day allows for relaxation as the Royal Canadian Pacific travels from Kenora to Thunder Bay. Arrive in the late afternoon for an interpretive tour of the Lakehead Region. Return to the train for dinner and an overnight in Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay tp Sudbury
Relax and enjoy the scenery of the Canadian Great Lakes as the train travels along Lake Superior. Largest of the Great Lakes, Superior has a rich and dramatic maritime history, made famous in song and narrative. Travel from Thunder Bay to Sudbury for an overnight pause.

Sudbury to Guelph Junction
An early morning departure from Sudbury takes you south to the Ontario wine region of Niagara. The afternoon is spent visiting Niagara Falls with an “Explore the Roar” cruise on Maid of the Mist. Then tour the wine region and end this spectacular day with a private tour and dinner at Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery. Return to the train at Guelph Junction for your final night aboard.

Guelph Junction to Montreal
After a leisurely morning, the train departs Guelph Junction and winds along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway, en route to your final destination of “la belle province” and its largest city, Montreal. Arriving after dinner at Windsor Station, you will be transferred to the Gold Floor at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, marking the end of your journey on the Royal Canadian Pacific.

Breakfast is offered in the Fairmont’s Gold Lounge, then enjoy the day with self-guided sightseeing or perhaps partake in the culinary delights of this cosmopolitan city. The irresistible charm of Old Montreal and Mount Royal Park are only two of the captivating features of this most European of Canadian locations. Your final overnight stay is at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.

Prior to departure, breakfast is again offered in the Fairmont’s Gold Lounge. Bid “au revoir” to Montreal as the chauffeur transfers you to the Pierre Trudeau International Airport for your return home, concluding this extraordinary cross-Canada adventure.
Tour Dates & Prices
Prices are per person in CND.
June 13 - 28
1 Person in room $27,000 per person
2 People in room $26,500 per person
Prices do not include taxes and are listed in Canadian Currency. Schedules, prices and terms are subject to change without notice.
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